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Agriculture

Evonik expands its presence on the farm

by Michael McCoy
November 8, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 45

 

Evonik Industries, a maker of animal nutrition ingredients, has acquired Porphyrio, a spin-off from KU Leuven that provides specialty software to poultry producers. The purchase is the German chemical maker’s third recently in the agricultural field. Earlier this month, Evonik acquired a minority interest in Optifarm, a British firm that provides monitoring equipment for poultry farms. And in October it bought a stake in In Ovo, a Dutch firm with technology for detecting the sex of a chicken embryo.

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