April 21, 2017
Nutriad hosts technical symposium in Brazil
For the fourth consecutive year, Nutriad hosted a well-attended technical symposium (SITEC) in Brazil, where current trends and future challenges in animal protein production were discussed.
Participants varied from the production sector including integrators, feed and premix producers, to consultants, veterinarians, nutritionists and researchers. They interacted with global experts that hosted talks on agribusiness topics both globally and in Brazil, with focus areas including feed intake via palatability, mycotoxin management, and, digestive performance.
The opening day was dedicated to the applications of flavours and sweeteners in animal feed to promote nutrition at critical life stages. Nutriad’s David Vanni Jacob, from Brazil, and Simon Eskinazi from the UK, provided the audience with an array of technical data from across the world.
As producers sometimes have difficulties in determining the real threat that mycotoxins pose to their animals, the second day of the programme was dedicated to enhance the understanding of mycotoxin management. A lineup of researchers, raw material experts and industry leaders brought presentations from Dr. Radka Borutova, Prof. Ana Paula Bracarense, Prof. Dr. Eduardo Micotti da Glória and Guilherme Bromfman.
Gut health is also a key requirement for healthy and high yielding animals. A range of topics on digestive performance were presented by Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Santin, Dr. Tim Goossens and Prof. Dr. Roberto Guedes.
According to the event's host, Marcelo Nunes, managing director Nutriad South America, the 4th edition of SITEC once more exceeded expectations. 'The intention is always to offer our clients and partners a programme with relevant and updated guidelines on maximising the potential of their animals. At SITEC we are not only presenting technical content, we promote the interaction between attendants and speakers to forge productive relationships. Choosing Florianopolis to host our symposium - against the backdrop of exuberant beaches and stunning nature - further confirms SITEC as one of the most prestigious events in the sector,' Nunes said.