invests in a new production line. On November 29, 2019, Ottevanger Milling Engineers
and FeedValid signed a cooperation agreement. Start of construction is scheduled for December 2019 and completion is scheduled for May 2020. FeedValid can double its production capacity with the new production line.
The current developments with regard to nitrogen and methane emissions, sustainability and European sourcing are leading to an increase in demand for feedstuffs that can (even) be better utilized. FeedValid manufactures various rumen-stable protein-rich products in Poederoijen. With the new production line from Ottevanger, FeedValid can better and more efficiently treat grain sprouts, oilseeds and legumes and make them rumen-stable.
Due to the specifically developed process for the production of rumen-stable products, combined with a high digestibility, the raw protein content of the feed ration can be reduced by up to 15%. This clearly leads to a reduction in nitrogen and methane emissions and lowers feed costs.
Hitherto, the chemical treatment of proteins has been able to achieve greater stability and digestibility than processes which require heating and the addition of additives. Through research on heat treatment and the right additives, a state-of-the-art production line is built that achieves nearly the same level of consistency and digestibility as the chemical process.
The new production line will be built in an existing building on the factory premises. With this investment, FeedValid is doubling its current production capacity, so that the growing demand for stable proteins and thermally treated oilseeds and legumes can be adequately met in the coming decades.