Feed premix company Vilomix has taken ownership of Danish boar semen provider Hatting-KS. The change in ownership has been approved by Denmark's competition council.

Hatting-KS was previously co-owned by pork processors Danish Crown and Tican. Vilomix Holding is a joint subsidiary of farm merchant groups Danish Agro and Vestjyllands Andel.

A condition of the acquisition is that Hatting-KS sells its veterinary products distribution arm Hatting-Vet to national trading company 3S.

Christian Junker, chief executive of Danish Agro and chairman of Vilomix Holding, said the group looked forward to using its experience to give even greater strength to the market position of Hatting-KS, both nationally and internationally.