News Article | November 24, 2016
Summary This quarterly issue provides a review of news and analysis for the infant nutrition industry, covering the July–September 2016 period. Market News includes: the Brazilian health ministry has launched a campaign to boost breastfeeding; import tariffs have made baby milk in Ecuador more expensive than elsewhere in South America; in Mexico Aspen has gained a contract to supply infant formula to the social security institute; (Hero) rolls out Beech-Nut Organic Coldpurée in the US; a2 Platinum is Australia’s fastest-growing formula brand; sales of infant formula in China are growing in the B2C online and baby store channels, but declining in the C2C online channel and the modern retail trade. In Company News, this issue provides financial results for multinational and local players, reports on production expansion in the infant formula sector, and an insight into new joint ventures and partnerships, as well as merger and acquisition activity. Key Findings - In China, all the main infant formula manufacturers have reported that demand is clearly slowing, with this particularly pronounced in the mid-priced and premium sectors. - Aspen’s results for the full year to June 30, 2016 show a 9.5% increase in net revenue, where commercial nutritional sales account for 12.7% of total revenue and performed particularly strongly, rising by over 12.6%. - In Indonesia, the local food and drugs authority, BPOM, has confiscated products sold under the Bebiluck brand because they are do not meet safety standards. - Abbott Laboratories’ Nutritional business reported an increase of 4.3% excluding the impact of foreign exchange in the first half of 2016. - In Nigeria, prices of baby food, including infant formula, are reported to have increased by 50% in the last year, pushing them beyond the reach of many women. Synopsis This quarterly issue provides a review of news and analysis for the infant nutrition industry, covering the July–September 2016 period. Market News includes: the Brazilian health ministry has launched a campaign to boost breastfeeding; import tariffs have made baby milk in Ecuador more expensive than elsewhere in South America; in Mexico Aspen has gained a contract to supply infant formula to the social security institute; (Hero) rolls out Beech-Nut Organic Coldpurée in the US; a2 Platinum is Australia’s fastest-growing formula brand; sales of infant formula in China are growing in the B2C online and baby store channels, but declining in the C2C online channel and the modern retail trade. In Company News, this issue provides financial results for multinational and local players, reports on production expansion in the infant formula sector, and an insight into new joint ventures and partnerships, as well as merger and acquisition activity. Reasons to Buy - Evaluate important changes in consumer behavior to identify profitable markets and areas for product innovation - Analyse the current and forecast market position of the brands to identify the best opportunities to exploit - Detailed understanding of consumption by individual product categories to align your sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market. Company News The a2 Milk Company, AAK AB Abbott Laboratories Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP Alimentación y Nutrición Familial Alter Farmacia SA Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited Atlantic Grupa DD Ausnutria Holding Co Limited BWK GmbH Unternehmungsbeteiligungsgesellschaft Bega Cheese Limited Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co Bellamy’s Organic Biostime International Holdings Limited Blackmores Limited, Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd Campbell Soup Company Camperdown Dairy International Pty Limited China Animal Husbandry Group Koninklijke DSM NV, Danone Desert Farms For AishaFonterra Co-Operative Group Limited Formula Leta Royal FrieslandCampina NV PT Hassana Boga Sejahtera Chr Hansen Holding A/S Heavenly Tasty Organics Hero Group Hipp GmbH & Co Vertrieb KG Hochdorf Holding Limited Kalbe Farma Tbk PT Khorolskiy Molochno-Konservniy Kombinat Detskikh Produktov (KMKKDP) Lactalis Little Dish Mataura Valley Milk Mead Johnson Nutrition Company Meiji Holdings Co Limited China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited Morinaga Milk Industry Co Limited Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited Nestlé SA NurturMe Nutribio Nutrico Optimum Nutrition Laboratorios Ordesa PepsiCo Inc Perrigo Company plc Pharmalys Laboratories Pigeon Corporation Podravka dd, Sodiaal Group SILL Entreprises Synutra International Inc Valio Oy Vinamilk (Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company) Waitrose Want Want Holdings Limited, Westland Milk Products …Continued For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com
Zhang L.,China Agricultural University |
Zhong C.,China Agricultural University |
Wang J.,China Agricultural University |
Lu Z.,China Agricultural University |
And 4 more authors.
Virology Journal | Year: 2015
Background: Since late 2011, cases of suspected canine pseudorabies have increased in north China with the outbreak of swine pseudorabies in the same area, but the pathogenesis of canine Pseudorabies virus (PRV) infections in China is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the pathogenesis of canine pseudorabies. Methods: The pathological changes in 13 dogs that died of natural PRV infections (confirmed by pathogen detection) during 2011-2013 in Beijing were evaluated. An experimental study was also conducted in which healthy adult beagle dogs were administered PRV isolate BJ-YT by subcutaneous injection. The dog tissues were subjected to gross and microscopic examinations and immunohistochemical analysis and the dogs' serum cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I) was measured. Results: Systemic hemorrhage and/or congestion were the most marked pathological changes in both the naturally and experimentally PRV-infected dogs. Macroscopically, the major lesions consisted of petechiae and ecchymoses in both the endocardium and epicardium, thrombi in the mitral valves, hemorrhage in the lungs and thymus, and incomplete contraction of the spleen. Microscopically, the major histopathological findings were systemic hemorrhage and congestion, nonsuppurative ganglioneuritis (in the experimentally infected dogs, unexamined in the naturally PRV-infected dogs), brainstem encephalitis (in the naturally infected dogs), necrosis or exudation in the myocardium, and lymphoid depletion in many lymphoid organs and tissues. Viral antigens were only detected in the brainstems and peripheral ganglia of the infected dogs. Serum cTn-I was significantly higher in the experimentally PRV-infected dogs with myocardial lesions than in the dogs without myocardial lesions. Conclusions: Based on these results, we conclude that virally induced systemic hemorrhage, peripheral nervous system pathology, and/or cardiac injury can individually or collectively cause death in PRV-infected dogs. The respiratory signs of the disease are attributed to cardiogenic lesions. © 2015 Zhang et al.; licensee BioMed Central.
Song Y.,South China Agricultural University |
Song Y.,National and Regional Joint Engineering Laboratory for Medicament of Zoonosis Prevention and Control |
Song Y.,Key Laboratory of Animal Vaccine Development |
Song Y.,Key Laboratory of Zoonosis Prevention and Control of Guangdong |
And 26 more authors.
Frontiers in Microbiology | Year: 2016
Southern China has long been considered to be an epicenter of pandemic influenza viruses. The special environment, breeding mode, and lifestyle in southern China provides more chances for wild aquatic birds, domestic poultry, pigs, and humans to be in contact. This creates the opportunity for interspecies transmission and generation of new influenza viruses. In this study, we reported a novel reassortant H1N2 influenza virus from pigs in southern China. According to the phylogenetic trees and homology of the nucleotide sequence, the virus was confirmed to be a novel triple-reassortant H1N2 virus containing genes from classical swine (PB2, PB1, HA, NP, and NS genes), triple-reassortant swine (PA and M genes), and recent human (NA gene) lineages. It indicated that the novel reassortment virus among human and swine influenza viruses occurred in pigs in southern China. The isolation of the novel reassortant H1N2 influenza viruses provides further evidence that pigs are "mixing vessels," and swine influenza virus surveillance in southern China will provide important information about genetic evaluation and antigenic variation of swine influenza virus to formulate the prevention and control measures for the viruses. © 2016 Song, Wu, Wang, Ouyang, Qu, Cui, Qi, Liao and Jiao.
Yao Z.,CAS Lanzhou Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute |
Zhao C.,CAS Lanzhou Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute |
Yang K.,China Animal Husbandry Group |
Liu W.,China Animal Husbandry Group |
And 3 more authors.
Catena | Year: 2016
Degradation of semiarid grassland and efforts to control that degradation have become pressing issues. However, the inherent characteristics of the grassland and the intertemporal nature of the problem complicate the analysis of degradation issues, and consequently, the search for more appropriate rangeland policies. Using the Damaying Grassland as a case study, we assessed alpine grassland on the north slopes of the Qilian Mountains by means of in situ samples using vegetative cover, biological diversity, forage productivity, soil bulk density, and soil nutrients as the main evaluation indices. The forage yields on high, moderate, and low coverage rangeland exhibited decreases of 20.2%, 20.8% and 56.4%, respectively, from 1982 to 2012. Due to the lower basal cover of rangeland in poor condition, soil nutrient and organic matter content decreased with rangeland degradation. Increased soil compaction appears to lead to lower basal cover of rangeland The soil bulk density in high, moderate, and low coverage rangelands was found to be 0.8g·cm-3, 1.1g·cm-3, and 1.2g·cm-3, respectively. The soil nutrient levels and organic matter contents indicate that the rangelands experienced degradation over the 30-year period. Organic matter and available nitrogen decreased significantly over time, while available phosphorus and available potassium increased significantly. Overall, our results show that the Damaying Grassland is in a period of rapid degradation, and that mitigation and remediation measures are needed to protect the rangelands. © 2015.
Wu J.,China Animal Husbandry Industry Co. |
Wu J.,Key Laboratory of Biological Products and Chemical Drugs for Animals |
Wu J.,China Animal Husbandry Group |
Huang Y.,CAS Institute of Process Engineering |
And 13 more authors.
Shengwu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Biotechnology | Year: 2014
Enramycin is a polypeptide antibiotic and new, safe animal feed additive. A new purification process was developed, based on pre-purification by macroporous resin and refining by reversed phase chromatography. AB-8 macroporous resin was used for the pre-purification process of enramycin, with an elution buffer of 0.012 mol/L aqueous HCl solution-methanol (50:50, V/V). Then, enramycin a and enramycin b were separated effectively by C18 reversed phase chromatography, with a elution buffer of 0.05 mol/L aqueous KH2PO4 solution-acetonitrile (70:30, V/V, pH 4.5). The purities of enramycin a and enramycin b were up to 98.5% and 98.0%, respectively. The yield reached 29.2%. This study would provide a useful reference for the preparation of enramycin a and enramycin b with ahigh purity. © 2014 Chin J Biotech, All rights reserved.