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Nuscience Belgium participated in seminars in Pakistan.

(thu, 2 oct 2014)

Nuscience Belgium proudly presents the launch of its Health4U product range in Pakistan together with its distributor Orient Animal Health Pvt.Ltd. The launching ceremony was celebrated by organizing two technical seminars in two different cities; Gujranwala and Faisalabad on 24th and 25th September 2014.

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Porcito: Babimel Lac in the picture

(tue, 30 sep 2014)

Every edition of the newsletter will feature a product from the Porcito range. We are kicking off with Babimel Lac.

Sows’ milk remains the best diet for piglets but sometimes there is no other option than to wean some of the piglets early. Babimel Lac is a milk replacer especially developed for the motherless rearing of piglets.

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Nuscience at the “Agricultural Days” in Someren

(tue, 30 sep 2014)

This year, Nuscience was represented for the first time at the Agricultural Days in Someren. Many visitors were received at our stand and there was plenty of opportunity for them to become acquainted with our specialists and products. A number of our main products were displayed at our stand: our new PORCITO piglet feed range, our MERVIT mineral mixtures and our extensive series of health and performance-enhancing products such as Vitanox and Aromabiotic concepts.

We can look back on two very successful days!

Nuscience is working on healthy dairy cattle and longer lifespan

(tue, 30 sep 2014)

Healthy cows live longer. This may seem a logical fact, but that isn't the case. The average age of dairy herds in the Netherlands is mainly affected by economic factors such as the price of milk, and to a much lesser extent by, for example, better udder health or fertility. The majority of dairy farmers appears to have limited interest in extending the life of their dairy cows, and yet it is also in the interest of those dairy farmers to keep their cows healthy.

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Progress of construction new factory in Belgium

(tue, 30 sep 2014)

At the end of 2013, Nuscience started the construction of a new factory on their site in Drongen. Currently, the first phase of the work has been completed. The large and intermediate warehouses are now in use. The two loading docks to facilitate easier loading and unloading of lorries are also operational.

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LIV Hardenberg

(tue, 30 sep 2014)

Nuscience will again be present at the LIV fair in Hardenberg this year. During these 3 days, extra attention will be given to the new piglet feed range: Porcito!

Porcito is the collective name of our total piglet feed range. It includes the well-known names Babito, Babimel and Babistar.

As a promotional offer, pig farmers will be approached and given the opportunity to win 1000 kg of prestarter. In any event, everyone interested will receive a nice gadget!

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Nuscience Premix International makes next step in Serbia.

(mon, 15 sep 2014)

One of the largest manufacturers of animal feed solutions in Europe, Nuscience Group, became the sole owner of the Serbian company Novi Mix. Nuscience Group acquired a 51 percent interest in the company last year, and has now decided to acquire the rest of the shared ownership. “In the last year we have seen that the Serbian market is changing rapidly and feed suppliers more and more want to buy high quality premixes instead of producing them” said Patrick Keereman, CEO of Nuscience Group. “Midterm, the access to the European market will further support this tendency”.

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INTERVIEW: Nuscience Plans to Strengthen Presence in Southeast Asia

(sat, 26 jul 2014)

Source: Feedinfo News Service

26 June 2014 – When Nuscience Group launched its Aromabiotic® range almost 10 years ago, the global market for antimicrobial growth promoters (AGP) replacements was in its infancy. Mounting public concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in feed, as well as evolving regulatory landscapes in many parts of the world have changed that, and provided the Ghent, Belgium-based company with new market growth opportunities.

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VIV Europe 2014

(tue, 1 jul 2014)

The VIV Europe 2014 trade show, held from Tuesday 20 May to Thursday 22 May in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, attracted more than 20 thousand visitors in all, around 25% of them from the Netherlands.
During the show, Nuscience presented itself with the new product Vitanox, the natural antioxidant, and the new ‘Porcito’ product range for pigs. The stand was very busy with visitors from many countries.

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Vitanox: Combat oxidative stress with polyphenols

(tue, 1 jul 2014)

In highly-productive animals, or during stressful periods (e.g. weaning, heat stress, ...) all cellular metabolic processes in the body are accelerated, including the oxidation processes. This leads to an increased production of free radicals, with harmful effects in the body as a result. For this reason, Nuscience developed Vitanox, with a proven positive effect on oxidative stress within the cell and an improvement in gut integrity through its positive effect on the so-called ‘tight junctions’.

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Nuscience offers strategies against heat stress in cattle, poultry and pigs

(tue, 1 jul 2014)

The effects of heat stress are varied and are often underestimated. Heat stress affects the physiological processes of the whole animal.
The following elements are recognised: increasing breathing frequency/panting, decline in feed uptake, (subclinical) rumen acidosis, decline in production in the form of growth, eggs, milk production (also in sows), and a negative effect on fertility.

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Mervit Mineral Feeds reduce the risk of milk fever

(tue, 1 jul 2014)

Milk fever is one of the primary health problems in Dutch dairy farming.
Although a cow with milk fever can generally be treated successfully by means of an infusion, prevention is better than cure. Feeding of a dry period mineral feed is essential in this.

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Nuscience announces groundbreaking ceremony for new plant in Tianjin

(thu, 29 may 2014)

Nuscience is building a brand new factory for the production and marketing of its premixes, concentrates and specialty feeds in West TEDA, China. The new factory will replace the existing facility and triple the production capacity to 10,000mt per month and is expected to be operational by mid-2015.

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PORCITO

(wed, 14 may 2014)

Porcito Feed Concept. An extensive portfolio for the young piglet!
The absolute guarantee for health is the use of our own patented top product Aromabiotic MCFA in combination with other health-promoting additives.

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VITANOX

(wed, 14 may 2014)

Vitanox is a powerful natural antioxidant composed of specially selected polyphenolic compounds, offering a good dietary strategy to reduce oxidative stress in animals. By neutralizing harmful free radicals very efficiently, Vitanox can spare the use of Vitamin E and will offer an extra protection.

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New approach against mycotoxins: Vitafix Select, Plus and Ultra

(fri, 21 mar 2014)

Nuscience has developed a range of products against mycotoxins. Reduced feed intake, increased feed conversion and fertility problems are all effects of mycotoxins in feed. One negative effect of mycotoxins that is still underestimated is the suppression of the immune system of animals, resulting in more susceptibility of animals to diseases.

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Copper supplementation for cattle

(fri, 21 mar 2014)

The Animal Health Service has recently expanded its bulk tank milk study to include copper. In addition to an analysis of the dairy herd’s daily intake of iodine and selenium, dairy farmers who subscribe to this study will now also receive information about the intake of copper on herd level. Nuscience can help you regulate this trace element supplementation.

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New regulations 2014 concerning cobalt

(fri, 21 mar 2014)

For the supply of vitamin B12, ruminants are dependent on the formation of vitamin B12 by the microflora in the rumen. Cobalt is an essential trace element for the production of vitamin B12. Last year, legislation concerning cobalt has changed.

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Nuscience acquires Metachem Nutrientes in Brasil

(wed, 4 dec 2013)

Nuscience has acquired the company Metachem Nutrientes, active in the development, production and sales of high-quality feed additives in Brasil. This acquisition is the first foothold of Nuscience in this large and high-potential market.

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Lower cell count in tests with Mervit Udder Health

(fri, 22 nov 2013)

The use of antibiotics in the Dutch livestock industry must be reduced. The objective of the government is to achieve a reduction in 2015 of 70% compared to 2009. Less possibilities to correct health issues with antibiotics afterwards means that a good animal immune response is crucial. The use of the right feed supplements can make a significant contribution in this regard. Mervit UDDER HEALTH has a four-fold approach to immunity (contains Aromabiotic Cattle among other things). It helps, for example, to reduce the cell count in dairy cows and to reduce the number of new udder infections.

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Successful participation of Nuscience at LIV Hardenberg

(fri, 22 nov 2013)

Nuscience also participated this year at the LIV in Hardenberg. We welcomed many visitors to our booth. It was a good opportunity to meet our specialists and talk to them about animal health in pig farming. Judging by the reactions to the ‘test kits’ that we distributed containing BABIMEL and BABITO, it was again confirmed that an early feed intake by piglets is of great importance. Overall, this was a very successful trade fair for us! But we are already looking ahead. We hope to see many of you again at the LIV in Venray!

Vitasow: Sow premix ‘Vital’ for healthy piglets

(fri, 22 nov 2013)

Litters are getting bigger and the average birth weight is becoming lower; it is therefore essential that piglets are born healthy. Healthy piglets get on their feet quickly after birth, are active and search the sow’s udder. They have sufficient energy to compete with their litter mates for the best teat and drink plenty of colostrum, and later plenty of milk. They need colostrum for energy and immunity. Factors that play a role in the vitality of piglets

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Nuscience partners with ProVaaSys Nutrients in India

(fri, 11 oct 2013)

Nuscience Group is pleased to announce its next step into the Indian market through technical collaboration with ProVaaSys Nutrients India Pvt Ltd. Nuscience Group will provide technical knowhow, formulation support and QC inputs on Poultry Nutrition to its new partner ProVaaSys, along with its new age poultry feed premixes. The technical teams of Nuscience Group and ProVaaSys India will work closely to develop high quality and cost effective poultry feeds best suited to the Indian poultry industry. The agreement was signed by Mr. Patrick Keereman, Chief Executive Officer and the Directors of ProVaaSys India in August 2013.

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MERVOBEST® Seminar “Sustainable animal feed for a healthy dairy chain” extremely successful!

(thu, 12 sep 2013)

On Thursday 5 September, Nuscience organised a seminar to mark the occasion of the renovation of the MervoBest factory. Some 150 guests from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Croatia and Hungary, among others, participated in this seminar.

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Extra attention when weaning piglets in the autumn

(thu, 12 sep 2013)

In the autumn, the stress involved during weaning is heightened by the changes in the climate. The consequences of draught and/or too low temperatures in the section can have adverse effects like aggression, reduced growth and digestion problems. In addition to checking the climate settings, it is therefore worth taking the time to optimise the feed intake of piglets, both before and after weaning. Nuscience offers several solutions.

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Increased interest in lactose in milk

(thu, 12 sep 2013)

After water, lactose is the biggest component of milk, but unlike protein and fat, until recently the milk processing industry has not been particularly interested in it. However, this seems to be changing, since FrieslandCampina expressed its intention to put a value on lactose in milk in 2014. In this plan, a negative basic price is no longer calculated for the quantity of milk, but a ratio in the payment of 10:5: 1 for protein: fat: lactose is used. Interesting to see what the dairy farmer can accomplish with this.

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A quick introduction: Account Manager Piglet Feeds

(thu, 12 sep 2013)

Michiel Stoutjesdijk was appointed account manager for piglet feed products with effect from 1 July. After completing his studies in Economics at the University of Utrecht and Agricultural Economics at the Wageningen University, Michiel worked as business consultant pig farming for a compound feed manufacturer and as account manager Food & Agri for a financial services company. Michiel is at Nuscience responsible for sales and technical support of the product range for pigs in the Netherlands. Thanks to his expertise, we trust that Michiel will be able to play a significant role in supporting Nuscience’s customers.

Nuscience further expands in Serbia

(tue, 3 sep 2013)

Nuscience Group has acquired a 51 percent interest in the Serbian premix producer Novi Mix.

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ADR transport under review

(tue, 25 jun 2013)

Many premixes classified as ADR approved, are categorised under ADR Class 9. Nuscience has been following this procedure of classifying and labelling premixes as hazardous substances and ADR since the spring of 2010. Another check was recently carried out to ensure that the rules are being adhered to. The conclusion was that Nuscience operates correctly with regard to, for instance, the identification and quality of the packaging, and provides ADR-worthy transport of the products to the customer.
Very soon, the second ADR-worthy semitrailer for bulk products will arrive so that we can also transport the large volumes of premixes ADR worthy.

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Statutory restraint on use of organic selenium

(tue, 25 jun 2013)

A European study has looked at selenium limits in animal products. From this study, the EFSA has concluded that levels of more than 0.2 mg organic selenium per kg compound feed lead to higher levels of selenium in animal products, which could exceed the safety boundary of selenium intake for certain consumers.

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Heat slows down production of cattle, poultry and pigs

(tue, 25 jun 2013)

The effects of heat stress are divers and are often underestimated. Heat stress affects the physiological processes of the whole animal.

The following elements are identified: increased respiratory rate/panting, decreased feed intake, rumen acidosis (also increased risk of subclinical rumen acidosis), decline of production in the form of growth, eggs, milk production (also sows) and a negative effect on fertility, e.g. in sows: a prolonged interval from weaning to oestrus, late ovulation, less clear signs of oestrus, more rebreeders, abortions, smaller litters, lower birth weights, autumn rejects and even an increased sow mortality rate during farrowing.

To prevent rumen acidosis in cattle, Nuscience has developed....

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A new generation of inorganic trace elements

(tue, 25 jun 2013)

One of the problems with regular trace elements is the very low availability of copper and zinc to the animal. Zinc and copper quickly bind to feed components such as phytate, oxalate and fibres, forming indigestible complexes in the intestinal tract. In general, a large part of the zinc and copper from feed ends up in the manure. However, a new generation of trace elements has recently become available.

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Preconex transfers production to Nuscience Netherlands

(mon, 11 mar 2013)

Preconex, a daughter company of Nuscience Group, has ceased production at Willebroek, Belgium, as a consequence of a production optimisation project in the Benelux. Its production of protein concentrates has been transferred to the Nuscience Netherlands factory in Utrecht.

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Nuscience products effective against streptococcus

(mon, 25 feb 2013)

Streptococcus is a much discussed topic in the pig stable. Streptococcus suis is a confrontational problem for pig farmers: lame piglets, piglets in the aisle, high mortality rate and a source of continuous worry. ‘Streptococcus’ is a bacteria with many aspects of infection, both in terms of the number of types of S. suis, the number of virulence factors, the mode of entry into the body, the symptoms and measures that have to be taken simultaneously to counteract problems.

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Improved feed efficiency with NSP enzymes

(mon, 25 feb 2013)

An important point within livestock farming is the lowering of feed costs. To that end the addition of enzymes is a tried and tested means. Endogenous digestive enzymes are responsible for the breakdown of feed in the gastrointestinal tract: amylase (for the digestion of starch), protease (protein) and lipase (fat). Grains and plant-derived feedstocks, however, contain elements that are not digested by endogenous enzymes: NSPs (non-starch polysaccharides) such as xylans, glucans, pectin, cellulose, hemicellulose).

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Lysine market relaxes again

(mon, 25 feb 2013)

The price of lysine for immediate delivery has increased substantially in the last two months of last year. This was due on the one hand to an increase in the use of lysine worldwide as a result of high protein prices. On the other hand, shipments from Asia were delayed, which resulted in a huge demand at that time.

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Nuscience Group reports strong growth in 2012

(tue, 5 feb 2013)

Nuscience Group announces strong business results for the year 2012. Specifically, Nuscience grew its revenues 25% year over year and has as such a very strong growth in operational result. The growth was driven by the success in the emerging markets China and Ukraine, positive evolutions in the Benelux and the introduction of innovative products.

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Nuscience appoints BEC Feed Solutions as exclusive distributor for Australia, PNG, Pacific Islands and New Zealand

(fri, 7 dec 2012)

BEC Feed Solutions has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the Nuscience Functional Feed Ingredients division in Australia & New Zealand. Nuscience and BEC Feed Solutions will work closely together to introduce and sell the Aromabiotic® product range in the pig, poultry and cattle market.

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The Impact of Nutrition on Udder Health

(mon, 3 dec 2012)

Nuscience on 9 October 2012 organised a well-attended afternoon livestock study session under this header.
The session dealt in further depth with the possibility of improving udder health and the health of dairy cattle in general using Mervit Mineral Mixes.

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Tight Tryptophan Market

(mon, 3 dec 2012)

The concentration of tryptophan in piglet feeds and meat pig feeds was much higher than normal by mid-2012 due to the high cost of proteins. Other parts of the world beyond Europe also became aware of tryptophan’s attractiveness at that time. The increased consumption drove up the price of tryptophan. In addition, when a producer ran into production problems a serious shortage arose.

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Durable Sows in Group Housing

(mon, 3 dec 2012)

A lot is expected from sows in group housing: recovery from the previous round, durable pregnancy in the interim and preparation for the production of colostrum and milk in the next round. In addition, sows must not drop out due to injuries and lameness caused by having to fight for their pecking order.

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Nuscience Group invests in a new production organisation in Benelux

(tue, 13 nov 2012)

Nuscience Group will invest in the coming three years in Drongen (Belgium) and Utrecht (the Netherlands) to build new state-of-the-art production facilities. These investments are part of a re-organisation of the production set-up in the Benelux to increase cost-efficiency and to specialize the factories at the same time.

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Nuscience opens second production line in Suzhou, China

(fri, 19 oct 2012)

Today, Nuscience has held a Grand Opening Ceremony for the second production line in Suzhou, China. Over 400 customers attended the ceremony. With this new line, the capacity is doubled and also specialty products will be produced locally.

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Nutreco reaches agreement on the sale of its Hungarian business to Nuscience Group

(fri, 12 oct 2012)

Nutreco announces today, 12 October, that it has reached an agreement for the sale of Trouw Nutrition Környe Kft’s business to Nuscience Group, the premix and specialty division of the Dutch cooperative Royal Agrifirm Group. Környe operates in the premix, concentrates and young animal feed market for pigs and ruminants in Hungary.

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Nuscience Chain Partner Feed Design Lab

(fri, 28 sep 2012)

Nuscience Group & FDL announce Nuscience’s participation as Chain Partner of the Feed Design Lab (FDL) in the Netherlands. With this sponsorship Nuscience becomes a partner of the Lab for the next five years.

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Biotine for dairy cattle in Mervit

(wed, 19 sep 2012)

Biotine is regularly added to mixed feeds for dairy cattle. Biotine has positive effects on dairy cattle in terms of milk yield as well as claw health. Biotine’s best known effect is its positive effect on claw health. Its effect on milk yield is probably less well known, but is definitely very interesting as well. During trials with highly productive cows, an average increase in milk production of 1.3 kg of milk per cow per day was measured.

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New Bulk Transporter Nuscience The Netherlands

(wed, 19 sep 2012)

Effective 1 September 2012, our bulk transporter ‘Bontje’ transferred its transportation business to a new owner. A search for a new partner, who would be a good fit for all involved parties, was conducted in collaboration with Nuscience. The transportation company ‘Ecotrans’ in Vorden was finally selected.

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The importance of Taste

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

Taste; this was the subject of the symposium organised by Nuscience on 12 June 2012. Peter de Kok of NIZO explained that there is a whole world hidden behind taste; much of it invisible. Carola van der Peet explained that it is very important for piglets to eat as much solid food as possible before they are weaned.

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Fewer adverse effects with new copper source

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

Copper is an important nutrient that fulfils a range of functions within the body. The common copper source in Mervit premixes and mineral mixes is copper sulphate. A new copper source, dicopper chloride trihydroxide, was recently registered in the EU as a feed additive for all animal species.

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Sustainable use of copper and zinc

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

The Symposium ‘Copper and Zinc in Pig Farming’ presented by the Product Board Animal Feed (PDV) dealt with the opportunities available for reducing copper and zinc in pig feeds.

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Heat stress: Mervit HITTEMIX for poultry

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

The technical results for poultry can be adversely affected during warm periods due to heat stress. Adverse effects of heat stress can be limited by using Mervit HITTEMIX 2602.

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Heat stress: Mervit BUFFER+ for dairy cattle

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

Due to their high milk production, dairy cattle are very active metabolically. At high temperatures they experience difficulty eliminating their heat resulting in heat stress which in turn causes feed intake and milk production to decline. A number of years ago we developed Mervit BUFFER+ as an antidote for this purpose.

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Sales "Feed Ingredients"

(tue, 3 jul 2012)

As you probably already know we have created a separate department for the resale of raw materials to our customers. We want to improve the service provided to our customers this way. This “Resales Feed Ingredients" department will be intensively involved in the purchase and sale of feed ingredients.

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Vitamex Group rebrands for future growth

(tue, 10 jan 2012)

From January 2012 onward, Vitamex Group is rebranded as Nuscience. Vitamex Group, including the Pricor, Vitamex, Preconex, Cehave Korm, Pre-Mervo and Lusai companies, has grown significantly in recent years. Through the merger of their parent companies into the Agrifirm Group, all companies are joining forces and are becoming the Nuscience Group. The resulting synergy will bring a wider portfolio and a broader technical service to the global market.

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