Belgium headquartered multination feed additives producer NUTRIAD was a proud sponsor of the recently held Feed Layer Conferences in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). Besides supporting the event, NUTRIAD also presented on alternatives for the use of antibiotics in feed formulations for poultry.
The 2017 Asian Layer Feed Quality conference series focused on three key areas: Translating the latest layer research into practice; Reducing feed costs and Developing nutritional strategies to reduce or replace in-feed antibiotics.
The global egg market is one of the fastest growing protein markets with more than 50% growth in next decade and faster growth for egg products Global poultry is currently performing well, with producers generating profits in most regions of the world, despite the ongoing pressure of Avian Influenza (AI) which is felt especially in Asia. China is the big exception, where the negative impact of AI has kept prices down.
Dr. Tim Goossens, Business Manager Digestive Performance, Nutriad Belgium, presented his paper entitled “Can Gut Health Additives be used as alternatives for Antibiotics? Limitations and Opportunities.” Dr. Goossens highlighted the available options for AGP replacement and how to apply additives in a strategy to reduce the dependency on antibiotics in poultry feed. He also shared the latest research on the application of ADIMIX PRECISION® in Layers and how its application supports feed and food safety. Upon questions from the audience he explained the scientific data available on Salmonella and Campylobacter control.
Nutriad CEO, Erik Visser “Indonesia and Vietnam are strategic markets for Nutriad, so we were very happy to participate in these industry specific events. We continue to show our commitment through sponsorship, sharing of know-how, increased technical support and a focus on converting global knowledge into practical solutions that can be effectively implemented by producers in markets across Asia.”