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Symrise to acquire Diana Group for US$1.8 billion

German scents and flavours group Symrise is to buy France's Diana Group for an agreed 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion) including debt to narrow the gap on top rival Givaudan and expand in natural ingredients and pet food,, according to Reuters. The purchase from private equity group Ardian will make...

Salmonella on poultry a ‘common enemy’

The United States and Denmark are at war. Not against each other, but against a common enemy - Salmonella on poultry products. "Recently, there has been attention in the media about Denmark's attempts to eradicate Salmonella from its poultry supply. Like Denmark, the US poultry industry and the fede...

Boehringer Ingelheim AH supports PCV2 projects

For more than seven years Boehringer Ingelheim has been funding independent European research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. Since 2007, the company has supported 20 research projects with 25,000 euro each - in total 500,000 euro. In 2013 the ...

Hy-Line Italy expansion incorporates new technology

Hy-Line Italy, the largest supplier of day old layer pullets for the Italian market, is fuelling the further expansion of its hatchery operations with SmartPro single stage incubation technologies from Pas Reform. The company, formerly owned by the Costa family and now part of Hy-Line's hatchery ope...

People: Zinpro appoints new account manager

Performance minerals company Zinpro recently announced the addition of Jorge de la Cruz as Account Manager – Mexico. In this position, Jorge de la Cruz will be responsible for beef sales activities throughout the country. He is located in Guadalajara, Mexico, and reports to Guillermo Vela, Zinpro Re...

2 Sisters invests in biomass boilers on UK poultry farms

Biomass boilers are to be installed on 20 poultry farms of 2 Agriculture, the sister company of UK food producer, the 2 Sisters Food Group. The new £20m heating solution will further improve chicken welfare standards, reduce co2 emissions and reduce running costs at the upgraded locations at the far...

Product: Munters Drive – reduce energy on the pig farm

Poultry and pig farm operations are now facing a revolution in energy efficiency. The latest advancement in motor technology, Munters Drive, will help to reduce carbon foot print, save money and time on maintenance in agricultural ventilation in cold climates. Energy efficiency Munters Drive ...

Final round in Alltech Young Scientist competition

Alltech has named the eight finalists to vie for the 2014 Alltech Young Scientist undergraduate and graduate titles, awards bestowed on the two champions of the global competition that rewards scientific innovation through research. Registrants for the annual competition were asked to join Alltech i...

First scientific journal focuses on insects as food and feed

Wageningen Academic Publishers will publish the first scientific journal on insects as food and feed. The first issue is planned for 2015. Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several conti...

North Korea reports two cases of H5N1

H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has struck two poultry producing farms in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, killing more than 46,000 birds, according to a report posted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). In the first outbreak, all 46,217 birds died of the disease i...

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