How is the feed industry helping to deliver performance, sustainability and well-being?

By Jane Byrne

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Come to our event on Young Animal Nutrition #YAN 2020 to find out.

The feed industry knows if it can start animals off better and quicker, it will lead to a more sustainable and more productive life cycle, so young animal nutrition is a critical area of focus for feed millers and premix companies. 

FeedNavigator is running a two-day face-to-face event on that theme of Young Animal Nutrition​ #YAN20. So don’t miss out on what should be an insightful conference, with presentations, panel debates, networking sessions and roundtable lunches.

#YAN20 is taking place in the Amsterdam Marriott on March 3-4, 2020​.

Sign up here​. There is an early bird rate​ for registration up to Friday November 1​, 2019.

Check out our speakers to date​. They include Lisbeth Shooter from SEGES in Denmark, who has been evaluating alternatives to zinc oxide in piglet diets, Ad van Wesel from ForFarmers on how the company met EU copper regulation head on through innovation, Dr Ivan Rychlik, who is working on next generation probiotics for broiler chicks and piglets, and is based at the Veterinary Research Institute in Brno, Czech Republic plus many, many more.

Maternal diets and embryonic nutrition

The event​ will track the impact of maternal diets and embryonic nutrition, given the growing interest in the interaction of nutrients in fetal programming and development, in setting up a lifetime of animal health through nutrition management of pregnant animals.

In swine, industry has been actively trying to understand how to enhance the nutrition of the mother to improve not only the profitability of the sow but also the quality of the litter. In poultry, researchers are looking at how to set the birds up for success in the egg to help minimize the need for treatment interventions, improve efficiencies and help the industry that way.

Gut health and immunity

The conference will weigh up next generation probiotics​, it will assess the link between gut health, ingredient choice and feed form in broilers, along with the role particle size​ but also other physicochemical characteristics of the digesta have in improving the gut health of piglets.

Speakers will also cover the nutritional steering of the gut microbiome​ without antibiotics in poultry and gut health and immunity, especially innate immunity, in broilers. 

Under the theme of feed composition​, experts will present insights on the impact of the physical form of feed​ in young animal rations, along with addressing key considerations such as nutrient balance and ingredient digestibility.

Register now​.

Constraints and opportunities

We will also check in with industry in on how young animal nutrition product development takes account of societal demands for reduced antibiotic​ use, the pending ban on zinc oxide​ and the limits imposed on copper in piglet diets​ in the EU, along with welfare pressures, and the changes anticipated in EU regulation regarding PAPs​ and insect​ derived protein.

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