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New safety feeding racks

Arntjen Germany, Rastede, is now offering two new Excellent safety feeding racks as EU 105/S 2“ and EU 108/S 2,5“ models, with 105 and 108 signifying the frame heights of the feeding racks in centimeters. The rack elements we offer are designed for 2 to 7 animals and offer a feed bunk width ranging from approx. 65 to 75 cm, allowing for flexible installation on all types of feed bunks.

Eating in peace
Our new Arntjen safety feeding racks afford the cows exactly the amount of space they need to consume large portions of feed. The rack tubes are positioned vertically while the cows are eating. The cows perceive this arrangement as particularly pleasant as the barrier offers them greater support than a diagonal rack or a plain neck rail. What is more, the racks allow the farmer to fix the cows in place manually when they need to undergo a treatment or must be subjected to a checkup. Plus, businesses who prefer to manually dispense individual portions of concentrated feed depend on this safety feeding rack to ensure that each animal will receive the correct ration and be able to consume it in peace without being crowded by other animals.

Efficient use of feed
The elements responsible for the highest costs in milk production are base feed and enhanced base feed. This type of feed was harvested, stored and ensiled with utmost care. The perfectly designed feed bunk entices the animals to eat 12 times a day, ensuring that they eat the amount of feed you want them to consume. Arntjen safety feeding racks deliver ultimate comfort during the cows’ feed intake and make it easier for the farmer to select and examine the animals. The ratio of feeding versus resting places – especially in newly constructed barns – should be 1:1 as this ratio will ensure that heavily pregnant animals will receive their fair share as well. Real-world experience has shown that this ratio often shifts toward the feeding places as the herd grows. However, this ratio is still tolerable to low-lactating cows. Choose our new Arntjen Excellent safety feeding racks and invest in the future of your dairy farm.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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