Vimifos – Joins as Anco FIT distributor for Mexico

Vimifos is one of the newest partners joining our global Anco FIT distributor network in the animal feed industry. Anco FIT was launched in Mexico  late last year.

Michael Eder, managing partner at Anco Animal Nutrition Competence comments: “Mexico will be an important market for us to grow our business in the Americas region in 2019. We look forward to setting another milestone in our global growth history together with Vimifos.”

During the launch in Mexico, Michael Eder presented the latest research behind Anco FIT products to customers in the Mexican pig, poultry and dairy industry. The products were received with great interest and Vimifos is expecting to make great strides in growing the Anco FIT business in Mexico this year.

About Vimifos

Vimifos is a leader in the Mexican agriculture industry. Vimifos reaches the market through direct sales and a network of over 50 distributors throughout the country. The company has developed strategic business relationships with leading global companies. With over 600 employees, 2 industrial complexes, and warehouses located in the main production areas in Mexico, Vimifos is a key player in the animal nutrition industry.

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 for the application in animal feed 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 adaptability in the animal for greater resilience.

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.

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.

Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 in Poland

During the Ferma tradeshow in Poland, Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 by the organizers DLG Agro Food.

FERMA is the only trade show in Poland that specializes in animal production. It attracts around 250 exhibitors and 31000 visitors from Poland and other parts of the world to Łódź in Poland.

This year Ferma was hosting the XVIII international fair for cattle and XXI international for pigs and poultry, 16th to 18th of February.

Anco FIT was represented by our distributor Noack. Noack was appointed Anco FIT distributor for Poland in April 2017 and has since then launched and promoted the product in Poland.
Anco FIT launch in Poland

The Ferma innovation award for Anco FIT was presented to Łukasz Stańczyk, Project Manager Feed Additives at Noack Poland during a ceremony at the Ferma tradeshow. See video below.

Dariusz Kucharski, Sales Director at Noack Poland comments:” Anco FIT is the newest addition to our product portfolio and we are really excited that it was recognized for its new and innovative approach with the award for best innovation 2018 in Poland. We look forward to continue working with Anco FIT in our market and making a contribution to the agility and profitability of ruminant and pig production with this innovative feed supplement from Austria.”

Find out more about Anco FIT

Anco FIT application in pigs: Managing cost-effective pig diets with Anco FIT

Anco FIT application in ruminants:  Get more milk solids per cow per day with Anco FIT,   Noack dairy seminar, ADM dealers share experience with Anco FIT

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.

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





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 – Managing cost-effectiveness of pig diets

Consistency in the cost-effectiveness of pig diets can be difficult to control, but determines profitability. Anco FIT focuses on managing gut agility for more reliable returns.

With up to 70% of production costs coming from the cost of feed, consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets is key to profitability. To maximize profit opportunity, producers must be diligent in developing feeding strategies that result in best returns over feed and/or margin over feed and facility costs. However, nutritional stressors in the diet, such as reduced nutrient digestibility, endotoxins, antinutrients and mycotoxins, often throw a spanner in the works of consistency in performance in response to diets. Depending on the increased presence or absence of those stressors the same diet can differ in cost-effectiveness. These stressors are often not easy to control for the nutritionist and are part of the reality that animals are facing in modern production systems.

Nutritional stressors reduce cost-efficiency

When challenged with nutritional stress factors, stress reactions such as oxidative stress, reduced gut integrity, inflammation, reduced appetite and shifts in gut microflora will be triggered in the pig. This not only reduces growth performance, but also feed efficiency and thus the cost-effectiveness of diets. Feed efficiency is reduced due to energy wasted on stress reactions instead of being used for productive purposes.

For instance, under oxidative stress and inflammation, 30% of the performance drop is explained by the catabolism and feed conversion needed to manage inflammation.

Oxidative stress is defined as the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in excess of the available antioxidant capacity of animal cells. Oxidative stress is a major factor related to the development of inflammatory diseases.

Increases in intestinal permeability raise the possibility of translocation of bacteria and/or their toxins across the more permeable gut barrier. The resulting endotoxemia can trigger disease onset and progression. The increase in translocation of endotoxins across the intestinal barrier can also stimulate immune cells to secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins like PGE2, resulting in low-grade inflammation, which again can waste metabolic energy.

Regardless of the triggering cause, the innate immune and inflammatory response is triggered in the pig to achieve a better ability to deal with infectious and noninfectious stressors. At the same time this response needs to be accurately controlled to avoid tissue damage and waste of metabolic energy.

Certain mycotoxins, such as DON (deoxynivalenol) are known to cause the type of stress reactions mentioned above in pigs. DON also has a significant impact on feed intake in pigs, resulting in reduced growth performance. It is globally the most prevalent mycotoxin in feed stuffs and difficult to control. Therefore, it can also play a significant role in the cost-effectiveness of diets.

What if pigs were more resistant

Ideally the response to nutritional stress factors should consume as little energy as possible or stress reactions should be minimal for better and more consistent feed efficiency. This would be the case if animals were inherently more resistant to nutritional stress factors or were able to adapt to nutritional stressors more energy efficiently.

There is scientific evidence suggesting that for genetic selection, improving the ability of pigs to cope  with stressors may be a better way of improving pig performance than selecting only for increased growth potential. That means the pig needs to be able to adapt faster and more adequately to dietary changes and stress factors for efficient growth performance. Genetic selection is certainly going to play an important role for advancement in this capability of the pig.

Nutritional strategies supporting the speed and efficacy with which the pig adapts to stressors will bring a more immediate competitive advantage in pig production. Most importantly, the ability of the animal to cope with the stressors will also impact the return on investment of diet formulations and profitability of the producer.

Managing gut agility for robust pigs

The gut is particularly responsive to stressors, hence why the emphasis is on the gut when improving the pig’s adaptive response. Gut agility is a new term coined to describe the pig’s ability to adapt to nutritional stressors in a faster and more energy-efficient response than it normally would.

Agile nutritional concepts are designed to boost gut agility and empower animals to adapt to a variety of nutritional stress factors, including mycotoxins, making them more robust and energy efficient. They rely on bioactive substances derived from plants that reduce negative stress reactions, such as oxidative stress, inflammation, reduced gut integrity and reduced feed intake generally seen in response to stressors.

The animal becomes more robust in the face of dietary challenges, resulting in more consistent high performance and well-being. This again will contribute to consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets under commercial conditions.

Application of Anco FIT

Anco FIT is a gut agility activator, designed to manage gut agility by dietary means and is applied as a feed additive to complete feed. Application of Anco FIT to pig diets empowers animals to adapt to nutritional stress factors more efficiently and live up to their performance potential. For the nutritionist, it provides greater control over the cost-effectiveness of diets.

Nursery diets: Anco FIT is recommended in nursery diets to help piglets adapt to feed transitions quicker and support its defense against nutritional stress factors, including mycotoxins. Expected results are improved feed intakes and growth performance during this important developmental stage of the pig.

Grow-finish diets: In group housing situations feed intake is generally constrained by physical and behavioural factors and energy available from diets will determine commercial performance particularly in the finishing phase.  Anco FIT is applied to grow-finish diets to reduce the waste of metabolic energy on stress reactions such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The boost to gut agility also supports efficient nutrient adsorption from the gut. Expected results are greater feed efficiency particularly in the face of nutritional stress factors.

Sow lactation diets: Energy demands on modern highly prolific sows are incredibly high during lactation. Efficient dietary energy utilization by the sow during lactation will not only affect litter performance, but also subsequent reproductive performance of the sow. Anco FIT is applied to sow lactation diets to reduce the waste of metabolic energy on stress reactions such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The boost to gut agility also supports efficient nutrient adsorption from the gut. Expected results are high lactation performance and subsequent reproductive capability from improved/more consistent energy efficiency in sows.

For more information on Anco FIT please contact
Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH
Phone: 0043 2742 90502

Distribution partners wanted in Eastern Europe

Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH is currently looking for distribution partners to expand into Hungary, Czech Republic and Turkey.

If you are looking to grow your product portfolio and are interested in becoming a distribution partner, meet us at the EuroTier in Germany to discuss opportunities. Anco Booth Hall 18, D10. We look forward to engage with you and find out what matters in your markets.

Take a look at an introduction to our product line Anco FIT in your language and find out if it would fit into your portfolio.


Takarmánykiegészítő mely egészséges, hatékony és gazdaságos állattartást tesz lehetővé szarvasmarha, szárnyasok és sertések esetében More information about Anco FIT in Hungarian


Sağlıklı, verimli ve karlı kümes hayvanları, domuz ve sığır yetiştiriciliği için besleme çözümler. Anco® FIT tavuk, sığır ve domuz beslenmesi için özellikle de antibiyotik içermeyen besleme özelliğinden dolayı bir aktivatör olarak önerilmektedir. More information about Anco FIT in Turkish

Czech Republic

Krmné směsi pro zdravé a rentabilní chovy drůbeže, prasat a hovězího dobytka. Anco® FIT je Gut Agility Aktivátor do krmiva pro drůbež, hovězí dobytek i prasata. Je doporučen především pro bez antibiotikový výkrm. More information about Anco FIT in Czech.

Tierernährung – Information zu Anco FIT Farm

Anco FIT Farm ist ein Ergänzungsfuttermittel mit einem gut agility activator zur Fütterung bei Milchkühen und Schweinen mit einem neuen Ansatz für eine kosteneffiziente nachhaltige Tierernährung.

Agilität macht robuster gegen Stressfaktoren

Futterumstellungen, Hitze, hohe Milchleistungen und Mykotoxine im Futter,sind nur einige Beispiele für Stressfaktoren, denen ein Tier im Laufe seines Lebens am Betrieb ausgesetzt sein kann.

Wichtig für die Profitabilität des Betriebes und das Tierwohl ist, wie das Tier darauf reagiert. Das Ausmaß der Stressreaktionen bestimmt die Leistung, Effizienz und Gesundheit auf lange Sicht. Bei hohen Leistungen z:B. in der Laktation und Futterumstellungen sind Stressreaktionen wie zum Beispiel oxidativer Stress zu erwarten.

Das Verdauungssystem reagiert besonders empfindlich auf Stressfaktoren. Würde es jedoch schnell auf eine effizientere Weise antworten, dann wäre das Tier insgesamt robuster und hätte somit weniger Schwankungen in der Leistung.

Neue Kompetenz in der Tierernährung

Wie kann man das Tier über die Fütterung unterstützen, robuster auf Stressfaktoren zu reagieren? Das ist eine Frage mit der wir uns bei Anco intensiv beschäftigt haben. Dabei sind wir zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass das Tier eine Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln muss mit der es effizienter auf ernährungs- und umweltbedingte Stressfaktoren reagieren kann.

Das führt wiederum zu weiteren Fragen: Was sind die natürlichen Schutzmechanismen im Tier gegenüber Stressfaktoren? Wie werden sie gesteuert? Wie könnte man es über die Ernährung beeinflussen und stärken? Welche natürlichen Substanzen kommen da in Frage und wie kann man sie optimal kombinieren? Wie kann man ihre positive Wirkung im Tier messen und bestätigen?
Wir haben Antworten gefunden und das gewonnene Know-how in unserem Darm Agilitäts Aktivator angewendet: Damit haben wir eine neue Kompetenz in der Tierernährung entwickelt, mit dem unsere Anco FIT Produktlinie ins Leben gerufen wurde.

Wie wirkt Anco FIT Farm?

Anco FIT Farm basiert auf einer Formel mit pflanzlichen bioaktiven Substanzen, die die effiziente und natürliche Anpassungfähigkeit im Tier gegenüber Stressfaktoren erhöht. Die Kombination der bioaktiven Substanzen mindert häufig vorkommende Stressreaktionen, die ansonsten einen negativen Einfluss auf die Leistung und Effizienz im Tier haben. Dadurch wird das Tier robuster unter dem Einfluss von Stressfaktoren im Futter und seinem Umfeld und die Leistung konstanter. Insgesamt führt das wiederum zu einer Steigerung der Kosteneffizienz in der Fütterung auf modernen leistungsstarken Betrieben.

Wie setze ich Anco FIT Farm ein?

Anco FIT Farm ist ein Ergänzungstuttermittel und kann direkt auf Schweine- und Milchviehbetrieben ins Futter mit der jeweiligen empfohlenen Dosierung eingemischt werden.

Welche Erfahrungen gibt es mit Anco FIT Farm aus der Praxis?

Rückmeldungen von Schweinebetrieben

Beim Einsatz im Futter von laktierenden Sauen mit hoher Ferkelanzahl, wurden höhere Absetzgewichte gemessen, was sich auch positiv auf die Ferkelleistung nach dem Absetzen auswirkte. Sauen die Anco FIT im Futter um die Geburt herum hatten, wurden als ruhiger und gelassener wahrgenommen. In der Abseztphase und Mast konnte Anco FIT vor allem durch schnellere Wachstumsraten und verbesserte Futterverwertung punkten.

Video: Kundenreferenz aus Österreich

Rückmeldungen von Milchviehbetrieben

Was vor allem bei Hitzestress und Mykotoxinen im Futter beobachtet werden konnte, waren erhöhte Milchfett- und Milchproteinerträge und eine Reduzierung von Zellzahlen. Aber auch bei hochleistenden Milchkühen, die keinen bekannten Stressfaktoren ausgesetzt waren, konnten ähnliche Verbesserungen festgestellt werden, wenn auch zu einem geringeren Grad.

Anco ist ein GMP+ zertifiziertes Unternehmen und in mehr als 30 Märkten international vertreten. Mehr über uns.

Weitere Fragen zu Anco FIT Farm

Anco’s kick-off meeting with US distributor ADM

On the 29th of August Anco had an internal launch meeting with the sales team of ADM Animal Nutrition in Kansas City, USA.

Anco introduced Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry, which will be part of an ADM solution platform currently being rolled out to the US. The customizable feed solutions platform is designed for the nutritional management of dairy cattle, swine and poultry and to adapt to nutritional stressors efficiently for more profitability on farms.

Andreas Kern, executive director for Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH comments: “I am excited about our collaboration with ADM Animal Nutrition and look forward to supply the Anco FIT product line through a very competent partner in the US.”

In the US animal feed industry Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry will be available from ADM Animal Nutrition from now on.

About ADM Animal Nutrition™

ADM Animal Nutrition is a leading manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a wide range of innovative products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a global leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition also offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients designed to provide leading-edge solutions. Learn more at