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Enterra gets approval to sell insect ingredients

Enterra Feed Corporation has received new approvals to sell its insect-based feed ingredients in the United States, Canada and the European Union. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) in the United States has agreed to Enterra’s request to include Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal in feed for salmonids, which includes salmon, trout and arctic char, in their list of authorised feed ingredients. Enterra also received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell Enterra Whole Dried Larvae in Canada as a feed ingredient for tilapia and poultry, including chickens, ducks, geese and turkey. This builds on previous approvals for the same product in salmonid feed in 2017 and broiler chicken feed in 2016.

Trouw Nutrition develops feed advisory tool

Dutch Sprouts, developer of the SoilCares handheld scanner, and Trouw Nutrition, a global leader in animal nutrition solutions, have been working together to develop the NutriOpt On-site Adviser. This product enables farmers, integrators, compound feed industries and consultants to analyse variousraw materials, silages and feeds for a large range of nutrients with a mobile NIR on site and in real time. Dutch Sprouts/SoilCares has developed scanning technology that connects to a cloud-based database to determine the chemical characteristics of soil.

Niacet Corporation re-enters the animal feed market

Dutch company Niacet Corporation announced that it will re-enter the animal feed markets in EMEA and APAC with effective from 1 March 2018. The Calprona® portfolio consists of calcium propionate, sodium propionate, calcium acetate, magnesium acetate and zinc acetate.

Anaqua to unify and simplify Ceva’s IP management

Anaqua Inc., provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced that animal health company Ceva Santé Animale, has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA IP platform to manage its global portfolio of patents, inventions, trademarks and awards. With a sizeable and growing portfolio of patents, trademarks and inventions, Ceva was seeking to upgrade its IP management systems and bring all its IP assets onto a single platform, thereby increasing efficiency, saving time and reducing costs.

Neovia joins forces with Pilardière

Neovia announced the acquisition of the Pilardière group, which is the third largest producer of mineral feeds and nutritional specialities on the French market. This acquisition will allow Neovia, through its Wisium France business, to strengthen its leadership on the French premix and firm-services market. It will also supplement the company’s expertise in manufacturing high value-added products and services.

InnovaFeed gets 15 million Euros in funding

InnovaFeed, producer of insect protein for aquaculture, secured €15 million through funding with AlterEquity3P, Finovam Gestion, Nord Création (Group IRD), Nord France Amorçage (advised by Siparex) and several entrepreneurs. Following the launch of its first industrial production site in mid-2017, this new financing round will enable InnovaFeed to deploy a second production unit ten times larger, accelerate product commercialization and contribute to the growth of a sustainable food industry.

Bühler achieves strong, profitable growth

Bühler organically increased its order intake by 10% to CHF2.8 billion (€2.43 billion), its turnover by 9% to CHF2.7 billion (€2.35 billion), and its EBIT by 18% to CHF205 million (€178 million) (EBIT margin: 7.7%) in 2017. The Grains & Food businesses increased its order intake and turnover by 7%. Market share gains were achieved in particular by milling, feed, optical sorting, aluminium die casting and optical coatings.

Symposium on Edible insects: The value chain

The symposium “Edible Insects: the value chain” will be held on 21-22 March 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands to celebrate 10 years of insect research and insect industry in the Netherlands. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders, e.g. food safety authorities and politicians in the industry will present the latest insights and findings related to the applicability of insects as a novel protein source considering different steps of the value chain.

New books on feed evaluation and feeding systems

Wageningen Academic Publishers has launched two new books. Feed Evaluation Science has been edited by Paul J. Moughan and Wouter H. Hendriks. This book is a must-have for students, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and teachers of animal nutrition, as well as practitioners in the feed industry. The book INRA feeding systems for ruminants is a renewed version of the previous one to better address emerging challenges for animal nutrition: prevision of productive responses, product quality, animal health and emissions to the environment, in a larger extent of breeding contexts. All About Feed

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