Fatec, established in 1966, has an experienced management team and strong customer relationships. Fatec's CEO, Cicero Shimano, and his senior management team will stay with the business. Fatec is headquartered in Arujá, São Paulo state, with a plant with an advanced laboratory and traceability system. It sells approximately 20,000 MT per annum of premixes, animal health products and feed specialties, including probiotics, across Brazil with a focus on medium-sized customers in the southern states. Fatec will provide Nutreco with a strong commercial platform in the southern area of Brazil, where poultry, swine and dairy cattle are primarily farmed, thus extending Nutreco's geographic and species coverage in Brazil. Fatec employs approximately 240 people and in 2014 revenues will be approximately € 50 million.
China reopens market to live Irish crab Republic of Ireland
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.
Microplastics dumped on Atlantic shores reach the Arctic Spain
A study performed by an international team of researchers for the first time outlines the large-scale transport of microplastics from the Atlantic ocean to the Arctic, and highlights the global extent that has reached this problem in just a few decades.