Agrena 2019 – Anco FIT Poultry making a name for itself in Egypt

At the Agrena 2019 visitors to the booth of our distributor Nagy Awad Group included customers already purchasing Anco FIT Poultry. They shared some positive feedback and were generally very satisfied with the results after including Anco FIT Poultry to broiler and laying hen diets.

Feedback included improved feed intake at periods where heat stress was expected, improved growth rates and reduced mortality.

Michael Eder, managing partner at Anco comments: “We have been working together with our distributor Nagy Awad for 2 years now to establish Anco FIT Poultry in Egypt. So, it was reassuring to hear the positive feedback from their Anco FIT Poultry customers. Judging by the feedback and interest expressed from potential new customers that came to the booth, we can expect significant further growth in Egypt next year.”

Dr. Mounir Nagy, Vice President Nagy Awad Group adds: “This  tradeshow was an important test ground for the progress we made with Anco FIT Poultry. I am very pleased with the outcome and looking forward to support more poultry farmers in Egypt with the gut agility concept in Anco FIT Poultry.”

The Agrena 2019 tradeshow was held in Cairo, Egypt. It is an annual conference. So, we are definitely planning a presence from Anco again for next year.

 

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Saudi Agriculture Expo – Launch of Anco FIT products

This year Anco was present at the Saudi Agriculture Expo for the first time. This was thanks to our distributor Khaled Rahahleh from Al Badayil Investment Trading Co.

Michael Eder, managing partner at Anco comments: “It was a pleasure to feel very welcome and experiencing great interest for our new gut agility concept to support animal resilience by nutritional means in poultry and ruminant production. We are looking forward to build on this in the years to come.”

Saudi Arabia is the largest market for agricultural products in the GCC region. It also has the most modern and largest dairy farms in the Middle East and is expanding in poultry production.

The Saudi Agriculture Expo is the largest agriculture exhibition in the Middle East. Every year, this event attracts the most important decision-makers from industry, business and government and around 12000 visitors.

The theme of this year’s edition was “Agricultural Innovation for a better life.” So Anco’s innovations for animals to cope better with stressors were a perfect fit.

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El Ovum 2019 – Anco LATAM Team in Action

The el Ovum 2019 Latin American Poultry Congress took place in Lima, Peru and the ANCO LATAM team was present for the first time.

ANCO has been increasing market share with Anco FIT Poultry in the Latin American market this year. This is the result of egg producers and broiler producers seeing economic advantages with Anco FIT Poultry in their feed.

Just to name a few of the achievements: We had an egg producer winning prizes at a prestigious event and others seeing improvements in laying persistency in their flock. Broiler producers having feed intake problems due to heat stress saw great recoveries in their birds with Anco FIT Poultry in the feed.

El Ovum is one of the main references for the poultry industry in Latin America. It was a great opportunity for the ANCO LATAM team to reconnect with partners and customers from Peru, Chile, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama and Bolivia.

We thank everybody, who came to our booth and for their support and hope to see you again at the ANCO booth at the IPPE in Atlanta 2020.

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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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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.

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