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PHOTO REPORT: Feed Design Lab

The Feed Design Lab (FDL) is an independent innovation centre in Wanssum, the Netherlands. It focuses on the development of a test facility with state-of-the-art feed production equipment and technology, a Training Center for practical and theoretical education on animal feed technology and the creation of a Community where companies in the feed value chain, government, education and research can network and develop a sustainable animal protein production chain by 2020.

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    The Feed Design Lab (FDL), Wanssum, the Netherlands

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    Some tape is still wrapped around the brand new feed equipment, waiting to be removed to start making the actual feed and start experimenting with different ingredients. Maximum capacity of Feed Design Lab is 1000kg per hour

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    Around 10 machines have been installed in FDL. Pictures is the dryer at the bottom of the plant.

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    Feed Design Lab consists of four floors and three different lines. Most of the equipment operates individually to be as flexible as possible. Open spaces and transparency make the plant light and pleasant to work in.

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    A group of ‘Young Feed Professionals’, a community from Feed Design Lab for people under 40 years of age working in the animal feed industry, already got a sneak preview of the feed plant a few days before the official kick-off.

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    On the 4th floor of Feed Design Lab.

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    Mixing and grinding.

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    Extruder.

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    Sifting.

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    Conditioning.

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    The paddle plates inside the conditioner.

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    A representative from the company Dinnissen explains how the machinery works.

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    Mixing.

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    Pelletiser and one of the dies that is used.

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    FDL also serves as an important hub for people that what to train and educate themselves. There are also partnerships with agricultural schools.

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    Drying.

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    How to get wet algae in animal pellets and is there a clever way to include meal worms in feed for layers and broilers? These are some of the research themes that FDL will work on in the coming months.

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    Inclusion of insects in feed will be explored. FDL will invest in gaining knowledge on the processing, transportation and storage of feed with insects in them.

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    Feed Design Lab will officially open its doors on Friday April 5th, thanks to Initiators DSM, Dinnissen, Imtech, Vitelia and HAS den Bosch, the investing partners Boerenbond België, Nuscience, CPM, Adifo, Rabobank Horst-Venray and Tebodin and other partners including: Gemeente Venray, Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer, Duynie, Fransen-Gerrits, Imagro, Taminco, United Petfood, Koerhuis, Van Mourik Group, Fierens Mengvoeders, E.F.S Holland., Almex, Unicorn Grain Specialties , Aveve Veevoeding, Denkavit, Laarakker Groenteverwerking , Kiekens products, IVS, Eldra and Tecom.

11 comments

  • B Van Deynse

    Very nice photo report. Adifo is also partnering in the Feed Design Lab and we are very proud to be part of this interesting project.

  • Dr. Adrizal

    I wish that I could visit this lab and learn something

  • Amir Khalaji

    is there any training course in this lab??
    if yeah, pls kindly give me the contact detail,

  • karna Bahadur Bohara

    Your goal matches very much to the goal I have set for next 5 to 10 years to be achieved .
    It seems you can be very much helpful to achieve my goal successfully.
    Please let us find out the way how can be good partners of global mission ' feeding people in the future'
    Reducing poverty and malnutrition in LDC countries
    K B Bohara

  • Donald Bae

    It seems to get a practical theory of animal feed. If possible, is there any course related in aqua?

  • ravindra Parashuram

    We all should work together for good quality feed and tieup in future

  • Z. Antochin

    Great initiative! I look forward to visit FDL and to learn more about the industry developments through this excellent model in the near future.

    Keep projects like this running and I am sure that we will succeed in our mission to feed the world.

  • LV Vergerio

    I am a 65 y.o. feedmanufacturer...would like to send my sons to visit FDL....is there any course they could attend to???

  • Emmy Koeleman

    For more information please contact FDL directly: contact@feeddesignlab.nl

  • PARTHA KARMAKAR

    Excellent Initiative please send the course details and the fees

  • Emmy Koeleman

    Dear Partha, please contact FDL directly: contact@feeddesignlab.nl

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