Leads at VIV Asia 2019

March 14, 2019

Evonik sets a new paradigm with Precision Livestock Farming
Adisseo promotes Methiopedia to Asian customers
FF Chemicals reaps benefits from AGP-free regulations in Asia
Norel introduces EO-FIT and Bymet
Vencomatic offers hatchery automation
Thailand to host WVPA Congress this September
Jamesway makes headway with new hatchery software
Van Aarsen looks to South Asia
Socorex launches micro range lasting syringes
Salmet’s augmented reality application
Emka promotes dry hatch technology

Evonik sets a new paradigm with Precision Livestock Farming

With feed taking up 70% of production costs in livestock agriculture, Evonik has invested in Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) to ensure better efficiencies and productivity for its clients, across their value chains. Vice President Know-how, Services and Digitalization, Johann Fickler told Asian Agribiz that digitalization will optimize productivity and deliver better results in livestock production and farming. “This is crucial in view of the growing population and changing needs of consumers. We need to guide agriculture technology to produce more with less and hence, PLF. With digitalization and data mining, producers will be able to identify concerns in real time and effect solutions, thus keeping productivity in check.”

Adisseo promotes Methiopedia to Asian customers
Global animal nutrition company Adisseo took the benefits at VIV Asia 2019 to promote its new edition of Methiopedia to Asian customers. Methiopedia is a technical reference book on methionine forms used in animal feeds. This new, enriched edition covers metabolism and utilization of methionine forms, formulation considerations, new data on methionine sources comparison from trials, and also technology. “We already have good feedback from our customers in other regions. So, I believe this new edition of Methiopedia will be an eye opener for our Asian customers about methionine from A to Z,” said Luis Souza, Regional Technical Manager (Rhodimet & Specialties) at Adisseo Asia Pacific.

Foodmate stages live demo of its new whole leg deboner
Poultry processing systems provider Foodmate conducted live demonstration of its new Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner for the first time to customers in Asia. David Hazenbroek, Foodmate President, said the company received good feedback from visitors. Through the live demonstration, they can see directly how the new deboner makes a precise cut along the bone without damaging the meat or the bone. Mr Hazenbroek said the new deboner has an output speed of 6000 legs/hour and is equipped with X-Ray measurement system to accurately measure the position of the knee-cap and the length of the drum and thigh bone. He also revealed that three units of the new deboner have been sold to South Korea and five units to Thailand.

FF Chemicals reaps benefits from AGP-free regulations in Asia
FF Chemicals is enjoying good business in Asia following the ban on antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) use for livestock in some countries in the region. CEO Joop van Ooijen said in Vietnam, the company’s business grew three-fold last year – not to mention that its business also grew significantly in other Asian countries. FF Chemicals produces organic acids and salts. These products have consistent efficacies compared to other AGP alternatives. Dr van Ooijen believes more countries in the region will ban the use of AGPs, which means FF Chemicals’ business outlook in the region will be brighter.

Norel introduces EO-FIT and Bymet
Spanish, animal nutrition company Norel introduced its new products ‘EO-FIT’ and ‘Bymet’ to customers in the poultry and dairy businesses, at the VIV Asia 2019. EO-FIT for Poultry is a combination of essential oils useful in combatting lesions caused by Eimeria tenella and Bymet for ruminants has shown to help increase milk fat, protein, milk yield, reduce pregnancy losses and improve dairy performance. The products launched in India last year made their first appearance in Southeast Asia at VIV Asia, Marketing Coordinator, Josep Chillon told Asian Agribiz.

Vencomatic offers hatchery automation
The Vencomatic brand prides itself in offering a complete solution when it comes to egg-handling for hatcheries. At VIV Asia the group showcased their Prinzen model which sorts out eggs to be set on trays the correct side up and according to size/weight for chicks to develop properly. The margin of error here is greatly reduced when almost no human handling occurs with this type of automation. “It also doesn’t need that much of space as it is compact and is comparably cost-friendly to what is out there in the market,” said Theo Blox, Exhibitions Marketing Officer.

Thailand to host WVPA Congress this September
The Thai Veterinary Poultry Association will host the 21st World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress (WVPAC 2019) from September 16-20. The event will take place at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center, said Dr Taweesak Songserm, Chairman of the organizing committee. Held under the theme ‘Poultry: the Value Protein for One’s Health’, the conference will focus on food safety and biosecurity. More than 2,000 veterinarians and experts are expected to attend WVPAC, he said.

Jamesway makes headway with new hatchery software
Jamesway is entering niche markets in Asia with its two new machines; the XCM single stage hatchery and the P10 compact incubator (from Platinum 2.0 Single-Stage range). The machines were launched at the VIV Asia 2019 in Bangkok. The company is also promoting its Hatchcom 4 software to help producers integrate the management of all hatchery equipment, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Kris Crowe told Asian Agribiz.

Van Aarsen looks to South Asia
Van Aarsen exhibiting their full option feed mills in Asia will be refocusing on the Indian market this year. Van Aarsen, Marketing Communications Manager, Maril van Kempen told Asian Agribiz at VIV Asia 2019 that they recently appointed a new sales manager in India to expand their business in the region.

Socorex launches micro range lasting syringes
Socorex introduced Socorex Ultra, an extension of the original 1810 syringe model. Sylvain Christen, Executive Director and CEO of Socorex said the newly-developed injecting equipment is designed to break the volume barriers to lower than the general capacity and can be injected among animal varieties from fish, pigeons to rabbits, poultry and swine. The light-weight injecting equipment was made for long-lasting use, which helps reduce cost especially on packaging and logistics in the long run. The equipment is designed to reduce animal trauma from injecting wounds, particularly among fish, he told Asian Agribiz.

Salmet’s augmented reality application
Augmented reality will soon become the norm in presenting equipment on platforms such as VIV Asia according to Salmet’s Director of Sales and Marketing Mari van Gruijthuijsen. “As you can see we have decided not to showcase equipment at the booth. We have a custom-made application which can present our project in augmented reality for potential clients.” Mr van Gruijthuijsen went on to explain that the app is not just a gimmick but is what they use to plan projects collaborating with clients at all sales meetings. Using a tablet device, a poultry house features can be easily augmented in terms of layout, width, length, climate data and sizing according to land area availability among others.

Emka promotes dry hatch technology
Emka Incubators is promoting its ‘dry hatch’ technology in Asia this year as more customers are seeking to adopt the technology. Emka Incubators, Sales Director, Daniel Abrahams, said that last month they appointed a new agent for Bangladesh to further expand their presence in the region. The company will also focus on Nepal as a fast growing market.