InnoFeed, speed up the innovation in Feed Industry.We believe that the feed additive industry is not innovating fast enough, that's why we interview the leading players in the sector so that they can give you the keys to the next 10, 20 and 30 years, where innovations are going and where you can have the most impactInnovation directors, Nutritionist, Marketing directors, Investors or even researchers, in 30 minutes they explain what role they play and the challenges they face.
23 - Optimal use of dietary fibers in pig nutrition
The use of dietary fibers in pig nutrition is linked from the outset to the need to modify expensive cereal-soybean diets by valorizing by-products including fibrous raw materials. For this, it was necessary to better characterize the nature and composition of the fibers: from the measurement of crude cellulose to soluble and insoluble NSP (Non-Starch Polysaccharides). Many studies have been undertaken to determine their optimal conditions of use in pig formulas, as fibers are the primary factor in reducing the digestibility of net energy and can prove to be, when in excess, a diluent of nutrient intake and an antinutritional factor. But it is also and above all the essential nutrient improving the digestive process, the balance of the microbiota and the health of the piglet at weaning.
The quality of fibers in many regions of the globe limits their use due to the risks of mold and contamination with mycotoxins. The use of toxin sensors and/or healthy sources of fiber is then strongly recommended.
22 - Assess the environmental impact of your Specialty Feed Ingredients with the NEP Score22 -
The NEP score or Natur-add Environmental Performance Score enables any producer of specialty feed ingredients to measure for free the impact of its products on the environment. Just go to the public website of Natur-add , click on the “NEP score menu” and check the button to simulate the score. Then, just answer the proposed questions. The score is based on 20 questions shared in 2 parts:
Half of the questions evaluate the impact at the production siteThe other half evaluate the impact of the specialty feed ingredient when used by animals on his environment.At the end of the questionnaire just enter your email and get a message in your mailbox that will enable you to discover your final score which is presented with a letter from A to E, A being the best result.
This podcast explain how this score has been built and why it is a first tool any producer of Specialty feed ingredient will have to use to be aware of the minimum criteria to handle.
21 - Ana Gavrău - Agrana - Betaine new functionalities
Ana Gavrău who is currently the global technical sales and innovation Manager for the Betaine at Agrana, a European fruit, starch and sugar group.
Graduated in Romania and started at Biomin company as product manager, Ana was working with premix formulation. She then started in 2015 at Agrana as global product manager. Consulting the Agrana Co-products for the feed sector and offering technical support for new products such as liquid betaine. In 2019 , Anna switches from the feed department of the AGRANA Starch division to Agrana sales and marketing Sugar division of AGRANA covering the global technical sales, product registration and product innovation topics for the natural crystalline Betaine products. This ingredient still continue to reveal new functionalities to serve the feed industry.
20 - Darwin Horyanto - Bioproton - New probiotics coming soon
Darwin is an animal Nutritionist at Bioproton, Australia. He is graduated with a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2019. He has three years of research assistant experience, which entails feed formulation, conducting monogastric studies in feed additives and feed enzymes, and preparation of literature for publication of his Honours project entitled “The Role of Amino Acids in Heat-Stressed Broilers''.
Darwin has been working for the company Bioproton for just a year and is doing at the same time his PhD about probiotic and gut microbiota impacted positively with probiotics. That will be the topic of this episode.
19 - Daniel Bercovici - Biostorming - The future challenges of the feed industry
In today’s podcast we are speaking to Daniel Bercovici who currently run a consulting company, Biostorming.
Daniel spent thirty years of business activities with the Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition and has been managing amino acid bioindustry corporations, in Latin America, USA and France. He was also a corporate executive officer of Ajinomoto, Japan between 2013 and 2019.
Daniel made a wide contribution to the feed industry associations all along this period as member/board member/chairman, at SYNPA, France ; FEFANA, EU ; Sindiraçoes, Brazil, American Feed Industry Federation, USA and finally as chairman of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) between 2017 and 2021 with noticeable partnership with the FAO.
18 - Dipti Warrier - Management Consultant and Corporate Strategy professional - How to compare products in the feed, premixes or feed additives segment?
Dipti Warrier is talking about company strategy and development on different segment of the feed market comparing complete feed, premixes and feed additive. Dipti gives us some clues to invest properly and how to differentiate products from competitor wherever you are in the feed, premixes or feed additives segment.
Dipti really overcomes comprehensive trends that the feed industry has really to pay attention to including sustainability, novel foods and some new feed additives of way to apply them.
If you stay tune up to the end Dipti reveals a new phytase that is embedded in corn that could be a breakthrough for the feed industry, hence the corn can be directly deliver to farmers avoiding the feed mill.
A very informative interview.