IPPE 2019 – Visit the Anco booth and find out the latest news on Anco FIT Poultry

The Anco team will be present at the IPPE 2019 in Hall A booth 237. We look forward to welcoming you and share our latest experiences with Anco FIT Poultry with you.

Anco has grown significantly and so has our booth at IPPE. Anco FIT Poultry is now available in more than 30 countries across the globe. Countries include US, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Taiwan, Malaysia, Guatemala, Columbia, Egypt, Germany and Spain.

In today’s world layer and broiler producers need to be highly responsive to quickly changing market needs and at the same time continuously increase efficiency. Poultry producers are applying Anco FIT Poultry to feed to stay competitive when reducing the use of antibiotic growth promotors and increase consistency in high performing birds.

Anco FIT Poultry increases robustness and the ability to adapt to nutritional and environmental challenges in birds for reliable performance.

Recent commercial case studies:

Broiler operations – Brazil

Commercial trials in large broiler integrations in Brazil have shown significant increases in ADG (+5.5%), FCR and bodyweight (+5.9%) in response to 1kg of Anco FIT Poultry/t of feed.

Layer breeder operation – Europe

In a commercial trial in a Slovakian layer breeder operation Anco FIT Poultry increased laying persistence, when added to the late laying period. The ROI was such that the producer continued using Anco FIT Poultry in his operation.

Scientific abstracts

Phytogenic premix effects on gene expression of intestinal antioxidant enzymes and broiler meat antioxidant capacity

Effects of dietary inclusion level of a phytogenic premix on broiler growth performance, nutrient digestibility, total antioxidant capacity and gene expression of antioxidant enzymes

 

Season’s Greetings

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year.

Your Anco Team

A thanks to visitors of the Anco booth at EuroTier 2018

The ANCO team is back from a successful week at the EuroTier 2018 in Hannover, Germany.

ANCO has grown in the past two years and so has our booth at EuroTier. We were able to reconnect with many of our partners from across the world, which shows just how international this tradeshow has become.

It was also nice to see interest in Anco FIT products from new potential partners and countries where our products are not represented yet.
This year the EuroTier attracted 155 000 visitors from more than 130 countries.

We would like to thank all visitors that came to our booth and hope to stay in touch.

How to win an Anco FIT deckchair at EuroTier

Just feel like relaxing in a deckchair? Anco is giving away deckchairs in a draw at the EuroTier in Hall 2, booth G19.

Come and visit us. Find out why you can relax and sit back a little, if you have Anco FIT in the feed.

You are welcome at any time during the EuroTier hours to meet the Anco Team and learn more about how to feed Anco FIT and gut agility.  Take a break at our booth and relax in one of the Anco FIT deckchairs.

Leave your name behind for the prize draw and come back during our happy hours to find out whether you are a winner.

The prize draw for Anco FIT deckchairs takes place during the happy hours of our booth:
Tuesday, 13th of November 5pm
Wednesday, 14th of November 5pm

The winners can take a deckchair home.

November is a grey and miserable month and you might already be dreaming of the next summer. The Anco FIT deckchair is perfect to relax in and dream about sun on a beach.

We look forward to welcome you at our booth   Find out more about Anco FIT
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Customer journey – Workshop with ShiftYard – MindXchange on customer experience

Mapping the customer journey from the perspective of the customer is a great tool to help creating a customer experience beyond expectations.

Recent surveys by Gartner and Salesforce reveal that the customer experience a company provides can mean serious competitive advantage regardless of the industry or country a company is doing business in. Reported results include the fact that 80% of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as the products and services it provides.

At ANCO we take what matters most to our customers seriously and we want to deliver on exceptional customer experience.

We invited Anco FIT distributors out of 32 different countries to a professional workshop on customer journey mapping during our MindXchange event. Together with our trainers from Shiftyard we worked on understanding the customer journey of Anco FIT customers in different countries.

Tobias Göllner, CEO at Shiftyard introduced us to customer journey mapping as a tool to create a WOW customer experience. He challenged us: “Ask yourself: What are the emotions, that a customer may experience at different touch points along the customer journey and what role do you play to make them positive. Identify critical moments and potential for improvement.”

Working in teams, we discussed different scenarios for the customer experience. It meant stepping into the shoes of the customer and looking at it from their perspective. We all benefitted from sharing our experiences with different types of customers.

One important outcome of this event was certainly that we all went home, sharing a common goal: Being mindful of the customer experience in the interactions with us and to continuously find ways to go beyond expectations throughout the customer journey. We aim for WOW.

MindXchange –How to launch, sell and test- Anco FIT distributors share their experience

This month Anco had its first MindXchange distributor seminar. Anco FIT distributors from 32 different countries came together in Vienna to exchange their experiences, explore Anco FIT research and work together to exceed expectations in customer experience.

Origin for MindXchange

ANCO expanded successfully on a global scale over the past 2.5 years. This would not have been possible without the efforts and dedication of our partners.
MindXchange came to life to build on our network across the globe.

As the name MindXchange suggests, participants at this distributor seminar benefitted from the exchange of experience with Anco FIT in different parts of the world and hearing about global ANCO activities and research.

What we learned from each other:

• How to position Anco FIT
• How to sell Anco FIT
• How to test Anco FIT
• What works in different markets
• What matters to customers in different markets

What united us during the MindXchange event:
Working together towards building excellence in customer experience.

Science update

Dr. Kostas Mountzouris from the Agricultural University of Athens presented the latest findings with Anco FIT Poultry on the gene expression profile of the antioxidant defense system in broilers and explained how this can be linked to positive effects seen on performance and product quality indices.

Dr. Mountzouris commented: “Gut agility is an exciting new concept and the results we have seen with Anco FIT Poultry having the ability to up-lift the host intestinal antioxidant and cyto-protective shield are very promising and in line with the core functions of the gut agility activator. It would also be worth pursuing the responses on product (e.g. meat) quality further”

The research session concluded with a visit to the Department of Physiological Chemistry at the University of Vienna. This was an opportunity for a more hands-on experience with some of the labs that are currently carrying out more research on the mode of action of Anco FIT.

Case studies

Case studies on results and success with Anco FIT in different regions across the globe encouraged the exchange of further experiences and discussion with the gut agility activator:

Brazil: Underlining the positive university trial results with Anco FIT Poultry, Marcelo Ziani from Evance and Marcelo Blumer from Anco Brazil presented the positive impact of Anco FIT Poultry seen under commercial conditions in large broiler production systems in Brazil.

Slovakia: Noack in Slovakia also had very positive results to share on Anco FIT Poultry in layer breeders in a commercial situation. Jan Mendel, from Noack Slovakia commented: “Our customer started using Anco FIT Poultry because they saw an improvement in laying percentage in the later laying stages that was big enough to give a significant economic return.”

Taiwan: Vick Chung from Vetnostrum shared how their launching strategy enabled a successful market entry for Anco FIT particularly in the pig sector of Taiwan.

Czech Republic: Arne Huvar from Noack highlighted an overall positive effect on milk component yields seen with Anco FIT in Czech dairy farms.

Canada: Canada also reported better milk component yields and some effects on reproductive parameters in response to Anco AC in dairy cows. Maxime Tarte, from ADM Animal Nutrition in Canada shared how his team gained confidence in the product, because of the return on investment seen with it.

Thanks for coming and contributing

Thank you to all participants for their valuable contributions, feedback and willingness to share throughout the event. MindXchange was great fun thanks to you and we are growing stronger together because of it.

EuroTier 2018 – Visit the Anco booth at the EuroTier in Hannover, Germany

We hope to see you at the ANCO booth in Hall 2, booth G19 at the EuroTier 2018. 13-16. November, Hannover Germany. EuroTier details

EuroTier is a leading trade fair with visitors from all over the world. Last year the show attracted a total of 162729 visitors and 2638 exhibitors. EuroTier provides a great update on the latest innovative technology, services, animal feed and genetics for modern animal husbandry in pig, cattle and poultry farming.

ANCO will be showcasing the latest developments in its gut agility activator product portfolio.

Go for a warm welcome at the Anco booth
• Find out how the Anco FIT product line can benefit safe and more profitable animal production.

• Take the next step towards a more agile operation and a competitive edge with gut agility.

• Meet our team face-to-face. If you would like to book one on one time in advance, write to us at welcome@anco.net and let us know your preferred day and time.

• Enter our prize draw and win a deck chair to relax in

The Anco FIT product line is now available in more than 30 countries

Anco FIT was given an award for best innovation 2018

Scientific abstract – Phytogenic premix effects on gene expression of intestinal antioxidant enzymes and broiler meat antioxidant capacity

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of administration level of a dietary phytogenic premix (PP) characterized by carvacrol and thymol (Anco FIT – Poultry) on the gene expression profile of antioxidant enzymes (i.e. CAT, SOD, GPX2, GPX7) and transcription factor Nrf2 at intestinal level. In addition, broiler liver and meat lipid oxidation and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were determined.

Depending on PP inclusion level (0, 750, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg diet) in a three stage feeding program formulated to meet Cobb 500 nutritional requirements, treatments were: PP-0, P-750, PP-1000 and PP-2000. Feed and water were available ad libitum. Each one of the 4 treatments had 125 broilers arranged in 5 replicates of 25 chickens each. At 42d, 2 birds per treatment replicate were analyzed for gene expression and 4 birds per treatment replicate were pooled for biochemical analyses.

Data were analyzed by ANOVA, taking the treatment as fixed effect. Statistical significant effects (P≤0.05) were further analyzed and means were compared using Tukey HSD test. In addition, polynomial contrasts tested the linear and quadratic effect of PP inclusion levels.

Gene expression of SOD was up-regulated in the duodenum (P=0.027), jejunum (P=0.026) and ceca (P=0.023) in PP-1000 and PP-750 compared to PP-0. Expression of GPX2 was up-regulated in the duodenum (P=0.032) and jejunum (P=0.013) in PP-1000 and in ceca (P=0.006) in PP-2000 compared to PP-0, respectively. In addition, Nrf2 was up-regulated in ceca (P=0.024) in PP-1000 compared to PP-0. Intestinal mucosa TAC was higher in duodenum (P=0.011) and ceca (P=0.050) in PP-1000 compared to PP-0.

Lipid oxidation was delayed in a linear pattern with increasing PP inclusion level in breast (PL=0.020) and liver (PL=0.046). Moreover, the PP inclusion level resulted in higher breast (P=0.005), thigh (P=0.002) and liver (P=0.040) TAC. In particular, breast and thigh TAC increased in a quadratic pattern reaching plateau at PP-1000, whereas liver TAC continued to increase linearly.

Conclusion

Overall, a consistent PP inclusion effect on meat, liver and intestinal antioxidant capacity has been shown with PP-1000 being the most effective.

Authors

Konstantinos C. Mountzouris, Vasileios Paraskeuas, Eirini Griela, George Papadomichelakis and Konstantinos Fegeros

Department of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, Agricultural University of Athens, 118 55 Athens, Greece

Presented at the EPC 2018 in Dubrovnik, September 2018

Anco FIT at World Pork Expo 2018 in Iowa

Find out more about Anco FIT at the World Pork Expo 2018 6th-8th of June. Visit the ADM booth V345 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

This year the World Pork Expo is celebrating its 30th anniversary. World Pork Expo is the world’s largest pork specific tradeshow and attracts more than 20000 visitors during the three day exhibition. At this year’s event the exhibitor space will be up more than 40,000 square feet from 2017.

ADM is distributor for Anco FIT products in the US and Canada. ADM will have a booth inside the buildings (booth V345) as well as a tent outside. Locate the ADM booth and tent in the link to the floor plan of the trade show below

Talk to Ruben Beltran, product manager at ADM or Gwendolyn Jones from ANCO or any of the sales people present from ADM about Anco FIT. You might also meet a pig farmer already using Anco FIT in the US, who will share his experience with Anco FIT with you.

Link to World Pork Expo 2018 floorplan   Floorplan

Link to information about Anco FIT application in pigs    Anco FIT in pigs

Link to more information about World Pork Expo    World Pork Expo 2018

    Vetnostrum – Anco FIT product launch in Taiwan

    With Anco FIT ready to roll in Taiwan, Cliff Hsun from ANCO was invited to be part of the Vetnostrum product launch for Anco FIT in  April. The launch program included 2 large symposiums for animal producers and one symposium for feed millers in Taiwan.

    Vick Chung, managing director at Vetnostrum sums up the product launch: “We feel very confident to move with Anco FIT in our market. It is an exciting concept that fits well with our vision and product portfolio. The launch of this new product will greatly optimize the feed for the livestock industry.”

    About Vetnostrum

    Vetnostrum is a total solution animal health provider from Taiwan with offices in Taipei and Taichung. Vetnostrum aims to provide effective, innovative and economic solutions to improve animal health by a diverse product portfolio, excellent quality management and field studies.

    Vetnostrum’s Chairman, Vick Chung, indicated that combining the advantages of a team of high-quality biochemical specialists, production plants with international cGMP, HACCP, ISO9001 and FAMI-QS certification, and the advantages of diversified product lines and access surfaces, Vetnostrum quickly jumped to become Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of animal medicines and feed supplements. In 2017, Vetnostrum achieved a revenue of 870 million yuan (US$30 million).

    www.vetnostrum.com