DSM Feed Protease seminar to strengthen links between science and industry
Through a series of lectures and roundtable discussions from highly respected members of the scientific community, a comprehensive overview of the latest practical and scientific insights on the use of proteases to optimize animal nutrition was presented. The events are part of a new program of international seminars on different topics that are taking place in Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific regional hubs.
DSM hosted in February the seminar in Mexico and in March in Brazil.
On May 8th 2014, the European seminar entitled ‘Feed Proteases – Science into Practice’ in collaboration with its strategic partner Novozymes was held.
The event follows on from a highly successful workshop held in Copenhagen in June 2013. Here, a diverse global team of leading scientists spent two days discussing advancement in the areas of proteases, protein nutrition and physiology. The May 2014 event aimed to disseminate the key findings from this meeting to a wider audience of nutritionists, feed manufacturers and members of the poultry industry.
Proteases are the most recent and innovative additions to the range of enzymes available to the animal feed industry. Already, they provide considerable economic benefit to the livestock industry globally through their positive effect on animal performance, litter quality, animal welfare and the environment. Given the potential of this class of enzyme, it is important that nutritionists are up to date and confident about the benefits of proteases, and also the ongoing scientific research to extract even more benefit for the future.