The key lies in cooperation. This was not just the conclusion of both the Global Feed and Food Conference (GFFC) and the Fefac Conference in Antalya, Turkey, but also the leitmotif running through the Feed and Additive Seminar in Hamburg (see reports in this issue). At the seminar event, this theme related above all to cooperation between veterinarians and compound feed producers. At the international congresses, the call for cooperation was considerably broader in scope, including cooperation between business and public administration.

» Carry-over during animal feed manufacture
Dual-tracer analysis of evolutions

Many authors consider that carry-over is generated both by product deposition in industry equipment, and by all the processes involved in handling or generating dust or fines. By 1960, Glista had already indicated that the dust found in areas of dust stagnation (horizontal conveyor belts, suction equipment) may contain drugs. Jansen et Friedrich (1982) demonstrated that dust that collects in elevators and chain conveyors has a greater mineral ash content.

» On growth track worldwide with innovative products
Investment planned for Kemin production sites in Eastern Europe and Russia

The global player Kemin Industries operates in Germany above all in the fields of animal nutrition and health, pet food and health, and human nutrition and beauty. In the field of animal nutrition and health, Kemin distributes its products via the TOTAL NUTRITION platform with the three pillars of safe, healthy and efficient solutions. In the following interview, Agrarzeitung correspondent Jan Peters talked to Kemin Marketing Director Tom Verleyen about the future direction of his company.

» Heat stress in the dairy cow: a refreshing new take
Effective help against health and performance losses in heat stressed Milking cows

At various times throughout the year, producers brace themselves for optimal animal management during times of environmental stress that can deteriorate animal production and welfare. Heat stress is of particular concern because it occurs annually in most geographical locations and causes major losses to the livestock industry (at least $1.7 billion annually). Management interventions such as shade, fans, and sprinklers are often implemented but substantial decreases in performance are still observed.

» Getting to grips with the ideal solution
Site-appropriate, sustainable maize cultivation

The ideal feed-based way to achieve high lifetime production levels with healthy cows is to optimise the feed deployment of absolute staple diet (healthy residual plant) instead of using unwarranted, excessive amounts of feed concentrate. Thanks to its more or less constant high quality, maize silage remains a feeding basis for use throughout the year, both in arable areas and to a lesser extent at boundary locations of maize cropping. A further factor in feeding dairy cattle is the special nutritional status of maize starch as a source of energy in the rumen and above all in the small intestine. The overall problem complex is shown here looking at the example of the currently valid ripeness or crop development scale and the DRA scale newly developed by the author.