From WATTAgNet:

Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry, feed and pig industries in March.


Neovia to acquire Mexican animal feed producer Apligén

Neovia will acquire Apligén, a Mexican company specializing in the production of premix, specialty feed and additives. This will complete its premix business with technological and high-quality products and services under the company's Wisium Brand, to meet Mexico's nutrition market increasing demand for more technologies, technical expertise and quality.

Plukon poultry acquisitions in Poland, France approved

Official authorization has been granted for the Netherlands-based Plukon Food Group to acquire a majority interest in the Wyrebski family's poultry business in Poland, and to take over Duc of France.

Maple Leaf Foods completes Lightlife Foods acquisition

Maple Leaf Foods has completed its acquisition of Lightlife Foods, a leading manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States.

JBS to buy Plumrose bacon, ham, deli meat business

JBS USA announced a definitive share purchase agreement with Danish Crown A/S to acquire the company's U.S.-based bacon, ham and deli meat business, Plumrose USA, for US$230 million. It is anticipated that the proposed transaction would close during the second quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory review and approval, and customary closing conditions.

De Heus acquires Acorex in Spain

De Heus Nutrición Animal has acquired Agrupación de Cooperativas de Regadío de Extremadura (Acorex) in Spain, effective March 13. The acquisition will help De Heus increase its presence in the area of Extremadura and will help it build a leading position in the Spanish animal feed market.

Cal-Maine closes Happy Hen Egg Co. acquisition

Cal-Maine, the world's largest egg company, is strengthening its existing operations in Texas by closing the Happy Hen Egg Co. acquisition.

Lallemand to acquire Nova Microbial Technologies

Lallemand Animal Nutrition will acquire Nova Microbial Technologies ─ forwarding Lallemand's mission to provide natural microbial products and services for optimized animal performance and well-being.