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.

Read Anco’s first publication in Pig Progress on gut agility

Anco article published in Pig Progress Magazine

Being able to manage all the risks impacting cost-effectiveness of diets is the holy grail of nutrition. But where best to start – controlling all the risks in the diet or enabling the animal to respond in an effective way to potential risks? Combining inspiration from the industry 4.0 movement with learnings from genetics pave the way to new approaches in pig nutrition.

Read more in: Keep pigs agile to manage the cost-effectiveness of feed by Gwendolyn Jones, Pig Progress, May 2017

Link to online version of the article

Thomas Waidhofer joins the Anco team in Austria

Following recent structural changes at shareholder level in ANCO, Thomas Waidhofer joins ANCO as Director of Finance and Administration.

Thomas previously provided services to ANCO as external Public Accountant. He spent his entire professional life both in public accounting & auditing and as finance professional in internationally active companies.

Thomas gained a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics in Vienna and is a CPA of the Austrian Chamber of Chartered Accountants and Auditors. Known to his team members for long we trust in Thomas’ expertise to support and direct the right financial structure and business framework for ANCO’s ambitious global growth plans.

Thomas Waidhofer, Director of Finance and Administration at Anco comments on his new role: “I am excited to be part of this vibrating team embedded in such an international environment, convinced we will make ANCO successful together.”

Anco FIT – US dairy farms reporting benefits with Anco FIT for milk component yields

Anco FIT was introduced to the US market by ADM last year. US dairy herds, which started to use Anco FIT in their dairy rations are now reporting improvements in butterfat and milk protein yields.

These results are in accordance with results from research and field trials carried out with Anco FIT in lactating dairy cows in the US and Germany. On top of that Anco FIT was also seen to reduce somatic cell counts (SCC) in milk.

Milk components are a key part of the profitability of the dairy farm. In manufactured products such as cheese and powder, the higher the component percentages, the greater the yield of finished product per given amount of milk. It is the right combination of milk components and milk production that will allow the farm to be more profitable.

Production of milk fat and protein can vary a lot from one herd to another. US studies showed that herd average milk protein ranged from 1.57% to 4.66%, with an average of 3.05%. Milk fat ranged from 1.77% to 5.98%, with an average of 3.76% (Penn State Extension 2017). This indicates that many herds are producing components below average for their market and their breed, which presents an opportunity to improve component production and income from milk sales.

How to calculate income from milk components

Click for link to milk price calculator developed by Penn State
Users can calculate their current price, project milk price at various levels of fat and protein, evaluate income over feed cost, and calculate total components shipped, providing a complete picture of the impact milk components and milk yield have on the farm’s gross income.

What is Anco FIT?

Anco FIT is a gut agility activator designed to empower dairy cows to cope with nutritional stress factors in a more efficient way. Anco FIT reduces negative stress reactions such as oxidative stress, inflammation and impairment of rumen fermentation and microbial synthesis in response to nutritional stressors, resulting in better and more consistent milk quality and milk component yields.


Anco FIT is mixed into total mixed rations

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.”

New year’s resolutions- 2017

Happy New Year and welcome back to the ANCO homepage.

2016 was an eventful year, but we expect 2017 to be even more exciting. Our team is growing and everything is moving faster. Lots of things to do, many places to go and grow.

Of course, we will be keeping you up to date on important news, developments, technical information and events.

So, if you have not signed up to our newsletter yet, one of your new year’s resolutions should definitely be signing up for the ANCO newsletter. Sign up through the link below.

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Don’t forget to have a plan for mycotoxin risk management in 2017. Find tips in the link below to prepare an effective plan.
Prepare a mycotoxin risk management plan

If you don’t want to stop there and are looking for further inspiration and tips on new year’s resolutions in 2017, here are two links that should keep you going and make sure you stick to them.

Tips for sticking to your new year’s resolutions

78 classic new year’s resolutions

“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day” – Michael Josephson

Good luck and all the best for 2017!!

Visit us at IPPE in Atlanta USA

Go for a warm welcome at the ANCO booth B8281 at the IPPE in Atlanta Jan to 2nd of February.

The International Production, Processing Expo (IPPE) is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind. A wide range of international decision-makers attend this annual event to network and become informed on the latest technological developments and issues facing the industry.

ANCO will be showcasing Anco FIT Poultry for the first time at this show.

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.

We look forward to engage with you and learn what matters to you.

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.