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New technology
uses data for
greater energy
efficiency, feed
quality
Equipment manufacturers and
consultancy groups are combining
technology with data to help feed
manufacturers reach peak efficiency.

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quipment manufacturers and consultancy groups
are changing the way the feed industry looks at
moisture and temperature with new technology
that improves energy efficiency. The new technology
uses data on moisture and temperature to fine tune
processing so that it uses less energy, saves time and
produces a quality end product.
"Everyone wants to produce feed the most energyefficient way," says Zetadec researcher Oriane Guérin.
She explains that equally or more important is that
feed mills can process large quantities of quality
pellets that are efficient for the animal. Risking feed
quality and volume for the sake of improving energy
costs isn't an option.
With this in mind, Zetadec says it is important
to integrate hardware, software and data to optimize processing.

"The idea is to combine data with knowledge to
make processing more optimal," says Guérin. "If we
use the same material every day, then it is fine, but we
are always using different materials, so we are always
fine tuning." 
If manufacturers can cut back on time that is spent
in trial and error, such as adding moisture or drying,
as well as minimize the amount of energy that is spent
correcting recipes, then they will have a higher pellet
quality. This will also increase the capacity of the line
with a process that is more accurate.

Rising interest in energy
In the past, volume and feed quality have been
the largest influencers for feed mills. However,
the growing pressure from the end consumer and
new legislation for green production practices has
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Feed Strategy - June 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Strategy - June 2019

Feed Strategy - June 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
2019 world feed production trends: growth continues worldwide
What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
Digitized dairy: Ag tech sparks changes for feed’s future
Marketing nutrition through local distributors
How to adjust sow feeds for summer heat stress
VIV Turkey to highlight poultry meat, egg safety
Simple concepts at the basis of pig feed formulation
New technology uses data for greater energy efficiency, feed quality
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - CT2
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Feed Strategy - June 2019
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - CT3
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - CT4
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 2019 world feed production trends: growth continues worldwide
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 6
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 8
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Digitized dairy: Ag tech sparks changes for feed’s future
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 23
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 24
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 25
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Marketing nutrition through local distributors
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 27
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - How to adjust sow feeds for summer heat stress
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 29
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 30
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - VIV Turkey to highlight poultry meat, egg safety
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Simple concepts at the basis of pig feed formulation
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - New technology uses data for greater energy efficiency, feed quality
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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