Lynda Searby: Which way for future feed technology research?
13/08/2021 – 20:56
“Enhancement of co-products with microbial proteins, improvements in protein digestibility and novel cell wall rupture techniques are among the important directions for future research, according to two feed technology luminaries.
FeedNavigator caught up with Dr Menno Thomas, founder of agribusiness consultancy Zetadec, and Dr Wouter Hendriks, chair of Animal Nutrition at the Department of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University, to discuss directions for future technological research.
Both Dr Thomas and Dr Hendriks were contributors to a multi-authored paper that summarized the discussions that took place during the first International Feed Technology Conference (IFTC) workshop, and concluded that “animal feed has a social responsibility to contribute to more sustainable food systems”.
“The working group was convened to work out what needs to happen in terms of feed technology for the future,” Dr Hendriks told FeedNavigator.”