USSEC Sponsors, Participates in Mixed Feeds Conference in Russia
- General News
USSEC sponsored and participated in the 2015 mixed feed conference in Russia from June 22-24. The International Industrial Academy hosted the 9th annual international conference, “Modern Compound Feed Production” in Moscow. USSEC was an official silver sponsor of the conference.
The event was attended by 148 participants, including managers of the Russian Compound Feeds Manufacturers Union, Russian Feed Industry and Poultry Research Institutes, as well as other livestock professional associations and unions, directors, production managers, nutritionists, technical experts from integrated companies, poultry and livestock farms, feed mills, university professors, researchers from institutes and mass media representatives. Delegates from 20 regions of Russia and 14 foreign countries participated in the event.
Vyacheslav Butkovsky, president of the International Industrial Academy, opened the conference and talked about the problems facing the Russian feed market and development prospects of the compound feed industry. He remarked on the high dependence of the local feed industry from the grain market due to a high ratio of grains in local feed formulations, which reach 70-75 percent on average.
USSEC Animal Utilization Consultant Dr. Jan van Eys presented “Potential of Soy Products to Replace Fishmeal in Aqua Diets,” which focused on the nutritional value of soy protein and replacement of fishmeal by soy products, especially Hi-Pro soy and soy protein concentrate (SPC). Dr. van Eys also provided a general overview on global aquaculture production and shared the results of USSEC trials on replacement of fishmeal in feeding ratios of sea bass and sea bream.
The aqua market in Russia is in its infancy but has a significant potential for growth over the next decade with the majority of the increase in production coming from farmed fish that will require high protein feeds. Consequently, this opens up an important growth area for U.S. Soy products.
The USSEC presentation was evaluated very highly by conference attendees. Delegates to the conference were interested and grateful for the presented materials and remarked on USSEC’s high professional knowledge of the subject. Attendees were able to visit the USSEC booth and receive additional information on U.S. Soy and the nutritional benefits of soy additives and their application in modern feed formulations at the tabletop exhibition.