Dairy diary: March business update

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

Deosan launches new teat disinfectants

Deosan launched the Target range, which is Chlorhexidine based – it offers pre and post dip options. The Deosan Target Pre-Post is designed as a pre and post milking product for all housed cattle and is also suitable as a base-line product for cows managed outside. It is available as a ready to use foam, dip or spray for pre-milking and as a dip or spray for post milking. Deosan Target Summer is a ready to use post-milking product available as a dip or spray and developed with specific outdoor challenges in mind. It considers the teat skin impact from weather extremes during grazing periods and the removal of moisture from the skin due to soil/mud contamination of the teats. This product includes a higher level of glycerol and the inclusion of Allantoin.

Deosan Target Summer is a ready to use post-milking product. Photo: Deosan
Deosan Target Summer is a ready to use post-milking product. Photo: Deosan

Victam International and VIV Europe in 2022

VIV worldwide and Victam Corporation will organise Victam International and VIV Europe together at the Jaarbeurs exhibition grounds in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 31 May until 2 June 2022. The Victam International exhibition will move back from Cologne, Germany, to its home country where it all started in 1965 in Utrecht. The set-up is different from the set-up in Asia as VIV Europe and Victam International will be co-located but in their own halls. Victam International will be held every 3 years.

Dairy diary: March business update

Covid-19: VIV MEA 2020 postponed

VIV MEA management team has decided to postpone VIV MEA 2020 to August 31st – September 2nd, 2020 in Abu Dhabi due to the Covid-19 situation. This decision has been taken after careful consideration and in the interest of exhibitors and visitors and, above all, to protect the health of all attendees. The exhibitors agreed that the postponement of the event is the best solution and have therefore confirmed the decision to move their participation.

Royal De Heus acquires Cerrado Nutrição Animal

On March 6th, Royal De Heus signed the agreement for the acquisition of the Brazilian cattle nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição Animal, located in Itaberaí, state of Goiás. Cerrado Nutrição Animal produces a complete range of high-quality dairy and beef products. Such as complete feeds, concentrates, nucleus, mineral supplements and mineral protein supplements. The founder of Cerrado Nutrição Animal, Antonio Pedroso, will continue to play an important role in the further expansion of the company. De Heus Brazil offers a complete range of nutritional products for multiple animal categories, including pigs, cattle (beef and milk), poultry, pets and aquaculture.

Zinpro appoints regional business enterprise leader

Zinpro Corporation, that provides trace mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals, announced that Matt Douglas has been promoted to regional business enterprise leader – North America. In his new position, Douglas will be responsible for leading the US and Canada sales and the North American regional marketing teams to drive success and sales growth across North America. Douglas joined the company in 2015 as a key account manager for the Americas sales team, a role in which he was responsible for growing global strategic partnerships. In early 2019, Douglas was promoted to central district sales manager for North America, where he led the company’s US central division sales team.

Photo: Zinpro
Photo: Zinpro

Fonterra Chairman confirms retirement

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (FCG) Chairman John Monaghan has confirmed that he will retire as a director of the Co-operative when his current 3-year term ends at its Annual Meeting this November. Monaghan explained that his decision was the next step in the Fonterra Board’s development and succession planning. “After 11 years as a director, and having seen through the introduction of our new strategy, operating model, and with our debt reduction efforts well progressed, the timing is right for me and for the Co-op.

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