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ZINTEC 25 YEARS AND STILL


DIVERSIFYING. Zintec (Agri) Ltd the Herefordshire based manufacturer and distributor of feed additives and premixes celebrates 25 years in the agricultural feed industry. To mark this silver anniversary Zintec is holding an Industry dinner at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich on Monday 5th


September. This beautiful Worcestershire location


will welcome invited guests from throughout the agricultural industry and its international supply chain. Guest speaker for the evening will be Adam Henson well known farmer, TV presenter and industry ambassador. The wide range of invited guests mirrors


the company’s diversification, which has seen Zintec grow from humble roots to a respected quality premix company that operates from industry to farm level. Offering single feed additives to complete premix solutions. Such growth allows the company


to look back with happy memories and more importantly it allows Zintec to look forward, building on solid foundations to expand into new sectors of the industry. Its recent distribution agreement in the Russian federation is an example of zintec’s International progress. Support for this event has come from


Zintec’s long term partners Novus, Biomin and Phytosynthèse .


DAIRY FARMERS FACE £330 MILLION DEFICIT AS COSTS


OUTSTRIP MILK PRICE A staggering £330 million gap between the price paid for milk and the costs of producing it have been revealed in a report published by the NFU. The Cost of Milk Production reveals that


British dairy farmers are, on average, losing more than three pence on every litre of milk they produce. With 11 billion litres of milk produced annually on dairy farms across the country this equals a massive £330 million gap between production costs and the price received by British dairy farmers. The report shows that by far the biggest


factor adding pressures to a sector already struggling to turn a profit is the huge increase in feed and bedding costs. NFU dairy board chairman Mansel


Raymond said: “These stark figures reveal the very desperate situation on many dairy farms and won’t be a surprise to the many farmers out there who are trying to make a living. The irony is that if dairy farmers had received their fair share of available market returns this year, we wouldn’t be faced with such a staggering gap between the price we’re paid for our milk and the cost of producing it. “It is true that prices have started to


move up but some milk buyers have told their farmers to expect only a penny increase.


That’s a drop in the ocean given the scale of the price problem we are faced with. I’m seriously worried that for many dairy farmers it could be too little, too late.”


NOVUS CELEBRATES 20TH


ANNIVERSARY “Innovation with Integrity” will serve as the theme for the 20th anniversary of Novus International, Inc., which will celebrate the company’s milestone throughout 2011. “‘Innovation with Integrity’ has been a central attribute of Novus’ culture from the beginning. Our heritage has been built on developing innovative, science-based health through nutrition products for livestock, pets and people,” explained Thad Simons, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novus. The company was founded in 1991, and


today, has employees working in over 90 countries, serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide. Novus has facilities including corporate offices, research and development laboratories, and manufacturing operations in more than 35 countries, as well as offices with field staff in an additional 60 countries.


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