Anco enters strategic collaboration with ADM

ANCO entered a strategic collaboration with US based Archer Daniels Midland Company on speciality feed ingredients.

“By leveraging the expertise of both ADM and ANCO, this new partnership will help us provide poultry, swine, and cattle producers with a range of high-quality products that contain natural ingredients, such as phytogenics and other compounds, that are carefully selected to help animals adapt to the nutritional stress factors often present in feed rations,” said Michael Eder, managing partner of ANCO.

ADM has made an equity investment in ANCO, and as part of the collaboration, is offering its customers a range of ANCO specialty feed products, including the Anco FIT product line. Currently, ADM is offering ANCO products to customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with more geographies to be introduced in the future.

“This collaboration will provide livestock producers with greater access to ANCO’s range of specialty feed ingredients,” said Chuck Loefer, vice president of ADM Animal Nutrition™ and ANCO governance board member. “By providing our feed manufacturing and premix customers specialty ingredient solutions that help reduce risks of naturally occurring toxins in feed, we can help keep their animals—and their businesses—healthy and productive.”

Anco Brazil: Anco is founding a subsidiary in Brazil

Sankt Poelten/Austria, Campinas – SP/Brazil- 07/6/2017 Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH, an Austrian feed additive company, is expanding its global growth to the Brazil market. The company has chosen Sao Paulo as the location for the subsidiary Anco Brazil, which is currently in the process of being founded. The subsidiary will be operational in 2017 and headed by Marcelo Blumer.

At present the company has a feed additive product line for pigs, poultry and ruminants with a core competence in managing the animal’s response to nutritional stressors, including naturally occurring toxins, by nutritional means. The pillars and focus that support the company’s development are what matters most to customers and what works best in farm animals for competitive animal production.

Development of local animal nutrition competence

Entering the market in Brazil promises to be successful when the company has a permanent local representation. It ensures that the company’s competence adapts to the local needs quickly and builds bridges between cultural differences effectively.

“This is an ideal time to enter the Brazilian market” explains Marcelo Blumer, Executive Director Anco Brazil. “The business environment for producers was challenging last year and producers are therefore looking for solutions that can help them increase operational agility to stay competitive and at the same time fulfil increasing demands for a reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promotors. Our product line Anco FIT can meet those needs. Anco FIT was specifically developed to boost gut agility in farm animals and empower them to adapt to nutritional stressors efficiently. This is a great support for producers, when it comes to managing the cost-effectiveness of diets and stay competitive in the face of nutritional challenges otherwise difficult to control” Blumer continues.

Read more in an interview with Marcelo Blumer by Feed Navigator here.

Outlook in Brazil

Brazil enjoys a large domestic market and welcomes international trade. The Brazilian agribusiness movement is increasing animal protein production and Brazil now ranks as one of the nations, best positioned to feed the world (reported in feed&food, 2017). Brazil is the second largest producer of broilers globally. Analysts predict that Brazil’s future is promising as is the immediate outlook for 2017 in the agribusiness sector. However, the main market growth for animal protein will continue to be international markets. Preliminary estimates project that in 2017 total animal feed sales in Brazil should reach 70 million ton. Poultry, swine and ruminant feed are expected to grow by 3.1, 4.0 and 6.0% respectively (Zani 2017).

About Anco Animal Nutrition Competence

Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH with headquarters in Sankt Poelten Austria is a feed additive business acting globally to support competitive animal production with cost-effective feed solutions, including solutions for antibiotic-free feeding. Products are designed for pigs, poultry and ruminants to be more robust and efficient in the face of nutritional stressors.

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Honduras – First experiences with Anco FIT Poultry in Honduras

The Anco FIT product line was recently officially launched in Honduras by Reyesa S de R.L. , acting as distributor for Anco.

Anco FIT Poultry had already been trialed on a broiler farm in Honduras.  The results showed consistent increase in feed intake under heat stress conditions with direct impact on weight gain in response to the gut agility activator.

Find out more about the benefits of Anco FIT Poultry in poultry production

Jose de los Santos Reyes Urbina, owner of Reyesa comments: „We are excited to work with Anco FIT in our product portfolio. The feedback from farmers who tried Anco FIT so far has been positive. It helps knowing that we can make a difference to the profitability of farmers”

Honduras is a republic in Central America with a population of around 8 million people. Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone. Despite its declining importance to the economy, agriculture still accounts for 13 per cent of GDP and employs one-third of the population. Due to the importance of agriculture to Honduras, this country relies on The Panamerican Agriculture University, Zamorano, a very important school of agriculture not only for Honduras but also for all of Latin America.

Noack team joins as Anco FIT distributor for Eastern European markets

Noack & Co GmbH has been appointed as distributor for the Anco FIT product line in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia; Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, and the Russian Federation.

In April and May, the Noack sales and technical team received training for the Anco FIT product line and introduced Anco FIT to some key customers in Poland and Romania. Noack customers were intrigued by some of the unique properties of the Anco FIT product line and the new approach it offers to support the animal in the face of nutritional stress factors for more consistent and efficient performance.

Dariusz Kucharski, Sales Director Feed Additives at Noack Polen comments: “I think with this new concept we can really add value to our customers, who have high performance standards and are continuously on the lookout to improve their competitive advantage.”

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. Their offer includes a large portfolio of Veterinary Diagnostic Kits based on ELISA or PCR techniques to the national control authorities, private laboratories and farms, as well Analytical Instruments based on NIR and MID – Infrared technology for the feed and food producing industry.

Mycologic Feed Manager launched by ANCO FIT distributor ADM Animal Nutrition

ADM Animal NutritionTM, cooperation partner of Anco and US distributor for Anco FIT, recently launched an ADM exclusive digital sales tool called MycoLogic Feed Manager. This is an iPad app designed to effectively evaluate the nutritional needs of livestock through a quick and thorough digital assessment on farm.

The assessment begins with a brief in-app questionnaire which sales reps can walk through one-on-one with customers. The multi-question audit uses a decision tree algorithm to analyze the individual nutritional needs of each farm, deduce which, if any, naturally occurring toxins may be present in the region, and generate a recommendation specific to the environment, location, and on-farm challenges of that customer.

In addition, the MycoLogic Feed Manager app provides ADM representatives with easy access to a library of research, product brochures, and presentations to educate customers on ADM’s portfolio of nutritional offerings.

“ADM Animal Nutrition is committed to customer service and is always looking for ways to personalize products and services for our customers,” says Ruben Beltran, product manager for ADM Animal Nutrition. “With the help of the MycoLogic Feed Manager app, we can assess customer needs on an individual basis and recommend tailored solutions that make an impact on their day-to-day operations and ultimately their bottom line.”

More information on the MycoLogicTM Feed Manager app

ADM Animal Nutrition is distributor for the Anco FIT product line in North America.

Anco FIT launch in Chile

At the end of March 2 events were held as part of the Anco FIT launch in Chile. Feed millers, pig and poultry producers from Chile were invited to attend launch events in either Santiago or in Chillan, Chile.

The events were organized by Nutringen, distributor for Anco in Chile. Cristian Dasso, Managing Director from Nutringen comments: “Attendance at both events showed that there was high interest to learn about Anco FIT as a new concept to manage cost-effectiveness of pig and poultry diets through gut agility.”

Marco Nunes, Technical Manager from Anco presented the latest knowledge on practical aspects of corn quality control in animal nutrition, including managing gut agility. This was followed by an introduction to Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry from Cliff Hsun, Regional Director Anco Latin.

The Nutringen team invited everybody to network over a glass of cocktail after the event. Alvaro Villarroel, Sales and Marketing Manager at Nutringen was pleased with the outcome and says: ”We had a good turn-out at both events with key players from the pig and poultry industry in Chile expressing their interest in Anco FIT. I look forward to follow up on the interest we received and I am confident that we will be contributing to the cost-effectiveness of diets in Chilean pig and poultry production systems with this new concept.”

Marcelo Blumer joins ANCO to develop business in Brazil

Marcelo Blumer joins the ANCO team as designated Executive Director Anco Brazil. He has 15 years of commercial experience in the animal health and nutrition industry with a focus on the Brazilian market. His previous roles included senior level positions in sales and marketing in animal health companies.

In his new role, Marcelo will be responsible for all implementation and management of the ANCO Brazil operation. He will serve as the primary contact for all direct sales customers in Brazil.

Marcelo graduated from the University Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) with a veterinary science degree. He also gained a MBA in Agribusiness Management from FGV in Brazil.

The ANCO team will benefit strategically from his knowledge of the Brazilian market and customers with experience in the management of high performance teams and is excited to gain his contribution to the global growth of the business.

Marcelo Blumer comments on his new challenge: “ I am looking forward to be part of the Anco team. Agriculture in Brazil is highly competitive and I think the Anco FIT product line provides solutions, which can provide excellent support to competitive businesses as we have them in Brazil.”

For more information on Anco in Portuguese please go to the Portuguese section of the Anco Homepage.  Anco Portuguese

Anco FIT is gaining tracks in the US

The Anco FIT product line was introduced to the US market by ADM Animal nutrition September last year.

Since then Anco FIT showed promising results in several field trials with pigs and dairy cows in the US: Feedback so far was improved growth rates in nursery pigs and in dairy cows increased milk butterfat and protein, as well as decreased somatic cell counts.

Anco FIT is a gut agility activator designed to empower pigs and ruminants to deal with nutritional stress factors more efficiently. Applied to diets Anco FIT helps to manage consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets.

Anco FIT Poultry, a formulation specifically developed for application in poultry diets, was launched at the IPPE in Atlanta. Results from a university trial showed, that Anco FIT Poultry improves metabolic efficiency in broilers and increases the European production efficiency factor (EPEF) in an economical way. Improved antioxidative capacity and carcass yields were also reported with Anco FIT Poultry.

Following the IPPE in Atlanta Gwendolyn Jones from Anco travelled with Ruben Beltran, Joe Berry and John Weston from ADM Animal Nutrition, introducing the Anco FIT product line to further producers and key opinion leaders in the poultry and swine industry.

Ruben Beltran, Product Manager at ADM comments: “We are pleased to see that Anco FIT is gaining interest in the US market and we have already received positive feedback from several producers on the benefits of the product in their production systems. We will continue offering multiple strategies and products to help our customers meet the challenges they face.”

ANCO Team is growing with Cliff Hsun in Latin America

Cliff Hsun joins the ANCO team as Regional Director Anco Latin. In this role, Cliff will serve as the primary contact for all direct sales customers and distributors in Latin America and will be responsible for customer interactions and sales management.

He has 30 years of commercial experience in the feed and animal production industry mainly gained in the Latin American countries. His previous roles included technical sales and a regional director role for Latin America in a feed additive business.

Cliff graduated from the National Taiwan University and gained a Master´s degree in Animal and Food Industry from the Clemson University in South Carolina.

In his teenage years, Cliff spent 6 years in Bolivia. and speaks Spanish fluently.

The ANCO team will benefit strategically from his many contacts in Latin America and is looking forward to his contribution to the global growth of the business.

Cliff Hsun comments on his new challenge: “I am excited to join at this point in time to build a growing distribution network in Latin America. I believe ANCO provides a unique solution to help solve some of the concerns and key trends in the animal feed industry in the markets I am responsible for”