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Schothorst Feed Research’s 7th Feeds & Nutrition Course 12-16 June at Zaandam (Netherlands).

Publication date: 22-03-2017

The F&N Course has become an annual unique and growing event where specialists from the international feed and nutrition industry meet and share knowledge. Annually the number of participants has increased. Last year there were 120 participants, coming from all over the world. This year the course will be held from 12 to 16th June in Zaandam (near Amsterdam). The F&N Course 2017 offers an in depth practical training, focussed on dairy, swine and/or poultry nutrition, feed formulation, feed processing, quality assurance and purchasing. The course is set up in different modules so that, depending on the interest of the participant, a custom made program can be composed. All modules are offered over the course of one week and are repeated yearly. This way participants can take one or several modules in one week and additional modules the next year. The course will be given in English. This course is designed for nutritionists, purchasing, product and quality assurance managers of feed and feed additive producers and others involved in the feed and allied industry. The course is set up in different modules from which the participant can compose its own program. On Saturday an excursion will be organised for those interested. The courses will be held at the Intell Hotels Zaandam (near Amsterdam). More detailed programs of each module are available here. Feel free to contact Mark de Witte for more information, or 0031-612800728.
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Collaboration Schothorst Feed Research and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten

Publication date: 02-02-2017

Because of current developments in livestock farming, Schothorst Feed Research and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten see opportunities for collaboration in livestock nutrition. This collaboration is based on a dynamic, mutual learning process and contributes to education, research and delegation of knowledge in the area of livestock nutrition. Three research questions are identified: precision feeding, animal health and environment.   Precision feeding There are many developments in the area of information technology, sensor technology, data collection and knowledge on energy and protein requirements of high yielding animals. By combining this information with knowledge of digestion characteristics of feedstuffs and metabolism of animals it will be possible to feed animals more and more on an individual level. Digital data collection and interpretation of feeding, production, health and welfare, can lead to opportunities to optimise nutrient utilisation and efficiency and to prevent nutritional disorders. Animal health Society demands lower use of medication, particularly antibiotics, in livestock production. This results in a demand to improve animal health by nutrition, sometimes with feed additives. Environment The third area of interest is the environmental impact of livestock production. This environmental impact has a negative impact on the public support of livestock production. With balanced diets and the introduction of circuit systems, the environmental pressure of livestock on the environment can be reduced. The question that needs to be answered is how to decrease undesired excretion by feed. Schothorst Feed Research and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten are searching for a senior research / lector precision feeding to give an interpretation to the collaboration.
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SFR at Eurotier webinars.

Publication date: 07-12-2016

At EuroTier 2017, All About Feed, Pig Progress, World Poultry and Dairy Global organised several webinars and seminars. For two of those seminars, SFR researchers were invited as speaker: Ellen van Eerden opened the seminar “Maintaining gut health in poultry“. Wilfried van Straalen was first speaker at the seminar “Milking cows in a healthy and sustainable way”.    
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Grazing experiment at Schothorst Feed Research

Publication date: 01-11-2016

A grazing experiment was carried out at Schothorst Feed Research from June until September 2016. This experiment is part of a larger project were the main research topic is the combination of grazing and reduction of ammonia emissions. This project was financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and executed in collaboration with NMI-Agro.
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Non-debeaked laying hens

Publication date: 18-08-2016

From 2018 onwards, it is forbidden to debeak laying hens in the Netherlands. For poultry farmers affiliated to the German KAT association the ban on beak trimming will be valid in 2017. Several Dutch feed companies took part of a collective research for laying hens. In this study effects were tested of dietary treatments on production performance of debeaked and non-debeaked laying hens
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Presentation of the comparison of phytase efficacy in broiler and turkeys

Publication date: 21-03-2016

During the 16th Turkey Science and Production Conference in the UK, Cees Kwakernaak has presented results of phytase research with broilers and turkeys. Based on tibia ash content it was concluded that phytase efficiency in young turkeys and broilers was comparable.
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Advanced Feed Package output day

Publication date: 19-02-2016

On Wednesday 17 February Schothorst Feed Research had organised the yearly advanced feed package output day. The participants have noted the results of the advanced feed package research. Schothorst Feed Research also presented ideas for future research.  
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Memorendum of Understanding

Publication date: 11-12-2015

Schothorst Feed Research and National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) from South Korea have signed a memorendum of understanding. This agreement intents to stimulate the national economy of South Korea, and especially the agricultural industry and farmers. The memorendum of understanding mentions a.o. that Schothorst Feed Research will do consultancy for several feedmills in South Korea
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New CEO: Lieuwe Roosenschoon

Publication date: 08-04-2015

The non-executive board of Schothorst Feed Research (SFR) has appointed Ir Lieuwe Roosenschoon (56) as CEO of SFR. Ir Roosenschoon graduated in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University. During a long career at Nedap NV, a leading organization in innovative technical solutions for ao livestock management, he has held positions in R&D management and International business Development. Recently he was sector manager Ruminants at the Animal Health Services in the Netherlands.  
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