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Dairy Diary: May’s business update

What did the month of May unveil in the dairy industry? Let’s see what took place and what’s new.

DuPont: Latest enzyme for lactose-free market

DuPont announced the North American launch of Bonlacta, its latest enzyme for the lactose-free dairy market. This product allows for process optimisation and cost reduction, enabling production of a wide range of lactose-free dairy products. It is fast acting under refrigeration conditions and is able to withstand high temperatures to enable new, optimised processes with even faster lactose hydrolysis targets. The thermal properties makes it optimal for flash pasteurisation or high-temperature short-time (HTST) processing.

DeLaval: New calf hygiene box

The new automatic hygiene box from DeLaval is designed for high calf hygiene and animal welfare. It allows for a more natural drinking position for the calves, resulting in smoother milk intake. The hygiene box performs a thorough circulation cleaning of the calf feeder up to the teat. This can be programmed up to four times per day. The valve system allows the water and detergent mix to circulate during the cleaning process, whereas the milk does not circulate to safeguard high quality milk. After each drinking session, the system performs a cleaning, including the outside of the teats and surrounding areas, ensuring the drainage bowl is cleaned of milk residue and mucus.

Photo: DeLaval
Photo: DeLaval

SPACE 2020: Innov'Space still on the agenda

Despite SPACE 2020 being cancelled, the organisers will go ahead with Innov'Space 2020, a showcase for innovation and a real commercial asset that has been highlighting the know-how of companies to livestock farmers for 25 years. The award-winners list will be revealed on September 15th, the date on which SPACE 2020 was supposed to open its doors at Rennes exhibition centre, in France. The applications will be studied by a Jury independent of SPACE organization. The deadline for Innov’Space applications is 17 July 2020.

Photo: SPACE
Photo: SPACE

CCPA GROUP: THERMO program to tackle heat stress

The CCPA GROUP has developed ThermoPlus, a nutritional solution incorporated into dairy cow feed, is formulated to support the animals' performance by acting on three levels: It is made up of a specific blend of plant extracts that promotes the ingestion of dry matter and thus attenuates the decrease in intake induced by heat stress; The supply of electrolytes helps to compensate for heat stress losses; It uses capsaicin which allows the general regulation of the metabolism.

Photo: CCPA GROUP
Photo: CCPA GROUP

Zinpro announces new country manager

Zinpro Corporation announced that Piergiorgio Persona has joined the company as country manager – Italy. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction in Italy across all species and products. His work experience includes roles as a vitamin and mineral premix formulator for dairy and swine, and as a technical and scientific advisor for disinfectants, essential oils and flavonoids.

Photo: Zinpro Corporation
Photo: Zinpro Corporation

The Canarm boot wash improves farm bio-security

The Canarm Boot Wash by Canarm AgSystems is made from durable stainless steel with 4 high-pressure nozzles for fast and effective boot cleaning. The product fits all boot sizes and is self-cleaning.

Photo: Canarm AgSystems
Photo: Canarm AgSystems

ILDEX Vietnam 2020 date

ILDEX Vietnam 2020 the 8th International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing and Aquaculture Exposition will open its doors to industry professionals and trade visitor again from 9-11 December 2020. It is organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. MEREBO Messe International based in Hamburg/Germany is in charge of European and Australian participants. ILDEX Vietnam 2020 includes all groups of livestock management and meat processing. The show will occupy 10,000 sqm at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center.

Weltec Biopower builds biogas plant

German plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower will build a biogas plant in Veria, northern Greece. The main investor and operator of the project is one of the largest abattoirs for pigs and cattle in the country. The 500-kW plant is set to go live in November 2020. According to the Greek research institute CRES, the waste from animal husbandry and slaughtering throughout Greece amounts to 17.5 million t/year, which corresponds to a potential biogas capacity of about 370 MW.

Photo: Weltec Biopower
Photo: Weltec Biopower

Merck Animal Health introduces new training module

Merck Animal Health announced the release of its next Dairy Care365 training module on biocontainment. This is the second module of a two-part bioawareism series featuring biosecurity expert Danelle Bickett-Weddle, D.V.M., Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The module focuses on strategies to prevent diseases from spreading within a dairy operation, known as biocontainment. More specifically, the module contains best practices to follow to assure animals have fewer disease challenges that impact health, productivity and profitability.

Photo: Merck Animal Health
Photo: Merck Animal Health

VIV marks 20 years in China

During 20 years of presence in China, VIV has served more than 5,000 exhibitors and welcomed over 350,000 visitors in total. With its Feed to Food concept, VIV in China attracts buyers and market leaders from around the world. VIV Qingdao is now held on a yearly basis. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently considered under control within China, and so this year the event will take place from 17-19 September with a focus on ruminant, aquaculture, swine breeding, slaughtering and processing.

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