Wrapping up October: What’s new in the world of pigs?

Wrapping up October: What’s new in the world of pigs?

Pig Progress brings you the latest business news and updates from the global pig industry, including new partnerships and distributors, operation expansions, a sustainability medal and global sustainability insights survey.

New Roxell pig equipment distributors in Ecuador and Mexico

Roxell has announced that Avicorp is the new distributor in Ecuador for the company’s 360 portfolio for pigs, poultry and turkeys in open and climate controlled houses. The company also announced that Suma Internacional is the new distributor for pig farm equipment in Mexico.

Evonik and Shandong Vland Biotech partner in China

Evonik China and Shandong Vland Biotech have partnered to expand their presence in gut health solutions products for farm animals globally. Evonik will be the majority shareholder with 55% of the shares. The joint venture, called Evonik Vland Biotech (Shandong) Co., Ltd. will have its headquarters in Binzhou, China, and is planned to enter the market in Q1/2024.

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Zinpro Corporation expands operations in Brazil

Zinpro Corporation, manufacturer of trace minerals and animal nutrition solutions, has opened its new blending facility in Marialva in Paraná, Brazil. According to the company’s CEO, Rob Sheffer, the new plant will bring increased flexibility to innovate and develop solutions for animals and producers.

Lallemand celebrates 1 century of yeast production in Montreal

Lallemand recently celebrated 100 years of yeast production at its production plant in Montreal. Lallemand now has a diverse and global presence in 50 countries over 5 continents, employs more than 5,000 employees and operates 48 production facilities, including 24 yeast and 10 bacteria plants.

Perstorp receives gold medal for sustainability from EcoVadis

Perstorp, having shown progress in 3 of the 4 evaluation areas during 2023 (Environment, Labor & Human Rights, and Sustainable Procurement) has earned a gold medal by EcoVadis. This means that when it comes to sustainability performance, the company now ranks in the top 5% in the industry.

Alltech shares results of first global sustainability insights survey

Alltech conducted a global, industry-wide survey to gather insights on the issues that matter most to the agri-food value chain and its stakeholders. The Alltech Sustainability Insights report show that agri-food leaders worldwide believe the industry can work together to create a better, more sustainable food system.

Innovation and sustainability in animal nutrition and grain processing at VICTAM LatAm

Held in São Paulo in October, the first edition of VICTAM LatAm attracted 4,327 visitors and gathered Brazilians and international players in the grain and animal nutrition processing industries, including pet food, aqua feed (fish farming), poultry, pigs, ruminants and large animals. International visitors came primarily from neighboring countries, including Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia and even Mexico. The next VICTAM LatAm will be held from 16-18 September 2025, again in Brazil.

ILDEX Philippines 2024 – the 2nd International Livestock Show in Manila/Philippines

Organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, ILDEX Philippines 2024 – the 2nd International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing and Aquaculture Exposition – will open its doors from 28-30 August, 2024, in co-location with the Philippines Poultry Show. ILDEX Philippines 2024 includes all groups of livestock management and meat processing. The show will occupy 6,000 sqm at SMX Convention Center in Manila, where organisers expect 180 exhibitors and 5,000 trade visitors.

Evonik appoints Dr Dirk Hoehler as head of the amino acids business

Evonik has appointed Dr Dirk Hoehler as head of its Essential Nutrition product line, under which Evonik is consolidating its amino acids portfolio. Hoehler takes over from Dr Jan-Olaf Barth, who has been promoted to head of the company’s High Performance Polymers business. Hoehler will focus on sustainability, efficiency, and cost leadership, and will continue to implement the global methionine asset strategy.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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