From aqua feed to insect breeding

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The VIV conference program is diverse. Topics range from sustainable animal protein production and reducing the environmental footprint to increasing productivity and profitability. But the global competitiveness of the European feed industry is also in focus.

Here is a selection:

Monday 30.5.

12:00 - 18:15  2022 European LIVE Feed Congress | Strategies for future-proof food production, Presented by Feed Strategy, Organized by WATT Global Media & VIV worldwide

-          Future proof food production: How the feed industry will fortify the European animal protein sector, Coen Smits, director of sustainability, Trouw Nutrition 

-          How feed ingredient analysis supports a more sustainable value chain, Pierre-Joseph Paoli, president – feed additives & ingredients, ADM Animal Nutrition

-          Sustainability through feed formulation strategies, Dr. Carlos Dapoza, senior business manager – Mediterranean, EVONIK 

-          How insects in animal diets will shape the protein landscape, Dr. Graeme Dear, non-executive director, Beta Bugs Ltd. 


Tuesday 31.5.

14:30 - 17:30 Poultry Marketing Round Table (PMRT) Europe Edition - Recovery and what comes next… , Organised by MEAP, WATT Global Media & VIV worldwide

- Poultry Meat Market Economy, François Cadudal – Independent consultant

- A retail view, John Kirkpatrick – Tesco

- Economic and financing overview, Nan-Dirk Mulder – Rabobank


Wednesday 1.6.

10:00 - 16:00 Aquafeed Extrusion Conference

-          Effect of Protein, Starch and Fat on Aqua Feed Extrusion, Dr. Mian Riaz, Texas A&M University, USA

-          Extrusion processing of fish feed pellets: influence of silica and oil content on the product properties, Jessica Wiertz -Brabender GmbH & Co. KG and Carolina Schillinger Evonik Operations GmbH, Germany

-          Application of digitization and automation in modern aqua plants, Michael Cheng, Buhler, Switzerland


13:00 - 15:00 Insects for Feed conference, by VIV worldwide,
Organized by VIV worldwide & International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF)

-          Value of insects for poultry, Laura Star, Professor Sustainable Poultry Farming in a Circulair Business, Aeres University of applied Sciences

-          Accelerating the insect industry, Geert Poels, Business Development Manager, VDL Insect Systems

-          Insect farming by Better Insect Solutions, Henrik Voigt, Key Account Manager, Better Insect Solutions

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