Feed additives play an increasingly important role in animal nutrition, as farmers search for new ways to improve the performance and health of their animals.

Globally there are hundreds of feed additives to choose from. Yet it is critical to make informed decisions about what to add in your feed formulation for specific outcomes.

Scientifically-based feed additives

The 2019 AFMA Symposium takes place on 29 October 2019 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The symposium will bring together nutritionists, veterinarians, feed formulators and feed manufacturers in a bid to examine key considerations pertaining to choosing the right animal feed additives based on scientific principles.

The symposium theme, “Feed Additives – How to choose?”, will be addressed in three sessions focusing on mycotoxin risk management, feed additives in practise, and feed additive science.

Symposium topics

The symposium programme committee has carefully selected local and international industry experts to cover the following topics:

The strengths and weaknesses of mitigation technologies for different mycotoxins: Dr Dieter Moll, Biomin, Tulln, Austria.
Key control points in practical mycotoxin management: Dr Alexandros Yiannikouris, Alltech, Kentucky, US.
A case study – using a holistic approach to overcome the risk of mycotoxins: Dr Graziano Mantovani, Cargill/Provimi, Milan, Italy.
Judging the data – the good, the bad and the ugly: Dr Pieter Henning, Meadow Feeds, South Africa.
Feed processing versus feed additives: Dr Charles Stark, Kansas State University, US.
Improved feed additive health benefits through novel encapsulation technologies: Dr Philip Labuschagne, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa.
Enzymes as a resource for sustainable animal production: Phokela Segobola, DSM Nutritional Products, South Africa.
Gut health management: Understanding the microbiome and improving gut efficiency: Dr Ahmed Khater, Evonik Ltd, Egypt.
Utilising alternative routes of uptake for zinc delivery and consequent inflammatory reduction: Tim Horne, Zinpro Corporation, UK.

Event arrangements

The 2019 AFMA Symposium sponsors are Biomin Animal Nutrition, Cargill and Novus Nutrition Products Africa.

The event will be concluded with a cocktail “meet and greet” function sponsored by BASF, RCL Foods and Avipharm Feeds.

Delegates registered at the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) and the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) will earn CPD points for attending the symposium.

The closing date for registration is Friday, 18 October 2019, or when the maximum capacity of the venue has been reached. – Press release, AFMA

For more information and to register, visit www.afmasymposium.co.za.