Animal feed includes various raw, processed and semi-processed products that are fed to livestock andpoultry.However, the quality of the raw materials being used is a rising concern due to several factors disruptingfeed production.It is every producer’s responsibility to pay attention to ingredient qualitynot only to meet the nutrient requirements of the animals but also to keep costs low. Good quality feed production demands optimum utilization of materials, machinery, peopleand procedures.
In response to these challenges, Alltech hosted the Feed Manufacturer’s Forum in Ludhiana, on November 17,to discuss feed quality optimization andmycotoxin mitigation.
About65 eminent poultry, dairy feed millers, consultants andfarmers attended the session upon invitation and enjoyed the programme making it a great success.
Dr. Nick Adams, Alltech’s global director of mycotoxin management, discussed managing mycotoxins in the feed chain in his presentation, ‘Mycotoxins-Facts and Mitigation’. Heasked attendees to think twice about clean feed, speaking about the importance of gut health, grain quality and highlighting the ways that Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analysis and Alltech RAPIREAD®can mitigate the negative effects of mycotoxins.
The renowned nutritionist Dr. Pradeep Mahajan captured the audience’s attention with his presentation,‘Feed Ingredients: Quality andProcessing’.He shared insights on different raw materials, their selection criteria, nutrient composition, extraction process and best feed milling practices, answering to several queries of the audience.
In the final session,Dr. Lokesh Gupta, seniorregional technical manager – Poultry (South Asia)presented on” Maximising nutrient digestibility and profit”. He discussed the history of Alltech enzymes and shared the uniqueness of solid-state fermentation technology and its benefits in maximizing feed efficiency with greater savings.
The gathering also witnessed aspecial moment, as Alltech team along with Dr. Sayed Aman, managing director of India and regional director of South Asia for Alltech, launched the company’s newest product in the enzyme category, Allzyme® Prime, a unique multi-enzyme complex.