Africa

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

Reports from VIV Europe 2018

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

By Jane Byrne

The growing middle class in Africa is driving change throughout that continent’s poultry production value chain, encouraging greater local and international investment in required supporting infrastructure, says Rabobank.

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ADM in talks to acquire Neovia

By Jane Byrne

ADM is in exclusive talks to take over French animal nutrition business, Neovia, for €1.5bn (US$1.75bn).

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News in Brief

BASF resumes vitamin A and E supply

By Jane Byrne

BASF said that, as of today [July 20], it has lifted the force majeure for its Lutavit A 1000, Lutavit A 500, vitamin A Palmitate 1.6 Mio IU/g, Lutavit E 50, Lutavit E 50 S, and vitamin E Acetate 94% animal nutrition products.

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Neovia enters Nigerian premix market

By Jane Byrne

Animal nutrition group, Neovia, has acquired a Nigerian premix company, Hi Nutrients, in a move it says will help accelerate its expansion within Africa.

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What is stopping responsible soy from reaching scale?

By Jane Byrne

Awareness raising among consumers is needed to stimulate demand among downstream players if the soy supply chain is ever to get the level of palm oil in terms of responsible production and sourcing, says a representative of a French agribusiness group.

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Lallemand optimizing rumen efficiency measuring tools

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition says it is now in the process of generating mobile app versions of its rumen efficiency investigation (REI) audit tool for both the dairy and beef sectors, much like the app it has for silage evaluation, Lalsil.