Trends in petfood

Top 3 trends in petfood from Nielsen at PetfoodForum USA 2018: 1) Clean ingredients, 2) Functional food, 3) Protein: Type, source Vestkorn deliveres on many of these trends. Contact us to learn more!

Happy Easter

The high mountains of Norway can be cold and windy. This is one of the very few days with the exact opposite. I want to use this lovely day to wish friends, colleagues and customers a Happy Easter from Hardangervidda, Norway. Aslak Lie, CEO, Vestkorn

Dry pet food extrusion

Extrusion is widely used in manufacturing industry (food/feed, plastic, etc.) to produce different shapes, all regards to what customer wants. Food extrusion system is much more complexed compared to plastic extrusion system. A simple reason to that is a number of ingredients used for forming an extruded product, known as pellets or kibbles so predicting…

Renewable energy since 1855

The history of Vestkorn goes back to 1855, long before anyone of us were born. Businessmen from Stavanger wanted to build a mill and needed power. They found what they were looking for in Tau, and a mill driven by direct water-power was established. Since that time, in 162 years, the renewable energy has been…

Sales of “Natural” pet food continue to show healthy growth

Natural foods are good for you and your pet The market research company GfK, reported in 2016 that the US market for “natural” pet food was worth around $7.5 billion (equivalent to 58% of the “speciality” pet food sector), with grain-free worth around $3.9 billion. (Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders. ) In…