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Dairy Diary: February business update

What did the month of February unveil? From new a CEO at DeLaval to IFF completing a merger with DuPont.

DeLaval appoints new CEO

The board of the Tetra Laval Group has appointed Paul Löfgren as president & CEO of DeLaval, effective 1 April 2021. After 18 years as president & CEO of DeLaval, Mr Joakim Rosengren has decided to step down. Löfgren is currently executive vice president of the Europe, Middle East & Africa cluster and has been with DeLaval since 2012 and in his current position since 2016. Paul Löfgren is 51 years old and holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

Photo: DeLaval
Photo: DeLaval

NUQO appoints Barentz as strategic distribution partner

Feed additives manufacturer, NUQO, has appointed Barentz Animal Nutrition as the preferred distribution partner for their range of feed additives in the Benelux and several surrounding countries. The new partnership with Barentz is driven by NUQO’s strategic plan to implement the best high-performance distribution network and to further expand its activities in Europe and globally. The NUQO product range consists of several products that combine phyto- and phycogenic compounds that are encapsulated. “The addition of Barentz as a partner in specific European markets will help to reach more producers,” said Ewenn Helary, CEO of NUQO.

NovaPro scoops Royal Dairy Innovation Award

A UK-grown sustainable feed that can replace soya in dairy cow rations has scooped this year’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award at Dairy-Tech Online. NovaPro from Trident Feeds is a high energy rumen-protected protein made from UK rapeseed. With proven performance benefits including improved intakes and milk yield, it can also provide a cost-effective alternative to soya. Trials run by the University of Nottingham found rations containing NovaPro produced an additional 1.7 litres of milk per cow per day compared to a soya and rape ration, with no significant effect on milk constituents.

Photo: KW Alternative Feeds
Photo: KW Alternative Feeds

Balchem introduces new Choline product

Introducing ReaShure-XC Precision Release Choline from Balchem. ReaShure-XC is produced in Balchem’s European facility and delivers an industry leading 60% choline chloride payload. The new product is supported by two decades of research including 40 research studies across multiple species and 25 peer reviewed papers.

ReaShure-XC features Balchem’s new X encapsulation technology which has been optimised for feed stability, rumen protection and intestinal availability.

Photo: Balchem
Photo: Balchem

IFF to complete merger With DuPont

IFF to complete the previously announced merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) business. The combined company will continue to operate under the name IFF. The complementary portfolios give the company leadership positions within the Taste, Texture, Scent, Nutrition, Enzymes, Cultures, Soy Proteins and Probiotics ingredient categories.

Diversey and Promar International launch global initiative

Diversey’s Deosan Agriculture hygiene brand, together with leading industry consultants, Promar International, have kicked off 2021 by launching a global initiative to recognise, celebrate and publicise the positive innovations, improvements and actions of the dairy community that are collectively shaping the future of the industry.

The ‘We Are Dairy’ Initiative, which offers the overall winner a generous prize of $10,000, is inviting dairy farm owners, managers, employees or dairy farming groups to promote the industry by showcasing the incredible advancements being made on dairy farms and the positive impact they have on farm businesses, communities or the supply chain, on a daily basis.