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DSM retains its outlook for 2017

By Jane Byrne

Yesterday, DSM reported a strong first nine months for this year. Sales were up 9% to €6,456m for the vitamins and enzymes producer, with it noting 8% organic growth in the period January to September 2017.

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News in Brief

ForFarmers UK boss to step down

By Jane Byrne

Iain Gardner, ForFarmers chief operating officer and the executive responsible for the Dutch feed group’s UK operations, is resigning.

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DSM acquires Dutch premix company

By Jane Byrne

The Netherlands headquartered vitamin player, DSM, said the takeover of Twilmij would strengthen its position in animal nutrition and health, particularly in Northwest European markets.

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Continued growth in non-GM milk, poultry in Germany

By Jane Byrne

The turnover of food products within the dairy, poultry and egg categories certified against a government backed non-GM food label in Germany is forecast to reach €4.4bn in 2017.

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Deal sees it buy Coops Mengvoeders

De Heus adds to its compound feed capabilities

By Jane Byrne

Global feed producer, De Heus, said it has strengthened its position in the east of the Netherlands by taking over family owned feed producer, Coops Mengvoeders.


Media reports of hike in number of Dutch pig farm bankruptcies

Are strict welfare rules hurting Dutch pig farming profitability?

By Jane Byrne

As Dutch media reports show the rate of pig farms going bankrupt in the Netherlands has picked up steam in 2016, the head of the Dutch feed association says his sector has a role to play in securing pork production profitability. 


De Heus completes premix factory builds

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed manufacturer, De Heus, has expanded the premix side of its business with two new facilities in the Netherlands and Poland.