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Brakke Consulting’s
Animal Health News & Notes for July 10, 2015

Copyright © Brakke Consulting, Inc.
Editor: Lynn Fondon DVM MBA
Brakke Consulting news
Livestock Insecticide Study
earnings news
ECO Animal Health
other news
Anatara Lifesciences
Archer Daniels Midland
Brookside Agra
Fast Genetics
Nutritional Feed Additives
Pestell Minerals and Ingredients
Quaker Pet Group
Quality Liquid Feeds
Sexing Technologies

Brakke Consulting is developing a study of the U.S. livestock insecticide market slated to be available in the fall of 2015. The study should be of interest to anyone who participates, directly or indirectly, in this market segment.

The Brakke U.S. Livestock Insecticide Market Study is designed to identify and quantify:
(1) Trends in usage by species
(2) Overall structure of the market
(3) Market share by manufacturer, active ingredient, product form, livestock species and pest.

The study is available from Brakke Consulting for $10,500. Companies that subscribe by August 7, 2015 and pre-pay 50% receive a $500 discount. The full report will be available in October 2015.

For more information, or to subscribe to the study, contact John Mannhaupt (972) 243-4033 or ; or Cary Christensen (913) 205-6578 or 

> ECO Animal Health reported results for the year ended March 31, 2015. Sales increased by 22% year-on-year to GBP 39 million ($61 million). The firm’s sales growth was 28% at constant exchange rates. Profit for the year came to GBP 4.6 million ($7.2 million), up from GBP 3.1 million during fiscal 2014. (Animal Pharm) 
> Animalcare reported results for the fiscal year 2015, ending June 30. Total revenues increased 5% to GBP 13.5 million ($20.8 million) compared to the previous year. Operating profits were GBP 3 million ($4.6 million) compared to the previous year’s GBP 2.8 million. (Animal Pharm) 
> Vetoquinol USA announced the launch of a water soluble powder formulation of Pro-Pectalin for short term administration. Pro-Pectalin powder, gel and tablets contain kaolin, pectin and Enterococcus faecium to help soothe irritated intestines and restore the normal balance of intestinal bacteria. (Vet Advantage)
> Nexvet announced a new research and development collaboration with Zenoaq to co-develop a number of therapeutic biologics in the areas of immuno-oncology and allergy/inflammation. For any products developed, marketeting rights in Asia and Europe will be assigned to Zenoaq, with Nexvet holding marketing rights to the rest of the world, including the US. (company press release) 
> Neogen Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement to expand its relationship with Illumina, the global leader in sequencing and genomics. Under the agreement, Illumina will market and sell arrays with Neogen’s custom SNP content, built on Illumina Infinium BeadArray technology, to the global agrigenomics community. (company press release) 
> Quality Liquid Feeds Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company announced a 50-50 joint venture for the production and sale of liquid feed supplements for livestock. The joint venture consists of four liquid feed production facilities formerly owned by ADM as well as the Loomix brand. The new venture, which will be called Alliance Liquid Feeds, will serve portions of the Western US. (WattAgNet) 
> Brookside Agra announced it has secured exclusive rights to distribute all-natural NoxiFerm feed supplement in the US. Specifically formulated to improve average daily gain and feed efficiency in broiler chickens and pigs, NoxiFerm provides a synergistic blend of sodium gluconate and all-natural flavoring compounds containing polyphenols commonly found in herbs, fruits and vegetables. (company press release) 
> Sexing Technologies, a global livestock reproductive services innovator, announced the acquisition of swine genetics company Fast Genetics from HyLife. The deal will allow the introduction of sex-sorted sperm to the swine industry. Financial terms were not disclosed. (Feedstuffs) 
> Quaker Pet Group and Worldwise announced that the two companies have merged. The two companies will operate on the Worldwise platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. (Veterinary Practice News, PRNewswire) 
> i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, announced the launch of Voyce Pro veterinary health monitor. Worn like a collar, the lightweight Health Monitor uses non-invasive sensors to collect data such as resting heart and respiratory rates, in addition to robust activity metrics including level of intensity, calories burned and distance traveled. Collected health data syncs wirelessly to the interactive Voyce Wellness Management Center making it accessible from any web-enabled device. (PRnewswire) 
> NORWAY  Alltech announced the acquisitions of Produs AS and Produs Aqua AS in Norway, expanding its European operations. Both Produs and Produs Aqua are both family-owned and operated firms with extensive experience in the Norwegian agriculture and aquaculture industries. Financial terms were not disclosed. (Feedstuffs) 
> CANADA Pestell Minerals and Ingredients announced it has acquired Nutritional Feed Additives, a company providing specialty animal nutritional products and hay preservatives to the Canadian feed industry since 1987. Financial terms were not disclosed. (WattAgnet) 
> AUSTRALIA  Anatara Lifesciences announced it has successfully raised $4.4 million in a first tranche share placement, and plans to raise an additional $2.6 million in a second tranche placement. It has also announced a share purchase plan for shareholders to buy up to $15,000 worth of shares at a discounted price. The funds raised will be used to progress development of Detach, the company’s natural, non-antibiotic treatment for diarrhea in pigs. (company press release) 
> US – ANTIBIOTIC BANS  California is considering a bill that would ban the use of over-the-counter antibiotics in livestock and poultry. The bill, SB 27, would allow antibiotics to still be used if they are administered under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian and involved a prescription. The proposed legislation would also make it unlawful to use a medically important antibiotic to promote growth or to improve feed efficiency. The antibiotics could only be used to prevent, control or treat animal diseases. The bill, if passed into law, would make California the first state in the union to have a law banning use of such antibiotics in agriculture. (WattAgNet)
> US – VESICULAR STOMATITIS  Horses in two Colorado counties have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) and have been placed under quarantine. Colorado has become the fourth state in the country to have confirmed equine VS cases in 2015; previous positive cases have been diagnosed in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. (Vet Advantage)

At Brakke Consulting we find the right person to fit your company’s needs. We have an unequaled network in animal health, and unique insights into what veterinarians value in an animal health professional, including the sales rep attributes that correlate to higher sales volume.

As part of our executive recruiting services, we manage the entire process of identifying and recruiting top candidates, including:
• Developing metrics to help rank candidates
• Scheduling interviews and arranging for travel
• Maintaining communications with candidates throughout the process

For more information about our recruiting services, visit our website or call one of our consultants:
• John Mannhaupt at 972.243.4033
• David Goodnight at 830.285.1259 

The news this week covers several international out-licensing and acquisition transactions. It is becoming increasingly important that companies have an international presence to generate revenue to assist in covering the ever-increasing costs of research and development. We find it interesting that several of these announced transactions involved product areas such as genetics, natural nutritionals and diagnostics to improve productivity in food animal and improve health in companion animals. We believe these trends will continue at even a faster pace in the next few years.
Current consumer attitudes on antibiotic- and hormone-free food continues to drive branded food companies towards promotional activities that are fueling these non-scientific based consumer perceptions. The industry needs to continue to try to counter this trend with educational programs that reach consumers as well as retailing and food companies. It will not be easy!

Earlier in the newsletter you hopefully noted our new U.S. Livestock Insecticide Market study. While the food animal insecticide product area is not a large market, it is still an important product segment that is crucial to the production of protein and the health of the animals. No matter how hard the industry tries, insects seem to maintain the upper hand if they are not kept under reasonable control. We believe you will find the information in this new report useful.

Have a great weekend!

Ron Brakke

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