2016 was a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the poultry, pig and animal feed industries. Here is a review of the more than 100 deals WATTAgNet reported on last year.

Aviagen Turkeys acquiring France’s Le Sayec

Zoetis to sell some animal health brands, manufacturing unit

Pestell Minerals & Ingredients acquires Agri-Feed Products Ltd.

Pancosma & Associates acquires Btech

BRF finalizes acquisition in Qatar

Packaging companies Hamer, Fischbein Americas merge

Alltech completes acquisition of Masterfeeds

Nutreco completes acquisition of Micronutrients

Chr. Hansen to acquire Nutritional Physiology Co.

Dechra takes over Croatian animal health company Genera

Hendrix Genetics acquires minority interest in Vepymo

Marel completes MPS acquisition

CTB Inc. acquiring Serupa, Mafrel parent company

AB Agri acquires AgroKorn

InVivo NSA acquires Daavision

BRF finalizes acquisition of UK’s Universal Meats

Australia’s TasFoods Limited buying Nichols Poultry

Burnbrae Farms acquiring Michael Foods Canada

InVivo NSA acquires Italy’s Agrindustria

Tönnies' planned acquisition of Tican gets approval

European Commission approves Bell AG acquisition of Huber

JBT Corporation acquires Novus X-Ray

Bühler acquires Mill Technology Co.

Intrexon, Darling Ingredients to form joint venture

Steel firm gets more shares of Slovenia poultry company

Big Dutchman acquires Inno+

Finland’s Atria buying poultry company Lagerbergs

Ceva enters India market with Polchem acquisition

Hendrix Genetics acquires Dutch turkey hatchery company

UK pork business Cranswick acquires poultry business

BRF buying Brazil pork company Globosuínos

Hendrix Genetics expands presence in Brazil egg sector

BRF acquiring Argentina pork company Campo Austal

Alltech to acquire Keenan Systems

BRF acquiring frozen food distributor in Oman

Neogen acquires Brazilian animal genomics company

AgriLabs enters vaccine manufacturing business

Camlin Fine Sciences acquires Dresen Quimica

Evonik acquires additives unit from Air Products

InVivo acquires Popular Feedmill Corp.

BRF acquires Argentina’s Alimentos Calchaquí Productos

Brakebush Brothers acquires Wells Food Processing

Ceva acquires French vaccine manufacturer Biovac

Cargill acquiring Five Star Custom Foods

Alltech unit acquires Ranch-Way Feeds

Alltech acquires Coppens International

Partnership brings fatty acid product for swine to US

OSI Group buys former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago

Olymel acquires sausage company La Fernandière

Brazil’s BRF finalizes Al Khan Foodstuff acquisition

Nuscience acquires Uruguayan company Nutral

Merck Animal Health acquiring 93 percent of Vallée


Evonik acquires NOREL’s probiotics business

Nutreco to acquire Advit in South Africa

Royal Agrifirm acquires Paszmark

Royal De Heus to acquire Coops Mengvoeders

Merger of French companies iD Projects, Ecat completed

CP Group enters Sri Lanka poultry sector with acquisition

Land O’Lakes completes acquisition of Ceres

Brazil’s Plasson to acquire layer cage company ATI

OSI Group acquires Dutch company Baho Food

Valley of the Moon acquires Forrest Farms

Post Holdings to acquire National Pasteurized Eggs

BRF to acquire majority of Malaysian further processor

Canadian companies merging to form feed fertilizer giant

European poultry companies enter joint ventures

Neovia to acquire Nutrizon in Brazil

Ranjit Boparan acquires Bernard Matthews

Kent Nutrition Group to acquire Deluxe Feeds

ForFarmers completes acquisition of Vleuten-Steijn

BRF finalizes FFM Further Processing acquisition

Pestell Minerals acquires Jack Thom Distributor

AdvancePierre Foods acquires Allied Specialty Foods

Tyson Foods buys a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat

Global Egg to purchase Cargill egg facility in Canada

Charoen Pokphand acquiring assets in China, Taiwan, UK

CTB completes acquisition agreement with Cabinplant

Cal-Maine acquires assets of Foodonics International

CTB acquires Dutch hen housing equipment company Volito

Kynetec acquires ag, animal health sectors of Ipsos

Barentz acquires Globe Ingredients

CP Group to acquire Bellisio Foods, expand US presence

Keenan in collaboration talks with Storti

North Central Co-op to vote on merger with Ceres

Southern States selling feed business to Land O’Lakes

Smithfield acquires pork facilities and farms from Hormel

Ceva acquires Hertape and Inova

Pilgrim’s to buy GNP Company from The Maschhoffs

Evonik to acquire METEX’s technology package

Pancosma acquires majority of Chinese additives company

GlobalVetLINK, Micro Technologies team up on software

Vencomatic Group, Jansen Poultry Equipment enter license agreement

Neogen acquires Quat-Chem

CP Group acquires another poultry firm in China

Bayer to acquire Boehringer’s US Cydectin portfolio

Investment firm buys Canadian frozen poultry company

ILC Resources acquires NALC’s Indiana fine grind plant

Wegdam Food takes ownership of Tilly Sabco

Alltech acquires Spanish crop solutions company

OSI Group acquires Flagship Europe

Charoen Pokphand completes Bellisio Foods acquisition

French poultry firm Duc acquired by Plukon

Monsanto shareholders approve Bayer acquisition