Technological advances and solutions at VIV Asia 2019

March 15, 2019

VIV Asia 2019: Biggest edition ever
Phytobiotics’ natural solutions gain ground in Asia
APC confident that functional proteins derived from plasma is here to stay
Strong r&d strengthens Danbred’s leading position
With automation trending, Gi-Ovo’s ECS gains ground
Energy efficient fans from Termotechnica Pericoli
An isotonic drink for pigs from Tonisity
Grimaud Freres introduces new line of Pekin duck breeders
Natural immune health solutions key to animal health and food safety
NIR is on trend for nutritional strategies
Nedap offers precision pig production

VIV Asia 2019: Biggest edition ever
With a 30% increase in exhibition space (30,000 net sqm at full Bitec), this time, the show features heavily on food engineering. The show which closes today, has 1250 leading companies from 60 countries, that are expected to generate more than USD 570 million worth of commercial transactions. Panadda Kongma, Head of Competence Center for Livestock of VIV Asia, said: “We focus on the food production business as we created the ‘Food Engineering’ section in Hall 98. We also focus on the swine business with 30% growth in exhibiting companies. Lastly, we bridged business potentials with other countries through 10 international pavilions.”

Phytobiotics’ natural solutions gain ground in Asia
Natural feed additives supplier Phytobiotics promoted its natural solutions at the show. The solutions are plant-based standardized Sangrovit line, organically bound trace elements Plexomin line, and flavors and sweeteners Flavorsweet line. Piyamitr Muenprasertdee, Marketing Manager said the products are gaining ground in Asian markets on the back of antibiotic growth promoters-free (AGP) regulations in some countries in the region. As such, “we continue to expand our business in this region by adding new sales and technical people. We will also add new products in order to offer the best solutions for our customers in this AGP-free era,” he told Asian Agribiz.

APC confident that functional proteins derived from plasma is here to stay
APC’s Vice President of Global Sales Tom Schmitt said the technology APC uses to separate plasma fractions is similar to technology used for milk processing in the dairy industry and plasma separation in blood banks. “The risk of us ever coming in contact with contaminated products is virtually none. This is proven via the 20 patents we hold related to collecting, processing and feeding functional proteins in the US and Europe,” he told Asian Agribiz. He added that even with similar plant extracts in the market, the efficacy of functional proteins derived from plasma has been proven to be much higher.

Strong r&d strengthens Danbred’s leading position
Pig genetics company Danbred continues to strengthen its position in the world’s pig genetics market. CEO Thomas Muurmann Henriksen said every year the company allocates more than USD 22 million for research and development (r&d). As such, the company is able to deliver and document record breaking genetic progress with state-of-the-art breeding setup, 100% genomic selection, weekly calculations of G-BLUP indexes, reliable data collection in nucleus and boar testing station, and fast turnover of breeding animals. “Looking ahead, our research and development will be focusing on social pigs/social interaction, more feed data with pen recordings, survival from birth to slaughter, and boar taint,” Mr Henriksen revealed to Asian Agribiz. Danbred has had a strong foothold in Asia, especially in China, South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. Recently it entered into strategic agreements with partners and companies in Vietnam, Myanmar and Japan.

With automation trending, Gi-Ovo’s ECS gains ground
Egg handling innovations provider Gi-Ovo is enjoying progress in Asia due to the high adoption of automation in the poultry industry. Its Eggs Cargo System (ECS) features high quality, durable virgin plastic with highest UV protection in an efficient interlocking system to minimize breakages. This system is suitable for all modern egg grading and processing equipment. “Poultry players in this region invest in egg automation in their hatcheries and in their commercial egg handling, grading and packing processes. The more they automate, the more they need systems like ours,” General Manager Jacco Wagelaar told Asian Agribiz. Gi-Ovo has partnered with Moba, Sanovo and also Nabel to supply its ECS for egg handling, grading and packing systems. In addition, Gi-Ovo sees good demand for its ECS in the duck egg markets in Asia.

Energy efficient fans from Termotechnica Pericoli
The new EOC 53 prototype from a new line of energy efficient exhaust fans called the ‘G Line’ was showcased at the Termotechnica Pericoli booth. Termotechnica Pericoli, CEO, Alberto Grandoni speaking to Asian Agribiz said they were looking to differentiate and promote their other products in the Asian market this year, having captured a significant market share in exhaust fans in the region.

An isotonic drink for pigs from Tonisity
Trials done with Tonisity Px; the first protein drink for pigs have shown better weaning weights and faster growth to finish, said Tonisity, Managing Director, Mathieu Cortyl speaking to Asian Agribiz. A first of its kind, the product, Mr Cortyl believes will achieve greater success this year in Asia as the company expands its operations in the region.

Grimaud Freres introduces new line of Pekin duck breeders
A new line of Pekin duck breeders called ‘STAR 53’ was unveiled at VIV Asia 2019 in Bangkok. The new breeder line has been timed with Grimaud Freres celebrating 10 years of genetic selection in the Vietnam duck industry, said Groupe Grimaud, Director Marketing and Communications, Julien Leblond.

Natural immune health solutions key to animal health and food safety
Diamond V introduced natural immune health products that optimize animal health and performance as well as food safety. Branded ‘Immune Strength for Life’ and introduced during the VIV Asia 2019, Diamond V’s range of products are natural bioactive compounds for inclusion in premixes, complete feed products, and drinking water. These products are scientifically proven to support health and well-being in poultry, pigs, cattle, and aquaculture species. Amid global concerns on animal welfare and antimicrobial resistance in humans, the company’s new technologies aim to strengthen animal health while reducing the use of antibiotics, said JC Filippi, Managing Director of Diamond V – Asia.

NIR is on trend for nutritional strategies
In an increasingly challenging commercial environment, Near Infared (NIR) is becoming central to nutrition strategies, according to AB Vista. “NIR is emerging as a key part of the toolkit. New developments have extended NIR application beyond traditional proximate analysis, enabling companies to optimize feed additive application, through precision evaluation of such anti-nutritional factors,” said Marylan Dela Mar Rivera, Regional Sales Director for Southeast Asia. The aim is to improve nutrient utilization and a significant improvement in amino acids, minerals and energy, meaning diets can be formulated with higher nutrient credits, delivering considerable feed cost savings.

Nedap offers precision pig production
Future proof pig solutions are what Nedap N.V. offered customers where a model of the PorkTuner was showcased. As a smart tool under PorkSense, the system weighs each pig and directs it to one of two feeding areas with the diet best suited to the pig’s weight. Continuous data collection on growth allows accurate forecasting of weight development, allowing for planning deliveries and transport up to weeks ahead. “This concept can accommodate large groups of pigs up to 600 heads instead of the traditional 10 or 20 groups. As the pigs are RFID tagged, data is collected and collated which can be shared with a diverse group; from genetic improvement, feed manufacturing, veterinary services to meat processing,” Martin Enderink, Global Sales Director told Asian Agribiz.