The IFTC Congress in the technology animal feed sector is the only international scientific conference dedicated to technology in the animal feed market.
It promotes knowledge and development related to innovations in process technology and feed formulation.
On the 12th and 13th of June 2019, Wageningen University supported by the VICTAM Foundation has hosted the 1st International Feed Technology Congress (IFTC 2019) in Cologne, Germany. This 1st IFTC was held during the 2019 VICTAM International exhibition.
Although for the first time, the Congress brought together some 100 researchers from universities, research institutions and industry. The congress exhibited thematic presentations by international key note speakers as well as oral and poster presentations. Themes of this technology congress were the valorization of raw materials by technology, the current process developments and issues dealing with the results of feed technology for feed formulation.
A ‘Book of Abstracts’ was edited/compiled by the Wageningen University/Animal Nutrition group and was presented to all participants. The contributions to the 2019 IFTC ‘were all very interesting’ and the majority has been published as a special issue of the Journal ‘Animal Feed Science & Technology’ by the end of 2019.
For the lectures., see: https://www.siencedirect.com…..
Proceedings of the 1st International Feed Technology Conference, 12 & 13 June 2019, Cologne, Germany
A.F.B. van der Poel, J.W. Cone
May 2021 – Page 114871
(Bio)Technological processing of poultry and pig feed: Impact on the composition, digestibility, anti-nutritional factors and hygiene
Jürgen Zentek, Farshad Goodarzi Boroojeni
October 2020 – Page 114576
Prospects and feasibility of fungal pretreatment of agricultural biomass for ruminant feeding
Nazri Nayan, Anton S.M. Sonnenberg, Wouter H. Hendriks, John W. Cone
October 2020 – Page 114577
Digestible and metabolizable energy in soybean meal sourced from different countries and fed to pigs
Diego A. Lopez, L. Vanessa Lagos, Hans H. Stein
October 2020 – Page 114600
Digestibility of amino acids, fiber, and energy by growing pigs, and concentrations of digestible and metabolizable energy in yellow dent corn, hard red winter wheat, and sorghum may be influenced by extrusion
Diego A. Rodriguez, Su A. Lee, Cassandra K. Jones, John K. Htoo, Hans H. Stein
October 2020 – Page 114602
Effects of particle size reduction, pelleting, and extrusion on the nutritional value of ingredients and diets fed to pigs: A review
J.P. Lancheros, C.D. Espinosa, H.H. Stein
October 2020 – Page 114603
Fundamental factors in feed manufacturing: Towards a unifying conditioning/pelleting framework
M. Thomas, A.F.B. van der Poel
October 2020 – Page 114612
Performance response of broilers to feeding pelleted diets is influenced by dietary nutrient density
O. Hamungalu, F. Zaefarian, M.R. Abdollahi, V. Ravindran
October 2020 – Page 114613
Concentrations of digestible and metabolizable energy and amino acid digestibility by growing pigs may be reduced by autoclaving soybean meal
Maryane S.F. Oliveira, Markus K. Wiltafsky, Su A. Lee, Woong Bi Kwon, Hans H. Stein
November 2020 – Page 114621
Processing temperature and sugar type affect the rate and the extent of proteolysis of a model soy protein isolate system
Sergio Salazar-Villanea, Erik M.A.M. Bruininx, Claire I. Butré, Antonius F.B. van der Poel
November 2020 – Page 114680
Effect of heat processing methods on the protein molecular structure, physicochemical, and nutritional characteristics of faba bean (low and normal tannin) grown in western Canada
María E. Rodríguez Espinosa, Víctor H. Guevara-Oquendo, Rex W. Newkirk, Peiqiang Yu
November 2020 – Page 114681
Effect of the ratio of wheat flour and cassava and process parameters on the pellet qualities in low starch feed recipe extrusion
Shifeng Ma, Hao Wang, Junguo Li, Min Xue, … Christophe Blecker
January 2021 – Page 114714
Nutrient profiles and pelleting effect of different blended co-products for dairy cows
V.H. Guevara-Oquendo, M.E. Rodriguez Espinosa, Peiqiang Yu
February 2021 – Page 114740
Mathematical model, numerical simulation and optimization of rotating valve feeder in animal feed production
Lato Pezo, Vojislav Banjac, Milada Pezo, Aca P. Jovanović, … Radmilo Čolović
February 2021 – Page 114741
Workshop Paper – Future directions of animal feed technology research to meet the challenges of a changing world
A.F.B. van der Poel, M.R. Abdollahi, H. Cheng, R. Colovic, … W.H. Hendriks
December 2020 – Page 114692
Themes of the 2nd IFTC.
For the themes of the Congress, the Scientific Committee especially added the pet- and aquafood to the IFTC program since feed technology provides additional value (and expenses) for these two industries; the Committee promotes to learn from neighboring technologies in e.g. the food industries.
- New technologies
New ones with or without a typical link to the animal feed industry or certain ingredients of animal species. We focus scientifically to learn from all kinds of technologies e.g. from the food sector, from the sensor technology, petfood technology, etc.
- Effects of processing on (anti)nutrients, nutrient digestibility, feeding value
We could focus on the well-known undesired substances/nutrients (how to improve feeding value) but also aspects of physical properties: feed structure, mouth feel, texture, etc. Moreover, the impact on in vivo nutrient digestion and the function of the digestive tract is of interest.
Aspects of sustainability, green technology are welcome but they are results of the previous mentioned subjects and no objectives as such.
- Technology with respect to pre-mixtures/additives/bio-active substances.
Especially spraying techniques, coating techniques for mash/pellets (representing also a large industry) is a promising subject for the IFT Conference. Both the preparation of the pre-mixtures and additives and their usage in the feed mill are important for the final feed quality.
For the lectures, see: https://www.iftc.online/
The 3rd Congress takes place in 2023: VICTAM – IFTC satellite – São Paulo, Brazil, 3-5 October 2023.
Tentative program 10.00- 13.15h.:
Opening and Introduction
Issues related to animal nutrition and feed technology in Europe
Prof. Leo A. den Hartog, former R&D director Nutreco and emeritus professor Wageningen University
Recent developments in pig and poultry nutrition
Prof. Horacio Santiago Rostagno, Professor in Monogastric Nutrition, the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
Major challenges for the South American dairy cattle industry
Prof. Pablo Chilibroste, Universidad de la republica de Uruguay,
Departemento de Production Animale
Mycotoxin control and feed safety in South America: state of the art
Prof. Carlos Mallmann, Professor at Laboratory of Mycotoxicological Analyses (LAMIC), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)