Animal Nutrition

All-in-one dog supplement launched with “active” package branding

20 Aug 2018 --- Animal nutritionists Happy Go Healthy has released a new all-in-one solution to support joint, bone, skin and gut health for dogs of all breeds and sizes. The producer claims that the new product “helps pets live better, more active lives.” Brand innovation agency Spicefire provided the branding inspiration for the launch, with the flexible pouches showing a dog leaping through the “o” of “Go” to illustrate the active nutritional benefits of the supplement.

Packaging for pets: A walk in the park?

13 Aug 2018 --- Packaging for pets is big business – it is estimated to account for around five percent of the total European demand for flexible plastic-based packaging. It explains why many leading suppliers have designated pet packaging teams. The challenges are varied – from pet-specific considerations such as the need for industry-high hygiene, clean dispensing and shelf-life standards, to more general packaging focuses including brand appeal and sustainability demands. Three pet packaging specialists – Mondi, Constantia Flexibles and Amcor – speak to PackagingInsights about the challenges and latest solutions in pet packaging.

Weekly Digest: Hamburgers linked to allergic disease, BASF lifts force majeure on key animal nutrition vitamins

06 Jul 2018 --- In nutrition news this week, hamburgers were noted as the type of fast food most associated with allergic disease, a study cast doubt on the idea that cocoa can aid post-exercise muscle recovery, and a Canadian study highlighted the need for teenagers to receive more extensive levels of food-safety education. BASF has lifted force majeure for key vitamin A and E products for its animal nutrition business and, lastly, Algaia has moved its headquarters from Paris to Lannilis, Brittany, both in France.

Tip for longer living? Drink coffee, study says

04 Jul 2018 --- Coffee consumption is associated with lower mortality rates and can be part of a healthy diet, says a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found that those who drink six or seven cups of coffee per day were 16 percent less likely to die from a fatal disease than those drinking no coffee.

Ocean Harvest Technology appoints Barentz Animal Nutrition as European distributor

14 May 2018 --- Ocean Harvest Technology Limited of Ireland and Barentz International, headquartered in the Netherlands, have reached an agreement for Barentz Animal Nutrition to formally act as a distributor for the OceanFeed brand of proprietary blended seaweed products in a large part of Europe. 

Adisseo and Seventure Partners announce €24m first close of new fund for Animal Health and Nutrition

22 Mar 2018 --- French venture capital firm Seventure Partners has launched a venture capital fund targeted at supporting companies in the field of animal health, feed and nutrition, called AVF. The first close of AVF, at €24 million, is corner stoned by Adisseo, an industry heavyweight in the animal feed sector. AVF’s investment strategy will reportedly focus on two segments at the forefront of the modern agricultural and livestock revolution: animal health, feed and nutrition and digital technologies serving the livestock industry.

New study finds ADM flaxseed oil more efficient at enriching egg yolks with omega 3 fatty acids

07 Nov 2017 --- A recent study conducted by Iowa State University has found that Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (ADM) flaxseed oil is twice as efficient at enriching egg yolks with omega 3 fatty acids when compared to whole, ground flaxseed. Researchers arrived at their conclusion after examining the egg production, feed intake and egg weight of three distinct groups of laying hens, ADM reports. These groups included a control group placed on a diet without flaxseed oil, a group fed a diet of feed enriched with ADM’s flaxseed oil, and a final group given feed mixed with whole, ground flaxseed.

DSM to acquire Twilmij to strengthen position in Animal Nutrition & Health

22 Sep 2017 --- Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced the acquisition of Twilmij B.V., a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM notes that its strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging its product portfolio and innovation capabilities. 

CJ CheilJedang makes “meaningful” acquisition of Brazil’s SPC producer Selecta

31 Aug 2017 --- South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corp plans to expand its portfolio now that it has acquired a 90 percent stake in Brazilian soy protein maker Selecta, one of the world’s largest producers of soy protein concentrate (SPC), which is used to produce animal feed. The sale was done for 450 million reais (US$143 million), according to a Reuters report.

Food allergies also leave animals suffering, says study

24 Aug 2017 --- Humans are not the only ones to suffer from food intolerance and allergy symptoms like swelling in the face or an asthma attack. Other animals, such as cats, dogs and horses, are affected after feeding as well, according to a new study by the Messerli Research Institute, a cooperation between the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. In fact, the number of pets affected by food allergies and intolerances has even converged with that of humans.

DSM & Evonik Collaborate on Marine Algae for Animal Nutrition & Aquaculture

08 Mar 2017 --- Royal DSM and Evonik have announced plans to establish a joint venture producing omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for the animal nutrition and aquaculture markets. The innovation will enable the sustainable production of omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition without using fish oil from wild caught fish.

Eggshell Membrane is an Effective Joint Treatment for Dogs, Says Study

24 Aug 2016 --- Eggshell Membrane brand NEM, has been clinically proven to reduce pain and improve function in dogs suffering with joint problems, according to a new study published in the journal, Veterinary Medicine, Research & Reports. 

Study Finds That Consumption of Natural Estrogens in Cow's Milk Does Not Effect Reproductive Health

04 Aug 2016 --- A new study examining the connection between estrogen consumed in food and human reproductive health has determined that the consumption of bovine milk does not have a negative impact.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Probiotics Linking Animal and Human Nutrition

26 Jul 2016 --- From May 16th to 18th, 2016, UNICAMP (University of Campinas) hosted the International Workshop on Advances of Probiotics for Food and Veterinary Applications. The event was organized by the LLPP (Laboratory of Dairy Products, Probiotics and Prebiotics) of the FCA (Applied Science College) and by the LMQA (Food Quantitative Microbiology Laboratory) of FEA (Food Engineering College), both from UNICAMP.

EFSA Panel Deems Vitamin B2 Additive Safe for Animals

23 Feb 2016 --- Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has deemed vitamin B2 in the form of riboflavin and riboflavin 5’-phosphate ester monosodium salt as safe.

VTT: New Protein Separation Method for BSG Developed

19 Feb 2016 --- A new method developed in Finland efficiently separates proteins from agrobiomass by-products – specifically brewer's spent grain (BSG).

Enriching Cattlefeed to Produce Healthier Beef

25 Mar 2015 --- By adding ingredients rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, like flax seeds, and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) to the food of cattle, their fat was modified, achieving an increase in omega-3 fatty acids and CLA –regarded as being beneficial for health– and a reduction in saturated fatty acids linked to cardiovascular disease.

New Natural Supplement Relieves Canine Arthritis

10 Nov 2014 --- Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. "While acupuncture and electrical stimulation are two approaches that have been shown to have positive effects on dogs, until now a few studies have investigated a plant-based approach to therapy," explained Professor Éric Troncy, senior author of the study. His findings were published in Research in Veterinary Science.

“Big Heart Pet Brands” the New Name for Del Monte Foods’ Pet Products Business

21 Feb 2014 --- Big Heart Pet Brands, previously Del Monte Foods’ (DMF) Pet Products business, announces its launch as the largest standalone pet food and snacks company in North America. The creation of Big Heart Pet Brands follows the company’s sale of its Consumer Products division to Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL). The sale to DMPL closed on February 18, 2014.

BASF Increases Prices for Vitamin E and A Feed Grade

14 Nov 2013 --- BASF increases prices for Vitamin E and A products for animal nutrition globally and with immediate effect. Prices will increase by 15% for all Vitamin E products and by 10% for all Vitamin A products. Existing contractual obligations with customers will be honored.