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USSEC SE Asia Conducts 19th Annual Regional Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop in Bangkok

USSEC SE Asia hosted the 19th annual Regional Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop (FTNW) June 3-7 in Bangkok, Thailand, drawing 125 participants.  Over the past 21 years, this program has become one of the premier technical events in SE Asia and continues to receive resounding support from the region’s feed and livestock industry.

This year’s theme was “Maximizing the Value of Feed Ingredients in Today’s High Prices”.  The program sessions were constructed around topics dealing with the market forces affecting feed ingredient supply and cost; maximizing value in feed manufacturing technologies; maximizing the intrinsic value of ingredient components such as protein; assessing the value of energy effectiveness and management; and control of value damaging mycotoxins.  Breakout workshop sessions included an extruder demonstration, a feed formulation workshop, a presentation on waste management and a hands-on mycotoxin laboratory session.  The four day program concluded with a field trip to a feed equipment manufacturing company.
The program was funded by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and opening remarks were provided by South Dakota USB Director and U.S. soybean farmer, Bob Metz.  This year’s line-up of speakers who included Dr. Jean Noblet, INRA France; Dr. Ravi Ravindran, Massey University, New Zealand; Dr. Hans Stein, University of Illinois; Dr. Robert Thaller, South Dakota State University; Dr. Robert Swick, New England University, Australia; Dr. Uthai Kanto, Kasetsart University, Thailand; and Dr. Rommel Sulabo, University of the Philippines Los Banos.

Participants of the 19th SE Asian Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand