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Animal Feed Additives

Feed additives producer expands with new plant in India

Company hopes to increase its presence in the Asian market
Feed additive producer Perstorp has opened a feed additive production plant in Vapi, India, as part of the company's plan to increase its presence on the Asian feed additives market. Marc Kinjet has been appointed as business development manager Asia to oversee continued growth.
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BioResource International to build feed manufacturing facility in China

Facility construction will begin in summer 2011, completion expected in 2012
North Carolina-based BioResource International Inc. has announced that it signed a formal agreement to construct a feed manufacturing facility in China. BRI partnered with Taiwan-based Yung Zip Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. and Yung Shin Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to purchase land and begin construction on the plant, which will be used to produce BRI’s natural feed additives for chicken and pig nutrition. 
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Sandalwood in animal feed may reduce E. coli, listeria growth

Reduction in methane emissions also seen
Adding sandalwood (or a sandalwood analog) to animal feed may reduce the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli and listeria in the rumen, according to a research team led by Professor Jamie Newbold from the United Kingdom's Aberystwyth University, in conjunction with the Compton Group. Trials in a rumen simulating fermenter (Rusitec) confirmed that Javanol, a sandalwood analog, reduced methane production by up to 25%.
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Quality Technology Calsporin supply unaffected by Japan disaster

Company has six-month supply as backup, warehouses product in US
Quality Technology International Inc., the North American distributor of direct-fed microbial Calsporin has released a statement assuring North American clients that there are no concerns about providing continuous supplies of Calsporin to the poultry and animal markets. "We have, at a minimum, a six-month supply of Calsporin in the United States," said Troy Lohrmann, QTI vice president.
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Kemin doubles production capacity with expansion to India facility

New manufacturing facility will handle 25,000 tons of ingredients
Kemin has doubled the company’s production capacity and added new technologies to its manufacturing portfolio through an expansion to its manufacturing facility in Gummidipoondi, India. The new facility will manufacture KemTRACE Organic Trace Minerals for poultry, dairy and aqua, as well as provide additional blending capacity and new research and quality assurance facilities.
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Pancosma opens new Thailand office

Company hopes to introduce new, adapted product ranges on Thai market
Following the March 2010 launch of a new Russian office, Pancosma has opened a facility in Thailand that will be the base of an enlarged sales and marketing organization serving all Thai territories. "For more than 20 years, Pancosma has been working locally with a Thai distributor, Nuevotec," said Asia and Oceania Sales Manager Kim Son Doan.
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AB Vista names Agricover distributor in Romania

Agricover will distribute range of products to Eastern European market
AB Vista has named Agricover Group as its new distributor in Romania. Bucharest-based Agricover will distribute AB Vista’s entire range of new generation yeasts, enzymes and micro-ingredients across the whole of the company's Eastern European market.
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Feed additives represent major innovations at the 2011 IFE

Product categories included enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics
Feed additives for monogastric species represented the major innovations at the 2011 IPE. The major product categories represented included enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics all of which have the potential to enhance production efficiency in poultry and hog production. 
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The benefits and drawbacks of variety in the feed industry

We all like choice, but when presented with too much choice, and an inability to make accurate comparisons, we are not guaranteed to take the best option.
The need for new measures and standardization in the feed industry were amongst the areas discussed at the 1st International Phytase Symposium, held in Washington DC, toward the end of last year. One of the strongest messages to come out of the symposium, which was jointly hosted by AB Vista, Massey University, the University of Maryland and the University of Sydney, was that the extensive use of phytase enzymes in pig and poultry diets has raised the need for more accurate determination of phosphorous and calcium requirements.
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