Suso Mendez, Nutritionist at Coren (Spain)"All of this, makes that the collaboration with Schothorst Feed Research in the last 12 years for us has been very satisfactory"
Coren is a cooperative involved in animal production in Spain, with a turnover of around 1 billion euro per year. In Poultry, Coren has an integrated production with broiler breeders farms, hatcheries, broiler chickens farms and slaughterhouses. The Pig division has the same integrated structure, with nucleus farms, sow farms, growing-fattening pig’s farms, slaughterhouse and a processing plant.
Coren produces its own feed compound in 4 feed mills, so the support of Schothorst Feed Research is very important for us in order to:
- have a correct nutritional value of raw materials, given the Dutch experience in raw material evaluation and Schothorst Feed Research in particular.
- have the updates of the nutritional requirements of the animals. This is more important nowadays, since the research public institutions/ centers in Europe have very limited resources at present.
- face the problems of environmental contamination. Again The Netherlands and Schothorst Feed Research in particular are leaders in recommendations to reduce the excretion of N and P. The Schothorst Feed Research recommendations based on the concept of ideal amino acid profile and digestible/retainable phosphorus are very reliable.
The scientific staff of Schothorst Feed Research attends the main world conferences of animal nutrition, which allows them to be up to date to be able to solve our doubts and generate information of interest.
All of this with the support of a very good experimental facilities and a technical team very well trained to carry out experimental tests, makes that the collaboration with Schothorst Feed Research in the last 12 years for us has been very satisfactory.