April 9, 2021


Trouw Nutrition holds webinar on safeguarding feed quality


In preparation for Asia's annual wet season from May to October which increases the risk to feed safety and quality, Trouw Nutrition held a webinar on April 9 on the topic "Safeguarding Feed Ingredient Quality: The importance of effective preservation."

Starting off his presentation, Pieter Steyn, global program manager Feed Safety at Trouw Nutrition, cited the Food and Agriculture Organization's report on the rising global food challenge – in the year 2050, the world population would require 70% more food, and 70% of this food must come from efficiency-improving technology.

Steyn further cited a University of Minnesota study which indicated that worldwide, the loss in value per tonne of corn is US$15. And Asia, which makes up 30% of global grain demand and is the biggest regional contributor to feed wastage, represents the greater opportunity for good feed storage practices.

Providing feed preservation solutions forms part of the three pillars to Trouw Nutrition's Feed Safety Programme – analytical services, product portfolio, dosing equipment.

Within the product portfolio for the Programme, Fylax® Forte HC manages mould challenges of raw materials and final feed, preserves their nutritional quality, and prolongs their shelf life. The product contains a synergistic blend of organic acids, and together with a surfactant, enables the acids to penetrate and kill moulds. The inclusion of a buffer further ensures the safety of the product. In a study done on corn in Indonesia, Fylax Forte HC Liquid improved moisture retention, while reducing mould count compared to the control. Other data showed the return on investment (ROI) the feed miller can expect when using the product for corn stored up to one year, with ROI peaking at three months for 15.5% moisture content.

Trouw Nutrition's next webinar targeting feed millers, "Effective moisture management for a profitable feed milling", is scheduled on April 23, from 3.30-4.30pm (ICT).


- Ngai Meng CHAN