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.

Elanco Hellas – Anco FIT product launch in Greece

ANCO is expanding its business into Greece with Elanco Hellas as distributor for Anco FIT.

The Anco FIT launch took place in Ioannina, which is the capital of the Epirus region in north-western Greece. The city spreads out around the beautiful lake Pamvotida and has the Pindus mountains as a backdrop.

Ioannina is also based in the most important region for the poultry industry in Greece.

Elanco Hellas S.A.C.I. invited their sales team and customers to the Hotel Du Lac Congress center for the official launch of the Anco FIT product range in Greece.
Vassilis Giannakis, Vet Department Manager Animal Health commented: “We look forward to continue working with the Anco team and developing the Anco FIT business in Greece. The latest findings with Anco FIT Poultry in research carried out at the Agricultural University of Athens showed very promising results. Our job is to help poultry producers in Greece to see the same returns with Anco FIT Poultry under commercial conditions.”

Andreas Kern, managing director at ANCO, presented an overview of the Anco FIT product range and experience with it so far. The products are already being sold into the animal feed industry in more than 30 countries across the globe.

The audience was excited to hear about research results with Anco FIT Poultry in broilers, presented by Dr. Kostas Mountzouris from the Agricultural University of Athens.

About Elanco Hellas

ELANCO HELLAS meets the needs of Greek agricultural and livestock producers in the production process by introducing innovative products from major international companies such as DOW AgroSciences and Elanco International.

ELANCO HELLAS represents and distributes products of multinational companies of crop protection, veterinary medicines and seeds since 1984. Today, ELANCO HELLAS is composed of three administrations, the Directorate General, the Commercial Department and the Finance Department. The Commercial Division is organized in departments/ sections related to the product groups, the company distributes. The sales departments are Agrochemicals, Field Crop Seeds, Vegetable Seeds and Veterinary. The above segments are supported by the following departments: Research and Development, Marketing, Credit Control, Accounting, Imports, IT, Human Resources and Logistics.

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
Your ANCO team

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

Facebook – Where to find ANCO

ANCO now has a company page on Facebook, where you can follow our latest updates, like us and join the ANCO Facebook community.
Hope to see you there, here the link to our Facebook page

ANCO Facebook Link

Gut agility activator – Anco FIT product line now available in more than 30 countries

Anco FIT is the first gut agility activator on the market and is now available in more than 30 countries across the world.

Gut agility describes the capability of the animal to adapt to stressors faster in a more efficient response. It makes the animal more robust in the face of dietary challenges and stressors. Slightly rewording a famous quote might put it better: “It is not the healthiest that survive it is the ones most adaptable to change.”

The focus is on empowering efficiency and adaptability in the animal.

Scientific evidence suggests that for genetic selection, improving ability of animals to cope with stressors may be a better way of improving performance than selecting only for increased growth potential.

Therefore increasing the animal’s capability to adapt to nutritional stressors more adequately by nutritional means, offers a more immediate alternative to improve animal performance and competitive advantage in animal production.

The gut is particularly responsive to different stressors. That is why the focus is on the gut to empower animals to cope with stressors.

Activate gut agility to optimize feed efficiency

More information on the Anco FIT product line

Anco FIT in dairy cows

Anco FIT poultry for broilers and layers

Anco FIT in pigs

Contact us to find the nearest Anco FIT distributor to you.

Summer 2018 – Anco Times

Are you ready for your summer 2018 vacation? This year’s Anco Times Ebook includes a map with vacation destinations close to Anco FIT distributors across the world.

Check out page 4 in the 2018 Anco Times and find an Anco FIT distributor that is closest to your vacation destination.

Read our Summer 2018 Anco Times here and get access to the following technical articles:

For better FCR invest in anti-oxidative capacity.

Diets that keep your cows agile for high milk quality.

How cows can adapt to DON.

3 ways to reduce the impact of DON on milk profits

For more bedtime reading you can also take a look at our Summer 2017 Anco Times Ebook.

We hope you enjoy your summer break and come back with lots of good memories.