May 24, 2022

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Which way for potential feed technology analysis?

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FeedNavigator caught up with Dr Menno Thomas, founder of agribusiness consultancy Zetadec, and Dr Wouter Hendriks, chair of Animal Nourishment at the Division of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University, to talk about instructions for future technological exploration.

Each Dr Thomas and Dr Hendriks were contributors to a multi-authored paper​ that summarized the discussions that took place during the to start with Worldwide Feed Engineering Meeting (IFTC) workshop, and concluded that “animal feed has a social obligation to add to extra sustainable food systems”​.

“The doing the job group was convened to operate out what wants to come about in terms of feed technology for the long run,”​ Dr Hendriks told FeedNavigator.

In Dr Hendriks’ check out, just one of the major problems dealing with the upcoming of the feed industry is a scarcity of uncooked materials.

“Many of the products that made use of to go into animal feed are remaining diverted into biorefinery techniques and other shops. On top rated of this, the food items business is receiving far better and much better at extracting vitamins and minerals from all types of raw components. So we are viewing huge stress on current uncooked feed products, plus those people supplies we have relied on until finally now are becoming leaner in dietary benefit,”​ he claimed.

Opportunity in co-merchandise

Dr Hendriks sees the valorization of co-items as a essential resolution to bridging this gap. Nonetheless, he said this is not with out its difficulties.

“Co-products have a tendency to be characterised by additional fiber, considerably less starch and variable protein quality, so feed technological innovation wants to function out how to rework all of that into substantial benefit feed materials and incorporate it – preferably into a pellet due to the fact that is the format that performs very best for the business.”

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