28.01

How to make the most of grass silage first cut? ​

First silage cut is essential for farmers as this cut will provide forage stock for... View Article

First silage cut is essential for farmers as this cut will provide forage stock for the winter. Although nitrogen is essential to ensure the yield, other elements have to be watched closely, especially phosphorus (P).

Nitrogen and phosphorus synergy has been known for a very long time in agriculture. Some soils may have high content in available P. However, in grasslands, low mineral P is generally applied due to high organic P through manure or slurry. But this P is not always efficient at the end of winter, beginning of spring. Low soil temperature has negative impact on P availability and organic matter mineralisation. 

TOP-PHOS technology is recommended to improve grass silage yield at first cut. Contact a TIMAC AGRO Expert, in order to know more about our TOP-PHOS solution.

With TOP-PHOS:

  • Get a quick available phosphorus on a long-term basis​;
  • Phosphorus is protected against retrogradation and fixation;
  • You have an availibility of phosphorus even in acidic and alcaline soils​.
28.12

How to increase yield by optimizing spring growth?

Spring is the period when winter rapeseed plants are speeding up their development. All the... View Article

Spring is the period when winter rapeseed plants are speeding up their development. All the activities are increasing: biomass accumulation, leaf area development, photosynthesis. To support the intensification, necessary to maximize the number of seeds and therefore the yield, the plant has to uptake big amounts of nutrients. 

ZOOM ON TWO ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS: 

NITROGEN

BORON

Boron is also important at the spring period. The plant has to uptake about 300 g / ha of Boron to avoid the «flowering without seed setting» syndrome. 

During this phase, the plant must grow in the best conditions: climatic stresses or assimilation problems can limit the potential of the plant to develop its photosynthetic organ and hence the yield. 

23.12

Our latest product launches in Animal Nutrition

The end of the year 2020 saw numerous animal nutrition product launches. TIMAC AGRO Brasil... View Article

The end of the year 2020 saw numerous animal nutrition product launches. TIMAC AGRO Brasil launched the Phix-Up. In October, TIMAC AGRO Latvia launched CalseaOligo + and Calseaphos 9P, and TIMAC AGRO UK launched Actisan360. In November, TIMAC AGRO Slovakia released CalseaOligo + and Nutrilib, and TIMAC AGRO Croatia launched Nutriel.

11.12

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!

09.12

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.

16.09

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 and poultry.
  • In ruminant production it 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  graph it is still has to be improved.
  • In this graph, milk ratio is expressed in litre (about 85% of  water). As for the rest of the data  they are expressed in kg with low level of water.

Contact your TIMAC AGRO Expert to know which product can help you get feed efficiency for your animals.

18.06

Discover TIMAC AGRO Logistics

We support our customers all over their territories. Our factories, located close to farmers, are... View Article

We support our customers all over their territories.

Our factories, located close to farmers, are a real strength.

They allow us to deliver our solutions to ensure farmers production while respecting local requirements.

 

Discover our Industrial Locations

 

Thanks to our local factories and transportation network, you can discover through this video how we provide customers production security

18.05

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

 

06.05

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

#AgroNeverStops

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