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Interaction between nutritionists and vets

Publication date: August 2018
Source: Poultry World No 6, 2018

Composing good quality feed is an art in itself, however making the best feed possible can only be done with knowledge of the bird itself. That is why Schothorst Feed Research focused on the interaction between nutritionists and veterinarians in its latest international Feeds & Nutrition course. 

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Laura Star on the Dutch Knowledge Day in India

Publication date: December 2017
Source: Poultry Express

The embassy of the Netherlands with co-operation of the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) and the India Netherlands Business Association (INBA) organised the Dutch Knowledge Day in India. Laura Star (SFR) gave a presentation about precision feeding. She highlighted developments of the Dutch poultry production (i.e. slow growing broilers, ban on beak trimming, reduction of mineral excretion) that affect dietary requirements. She explained that precision feeding involves the correct amount of feed with the correct composition at the right time to fulfil dietary requirements. For the audience it was an eye opener that feeding practices are not as simple as it may appear and that there is a lot of science into it to make safe and profitable production in the animal.

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Solution for the phosphate quote

Publication date: December 2017
Source: Wochblatt für Landwirtschaft and landleben

In this German written article Wilfried van Straalen gives an overview of measurements to reduce phosphorus production by ruminants in the Netherlands. The Schothorst Feed Research solution for the challenge to reduce phosphorus excretion of high producing dairy cows is the digestible phosphorus system for ruminants.

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Improve body weight development of the sow to improve piglet vitality

Publication date: 12 December 2017

On 12 December Topigs Norsvin organised a webinar on how to feed modern sows. Modern sows have a high performance.  To reach this high performance the sows need to be fed according to their requirements. Body weight development during gestation and reducing weight losses during lactation are very important. Xandra Benthem de Grave from Schothorst Feed Research discussed important nutritional aspects for an optimal weight development of the sows. Chris Opschoor from Topigs Norsvin showed the (financial) consequences of skinny and fat sows.

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the benefits to the feed industry of using an advanced net energy system

Publication dat: May 2014

The Net Energy system offers the practical nutritionist the opportunity to adapt feed formulations to the varying chemical composition of feedstuffs when a NE-system based on nutrient (digestibility) is used. In general feed costs will be reduced by 1-2% by using a NE-system over a ME or DE system. Moreover an animal category specific NE system, specifying different E-piglet®, NE-growing/ finishing pigs, E-gestate® and E-lactate® system will offer additional benefits in terms of technical performance and reducing feed costs.

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New knowledge from The Netherlands to Denmark.

Publication date: August 2017
Source: Svin

The future is precision feeding of weaners and finishers. DLG gathers knowledge and inspiration about feeding in Holland. There have been no Danish digestibility tests in the last 30 years. Hans Aae, DLG, sees that as a problem, not least because there constantly new raw materials or new methods of processing raw materials. In part, this is why DLG started cooperating with research station Schothorst Feed Research four years ago.

This is an article published in the Danish magazine "Svin" written by Morten Thomsen.

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Effect of debeaking on laying hen performance

Publication date: June 12, 2017
Source: Poultry world

From 2018 onwards, it will be forbidden to debeak laying hens in the Netherlands. For poultry farmers affiliated to the German KAT association the ban on beak trimming has been in place since the start of 2017. Dutch animal nutrition facility, Schothorst Feed Research, in collaboration with seven Dutch feed mills (ABZ Diervoeding, AgruniekRijnvallei, CAV Den Ham, E.J. Bos, ForFarmers, Vitelia and Voergroep Zuid), performed a study in which effects of dietary treatments on production performance of debeaked and non-debeaked laying hens were tested. Large differences in performance between debeaked and non-debeaked laying hens, irrespective of dietary treatment, were found.

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Animal fat: Nutritious ingredient for animal diets

Publication date: May 2015
Source: All about feed

Adding a feed or oil ingredients supplies the animal with essential fatty acids, needed for production and growth. The effectiveness of including a fat or oil depends on the total feed formulation. In this article it is explained what nutritionists shoud consider.

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Online document databaseSchothorst Feed Research puts renewed experimental facilities for broilers into operation.

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"All of this makes that the collaboration with Schothorst in the last 12 years for us has been very satisfactory"Suso Mendez, nutritionist Coren (Spain)
"Commercial nutritionist need to have an independent, trustworthy and scientifically orientated technical partner. AFGRI Animal feeds have found this assurance in our technical partners at Schothorts Feed Research"Dr. Franscois Crots, Technical & Sales Director Monogastric Nutrition
"With SFR’s inputs, we increased the accuracy of feed ingredients energy and nutrients values"Dr. Paul Lu R&D director DaChan Greatwall Group