Feed Strategy Events cover the ingredients and additives used within the formulation of animal feeds and are attended by senior executives from all over the world. Feed Strategy Events are geared toward the interests of nutritionists, veterinarians, feed formulators, CEOs, feed mills directors, integrators, co-operatives and hatcheries.

Presented by Feed Strategy magazine, Feed Strategy Event series assists in providing animal feed stakeholders the tools they need to maintain productivity and profitability in a changing production landscape.

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Feed Mill of the Future Conference
How efficiency, innovation and sustainability will shape the feed industry of tomorrow
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 8:00am – 12:00pm | Room B203
Co-located with IPPE 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

>> The half-day Feed Mill of the Future Conference brings together leading feed industry experts to examine emerging feed mill technologies and processes that will impact animal feed manufacturing in the years ahead. Feed milling professionals will leave with a better understanding of how innovation and early adoption will help achieve their sustainability, productivity and profitability goals of tomorrow. The conference is organized and presented by Feed Strategy and Feed & Grain magazines.

$125 Registration Fee

Conference Program:

On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

8 – 8:45 | Imagining, developing the feed industry’s future workforce
Speaker: Dr. Adam Fahrenholz, Associate Professor – Feed Milling, North Carolina State University
Labor shortages are an evergreen challenge for the feed industry. Realizing that finding reliable, capable and eager feed mill employees today is especially difficult, what is your company’s plan for meeting its employment needs in the future? What specialized skill sets will feed production require? How will new technologies affect the types of employees that can and should be hired? NC State University’s Dr. Adam Fahrenholz talks about what feed manufacturers can do to attract and retain the right talent, and how the feed industry can identify and prepare for tomorrow’s labor needs.

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. | In-line NIR technology: Lowering costs while delivering quality feed
Speaker: Vinicius Chiappetta, global commercial director, Cargill Digital Solutions
During this presentation, learn how Cargill is using near-infrared (NIR) technology to help mills update formulas in real time, optimizing raw material inclusions and ingredient nutrient values. The speaker will explore how integrating in-line NIR in your feed mill can save on feed costs, improves animal performance and maximizes profitability.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | How feed formulation impacts downstream sustainability goals
Speaker: Karel Vervaet, senior product specialist – nutrition, BESTMIX
The animal feed industry is continually navigating many changing factors, including market volatility, ingredient quality parameters, animal nutrition needs and, more recently, how it can limit the environmental impact of protein production. Feed formulation software can provide a rapid response to address these issues. In this talk, BESTMIX’s Karel Vervaet will examine how feed formulations can be leveraged to reduce Scope 3 emissions, help downstream customers meet their net-zero targets, and reduce animal ag industry’s environmental footprint.

9:45 – 10:10 a.m. | COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

10:10 – 10:45 | Energy efficiency: Cutting the kilowatts in your feed mill operation
Speaker: Wayne Cooper, feed industry consultant
As energy costs continue to skyrocket, feed producers are looking for ways to improve energy efficiency in their feed mills. Feed industry consultant Wayne Cooper will provide insights into the strategies feed manufacturers can implement to reduce their energy use per ton while maintaining feed quality and pellet durability. During his talk, Cooper will examine how feed producers can reduce their electric and gas usage while utilizing their current equipment, how to improve energy efficiency in pelleting, and he will look at the role of equipment design.

10:45 – 11:20 | Solar technology and beyond: Managing your energy spend through on-site generation solutions
Speaker: Jeff Haarmann, managing director, Affordable Gas + Electric LLC (AGE)
After recently consulting with swine integrator The Maschhoffs on its feed mill’s solar project, AGE’s managing director Jeff Haarmann sees opportunity for the feed industry to invest in and benefit from alternative energy technologies. During his talk, Haarmann will discuss how feed producers can deploy solar, on-site natural gas generation, and other technologies to control costs while improving the operation’s overall carbon impact on the environment. He will explore on-site co-generation electricity solutions, the deployment of green energy technologies, and offer tips for how the feed industry can control its energy destiny.

11:20 – noon | Panel Discussion: Feed’s role in animal ag’s path to net-zero carbon emissions
As sustainability drives initiatives across the food and ag value chain, this panel discussion will examine how feed manufacturing equipment, feed mill design and nutrition advancements can impact animal agriculture’s overall carbon footprint. Panelists will offer a range of perspectives not only on what the feed industry can do today, but what needs to be done tomorrow for the animal ag sector to reach net-zero.

– Ryan Lane, president – North American animal nutrition business, ADM
– Gero Zimmermann, Head of Technology – Animal Nutrition, Bühler AG
– Alex Kerrigan, vice president – Project Development, Todd & Sargent
– Marcelo Dalmagro, Strategic Marketing & Technology Director, Cargill Animal Nutrition

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Admissions is free.