Feedeal joins as Anco FIT distributor for France

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

Michael Eder, Managing Partner at ANCO, visited Feedéal in January to officially start the collaboration in France. Both companies are looking forward to working together and growing the Anco FIT business in France.

“Brittany is the number one region for livestock production in France. So, our business is ideally located to serve the largest pool of potential customers for Anco FIT in France “ says Hervé Bezille, Managing Director at Feedéal.

He is particularly excited about the positive results he has seen from trials with Anco FIT in dairy cows and comments: “France is the second largest dairy producer in Europe. I look forward to introducing a product that has already shown such consistent results for milk component yields on dairy farms in several other European countries and the US.”

About Feedéal

Based in Brittany in northwestern France, Feedéal selects and distributes innovative feed additives for the nutrition of all major farm species.
Company website: http://feedeal.fr/

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One additional incentive for proper silage management

There are many factors mentioned in textbooks, which you can control to maximize the quality of your corn silage with proper silage management. The timing and conditions at harvesting corn silage as well as minimizing the exposure of silage to oxygen during storage to avoid spoilage are crucial to for the nutritional value of the silage to the dairy cow.

What the textbooks don’t tell you is that a lot of those factors can also contribute to the formation of mycotoxins if not practiced properly. Mycotoxins are produced under favourable conditions by certain types of moulds. However, the hidden danger can be that mycotoxins are present without clear visual signs of mould in the silage.

Quality of 2017 corn silage

Read about what you should know about 2017 corn silage here.

Symptoms for a mycotoxin challenge

Typical symptoms of a mycotoxin challenge in a dairy herd are:
• decreased feed intake,
• reduced milk and milk component yields,
• increase in somatic cell counts
• reduced reproductive performance, including decreased conception rates, increase in irregular heats and ovarian cysts.
• increased incidences of metabolic disorders such as ketosis, retained placentas, displaced abomasum

Providing those symptoms cannot be explained by other nutritional or management short-comings on the farm, the cause are most likely mycotoxins in the feed ration.

Economic impact

Subclinical mycotoxicoses decrease profitability by lowering milk production and quality while increasing expenses from inappropriate veterinary therapies.

So, the risk of mycotoxins is one more incentive for best practice at harvesting and storing corn silage.

Mycotoxins produced in corn silage

Mycotoxins can already accumulate in the crop prior to silage making during growth of the corn on the field and often will not be visible. This level of toxin can then continue to increase during poor harvest conditions and on into storage. The primary toxin producing fungi on corn in the field includes Fusarium.

Several mycotoxins of concern are produced by Fusarium and include:

deoxynivalenol (DON),

zearalenone

and T-2 toxin.

Zearalenone is a mycotoxin, which can cause fertility problems after its ingestion due to its structure being very similar to the hormone oestrogen. DON can have a negative impact on rumen efficiency and hence on milk solid yields. Read more about DON in dairy cows in the following link  How cows can adapt to DON

Frost increases risk of mycotoxins in silage

Corn silage harvested after frost is at even greater risk of toxin contamination. When the corn is chopped and placed in a silo, the frosted and now drier silage is difficult to pack properly. The oxygen level in the silo takes longer to deplete during tilling and the fungus can continue to grow and produce toxin for several days.

Mycotoxins in grass silage

Mycotoxins, such as zearalenone, have also been found in grass silage, however the levels are generally much lower than on corn silage (Driehus et al 2009)

 

Managing the risk of mycotoxins in silage

Pre-harvest events

While silage-making practices impact fungi and mycotoxin levels, environmental conditions likely have the largest impact Environmental conditions, such as excessive moisture, temperature extremes, drought conditions, insect damage, crop systems and some agronomic practices, can cause stress and predispose plants in the field to mould and determine the severity of mycotoxin contamination.

Despite progress made in prevention through breeding of resistant varieties and improvement in agronomic practices hazardous concentrations of mycotoxins may occur as a result of annual weather fluctuations.

Post-harvest management

Excellent silage management can reduce the incidence of mycotoxins. Prevention of mycotoxins in silage includes following accepted silage making practices aimed at preventing deterioration, primarily by quickly reducing pH and the elimination of oxygen (Figure 1 below). This decreases the growth of moulds and mycotoxin contamination.

Figure 1 The 3 major events that make good silage and factors that can affect silage fermentation
(Kung 2000, Tangni et al 2013)

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DM content

DM content of the forage can have major effects on the ensiling process via a number of different mechanisms.
1) Drier silages do not pack well and thus it is difficult to exclude all of the oxygen from the forage mass during the confection of the silo.

2) As the DM content increases, growth of lactic acid bacteria is inhibited and the rate and extent of fermentation is reduced.

3) If the forage is too moist and pH decline is not sufficient, clostridia, which ferment lactic to butyric acid and amino acids to ammonia, might become active. This process results in increases in pH and losses of silage DM content.

Rapid feed-out

When the silo is opened for feeding, oxygen becomes available to the front of the mass and the activity of the yeasts and molds, as a result of survival of fungal spores or a re-colonization of these microorganisms, could reduce aerobic stability of ensiled mass, thus favoring potentially toxigenic fungi development. Silo size should be matched to herd size to ensure daily removal of silage at a rate faster than deterioration. In warm weather, it is best to remove a foot of silage daily from the feeding face. The feeding face of silos should be cleanly cut and disturbed as little as possible to prevent aeration into the silage mass. Silage (or other wet feeds) should be fed immediately after removal from storage. Spoilage should not be fed and feed bunks should be cleaned regularly.

Silage Inoculants

As part of the best ensiling practices the use of an appropriate silage inoculant, depending on various conditions, should be considered.

Regular monitoring
Monitoring the forage quality during the preservation process is the only real way to assess the given situation.

 

References

Cheli et al 2013. Fungal populations and mycotoxins in silages: From occurrence to analysis 

Driehuis et al 2009. Occurrence of mycotoxins in maize, grass and wheat silage for dairy cattle in the 

Gallo et al 2015. Review on Mycotoxin Issues in Ruminants: Occurrence in Forages, Effects of Mycotoxin Ingestion on Health Status and Animal Performance and Practical Strategies to Counteract Their Negative Effects

Tangni E. K., Pussemier L. and Van Hove F. 2013, Mycotoxin Contaminating Maize and Grass Silages for Dairy Cattle Feeding: Current State and Challenges, J Anim Sci Adv 2013, 3(10): 492-511

 

Get more milk solids per day and start boosting your 2018 profits now

Milk solid levels, such as protein and fat, are important factors in dairy herd management. Studies have indicated that many herds are producing milk solids below average for their market and their breed, which presents an opportunity to improve milk component production and income from milk sales.

There are many factors that can affect milk fat and protein, which can be manipulated for higher levels of milk components. Management of nutrition and feeding practices are most likely to quickly and dramatically alter production of milk fat and protein.

Nutritional strategies for high milk solid levels

Nutrition and feeding management are considered the best solutions to a milk fat or protein problem other than genetics. Milk fat depression can be alleviated within 7 to 21 days by changing the diet. Milk protein changes take at least 3 weeks or longer.

Any diet or management factors that affect rumen fermentation can change milk fat and protein levels. Reduction in rumen microbial protein production from nutrition or feeding management imbalances will reduce milk protein by way of less microbial protein for the cow to digest and depress fat by limiting volatile fatty acid (VFA) production in the rumen.

Benefits of feeding Anco FIT to dairy cows

Supplementing dairy rations with Anco FIT has been proven in research and field trials to increase milk protein and milk fat yields in dairy cows and thus increase profitability including the cost of the product in the dairy ration.

Figure 1 below shows the average improvement in milk fat and protein yields in 8 different dairy trials in 4 different countries (Austria, Germany, USA and Czech Republic). Breeds in the studied herds included Holstein, Simmental, Montbeliarde and Brown Swiss.

Increase in milk solid levels

average improvement in milk solid levels (%) with Anco FIT across 8 trials was

milk fat level (%): +4.55% increase
milk protein level (%): +2.43% increase

Increase in milk solid yields (Figure 1)

average improvement in milk solid yields with Anco FIT across 8 trials was
daily milk fat yield (kg): + 6.61 % increase with Anco FIT
daily milk protein yield (kg): +4.18% increase with Anco FIT

Economic benefit – $0.60/cow/day

With current prices (status USDA, 4th January 2018) for milk fat (2.49 $/lb) and milk protein (2.04 $/lb) for US dairy production this improvement in milk components when feeding Anco FIT would mean an increase of $0.60/cow/day in income from milk solids using average performance data of the dairy herds in the 8 trials featured below.

About 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 and improve rumen fermentation, resulting in better milk quality and milk component yields

Find out more about Anco FIT in the following link: What is Anco FIT? 

More points to consider for 2018 profits on dairy farms

Milk Components: Understanding milk fat and protein variation in your dairy herd    learn more

Simple spreadsheet to calculate gross milk price for various milk solid levels   calculate milk prices

One additional incentive to proper silage management  learn more

3 things you should know about 2017 Corn silage learn more

 

Figure 1 Improvement in milk solid yields in response to Anco FIT in dairy cows

anco fit - dairy trials- milk solid yield

 

 

 

 

Visit ANCO at the IPPE 2018 in Atlanta, USA

After a successful year, we are back at the IPPE 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and look forward to welcome you at our booth

  • Talk to our team from Latin America and learn about their experiences with Anco FIT Poultry in broilers and layers
  • Meet our special guest Dr. Kostas Mountzouris, Associate Professor of Animal Nutritional Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens in Greece and get up to date about the latest research results with Anco FIT Poultry in broilers.
  • 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.

Anco booth

We are in Hall C, booth C3305

Dates

30. Jan-1. Feb. 2018

Find us on the IPPE floor plan

Link to interactive floor plan

More information about the IPPE 2018

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.

http://ippexpo.com/

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

Anco AC – ADM launches a new product from ANCO in Canada

Sankt Pölten 4th December 2017 – Anco AC, a new specialty feed ingredient specifically developed for the Canadian market by Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH, is being introduced by the team from ADM Animal Nutrition in Canada.

“The pressure for efficient animal production continues to motivate our team to find the best nutritional solutions for our customers,” said Maurice Champagne, regional business manager for ADM Animal Nutrition in Canada. “Anco AC is one such solution, providing a cost-effective way for producers to enhance the overall well-being of their animals and maintain consistent and profitable production.”

For more information go to
ADM Launches New Specialty Feed Additive Anco® AC for Canadian Producers

About Anco
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.

Anco FIT Launch in Guatemala

This month the official Anco FIT launch in Guatemala took place in Guatemala City. The event was organized by Exin, Anco FIT distributor for Guatemala.

During a breakfast meeting, Eddy de Paz, managing director of Exin introduced Anco FIT to 23 selected clients. His opening remark concludes with” The concept of Anco FIT provides a new approach to some of the pressing problems of animal production in our market. I think it will greatly benefit more cost-effective production”. For more information on Exin  please go to www.exinpec.com

The program continued with a technical presentation by Marco Nunes, Technical Manager at Anco, explaining the benefits and application of Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry.

This was supported by the experience with Anco FIT in the field, which was shared with the participants of the meeting by Santos Reyes, Anco FIT distributor for Honduras.

 

 

Anco at Abraves Nacional in Brazil

This year the Abraves Nacional Swine Congress took place in Goiânia, Brazil. The Anco Brazil team was present for the first time and was part of the Evance booth.

Abraves Nacional organized by the Brazilian swine veterinarian association. It is an event with 34 years of tradition and includes technical presentations of high quality. It is recognized as the most important swine event in Brazil.

For more information on this event go to the following links

Anco presence at Abraves Nacional

Abraves Website

Reports of DON contamination in US 2017 corn are increasing

As corn harvest advances in the US, reports show that the amount of corn in poor to very poor condition is well over that of last year. Also, high levels of DON are reported in corn in several states.

Minnesota, Pennsylvania have reported DON levels of greater than 1 ppm in corn silage, whereas levels of DON in corn silage in Iowa were greater than 2ppm

 

Nagy Awad Group joins as Anco FIT distributor for Egypt

ANCO is expanding its business to Egypt with the company Nagy Awad Group as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Dr. Mounir Nagy, managing director at Nagy Awad Group comments:”It has been a year of further progress – strategically and operationally and in such rapidly changing markets we continue serving the animal needs. We can only do this successfully with excellent people and, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank ANCO for their very considerable efforts in the past year. I look forward with confidence to Anco’s product that will soon be distributed Via Nagy Awad Group in the Egyptian Market.”

About agriculture in Egypt

Egypt is known as one of the oldest agricultural civilizations; the river Nile allowed a sedentary agricultural society to develop thousands of years ago. Egyptian agriculture is almost entirely dependent on irrigation. More than 90 percent of Egypt is desert.
Egypt is a net importer of feed ingredients (i.e., grains, milling byproducts, added vitamins, minerals, fats/oils, and other nutritional and energy sources) for livestock and meat production. Sixty percent of its primary feed ingredients (i.e., corn and soybeans) are imported (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service 2017).

Egyptians prefer beef to other types of meat (i.e., poultry and lamb). Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) in 2016 estimates the cattle herd to number 8.5 million (4.7 million cows and 3.8 million buffaloes) animals. FAS Cairo forecasts Egyptian beef production reaching 365,000 metric tons in 2018, up 1.4 percent compared to 2017.
According to the statistics service of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Egypt produced more than 953,000 metric tons of poultry meat in 2013, the latest year for which figures have been published.

About Nagy Awad Group

Nagy Awad Group was founded in 1979, Today it is one of the most established companies in the Veterinary field in Egypt. We are fully dedicated to serve all animal needs to the highest standards and with the latest technologies by providing pharmaceuticals, vaccines, premix production and feed additives.

We are a supplier of products for poultry, ruminants, large animals and soon aqua culture. We employ more than 100 veterinarians, qualified to deliver technical support for our products and to connect you with the latest global updates in the industry. Nagy Awad Group is an exclusive agent / distributer for multinational companies.
http://www.nagyawad.com/Nagy