José Maria Garcia Mina Appointed President of The IHSS
José Maria Garcia-Mina, has been heading the innovation departement at TIMAC AGRO for more than... View Article
José Maria Garcia-Mina, has been heading the innovation departement at TIMAC AGRO for more than 30 years.
He has been appointed president of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS). This institution brings together 900 researchers from 34 countries.
It is an honour to welcome such a valuable professional in our team. Congratulations!
Happy 10 Years TIMAC AGRO Lietuva
TIMAC AGRO Lietuva (Lithuanie) celebates its 10th anniversary at the end of 2020 ! An... View Article
TIMAC AGRO Lietuva (Lithuanie) celebates its 10th anniversary at the end of 2020 !
An opportunity for the branch to bring together all of its sales teams and celebrate their work anniversary alongside Lithuanian farmers.
Why in animal production feed efficiency is so important?
Feed efficiency improvement in farms is a global challenge because: Feed efficiency is important... View Article
Feed efficiency improvement in farms is a global challenge because:
Feed efficiency is important for farmer’s profitability
Available surface for agriculture and feed/forage production is decreasing
Human population and food demand are increasing in quantity and quality (animal proteins)
Feed costs are increasing (direct and inputs)
→ In the future we should produce more goods with less resources. Feed efficiency is one of the main levers to achieve this target.
Feed efficiency can be measured by different systems according to the type of production. Feed conversion is the ratio between quantity of products produced (eggs/milk/meat…) and feed resources (expressed in dry matter) used to produce it.
The feed consumption rate is a major challenge in the industrial production of pork andpoultry.
In ruminant productionit is complicated to calculate the feed conversion ratio because of the animals heterogeneity in the flock or the grazing period… Nevertheless, as shown in the graphitisstillhastobeimproved.
In this graph, milk ratio is expressed in litre (about 85% of water). As for the rest of thedata they are expressed in kg with a low level ofwater.
Thanks to our local factories and transportation network, you can discover through this video how we provide customers production security
VITAS Portugal becomes the owner of FALUA Vinhos
In 2017, TIMAC AGRO, a subsidiary of the Groupe Roullier, bought a majority share in... View Article
In 2017, TIMAC AGRO, a subsidiary of the Groupe Roullier, bought a majority share in the wine company FALUA, which was previously owned by the João Portugal Ramos Group. 3 years later, in February 2020, VITAS Portugal acquired the entirety of FALUA’s share capital.
“We are really enthusiastic about the full acquisition of FALUA Vinhos. It represents an excellent investment for our company. Its potential and prospects for development are huge,” explains Rui Rosa, head of VITAS Portugal.
FALUA acquires a vineyard for the production of Vinho Verde
Following the collaboration with the João Portugal Ramos Group, the Groupe Roullier’s TIMAC AGRO subsidiary, through the FALUA company, purchased a vineyard in the Minho region in the north-west of Portugal—the region that produces Vinho Verde.
This acquisition results from TIMAC AGRO’s ambition to strengthen its presence in the Portuguese wine sector and expand its role as a producer in the new Minho region.
The Alvarinho grape variety truly thrives in the Minho region, and in particular in the subregion of Monção and Melgaço where it reaches its full potential thanks to the unique terroir. With its unique aromas and flavours, the Alvarinho grape variety is considered one of the finest grafted white grapes planted in Portuguese vineyards. This wine is an exceptional product and is only produced in small quantities.
The province is protected by a mountain range that creates the ideal rain, temperature, and light conditions for the Alvarinho grape variety to properly ripen.
“Being able to work with the Alvarinho grape variety is a major opportunity. It is an exquisite, very high-quality product. Our standards for this project are set very high—and the results will be a testament to that!” Antonina Barbosa, FALUA
Still On The Field
Our Teams Are Still On The Field #AgroNeverStops The agricultural sector will drive the recovery... View Article
Our Teams Are Still On The Field
The agricultural sector will drive the recovery of the economy
Our daily job is to support farmers to improve their production and make it more profitable
Our Teams Are Still On The Field
Agro Never Stops
Agriculture never stops Neither do we TIMAC AGRO’s teams demonstrate exceptional commitment in... View Article
Agriculture never stops
Neither do we
TIMAC AGRO’s teams demonstrate exceptional commitment in all the countries where we are present and are fully focused to protect our distribution channels and to provide farmers with our solutions. Our top priority is the protection of our 5800 employees and partners’ health. Everywhere, we are working on delivering concrete local solutions.
Agro never stops. Neither do farmers. Nor do we. Security is our top priority.
Thanks to each and everyone of them, TIMAC AGRO is able to stay close to farmers.
Locally based, thanks to all our employees, we continue to meet farmer’s needs.
Our team commitment remains strong ! We work together to ensure food production continuity
TIMAC AGRO Swiss: a pilot farm for our subsidiary
Our Swiss subsidiary is joining forces this year with the dynamics of a new hub... View Article
Our Swiss subsidiary is joining forces this year with the dynamics of a new hub on the St-Aubin site in Fribourg. The capital with 38,500 inhabitants would like to create a big agribusiness centre dedicated to innovations and the pooling of knowledge. Startups and big companies are concentrated in the capital. For our Swiss subsidiary, whose head office is in Zurich, this location presents a number of interests.
A new commercial tool
An area of 120 ha is dedicated to this centre as well as 6,500 m2 of offices, laboratories and 100 ha of farming areas. Benefitting from an exclusive partnership with the farm located at its centre and including plots dedicated to our protocols is a way to assert our commitment to innovation. Federal institutions active in the farming sector such as Agroscope (Swiss Institute for agronomic research) or FIBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) will also follow the activities of the new centre.
This pilot farm helps prove to all Swiss farmers that our solutions are financially profitable and that they will improve the profitability of their farm. Aurélien Roger, Director TIMAC AGRO Swiss.
See far to prepare the future
If our subsidiary invests in premises at this pilot farm, it is not only to test our solutions and ensure a close relationship with experts at CMI Roullier, but also to take the opportunity to talk to future clients and partners. Fenaco, a Swiss agricultural cooperative present in this centre, reaches 22,000 farmers in the country. “Our end clients are attentive about the return on their investments and we can reassure them and assist them, thanks to lifesized trials”, said Aurélien Roger.
Nutryfert: a project rewarded for repurposing organic waste
In June 2019 Nutryfert received the “Food Chain Accesit” award at the SciencEkaitza Gala held... View Article
In June 2019 Nutryfert received the “Food Chain Accesit” award at the SciencEkaitza Gala held in Baluarte, Spain. More than 1,500 participants gathered to attend the second edition of the science competition, organised by the technology company ADItech. The Government of Navarre is participating in this collaboration that rewards the most innovative ideas for transforming society and the economy. It was there that Nutryfert was rewarded for its technology that recycles minerals from organic waste.
The challenge of repurposing organic waste in the circular economy
The EU currently produces more than 90 million organic waste products containing on average at least 20% of the total mineral nutrients consumed as mineral fertilisers in agricultural production. However, only 15% of this waste is used in organic soil enrichers and virtually none of its mineral content can be incorporated into the manufacture of fertiliser granules due to environmental, health and technical constraints.
The circular economy model puts particular emphasis on waste, which is not only a problem to be dealt with but is becoming a new resource. To accompany this change, Nutryfert project director and scientific advisor to TIMAC AGRO and CMI Roullier, José María García-Mina, explained that researchers are developing new technology to transform this waste into a “clean raw material, containing mineral nutrients that can be assimilated by crops and can be used to produce mineral fertiliser granules. ”
Nutryfert: product of a consortium
The research and development of the technology is performed by scientists from the BACH Group (biological and agricultural chemistry group) of the University of Navarre (UNAV) in partnership with TIMAC AGRO España and CMI Roullier. Field trials will be carried out by INTIA (Navarro Institute for Agri-Food Technologies and Infrastructures). The first results are very encouraging.
“We have been able to identify the genes linked to the best use of certain nutrients such as iron and phosphorus,” says Mr. García-Mina.
Together they developed the Nutryert technology, producing new fertilisers by recycling minerals contained in agricultural waste (produced by crops and animals).
By optimising the mineral resources of organic waste, Nutryfert has become part of the ecological transition towards sustainable agriculture.
Marta Fuentes, Ángel Zamarreño, Óscar Urrutia, José María García-Mina and Javier Erro.
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