More Easter Eggs with Anco FIT Poultry

Need more Easter Eggs? No problem, hens on Anco FIT Poultry are currently producing more eggs for longer than others. This is what recent commercial trials in laying hens, layer breeders and broiler breeders in Brazil and Slovakia are showing.

Adding Anco FIT Poultry to the diets of hens post peak egg production has repeatedly shown to improve laying persistence and hence an increase in the number of eggs over time under commercial conditions. On top of that some farms have also reported reduced mortality in hens.

Ask your local Anco FIT Poultry distributor for more details and how to apply Anco FIT Poultry to diets of laying hens for greater laying persistence.

Learn more about strategies to improve laying persistence and robustness in laying hens

Want to know what we do with Easter Eggs in Austria? Read the fun facts, traditions and recipe below. Happy Easter to everyone, who celebrates it!

Fun facts about Easter Eggs in Austria

Europe’s largest mountain of Easter Eggs

The Easter Market at the old Freyung in Vienna, Austria piles up the largest mountain of painted Easter Eggs in Europe. The pile totals around 40 000 eggs every year.

World’s oldest Easter Egg

The Kramer family in the Austrian state Burgenland is believed to be in the possession of the world’s oldest Easter Egg. In 2019 this hand-scratched Easter Egg is 112 years old.

People in Lower Austria eat 7 eggs at Easter

People in the Austrian state, Lower Austria, where Anco is based, eat around 7 eggs per person around Easter. In total this means 12 million eggs consumed around Easter. (ORF NOE 2018)

Austrian Easter traditions

The main Austrian Easter traditions revolve around eggs.

Decorating eggshells

Decorating eggshells is a long and popular tradition. The decorated eggshells are then hung up with ribbons onto branches in a vase.

Colouring eggs

Coloured hard-boiled eggs are sold in super markets around Easter time. Here the link to a video showing how 30 000 of these Easter eggs are made per hour in Austria. This normally starts in January every year. But many people still make their own at home by boiling the eggs in food colouring.

Video link: Schrall factory in Würmla prepares for Easter 

The company Schrall is based in Würmla, Lower Austria, about 24 minutes by car from the Anco headquarters in Sankt Pölten.

Egg pecking

2 players select a coloured hard-boiled egg each.
They then knock (peck) the eggs with the tip against each other.
The idea is to crack the opponent’s egg while leaving yours unharmed, allowing you to claim the losing egg for yourself.

Recipe – Austrian Easter Egg spread

If you have too many Easter Eggs, there is also a solution, how to make further use of leftover eggs. It is a perfect opportunity to prepare an egg spread, which can also make a tasty Easter dish. Savoury bread spreads are very popular in Austria and are easily prepared. This Easter Egg spread is prepared within 10 min.

Ingredients:
– 5 cooked eggs
– 1/2 small onion
– 3 tablespoons sour cream
– 50 g/ 18,8 oz crème fraîche (with herbs)
– 1 teaspoon chopped chives
– 1/2 teaspoon mustard
– 1/2 teaspoon
– 1/2 teaspoon organic soup powder (for vegetable stock)
– salt
– pepper

Preparation:
Cut eggs into small cubes. Chop the onion very finely. Mix all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

 

Hungarian dairy farmers learning how to keep cows agile

Anco presented a nutritional solution to support agility in cows to Hungarian dairy farmers at a customer seminar organized by Anco FIT distributor Noack in Hungary.

Takács Tamás, sales manager at Noack comments: ”We introduced Anco FIT to dairy farms in Hungary last year. Since then we have seen a good acceptance of the product and have customers that have been using it repeatedly for quite some time now for more stable performance. Dairy farmers with Somatic Cell Count problems related to nutritional stress factors saw an improvement in response to adding Anco FIT to their dairy rations.”

During the presentation, Gwendolyn Jones from Anco Animal Nutrition Competence highlighted the benefit of more resilient cows with the gut agility activator Anco FIT, as animals that are easier to manage, which again helps to save labour costs. More resilient cows can therefore support higher milk profits, at a time where good labour is becoming scarce on farms, and at the same time there is a need for reducing the use of antibiotics and farms are keeping a greater number of animals.

Application of Anco FIT to dairy cow rations, helps to reduce stress reactions, like oxidative stress, inflammation and reduction in feed intake normally seen in response to stressors like, energy deficiency in the transition period, heat and mycotoxins. The adaptive capacity of the animal and hence its resilience is thereby improved, meaning the negative impact of stressors is much smaller on milk performance and quality. The cow returns more rapidly to her previous state and performance is much more stable even in the face of challenges.

Several other markets, like the USA, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia reported positive responses to Anco FIT in dairy cows in milk component yield and quality.

More information

Video: Keep your cows agile

Get more milk solids per day and start boosting you milk profits with Anco FIT 

Y.S.P. SAH joins as Anco FIT distributor in Malaysia

ANCO is expanding its business to Malaysia with the company Y.S.P.SAH as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Ananda Prakash, Division Senior Manager at Y.S.P. SAH, comments on the Anco FIT product line launch in Malaysia: “Malaysia had a fruitful launching for Anco FIT and Anco FIT poultry in November 2018. The event was held successfully in three states in Malaysia: Perak, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. This created much curiosity, interest and brand awareness in our potential customers.”

As the agricultural industry in Asia is rapidly developing, requirements for efficiency, feed safety and reduction in antibiotic growth promotors is growing. Anco is looking forward to work with Y.S.P.SAH as part of its growth strategy for Asia and contributing to more sustainable and safer competitive animal production in Malaysia.

About Y.S.P.SAH in Malaysia

Since its establishment Y.S.P.SAH has grown to become one of the innovative and leading pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia. The Group became more competent and hence, in 2004 it gained successful listing on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and later transferred to the Main Board. Today the Group boasts a wide array of pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC), veterinary and aquatic products, with regional offices as well as strategic alliances in Singapore, Vietnam, Philippine, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Laos , as well as Sri Lanka, Africa and countries in Middle East.

 

Born Global Champion Award for ANCO – 4Gamechangers Festival

The Austria’s Born Global Champion prize recognizes ANCO’s success in rapid global expansion and incorporating globalisation into their business strategies from the very beginning. ANCO collected the prize from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber at the 4Gamechangers festival that took place in Vienna, Austria.

Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Minister of Economic Affairs and Digitization and Harald Mahrer, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, who presented the award said during the ceremony: “We commend the Austrian startups, who have such courage to take on the risk not only to create a new business, but to also carry it out into the world at such an early stage. This contribution from the get-go to our export trade deserves a special thank you and support from us.”

ANCO launched in 2016 and was first to market in the animal feed industry with their gut agility concept. Since then the company gained access to markets of 36 countries through local distribution partners across the globe.

Andreas Kern, managing partner at ANCO responsible for product development explains: ”The novel concept of the ANCO feed supplement range increases resilience to stress factors in pigs, poultry and ruminants by natural means with an agile approach. The gut agility activator products Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry, convinced a rapidly growing number of customers including some of the world’s top 10 animal producers to add value to their feed and agility to their production system for safe food.”

Michael Eder, managing partner responsible for business development at ANCO comments: “We are very honoured to receive the prestigious Born Global Champion award and would like to thank all our distribution partners who contributed to our international success. We are expecting further growth to our international platform this year and look forward to continue contributing to sustainable agriculture globally on a larger scale”

About ANCO

ANCO is an Austrian feed additive business acting globally to support competitive animal production in a sustainable way with an agile approach. The company develops and markets cost-effective feed solutions for safe feed and strategies to reduce the use of antibiotic growth promotors. The company concentrates on what matters most to their customers and what works best for animals. This approach drives their business decisions and accounts for their international success.

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