Advancia Academy: Focus on raw material variability

07-06-2019 | |
Photo: Misset
Photo: Misset

Animal nutrition company Adisseo will organise its second Advancia Academy 2019 on Variability: The nutritionist’s nightmare.

The event takes place in Gdansk, the city that will host the 18th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition next week.

Minimise safety margins and reduce feed costs

“Feed is the largest contributor to the cost of animal protein production. It is therefore, the main cause of uncertainty and anxiety for nutritionists and feed formulators. They not only face a wide range of raw materials, including co-products from other industries, but also high batch to batch variation within raw material, from cereal to protein sources. The nutritionist’s objective is to guarantee the best mix of raw materials to improve the efficacy and sustainability of global feed formulations. A better knowledge of variability will then allow them to minimise the safety margins and reduce feed costs – without compromising technical performance or health,” says Dr Pierre-André Geraert, (Director Scientific Marketing, Adisseo). “The variability of raw material isn’t an issue…it requires only the best practices to monitor this variability and transform it into opportunities and strategy for better performances and cost savings. There is no bad raw material…but only wrongly evaluated and incorrectly used raw material!” adds Pascal Cerneau, (Nutrition Services Manager, Adisseo)

The Advancia Academy 2019 includes a range of high-level the speakers includnig: Dr Gilles Tran (Feedipedia), Dr Rick Kleyn (Spesfeed, South Africa), Prof Bob Swick (UNE, Australia) and Prof Markus Rodehutscord (Hohenheim University, Germany). The event will also include workshops around variability with all participants to better exchange on the issues and solutions in the practical context.

More information about the event can be found here.

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor