Anco technical seminar – Guatemala

In late March ANCO invited feed producers, animal producers and veterinarians from Guatemala for a technical seminar in Austria. The guests from Guatemala were accompanied by Eddy de Passe from Exin, Anco FIT distributor for Guatemala.

The technical program took place in the premises of AGES, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, in Vienna. AGES is owned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism.

Dr. Friedrich Polesny, Department Head for the AGES Academy, presented an overview of the various functions and activities of AGES. Interesting facts included that AGES is the largest interdisciplinary lab organization in Austria, publishes around 192 scientific publications each year and hosts and organizes 200 training and advanced training seminars a year. Women make up for 60% of their workforce and 55% of the supervisory board.

Manfred Roessler, Director of Supply Chain Management at ANCO outlined quality management and quality control of products at ANCO in which AGES plays an important role. AGES is involved in the monitoring of the quality control of feed and feed supplements in Austria including products like Anco FIT.

Dr. Marco Nunes, ANCO technical manager for the LATAM market introduced the Anco FIT product line and applications in animal nutrition.

Michael Eder, managing partner at ANCO comments: “The Latin American markets are important and fast developing markets for our product line. It was a pleasure to welcome our guests from Guatemala in Austria and a great opportunity for us to learn more about what matters most to our customers in this market. This will help us improve our products and service and build better relationships in this market.”

Agro Animal show 2018 in Kiev – Anco booth

ANCO was present with a booth at the Agro Animal show 2018 for the first time. The ANCO booth was part of the Austrian Pavilion and national exposition from Advantage Austria.

The Agro Animal show is the Ukraine’s largest exhibition for agriculture and attracted an international audience. Apart from Austria several other countries (Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and France) were present with pavilions and national exhibitions.

Andreas Kern, managing partner at Anco comments: “The attendance at our booth was great and it was worthwhile visiting the Agro Animal Show. It also helps us prepare for our upcoming product launch for the Ukraine market. The Anco FIT product launch in April will be organized together with Agrosupply, our distributor for Ukraine.”

anco fit - agro animal show

Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 in Poland

During the Ferma tradeshow in Poland, Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 by the organizers DLG Agro Food.

FERMA is the only trade show in Poland that specializes in animal production. It attracts around 250 exhibitors and 31000 visitors from Poland and other parts of the world to Łódź in Poland.

This year Ferma was hosting the XVIII international fair for cattle and XXI international for pigs and poultry, 16th to 18th of February.

Anco FIT was represented by our distributor Noack. Noack was appointed Anco FIT distributor for Poland in April 2017 and has since then launched and promoted the product in Poland.
Anco FIT launch in Poland

The Ferma innovation award for Anco FIT was presented to Łukasz Stańczyk, Project Manager Feed Additives at Noack Poland during a ceremony at the Ferma tradeshow. See video below.

Dariusz Kucharski, Sales Director at Noack Poland comments:” Anco FIT is the newest addition to our product portfolio and we are really excited that it was recognized for its new and innovative approach with the award for best innovation 2018 in Poland. We look forward to continue working with Anco FIT in our market and making a contribution to the agility and profitability of ruminant and pig production with this innovative feed supplement from Austria.”

Find out more about Anco FIT

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Anco FIT application in ruminants:  Get more milk solids per cow per day with Anco FIT,   Noack dairy seminar, ADM dealers share experience with Anco FIT

About Noack

Noack & Co GmbH is a privately owned technical marketing and sales company with 120 employees. The company headquarters is based in Austria and covers the central European markets through local subsidiaries. Noack on the one hand supplies cost-effective feed supplements and feed additives to the animal producing industry. On the other hand, Noack offers rapid tests and tools for the quality control of food and feed products.

Noack introduces Anco FIT in Czech dairy seminars

21-22nd of February 2018, Noack held 2 dairy seminars in Partutovice and Kunice, Czeach Republic. The audience included dairy farmers and key opinion leaders from the Czech dairy industry.

Kylie Preisinger, Commercial Research Manager from ADM and Dr. Gwendolyn Jones Head of Product Management from ANCO were 2 of the invited guest speakers for the Noack dairy seminars.

Kylie walked dairy farmers through some of the key management strategies to optimize  dry matter intake in dairy cows. Kylie believes ” It really is all about providing the cows with what they need and more importantly when they want it to drive the simple formula: more feed equals more milk and profit.”

Gwendolyn introduced the concept of agility behind the Anco FIT product range and the application of this feed supplement to help dairy cows adapt more efficiently to nutritional stress factors in the feed. Find out more about Anco FIT in dairy cows.

In Partutovice the program concluded with a visit to a local dairy farm to stimulate the exchange of on farm practices amongst the dairy farmers in the audience. The program in Kunice, ended with a visit to the “Follow the goat” brewery tour of the Velkopopovický Kozel brewery. Velkopopovický Kozel is a Czech lager produced since 1874. The mascot of the brewery is a billy goat (Kozel means male goat in Czech).

We would like to thank the Czech team from Noack (Ondřej Schejbal,  Radek Balvín, Eva Šandová, Milan Douša and Ales Rusek) for their hospitality, translations and great organization of the events.

View some of the impressions from the Noack CZ dairy seminars in the short video below


ADM dairy dealer meeting discusses farm experience with Anco FIT

On a very cold winter morning in Rochester, Minnesota ADM dairy dealers came together for a workshop. One of the topics of discussion was Anco FIT to exchange the experience with the product on dairy farms.

Anco FIT was introduced to the US market in September 2016 and since then has already enjoyed a great uptake in the US dairy sector. A dairy research trial carried out by ADM showed positive responses to Anco FIT improving milk fat and protein yields over a competitor product and providing an economic advantage of $0.53/cow/day. This would mean around $297/day in a herd with 500 dairy cows.

Ruben Beltran, Product Manager ADM and Bill Earley, Dairy Product Portfolio Manager ADM encouraged the exchange of commercial experience with Anco FIT on dairy farms amongst the group. Generally dairy farms in the US have appreciated the benefits they have seen with Anco FIT in dairy rations and the conception is that the product works very well under practical conditions.

Dr. Gwendolyn Jones from ANCO was invited to the workshop to share an overview of the commercial experience with Anco FIT on dairy farms in countries outside the US.

Experiences on farms in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria confirm what has been reported in the US and the average economic advantage with Anco FIT based on 8 field trials was $0.60/cow/day at current US prices for milk fat and protein. Read here for more information.

Based on the success seen with the product so far, Anco FIT is currently been rolled out into several other countries to help support competitive and safe dairy production.

Bangladesh – Anco FIT Poultry launch

In January Anco FIT Poultry was officially launched in Bangladesh. Anco FIT distributor Growtech Animal Health organized an event in the presence of a representative of the ministry of agriculture, senior representatives of the Bangla Agricultural University and many other key players in the agricultural industry of Bangladesh.

Michael Eder, Managing Partner at ANCO was invited to give a key note speech and formal introduction of Anco FIT Poultry. Read here for more information on the Anco FIT Poultry launch 

Mohammed Tarique Sarker, managing partner at GrowTech comments: “It was a pleasure welcoming Michael here in Bangladesh. I am positive that Anco FIT Poultry will serve some pressing needs in poultry production in Bangladesh and look forward to doing business with an exciting company from Austria.”

More information on Anco FIT Poultry:  Boost gut agility in birdsScientific abstract

Feedeal joins as Anco FIT distributor for France

ANCO is expanding its business to France with the company Feedéal as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Michael Eder, Managing Partner at ANCO, visited Feedéal in January to officially start the collaboration in France. Both companies are looking forward to working together and growing the Anco FIT business in France.

“Brittany is the number one region for livestock production in France. So, our business is ideally located to serve the largest pool of potential customers for Anco FIT in France “ says Hervé Bezille, Managing Director at Feedéal.

He is particularly excited about the positive results he has seen from trials with Anco FIT in dairy cows and comments: “France is the second largest dairy producer in Europe. I look forward to introducing a product that has already shown such consistent results for milk component yields on dairy farms in several other European countries and the US.”

About Feedéal

Based in Brittany in northwestern France, Feedéal selects and distributes innovative feed additives for the nutrition of all major farm species.
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Super Bowl 2018, IPPE and ANCO all had great international audiences

Just one week ahead of the Super Bowl 2018 the international poultry industry had its eyes on its home game. Everybody with a name in the poultry industry met at the IPPE expo in Atlanta Georgia, USA. This year’s IPPE tradeshow had more than 520,000 square feet of exhibit space with 1,200 exhibitors and ANCO was one of them.

It was the second time for ANCO to be at the IPPE and already the traffic to the booth had considerably increased to the previous year. The visitors to the ANCO booth were just as international as the audience for the IPPE. ANCO welcomed visitors from the US, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Taiwan, UK, China, Belgium, Austria, Ecuador, Nigeria, Egypt and Guatemala to its booth.

The latest research on Anco FIT Poultry was presented at the scientific forum by Dr. Kostas Mountzouris, associate Professor at the University of Athens.

Michael Eder, Managing Partner at ANCO comments: “The IPPE attracts a great audience. I really enjoyed the show this year. My team and I are going home looking forward to stay in touch with new and old contacts we met in Atlanta this year. ANCO will be back in 2019.”

After the game is before the next game.

Returning from a successful IPPE, no doubt many players in the poultry industry had their eyes on the super bowl game just like the rest of the world. The super bowl 2018 game took place in the freezing cold of Minneapolis. Gwendolyn Jones,  Head of Product Management and Communications at ANCO, travelled on to  Minnesota and was right in the middle of a super exciting weekend for Minneapolis. Again, this was an event that attracted visitors from all over the world, despite the cold weather. Watch the super bowl 2018 ads here.

All in all, the past week the US was definitely the place to be for poultry industry professionals and American foot ball fans. Next year will be even better, because the super bowl will be held in Atlanta one week ahead of IPPE 2019.

Save the dates Feb. 12 – 14, 2019 for IPPE in Atlanta and hope to see you at the ANCO booth.

Caesar & Jones Ltd joins as Anco FIT distributor for Nigeria

ANCO is expanding its business to Nigeria with the company Caesar & Jones as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Dr Jones Okoye, Managing director at Caesar & Jones Ltd comments: “I look forward to introducing the Anco FIT product range to Nigeria. The products are based on an exciting new concept and we feel it will help to support competitive animal production in Nigeria.”

About Caesar & Jones Ltd

Caesar & Jones is a consultancy and distribution firm focusing on animal farming services and marketing of animal feed additives to feed manufacturers in Nigeria.

About Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the largest livestock-raising countries in Africa. The country’s cattle herds are estimated at over 16 million head. Cattle raising in Nigeria is largely supplemented by short-cycle livestock operations, estimated at 33.8 million head of sheep and 175 million poultry birds.
The strong rise in demand for animal products is due not only to the high rate of urbanisation (60% of Nigerians are city dwellers), but also to consumers’ greater purchasing power and the emergence of a new middle class.

At the same time, more and more consumers in Nigeria want healthier meat from regulated slaughterhouses. Some industrial meat companies are now segmenting the market, selling frozen meat packaged in individual portions. Some instances of value chain integration are developing as the sector evolves, with a few companies processing meat in their own slaughterhouses supplied by their own networks of producers. Although this last segment is growing, it still accounts for less than 10% of the overall meat product market.

New scientific data for Anco FIT Poultry at IPPE 2018

Anco FIT Poultry is a Gut Agility  activator and designed for competitive poultry production for antibiotic reduction in poultry diets. The unique gut agility concept in Anco FIT empowers animals to adapt to nutritional stress factors efficiently.

As part of a series of scientific product evaluation trials, Anco FIT Poultry was tested for its efficacy and some of the underlying mechanisms for mode of action at the University of Athens in Greece.

Dr. Kostas Mountzouris, Associate Professor of Animal Nutritional Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens in Greece, will be presenting the latest scientific findings with Anco FIT Poultry at the IPPE scientific forum in his paper: “Effects of dietary inclusion level of a phytogenic premix on broiler growth performance, nutrient digestibility, total antioxidant capacity and gene expression of antioxidant enzymes”.

The oral presentation of the scientific data will take place in the METABOLISM & NUTRITION – FEED ADDITIVES session on Tuesday 1/30/2018 9:45 AM in B314 of the Georgia World Congress Center.

Find out how Anco FIT Poultry can benefit profitable and safe poultry production. Take the next step towards a more agile operation to maintain a competitive edge.

Anco booth at IPPE: C3305 interactive floorplan

Read more about the Anco booth at IPPE here.

About Anco

Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH is a feed additive business acting globally to support competitive animal production with cost-effective feed solutions, including solutions for antibiotic-free feeding.