BEC Feed Solutions Australia has opened a New Zealand trading arm, BEC Feed Solutions NZ.

The move was prompted by New Zealand's rapidly developing animal production market and thriving dairy industry, which has seen a 70% growth in dairy production over the past 20 years. This, coupled with the dairy industry's growing preference for supplementary feeding over a solely pasture-based system, provides a sound platform for BEC to officially enter the New Zealand market.

Specializing in high-quality, innovative animal nutrition products, including premixes, feed additives, supplements and feed commodities, BEC Feed Solutions NZ will service the dairy industry plus New Zealand's calf rearing, horse breeding, pig, poultry, dry-stock and companion animal sectors.

Brett Antonio, managing director of BEC Feed Solutions Australia, says the company is well-placed to supply the needs of modern agricultural production in New Zealand.

"New Zealand's animal production industry is growing rapidly, with over 953,000 tonnes of compound feed produced in 2012 and 35-40% of owner-operated dairy farms now opting for a supplementary feed system. With two dedicated full-time manufacturing plants, sound distribution capacity, leading quality assurance and over 25 years' industry experience, we are perfectly positioned to service the New Zealand market," Antonio said.

BEC Feed Solutions NZ will be managed by a dedicated New Zealand-based technical team, with a collective 20 years of experience in animal nutrition and health, ingredient procurement and related regulatory controls.

BEC Feed Solutions Pty. Ltd. is an independent family-owned company located in Brisbane. Its mission is to become the leader in the supply of nutritional advice, premixes, feed ingredients and feed commodities to the Australian, New Zealand and international agricultural markets. With the addition of its New Zealand trading arm, BEC Feed Solutions now operates in three countries: Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.