Adifo-BESTMIX® showcased ways to introduce sustainability in feed formulation at IPPE marked the company’s 10th year exhibiting at one of the world’s largest trade shows
IPPE (International Production & Processing Expo) held in Atlanta (Jan. 25-27) is the world’s largest annual display of technology, equipment, supplies and services used in the egg, meat and poultry industries as well as in feed manufacturing. This year the event hosted over 1,100 exhibitors in person. Although the number of visitors was down to 75 % due to the international covid travel restrictions, the still more than 22,000 attendees were actively on the look out for new trends and technologies. Next to US visitors, we also welcomed a significant number of Latin-American attendees on our booth.
Increased interest in smart feed formulation and profit driven Quality Control
“This year, Adifo saw an increased interest from feed producers in finding out how they could streamline their logistical and financial processes with software that is dedicated to their business and how to reach the most profit out of smart feed formulation.” says Bea Van Deynse, marketing manager at Adifo-BESTMIX.
Feed producers also showed a genuine interest in quality control software. They were looking for an intelligent platform for collecting quality data as well as a tool for transforming this data into real value. As companies need to be able to respond to the ever-growing requirements of quality control, risk management, certifications and legislation they want to move away from the disparate management of quality data in multiple and personal Excel files. Saving time and avoiding errors has become key.
Producing animal feed in a sustainable way
More and more feed producers recognize the importance of sustainability as one of the game changers in the animal feed sector and other nutrition industries for the coming years. There is a clear need to be able to rapidly and dynamically assess feed formulation scenarios and associated life cycle sustainability impacts.
With sustainable feed production being a hot topic in today’s market, Tami Smith’s showcase on how to include sustainability as extra parameter in the composition of feed recipes was well attended.
Want to know more on how to strategically manage and optimize feed formulation based on nutrition and cost while considering environmental impact? Click here for more info on the Adifo – BASF partnership supporting a more sustainable animal protein production.
Tami Smith (Sr. Sales Executive US at Adifo) and Tom Battagliese (Senior Sustainability Manager at BASF Animal Nutrition) during their presentation on sustainable feed formulation