Poultry Seminar : “Alternative protein sources for poultry feeds”

The current high price of virtually all protein-rich feedstuffs, in combination with the high dependency of soybean meal imports in the EU, has increased the demand for alternative protein sources in poultry feeds.

Legislative changes are aiming to stimulate “circular economy” in the EU by lifting the ban on the use of processed animal proteins (PAP’s) of swine, poultry and insect origin. Moreover, the production of alternative (vegetable) protein-rich ingredients and their by-products is promoted.

Many questions about governmental regulation, economics and potential application of alternative vegetable and animal protein sources on animal feeds are raised at this moment by the feed industry.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to our seminar “Alternative protein sources for poultry feeds” on Thursday 14 October 2021. This seminar will provide recent knowledge on the different protein sources available for poultry feeds and provide insights into further directions towards the application of some novel protein sources in practice.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 16:15 Seminar

  • Opening and introduction

Francesc Molist – SFR

  • Economics of alternative protein sources

To be confirmed

  • PAPs and its struggle to deliver the expectations

Presentation of Ruud Tijssens, presented by Els Willems on behalf of FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation)

  • Alternative protein sources in poultry diets: focusing on the role of processed animal proteins (PAPs) and insect meal – Feed formulations

Roger Davin – SFR

  • A ban on feed protein from outside Europe? Potential responses and their impact on livestock, closing nutrient cycles and economy

Theun Vellinga and Charlotte Verburg – Wageningen University

  • Towards a more sustainable chicken: Benefits of low crude protein diets (online presentation)

Bertrand Meda – INRAE

  • Nutritional consequences of the use of alternative protein sources in broiler diets

Jan Dirk van der Klis - SFR

  • Closure


The costs are € 498,- excl. VAT (or 3 consultancy hours).


The seminar is organised at “De Schakel” in Nijkerk, The Netherlands, combined with a livestream. However, whether the event can take place on location depends on the COVID-19 restrictions at that time. If the restrictions do not allow on-site meetings, the seminar will be organised in an online platform only.


You can register either to attend the seminar on location or the live stream.

To attend the seminar in “De Schakel” in Nijkerk, please register before 10 October 2021 using the following link:

To attend the seminar online, please register before 13 October 2021 using the following link:

If you have any questions please contact training@schothorst.nl, we are happy to help you! 

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