June 25, 2018
Trouw Nutrition introduces new precision-feeding solution
This September, Trouw Nutrition will launch an innovative precision-feeding tool: the NutriOpt On-site Adviser.
The NutriOpt On-site Adviser helps close the gap between theory and practice by delivering all NutriOpt's nutritional expertise directly on-site through the use of a handheld scanner and smartphone.
Precision feeding increasingly important
"It is becoming increasingly important to know, rather than guess, the quality of feedstuffs at any given moment and place," said Trouw Nutrition CEO Harm de Wildt.
"Using today's digital technology, we can now support anyone working with feed in running their business more efficiently and give them better control of their resources. I'm delighted that we will launch the NutriOpt On-Site Adviser and I look forward to working with its users to understand how we can continue to develop this innovative tool in the future."
"Within our NutriOpt precision nutrition programme, we want to provide an easy-to-use solution enabling everyone to peform real-time, on-the-spot NIR analysis," André Brand, marketing director of NutriOpt, said.
"Moreover, we want to provide them with comprehensive advice and support based on those results. Our partnership with AgroCares, an innovative tech company, resulted in a solution for exactly this purpose: the NutriOpt On-site Adviser."
Enabling informed decisions
The NutriOptOn-site Adviser combines a handheld NIR scanner with an easy-to-use mobile application, linking the on-site scanning process of feed samples directly to practical advice based on the NutriOpt Nutritional Database.
Supported by four worldwide research centres, Trouw Nutrition's global laboratories, and an extensive network of research facilities and experts, the database provides the basis for reports that are sent directly to the user.
These reports include analytical results for pigs, poultry and ruminants, and show whether the tested samples meet the optimal quality standards and advice, or whether an adaptation of the diet/load list is required. This enables any NutriOpt On-site Adviser user to make informed decisions in managing their feed (all common raw materials and silages) and feeding programmes.
The result is increased feed efficiency or reduced feed costs by making optimal use of the nutritional variation in raw materials and silages.