At 4Mix International, we are firm believers in the mantra of unlocking the potential available in every animal for their primary products. Firstly, there is a need to define the potential referred to. Over the course of the thousands of years that man has domesticated animals, he has constantly selected (first passively and more recently, deliberately) for better genetics. Some examples include better temperament, mothering abilities, meat production, hardiness, milk production, wool production and many more. Modern animal genetics available and in use worldwide have been bettered and intensified over the course of the previous century, due to the need for increased yields to meet the ever growing demand for food security.
Thus, for every animal to meet the genetic potential contained within, other factors such as management, rearing conditions, animal health and nutritional status also need to be optimized. That is why our focus at 4Mix is to ensure the best possible health for the animal, and a key method of supplying this to the animal is through quality feed ingredients and additives. 70% of the immune system is driven by the health status of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT), which highlights the importance of ensuring a healthy gut – whether it is in monogastrics or in ruminants.
Representing ADDCON Europe GmbH of Germany (Europe’s No. 1 in organic acids FORMI, KOFASIL range of Silage Preservatives & Additives), BIORIGIN of Brazil (Polysorb Mycotoxin Risk Management), DEVENISH Nutrition of Ireland (Lipidol, ResQ, Devamine Range), MIAVIT of Germany (Europe’s largest Premix & Additives producer), PHYTOBIOTICS of Germany (Europe’s No.1 in Probiotics) and official agents for RKW of Germany (Europe’s leader in Bale Netting & Silage Sheeting).
All products patented and scientifically proven throughout the world. All products registered according to Act. 36 of 1947. Associated and fully accredited member of AFMA
Allied Nutrition is a marketing company specializing in Nutraceuticals for the animal feed industry. Seeking globally recognized, technically sound, quality guaranteed, cost effective Nutraceuticals such as calcified sea weed, essential oils, organic acids, pre and probiotics, to successfully find replacements to conventional AGP’s, is the Company’s allegiance to both feed companies and producers alike. Dealing with 7 different internationally acknowledge role players, specialists in their own fields of expertise, is Allied Nutrition’s commitment to the South African feed industry to “Define the Nutraceutical Frontier”.
Alltech has set the standard in animal nutrition by providing natural, nutritional solutions for over 25 years. Alltech is a truly global company, employing 1800 people with a presence in 85 countries around the globe. The company’s competitive advantage lies in the unrivalled synergies of Research, Production, Quality and Marketing. Alltech’s mission is to provide solutions that improve animal health and performance by adding value to animal feed. Natural yeast fermentation has been the cornerstone of Alltech’s success. Alltech’s nutritional additives are a small part of an animal’s feed, but a large part of their performance.
Ambleside Farm is situated on the banks of the Little Tugela River close to the small town of Winterton in the central Drakensberg Mountains, in the province of Kwazulu/Natal South Africa. Ambleside Farm was established by Geofrey Luffingham in 1936, who decided to focus his farming efforts primarily on pig production and dairying. His son Nigel Luffingham took over the running of the farm in 1968 and grew the farm to a 600 sow piggery with 90 dairy cows and 900 mutton marino sheep. Nigel embarked upon a regime to slaughter and market his own pigs via a pig abattoir in Glencoe, which was a pioneering achievement for this time. He was able to market his pigs all over the country and far afield as Cape Town. His son Lance Luffingham took over the running of the farm in 1998. The dairy was closed down and Lance decided to focus on the piggery to achieve critical mass.
Bedson Africa (Pty) Ltd – Pigs Division is dedicated to serve the pork producers of South Africa with dedicated effort, supported by a range of quality products to achieve an optimal profitable outcome.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies, with headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany is one of the 20 leading pharmaceutical firms in the world. Boehringer Ingelheim, with some 140 affiliated companies worldwide, focuses on human pharmaceuticals and animal health. The mission of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, is to benefit the health and well-being of mankind by contributing to an adequate supply of safe, nutritious food and by promoting the emotional and physical benefits arising from the human-animal bond. In swine production, look for the innovative Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica vaccines – ENTERISOL® ILEITIS and INGELVAC CIRCOFLEX.
Chemvet Steel & Fencing with the support of Technopol’s innovative Insulation Products have been on the forefront of developments in the environmentally controlled live stock housing indusrty for the last decade. Persistent efforts to bring functional design to the market has brought about the NUWAY house with its characteristic doomed tunnel roof.
DanBred is synonymous with modern pig breeding. The Danish breeding system was introduced in the 1890’s and is today a modern, unique and extremely efficient breeding program. Our focus and robust breeding objectives over more than 120 years has made DanBred a world leader when it comes to pig genetics and adds the most progress and value for tomorrow’s pork producers.
The result of our breeding program is significantly superior efficiency. Danish animals have high fertility, long life, excellent meat quality, great feed efficiency and the potential for continued genetic development.
DSM is one of the world’s leading suppliers of vitamins, carotenoids, eubiotics and feed enzymes to the global feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries .
DSM has a strong tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments and, supported by carefully targeted R&D, the company is able to respond actively to the current and future trends in the market place. DSM has the broadest range of ingredients in the industry.
In the feed industry, all of our products are specifically developed and formulated in terms of stability, bio-availability, handling properties, traceability and safety, to meet the requirements of modern-day animal feed production.
DSM creates effective nutritional solutions for swine, poultry, ruminants, aquaculture, helping farmers to meet increasing demands for welfare, environment, health, pigmentation, feed cost savings and sustainability.
Sole importers of the SCHAUMANN range of pig products from Germany and Austria
Eco Feeds, the sole importers and distributors of genuine SCHAUMANN products from Germany and Austria, is your partner in agriculture, supplying high-quality products for animal nutrition. SCHAUMANN is the leading company in animal nutrition in Germany, Austria and rest of Europe, and now with success in South Africa, Eco Feeds offers you their unique range of pig products and rations specially formulated to meet all YOUR individual needs – from mineral and vitamin feed supplements, probiotics and special products, to acids all of guaranteed German quality, your pigs will be assured of better health and maximized gains = better production = economic success and subsequently a long lasting relationship with Eco Feeds and SCHAUMANN.
FRWaring Feeds, a respected and experienced player in both imports and exports of Agricultural Commodities, offer a fully inclusive service, specialising in distribution of Sunflower/Soya Oil cake, grains, proteins and milling by-products. As well as the experience in the international trading of physical merchandise using commodity exchanges such as SAFEX.
Instavet is one of South Africa’s leading Veterinary and Animal Health equipment suppliers, having been in the industry since 1988. We strongly believe the we offer an extensive, versatile and high quality range of products at competitive prices that will satisfy most of your needs. Legal Identification of Livestock (Including Pigs) – Instavet can provide you with all the necessary tattoo equipment: Tattoo pliers, tattoo slappers, tattoo letters and numbers, tattoo ink pads, tattoo ink and roll on.
Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health (ISPAH) offers a wide range of products and services to farmers, co-operatives and veterinarians. It is built upon a foundation of expertise, experience, and a fundamental belief in quality. ISPAH renders technical and sales services, in support of their renowned and innovative vaccine range.
Alzu Pig Genetics (pty) ltd t/a PIC South Africa is the supplier of an improving range of swine genetics, under license of PIC, the world’s largest and most technically advanced genetic company. Our breeding animals are healthy and easy to manage with attributes that contribute to outstanding farm production and financial performance. We supply a full range of world class sow products. Our boar products (PIC337 and PIC410) are unsurpassed for lean%, growth and FCR, even more so if boar semen from the top boars in our AI station are utilised. Our pride is our successful customers. Our support is based on the supply of SPF High Health stock, training and technical assistance.
PIC stands for Pig Improvement Company. PIC Africa franchise is owned by Alzu Pig genetics, a division of Alzu Enterprises. PIC is the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in swine breeding stock and in world class technical support to the global pork supply chain.
PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability. The company, a division of Genus plc and founded in 1962, operates in 30 countries on 6 continents.
Meadow Feeds manufactures a comprehensive range of pig diets to fulfil the nutrient requirements of both high and low producing pig genotypes with the aim on optimum animal performance and financial benefit. For more information visit our website or contact our Clearwater office at the contact numbers above.
Suppliers and manufacturers of pig equipment in Sub – Sahara Africa, representing more than 15 international suppliers. We also assist withdesign, plan, and help co -ordinate your new piggery projects, or upgrade and retrofit your old existing piggeries with the latest technologies.
Nutribase focus on providing reliable and efficient supply of feed additives to our feed industry partners in Southern Africa, in order to fulfill their needs. We build long-term relationships with customers and give advance technical service.
Products for the pig market include:
For the past 25 years NutroChem has been a valued commercial and agricultural supplier of detergents, disinfectants and raw chemicals to the Agricultural, Food and Beverage, Laundry and Hospitality and the Industrial and Commercial Industries. We offer all of our customers an extensive, versatile and high-quality range of research-driven chemical products and services, all of which are backed by our professional technical knowledge and outstanding customer service.
Orffa develops, customizes, sources and offers a complete range of feed additives and concepts for the animal nutrition and production markets.
The ever growing complexity of challenges faced by the feed industry requires dedicated specialists able to engineer specific applicable feed solutions. It is our mission to help the feed industry in finding such solutions. We invest in people, who are able to create, to select and to deliver feed additive solutions fitting the marketing requirements anywhere over the world.
Innovation, Partnership, Knowledge, Quality, Professionalism and Global Presence are key characteristics of Orffa’s dynamic growth strategy.
The PRF’s main objectives are to replace imported protein for animal use with locally produced protein, but also to promote better utilisation of protein. These objectives are promoted through funding research and technology transfers. Research is funded in terms of appropriate related crops, oil seeds and fish meal and other protein sources, as well as, the application and utilisation thereof by the most important fish, animal and poultry species that are specific to the South African market. All related research, finalised and current, is available on the PRF web page.
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Established in 1995 by pig farmers for pig farmers, Topigs Norsvin SA represents Topigs Norsvin International in Africa. The company is based in Gauteng, from where it services customers throughout South Africa. TOPIGS SA is also active elsewhere in Africa with clients in Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. The TN60 sow and TEMPO boar is ideally suited for African conditions. Many top commercial farmers in Africa have invested in the breed with huge success. The excellent health status of our genetics is considered a major competitive advantage. Many producers choose to repopulate with Topigs Norsvin genetics to reap the benefits of this advantage. Topigs Norsvin SA strives to ensure our client’s competitive advantage through the supply of world-class genetics and outstanding technical support.
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed. Nutreco’s advanced feed solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for livestock farming and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for building its future. Nutreco employs approximately 11,000 people in 35 countries with its two global company brands Skretting (aqua feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition). Nutreco is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with sales in over 90 countries.
The needs of swine farmers differ, yet the goal to increase output whilst maintaining a healthy farm is the same. Through innovation and on-farm experience, Trouw Nutrition is committed to developing feeding programmes for precision nutrition to fulfil the needs of each farmer in order to achieve optimal sow, piglet and growth performance.
Quality products ……
…… for pigs
• Virbac – Shaping the future of animal health and more than 50 years experience.
• The aim of our product range is not only to maintain health, but also mainly to enhance production.
• The range includes: Injectable and in-feed antibiotics, water soluble medication, vitamins and antiparasitics.
…..design and suitable for every need.