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Just in time for #Internationalpodcastday 2019 : If you are looking for real stories from farmers across the globe about how they are adapting to the changing face of their industry and embracing new opportunities, then look no further than our brand new podcast Keep Agile, Keep Farming.

Adapting to change, seizing new opportunities, diversifying and building resilience is key for farmers if they want to thrive and grow their business in today’s challenging farming environment. In other words: in order to keep farming it pays to keep agile.

We want farmers to keep their fingers on the pulse so “Keep agile, keep farming” will help support and inspire them with insightful ideas for farming agility on the go.

We’ll also be tapping into the vast, global bank of experts by inviting people from all backgrounds and levels of experience from around the world, to share their knowledge and vision with us and our listeners.

Continuous learning and an openness to new ideas is key to keeping agile. Our aim is to provide a rich vein of knowledge and practical assistance in an engaging and fun way, so you can learn something new episode by episode to keep agile and build resilience for your farm business.

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Argentina – MTS launches Anco FIT at Fericerdos

At the most recent Fericerdos (INTA – Marcos Juarez, Córdoba, Argentina), on August 22 to 23rd 2019, MTS Argentina launched Anco FIT for the pig market in Argentina. MTS Argentina is the exclusive distributor for the Anco FIT product line in Argentina.

Visitors to the tradeshow were able to find out more about the application of Anco FIT in pigs at the MTS Argentina booth. On top of that they had the chance to listen to presentations made by Dr. Ismael Dolso (Veterinarian, Professor of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba University and consultant) and Dr. Marco Aurelio Stefanoviciaus Nunes (Veterinarian, Technical Manager Anco Latin), about the impact of stressors in swine production and how Anco FIT in the feed can help to reduce the impact.

Dr. Marco Aurelio commented: “Pig producers in Argentina are looking for solutions to maintain consistent performance and efficiency in high producing pigs, despite increasing restrictions on the use of antibiotics in feed.” He presented data showing the positive impact of Anco FIT during critical stages of pig production such as gestation, lactation and post-weaning, where pigs are generally more sensitive to stress.

Nicolas Castro Olivera, owner of MTS Argentina highlighted:” The launch of Anco FIT at Fericerdos, is opening the doors to introduce a novel concept with clear benefits for modern competitive pig farming. This comes at a time, when the pig market in Argentina is seeing significant growth due to the increase in local consumption and exports to Europe and Asia.”

The adaption formula in Anco FIT (a complex formula based on phytogenic active compounds) is specifically designed to enhance the animal’s agility (adaptive capacity) for greater resilience to stressors.

Feedback from the audience at this event indicated that the gut agility concept of Anco FIT was very well received.

Fericerdos is the most important event of the Argentine pig production sector. 1200 producers, entrepreneurs and various professionals from all over the country attended this year’s event. Today Argentina stands out as an important pig producer in Latin America, with more than 350,000 sows in production. Growth expectations of the pig sector are high due the current economic climate and opportunities that pig production presents.

Bastos Egg Festival – feeding winning champions

60ª Bastos Egg Festival is one of the most important events for egg producers in Brazil and brings together all the major egg producers of Brazil.

Part of this annual event is a championship that rewards the best regional producers for egg quality. The scoring system is based on external and internal qualities of eggs. This year there was a producer who won both in the white egg category and in the brown egg category for the first time.

The winner of the Bastos Egg Festival Championship in the white and brown category was Mr. Higashi’s from Higashi Farm. What makes it even better news is that Anco FIT Poultry was part of the feed in both the brown and white hen winning champions.

Anco is delighted to be part of this success story, after all, what matters is what works!

We would like to congratulate the Higashi Farm and all the other winners at this event.

Benefits of Anco FIT Poultry in laying hens

Anco FIT Poultry is a gut agility activator designed to improve the adaptive capacity in birds to stressors for greater resilience. Feeding Anco FIT Poultry helps to reduce common stress reactions, such as oxidative stress, reduce feed intake and gut integrity in response to stressors in the feed and environment.

Benefits seen under commercial conditions are:

  • Improved laying persistency in the late laying period, which can help to increase the laying cycle
  • Higher laying rates in the early laying phase
  • Improved egg quality

Longer laying cycles can help to cut costs, so they are imperative in a tough economic climate. Plus, they can reduce the environmental impact of egg production.

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Polish poultry nutritionists learning the benefits of Anco FIT Poultry

In a seminar organized by Noack, Polish poultry nutritionists were invited for an update on the latest feed solutions available to add value to poultry feed.

One of the latest additions to the product portfolio of Noack Poland is Anco FIT Poultry. As a result, the seminar included an introduction to the application of Anco FIT Poultry in layer and broiler diets.

Anco FIT Poultry is a gut agility activator, designed to improve the adaptive capacity or agility of the bird by nutritional means for greater resilience to stressors. This helps to maintain more consistent high performance.

Scientific trials have shown that Anco FIT Poultry reduces common stress reactions on the cellular and gut level, such as oxidative stress and reduced gut integrity, as well as reduced feed intake in broilers. Some of these results were also mentioned in a scientific abstract, which was published in the proceedings of this year`s European Poultry Symposium of Nutrition in Gdansk, Poland.

Lukasz Stanczyk from Noack Poland highlighted: “Some early adopters in the Polish market already tried and tested Anco FIT Poultry in broiler feed with positive results under commercial conditions.”

Renata Breitsma presented commercial trial results with Anco FIT Poultry from other markets in the world: “In broilers trial results consistently showed improved feed intake and weight gains particularly, when the birds were exposed to stress factors including heat stress and mycotoxins. Commercial layer farms in Brazil and Slovakia reported increased laying persistence, when Anco FIT Poultry was added to the diet of laying hens post peak lay.”

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The Crying Laughing Emoji was the most popular Emoji on Twitter last year. That alone is a reason to be on this social media platform, because you are always sure to find a tweet to make you laugh and cheer you up.

But the truth is 71% of  users are on Twitter to read and be up to date with news. Close to half of those users are on the platform daily.

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If you want to find a world leader, you will find them on Twitter. 92% of world leaders use this platform. So, keeping up with the men and women who make the world go round, means you need to be on Twitter.

Really want news at breaking-point? Got to be on Twitter for breaking news. True to this you will also find news about Anco breaking first on the Anco Twitter handle  from now on.

Of course, Anco is still new on the block, but over the coming months we hope to become a valuable contributor to the facts, learnings, exciting new insights, breaking newsflashes and daily dose of laughter and inspiration you can gain from reading tweets.

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Polish dairy farmers gearing up for summer heat

At the end of April about 50 Polish dairy farmers gathered at a dairy seminar for new insights on managing heat stress in dairy cows. The seminar was organized by Noack Poland, who is distributor for Anco FIT products.

Jędrzej Staniszkis, Ruminant Additives Manager at Noack says: ”Predicting and assessing heat stress in dairy cows has recently been reviewed by researchers at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. We wanted to encourage the exchange of experience between Polish dairy farmers and also highlight the tools we have available to support dairy farmers when it comes to managing heat stress in cows. Although we live in a moderate climate, temperatures can shoot up to 30-35 degrees Celsius in Poland, when warm currents arrive from the south-east. Heat stress can cause significant losses in milk production, particularly in high producing dairy cows. We hope dairy farmers attending our seminar gained some new insights and are now feeling prepared to successfully manage their cows during the summer.”

Herbut el al (2018) from the University of Agriculture in Krakow demonstrated that heat stress can already occur at an air temperature of 20°C in Holstein-Friesian cows bred in moderate climates. However, it does also depend on the length of exposure to the temperature. Their results showed that in June 100 hours with temperatures >20C interrupted by a maximum of 3-4 h of rest (temperatures <20C) may cause a decline in milk yield by around 1.5kg But, milk loss can go up to 5kg with 200 hours under the same conditions.

Dairy consultant Hilmar Gerhardt shared some practical tips on feeding dairy cows during the summer months to maintain milk production and quality, when the days get hotter. He also highlighted the benefits of adding Anco FIT to dairy rations to reduce the negative impact of heat stress on cows. Feeding Anco FIT can help to reduce oxidative stress, which is a common stress reaction in response to heat and has been associated with increased somatic cell counts. He comments: “Commercial trials carried out with Anco FIT during the summer months show the stabilizing effect it has on feed intake, milk production and milk quality.”

References

Herbut, P., Angrecka, S. and Walczak, J. (2018). Environmental parameters to assessing of heat stress in dairy cattle—a review. Int.J. Biometeorol 2018; 62(12): 2089–2097.

Herbut, P, Angrecka, S. and Godyń, D. (2018). Effect of the duration of high air temperature on cow’s milking performance in moderate climate conditions. Ann. Anim. Sci., 2018; Vol. 18, No. 1, 195–207

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

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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.

Anco FIT available in more than 30 countries

Betagro joins as Anco FIT distributor in Thailand

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

Chayanon Kittayachaweng, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Betagro comments: “To our company high standards in quality and safety are important to meet different needs of consumers under the concept of “Quality for Life”. We look forward to working with Anco FIT and feel that it meets our requirements and growing demands from consumers for quality and safety in animal production.”

Read more about why the demand for products like Anco FIT is expanding in South East Asia here.

About Betagro
Betagro Group was founded in 1967 under the name of Betagro Company Limited to produce and distribute animal feed. Today, apart from being positioned as a country leader in the fully integrated agro-industrial and food business sector, The Group is widely recognized for its quality and safety standards. With a nationwide network of feed production facilities, the Group’s comprehensive animal feed business meets the different needs of farmers and its subsidiaries.

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