Alltech Acquires, Aquatic Feed Co., Coppens International

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has acquired Coppens International, a leading international aquatic feed solutions company in the Netherlands. Coppens International is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 14 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011. For almost 24 years, Coppens International has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative, high-quality aquatic feed producer. The company’s specialties …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Feed, Nutrition

Cuba Creates #ONEBigIdea for U.S.

Jamie Johansen

Cuba’s newly opened relationship with the United States gives us access to an emerging market and provides new perspectives on it’s lands. The opportunities for new agriculture, technology and food concepts is something we can’t ignore. Alltech calls it a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I sat down with Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Aqua Director, Alltech, during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Export, International, Markets

Alltech Launches Aquaculture Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland. The program launch will serve as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the company’s growing aquaculture division. “Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue …

Ag Group, Alltech, Aquaculture, International, Research, University

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy Schultz

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Alltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

AASV, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Poultry, Swine, Veterinary

FDA Approves GE Salmon

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken several steps based on sound science and a comprehensive review regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency is also issuing a guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Fish, Food

Tilapia Farming at California's Coachella Valley

Jamie Johansen

New Global Energy, Inc. is focused on aqua-farming, agriculture, and health & wellness. And they just launched the tilapia spawning season at their farm in California’s Coachella Valley with a record number of fish. They expect the coming year will prove to be record setting in terms of the number of sustainable fish grown and sold on the farm. October …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Fish

Alltech's Global VP Keynotes BioMarine Convention

Jamie Johansen

2015 BioMarine Business Convention has announced that Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president and head of Greater China for Alltech, will deliver the keynote presentation. The event will be in Wilmington, NC, October 12-14. Dr. Lyons will speak on “What We Should Learn From China,” drawing on his time living in Beijing and covering the country’s success in promoting its …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Fish

Algae – Alltech's Answer to Fish Oil Shortage

Jamie Johansen

It is hard to find a more diverse company than Alltech. At their recent REBELation, breakout sessions covered topics from digital media to aquaculture. Headlining discussion on algae was, Becky Timmons, Director for Applications Research and Quality Assurance for Alltech Algae. She started with Alltech 30 years ago and also has a very diversified background. She has been everything from …

Agribusiness, Algae, Alltech, Aquaculture, Fish, Nutrition

Nutrinsic to Exhibit at Aquaculture America

Jamie Johansen

Nutrinsic will exhibit at the Aquaculture America show on Thursday, February 19-22 at the Marriott New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. Nutrinsic will share information about ProFloc, Nutrinsic’s sustainable protein for fish and animal feed, while providing insight into upcycling and the growing need for sustainable products. Nutrinsic has scheduled meetings with journalists and feed professionals from around the world. …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Nutrition