December 02, 2016

02/12/2016: Adisseo has developed Predictor, a precise tool to customize the nutritional matrix for Rovabio® Advance

Adisseo launches an innovative model that helps customers to extract the maximum potential from their own feed formulations when using Rovabio® Advance, the only Feedase. 

Adisseo have launched an innovative model
Predictor provides nutritionists with a precise and tailored nutritional matrix, allowing them to identify the amount of nutrients that could be saved when the enzyme takes effect in feed formulation. 

Rovabio® Advance, with its innovative enzyme profile, is a Feedase because it improves overall digestibility of feed nutrients. It transforms part of nutrients’ indigestible fraction into digestible fraction. Considering this effect on global digestibility, feed reformulation should be revisited. That’s the role of Predictor. 

In order to estimate the potential of an enzyme in the diet, nutritionists should first know the indigestible fraction of nutrients. When evaluating the effect of enzymes, energy availability is usually the only factor that is taken into account. Hence, reformulating the feed based on energy has been the common practice for years. Nevertheless, today, with this new generation enzyme, the practice should change to integrate the other nutrients also affected by the enzyme.

The development of this specific tool has been possible
thanks to Adisseo’s large in vivo database
“The development of this specific tool has been possible thanks to Adisseo’s large in vivo database, leading to a robust and reliable tool adapted to the goals, requirements and constraints of nutritionists,” says Dr. Roberto Montanhini Neto, Global Enzymes Technical Manager at Adisseo.

Based on the diet set up by the user in the application, Predictor evaluates the amount of indigestible nutrients in the feed and estimates how much could be released by the enzyme. In practice, the user selects the animal species (broiler, turkey, layer), the feeding program (number of phases), the product used within the range (P25%, P10 %, Advance Max…) and, finally, the composition of his own formulas. 
Immediately, Predictor gives a consolidated matrix in which the user can find the nutritional uplifts: metabolizable energy, protein, digestible lysine, methionine and cysteine, etc., as well as available phosphorus. 

“Knowing that energy, protein, and phosphorus account for the most important part of the cost of feed, we are proud to offer our customers this unique tool which will help them to optimize it,” concludes Dr. Neto.

Predictor is a valuable tool on which feed manufacturers can rely to optimize their margin. Considering all factors influencing the feed price, using Rovabio® Advance with a correct matrix leads to an economy of almost 14 USD/MT (for a classic diet based on corn and soybean meal at current raw material prices). Predictor is a free tool provided to all clients using or evaluating Rovabio® Advance and is available online at

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SonicAire company profile

SonicAire® fans are the world’s only solution that proactively eliminates overhead combustible fibre and dust.

SonicAire engineers developed this line of clean fans with one simple goal: Eliminate all the problems and risks that stem from overhead buildup of fibre and dust.

They’re thankful that they have been able to do just that across a wide range of industries throughout the world.

According to their website: “We want to keep plants safe from lint fires and dust explosions and we want to keep plants from suffering stiff fines for government noncompliance. So please consider us your resource for any question you have on controlling the risks of fugitive dust. We work hard to stay current with government regulations to help our clients avoid stiff fines for noncompliance.”

For Sonicaire, the bottom line is safety.

They want to help keep you and your employees free from the dangers of combustible dust.
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02/12/2016: New ISO specification for better management of animal welfare worldwide

Protecting an animal’s welfare means providing for its physical and mental needs.

The farming of animals is no longer just seen as a means of food production but as an ethical concern.

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the treatment of animals and the well-being of farmed animals is strongly associated with the quality, and even the safety, of food.

As consumer awareness of animal welfare issues continues to rise, the demand for products complying with animal welfare standards is growing, giving producers who maintain these high standards a competitive advantage.

Likewise, the food industry is taking more action to better implement animal welfare management.

The new ISO technical specification ISO/TS 34700:2016, Animal welfare management – General requirements and guidance for organizations in the food supply chain, will help the food and feed industry to develop an animal welfare plan that is aligned with the principles of the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code (TAHC)* and ensure the welfare of farm animals across the supply chain.

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02/12/2016: XXVIII FEFAC Congress / V Animal Nutrition Congress

8-9 June 2017 – 1st announcement

“Facing the future together – Unlocking the potential of animal nutrition”

It is with great pleasure that FEFAC and AFACA, representing the European and Andalusian Animal Feed Industry respectively, announce the XXVIII FEFACCongress and the V Animal Nutrition Congress in Cordoba, Spain, on 8-9 June 2017 with the key conference theme “Facing the future together – Unlocking the potential of animal nutrition”.

FEFAC and AFACA are delighted to welcome European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Mr Phil Hogan who kindly agreed to deliver a key note speech on how to improve the competitiveness of the European livestock & feed sector, with a view to the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy.

FEFAC and AFACA are proud to announce that the King of Spain, Don Felipe VI, accepted to be the Honorary President to the organisational committee of the joint congress.

On the programme, FEFAC and AFACA aim to include expert sessions dedicated to the role of animal nutrition in key societal challenges including fighting antimicrobial resistance and stimulating circular economies in the feed and livestock sector.

The importance of better public communication seeking to improve the sector’s image will also feature highly in the joint congress.

FEFAC and AFACA expect about 550 congress delegates from EU and international feed & food chain partners as well as representatives from national and EU public administrations.

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02/12/2016: Thomson Reuters Foundation and BCFN launch food sustainability media award

Call for media professionals and emerging talent to shed light on food and nutrition

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation are launching a brand new international media award aimed at shedding light on the many under-reported aspects of food sustainability.
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To be launched at the 7th International Forum of the Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition (BCFN), the initiative invites media professionals, bloggers, freelancers and individuals to submit both published and unpublished work highlighting issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition.

In particular, the initiative aims to shed a light on three paradoxes affecting the global food system – and to find ways to address them: Hunger vs Obesity - for every undernourished person there are now two obese or overweight people in the world; Food vs Fuel - a third of agricultural cereal crops are used to produce animal feed or biofuels despite hunger and malnutrition; Waste vs Starvation - 1.3 billion tons of edible food is wasted every day, four times the amount needed to feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world.

By leveraging the power of mainstream and new media, the Award aims to draw public attention to the issue of food sustainability, engaging a wide and global audience.

“For too long the issues surrounding food sustainability have been discussed among experts, cutting the general public out of the conversation”, says Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa.

“With this Award we want to connect the every-day person with issues that are ultimately affecting all of us, and we believe media is the best route to make this happen”, she added.

“Since its beginning, the BCFN has worked to raise awareness around food and sustainability issues. Through this prize, we aim to feed the global debate on these themes, supporting the important work of media – both mainstream and new ones –to inform people about the huge problems we face and to find possible solutions to combat our food paradoxes,” said Guido Barilla, BCFN Chairman The Food Sustainability Media Award is articulated around three categories: written journalism, video and photography.

One published and one unpublished submission will be awarded for each category.

Winners awarded for their published work will receive a cash prize of €10,000. Winners awarded for their unpublished work will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability.

Further, all winning unpublished entries will be distributed via the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the BCFN Foundation websites.

The winning unpublished article will also be distributed through the Reuters newswire, reaching an estimated 1 billion readers.

The Jury

All shortlisted entries will be assessed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of leading professionals in the fields of journalism, photography, food and agricultural sustainability policy and research, including:

• Founder of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Ruth Oniang’o

• Founder of Food Tank, Danielle Nierenberg

• Director of La Repubblica, Mario Calabresi

• Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate Editor, Laurie Goering

• Environment Correspondent at The Economist, Miranda Johnson

• Senior Editor at National Geographic Brazil Ronaldo Ribeiro

• Director of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development at the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Organisation of the United Nations, Marcela Villarreal

• Director of Communications at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Cassandra Waldon

• Director of Global Advocacy for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Olly Buston

Submissions are open from 9th January until 31st May 2017 and participants can enter the contest via the Food Sustainability Media Award website.

The work of all finalists will be made public on the website by mid-October. Voting for the Best of Web prize will also open in mid-October 2017.

The winners of each category will be announced at the 8th International Forum of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation on 5th December 2017. 

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November 30, 2016

01/12/2016: EuroTier 2016: Lallemand Animal Nutrition presents innovations YANG and MELOFEED

As this year’s EuroTier trade show saw record-breaking attendance, the Lallemand Animal Nutrition team was pleased to present its range of proven yeast and bacteria based solutions to an international audience.

“Our visitors expressed particularly strong interest in our latest innovations YANG and MELOFEED, but also in the well-established and proven solutions such as the probiotic yeasts LEVUCELL SC and LEVUCELL SB or the organic selenium source ALKOSEL, that have been successfully established on the German market for years and that are now directly marketed in Germany since June 2016“,
stated Dr Christian Scheidemann, Country Business Manager Germany.

LallemandAnimal Nutrition at EuroTier 2016
EuroTier 2016 was a very successful exhibition for us. We are pleased with the strong interest in our specific solutions. It was also a great opportunity to present to our customers not only our latest innovations but also our new and fast-expanding team for Germany, a key market for our company,”
commented Emmanuel Tabert, Commercial Director at Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

Under the motto “fermentation is our passion”, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to welcome partners and customers to the booth for a German-French happy hour on Thursday, 17 November.

About 150 guests accepted the invitation and rounded off a successful day at the trade fair with tasty fermented drinks (French wine and German beer) and country-specific finger food snacks.

YANG (Yeast Association New Generation) is an innovation born of Lallemand research.

It is a synergistic alliance of different strains of inactivated yeasts (including Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cyberlindnera jadinii) that supports animals during stressful and challenging conditions such as weaning, feed transitions, and sanitary challenges.

YANG can be used in most feed production processes MELOFEED is a natural highly concentrated source of the primary antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The product is gained from freeze-dried melon juice and is marketed for animal nutrition purposes exclusively by Lallemand.

Applied separately or in combination with other antioxidants like ALKOSEL, MELOFEED supports the antioxidative status of the animals and significantly increases their immune defence. Not only, but especially in stress situations like the peripartum phase, in times of heat stress or after weaning.

EuroTier is organised by DLG and has been held every two years since 1996 in Hannover. The DLG was pleased with the again increased numbers of visitors and exhibitors: With 2,629 exhibitors and 163,000 visitors (thereof 36 000 from more than 100 foreign countries) EuroTier is regarded as the world’s leading event for the animal production industry.

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01/12/2016: High demand for exhibit space at Exchange 2017

GEAPS Exchange 2016 in Austin saw a record number of exhibitors and the third-highest attendance in conference history.

A total of 2,852 people attended the Expo from 28 countries. Based on booth sales for Exchange 2017 in Kansas City, Exchange 2017 is going to be another tremendous show!

See which booths are still available!

The Exchange is the best place to interact with the grain industry.

Each year the Expo connects exhibitors with thousands of grain handling and processing operations professionals looking for the latest and greatest products and service solutions for operations.

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