Sunday, December 10, 2017

11/12/2017: Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)

BK Chew
Image credit: Nutriad
 The summit, organised by CMT (Centre for Management Technology) focused on the central them of improving feed safety, industry integration and innovations.

At the conference, Dr Swensen Huang - Nutriad, presented “Moving Towards Antibiotics-Free Era- Solutions & Strategies”. His presentation addressed the concerns of producers present, as they face an increasing pressure from markets and governments to eliminate AGPs from animal diets mounts.

The Presentation included new data of combining precision delivery coated butyrate (ADIMIX Precision) in starter feed and phytogenics (APEX 5) in grower and finisher feed comparing to AGP diets in boiler trials. The promising trial data generated a lot of interest and discussion among the delegates.

BK Chew, Regional Director APAC, emphasised the regulatory mandate to reduce or ban antibiotics in a number of countries in S.E. Asia, “Products that promote the animal performance by improving gut health without using AGPS are receiving much attention. From January 1, 2018, the regulatory bodies in Vietnam and Indonesia, will enforce the restriction of the types of antibiotics allowed as well as limiting its use to only early stages of growth.”

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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11/12/2017: Dr Anna Zhenchuk succeeds Dr Simone K. Frey as BioAnalyt's Managing Director

After more than eight years at BioAnalyt, Simone K. Frey has decided to leave BioAnalyt to pursue her entrepreneurial and venture capital activities


Dr Simone K. Frey 
Image credit: Bioanalyt
Simone transformed BioAnalyt from a university spin-off into a profitable, growing company with customers in over 80 countries. 

We will miss her but are excited for her new journey. She will leave effective by the end of this year, but will maintain a strong relationship with the company as business and market advisor. 




Dr Anna Zhenchuk
Image credit: Bioanalyt
Since Dr Anna Zhenchuk joined BioAnalyt in 2012 as Technical Director, she has developed new products and provided hands-on support to customers in over 30 countries.

Starting January 2018, she is taking over the role as managing director. Anna has a background in biotechnology as well as business administration and has lived in six countries.

In her new role, she is excited to continue BioAnalyt's vision, backed by a committed team: Democratising nutritional testing and driving transparency in food and nutrition.

Visit the Bioanalyt website, HERE.

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Dinnissen company profile

  


With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors.

They are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which they develop, test and produce in-house!
 
Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

08/12/2017: PHARMAQ’s opens new production facility in Kløfta, Norway

On the 4th December PHARMAQ announced the opening of a new facility in Kløfta (Norway) for the production of viral antigens for use in fish vaccines
 

With the establishment of this state of the art facility, PHARMAQ has now the capacity to produce virus antigen for several hundred million vaccine doses annually and will ensure PHARMAQ’s delivery capacity to the international aquaculture industry for the future.

The plant received authorisation from the Norwegian Medicines Agency on November 1, 2017 and is counting up to twenty five employees.

“Today, we are extremely proud to open this new facility for virus antigen production in Norway” said Morten Nordstad, President PHARMAQ.

“Not only this facility will help secure fish vaccines production for the many years to come, but it also represents a real technological step forward in vaccine production for fish. This new site in Kløfta will ensure close cooperation with our R&D organisation in Oslo and our production facilities for bacterial antigens and finished vaccines in Overhalla.”

Visit the PHARMAQ website, HERE.



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Tyson company profile




Tyson Animal Nutrition Group is a leading producer of 100 percent chicken-based protein meals, chicken fats and wet pet ingredients.

Their experience, knowledge, commitment to quality and strong customer relationships have made them one of the most respected names in animal nutrition.

Tyson's vertically-integrated structure gives them control over all stages of the life cycle of their chickens, from hatching-egg production to distributing the finished product.

And because all of their raw materials come from USDA-inspected processing plants, their ingredients are consistent, traceable and to your specifications.

Their sales and support Team Members welcome the opportunity to partner with you and meet your needs for high-quality ingredients.

Learn more about our products or speak to one of our sales managers today.

Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

07/12/2017: Warming ocean to alter ecosystems and affect fisheries by end of century, says NIWA scientists, New Zealand

Rapid warming of the ocean near Tasmania may provide a good indication of how the water around New Zealand will change as the planet warms, say NIWA scientists

The following is a news release from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand.
 


In a recent paper, published in the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, the scientists have used two Earth System Models and four climate change scenarios to project how New Zealand waters will be affected by 2100.

Lead author and NIWA marine biogeochemist Professor Cliff Law says the best-case scenario involved a cessation in the production of carbon dioxide in the next few years, with the worst-case being business as usual in which carbon dioxide levels keep rising.

“The average warming around New Zealand is 2.5°C by the end of this century, which will affect how the ocean mixes and the nutrients available for plankton growth, with knock-on effects on the foodweb and fisheries.”

Prof Law says that the surface ocean has a “density step” between the surface water and the lower, deeper water where the nutrients come from, which acts like a physical barrier to nutrient movement between the layers.

“With further warming, there’s a stronger density step and less nutrient supply for the surface waters so phytoplankton doesn’t grow so well and productivity drops down.” This has already happened in the water just off Tasmania and the south-east corner of Australia, which is warming rapidly as the East Australian current pushes warmer water further south causing huge changes to the ecosystem. There coastal ecosystems were changing with an increase in subtropical species, which can impact the economy, Prof Law said.

“We are predicted to get an equivalent amount of warming by the end of the century, so what’s happening to the ecosystem off Tasmania might be a good proxy for what we’re going to see in New Zealand waters.”
 

Projected changes in upper ocean properties in response to climate
Image credit: NIWA 

The paper reports that one of the most affected areas for nutrient decline will be the Chatham Rise to the east of New Zealand, which currently provides about 60 per cent of the country’s commercial fish catch. Another vulnerable area is the sub Antarctic waters to the south of New Zealand which is also home to some commercial fisheries.

The fishing industry may need to think about being more agile in terms of the species it catches and where it catches them, Prof Law said. “For example, if fish go deeper to maintain their temperature, they will have to adjust their practices to account for that.”

Acidity in the ocean will increase by 130 per cent by the end of the century which will cause changes to shellfish.

“For example, we can speculate that shells of paua and mussels may be affected – it doesn’t mean that we lose them from our ecosystems, just that they might become smaller in response to their diversion of energy to maintain their shells.”

Changes in species in New Zealand waters could include more invasive species and possibly new diseases that could affect local ecosystems. However, there may also be an upside. Tuna could be more plentiful in our waters because they prefer warmer waters and other fisheries may also benefit.

“In New Zealand we’re on the border between the warmer water, where things are moving from, and the cooler water, where things are moving to. Therefore, we won’t be as hard hit as some of the islands in tropical regions where continual warming will reduce numbers of fish and plankton.”

He also said the Earth Systems Models used by the scientists provided the best data “for now” but their global scale meant they provided information at low resolution.

“This paper is a first look at what these models suggest future conditions might be around New Zealand. But if we want more information we need to develop our own models that can give us more precision and greater resolution on a spatial scale.”

Prof Law said the aim of the paper was to inform the public and policy makers that conditions are going to change, “People tend to think of climate change from a terrestrial angle but obviously, as the ocean is a big part of the globe, there will be significant changes. As it’s also a significant part of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone we need to start planning for this now.”

Visit the NIWA website, HERE.

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07/12/2017: Aquafarm 2018 just two months away

The second edition of Aquafarm 2018 is getting closer and it is based on three general subjects: marine and freshwater aquaculture, vertical farming and off soil crop, algae

The event highlights the intersection and synergies among them.
 


Aquaculture
The highlights: the optimisation and personalisation of the feed recipes; the new biological and chemical-physical technologies for the disinfection and farming water treatment; new technical for the cryopreservation at low temperature and their potential for the enlargement of the market to the export of the Italian farming fish.

On the scientific innovation side, Aquafarm will host the presentation by the Maritime Research Institute of Bergen focused on the results of the improvement genetic program of some salmonid species by using editing genomic techniques denominated CRISPR-CAS.

Vertical farming
On the vertical farming and off soil crop stream, an original focus will be placed on the debate related to overcoming the concept of bio due to the faster progress of the off soil crop and the production of sustainable food. We will dispel the myth about the tasteless of the vertical farming products. At Aquafarm 2018 you could assist in the realisation of a vertical farming.

Algaculture

On the algae field, we are at the dawn of a new era focused on the cost efficiency and the richness of useful substances, innovations that will be examined at Aquafarm. From the raw material for the green chemistry to the nutrients for feed, from the active principle of the nutraceutical to the utilisation of energy and depuration.

Visit the Aquafarm 2018 website, HERE.

View the Aquafarm 2018 aquaculture program, HERE.

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