USSEC Attends Poultry Seminar in Romania
- General News
USSEC attended a poultry nutrition seminar organized by the Romanian Feed Association on June 13 in Bucharest.
Prior to the seminar, Regional Director – Europe and Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Brent Babb andconsultant Professor Craig Coon, of the University of Arkansas, visited Transavia, the largest broiler integrated company in Romania to discuss technical aspects related to modern broiler nutrition, U.S. soy sustainability and import opportunities.
The seminar was attended by 23 delegates from broiler integrators and 10 nutritionists from independent feed mills. Dr. Coon and Mr. Babb gave presentations regarding poultry nutrition and the sustainability of U.S. soy. Attendees listened to a number of clear messages and received tools that could be immediately applied to potentially improve the performance of the local animal industry. In addition, the workshop positioned U.S. soy and USSEC as important tools to help improve performance and stimulate progress in the local animal production sector.
The Romanian nutritionists positively rated the workshop and its content, saying that it changed their understanding about U.S. soy quality, differentiation and sustainability. Iosif Pazuric, the president of the Romanian Feed Association says, “[This event] was the first time feed millers, poultry companies and industry suppliers were brought together to discuss the sustainability of the U.S. soy. The participation of Dr. Coon, a university professor and world class nutritionist, greatly contributed to the success of the event. In this way, USSEC facilitated the access to high profile experts for the Romanian poultry nutritionists.” Constantin Bompa, general manager of Nutrimold – Trouw Feed Mill, adds that the information conveyed will allow poultry nutritionist and general users of soy products in Romania to improve their product performance and operations in general.
USSEC anticipates that participation in this seminar will lead to an increase in U.S. soy utilization in the region.
USSEC consultant Craig Coon speaks at the seminar