The Masan Group has a acquired a 52% and 70% equity interest in Vietnam French Cattle Feed JSC – Proconco – and Agro Nutrition Company JSC – Anco – respectively - a deal which makes it the second leading animal feed producer in Vietnam.
France’s InVivo group said it has attracted €215m ($235.3m) from investors for its animal health and nutrition division, InVivo NSA, led by private equity firm Eurazeo, now confirmed as the leading minority shareholder in that business.
De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed plant underway in the Mekong Delta region.
Cargill Animal Nutrition hopes to leverage the ever increasing demand for animal protein products in African markets as its new US$12.5 million South African feed premix facility, targeting the swine, poultry and ruminant sectors, goes operational.
GM plant oils would seem to represent the ‘holy grail’ in the hunt for viable replacements for fish oil derived long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in aqua feed.