October 31, 2013

31/10/13: Lesaffre Feed Additives strengthens team; Ireland's agri-food trade mission; Canada's grain elevators are full

Lesaffre Feed Additives (LFA), a division of Lesaffre Nutrition & Health, a leading company in probiotic and yeast-based product applications for animal feed, recently announced a new addition to its team.

Dr Frédérique Clusel, will take over as the new managing director of LFA. She will be based at the Lesaffre headquarters in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France.

Clusel graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and holds a Master in Business Administrration (MBA) from HEC Executive Education. With over 20 years’ experience in the animal health sector, Clusel has expertise in management functions worldwide, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

Prior to joining LFA, Clusel was group manager at the Swine Business Unit, Europe Middle East and Africa division (EMEA), Zoetis, USA. 
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The Gulf States of Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabis are to receive a major boost from Ireland’s agri-food and equine sector.

Earlier this week, Simon Coveney, minister of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland arrived in the region at the helm of a 60-strong trade mission.

According to estimates from the Irish food board, Bord Bia, Irish food exports to the Gulf amounted to almost €200 million in 2012. Bord Bia estimates there is potential to double that figure by 2020.
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Western Canada's transport systems are under strain as a result of record grain harvests in the Canada's prairie regions. 

According to reports from the Western Grain Elevators Association, shipping terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert are running at capacity, prairie grain elevators are full and elevator operators require double number of current rail cars provided in order to to get the waves of grain off farms.
"The situation this year is unprecedented," said Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevators Association.
More information here.

Dr Frédérique Clusel is the new managing director of Lesaffre Feed Additives

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