HERENTALS, Belgium (July 10, 2018) – Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to touch more than 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services, held an event series last week in San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid, and had 155 Kemin customers from 25 different countries attend.
The seminar brought together industry leaders under one roof to share cutting-edge, relevant research in amino acids. Among the speakers were Dr. Michael Van Amburgh of Cornell University, Dr. Hélène Lapierre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Dr. José Eduardo P. Santos of the University of Florida and researchers of international repute, who shared the latest knowledge that is already being applied through Kemin across the EMENA region. The focus of the talks was to provide new vistas in amino acid nutrition for sustainable dairy profits.
“The management of dairy farms is continuously seeking a balance between income and costs. Milk is not a regional product, but the cornerstone of healthy nutrition,” said Stefaan Van Dyck, President, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, EMENA. “In this globalized and consolidating economy, the industry must exert improved financial control of farms, as well as undertake processes of improvement in production cost, nutrition, food safety, animal health and management. It may require continuous exploration of different technologies and strategies.”
“When animals are underfed, it damages productivity, including reductions in product quality. Over-provisioning of nutrients may be costlier than deficiencies, production may be limited and the cost of food will be higher,” said Javier Mateos Aguado, Senior Ruminant Business Manager, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, EMENA. “The goal is to achieve the highest possible accuracy while meeting the requirements and avoiding excesses. Less waste is produced during this new amino acid formulation approach, preventing environmental pollution and unnecessary waste. New insights on milk and protein production, reproduction, immunity, casein production and small ruminant nutrition were addressed during the Kemin seminar, and these insights open a window of opportunity for exploring the full benefits of Lysine and Methionine nutrition.”
For more than a decade, Kemin has been dedicated to providing the best products, tools and knowledge for the most profitable implementation of amino acid nutrition in ruminants. Within the Kemin Life Long Learning Program, Kemin is constantly providing science, along with useful tools, to its customers for amino acid implementation, with the sole aim of being the reference in ruminant amino acid formulation for the nutritionists and technicians throughout the entire dairy market.
About Kemin Industries
Kemin Industries (www.kemin.com) is a global ingredient manufacturer with a focus on improving the quality of life for over 3.8 billion people each day with more than 500 specialty ingredients made for the human and animal health, pet food, nutraceutical, food technology, crop technologies and textile industries.
For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offers product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.
Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately-held, family-owned and operated company with more than 2,500 employees globally and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.