Disruptive innovators showcase progress in Hanover, Germany
Window on the world of agriculture-focused progress welcomes global participants this November 15 to 18
Hanover, GERMANY: "Feeding for the future" will take centre stage this November as the EuroTier event returns to a full capacity in person event delivering knowledge and networking to drive global agriculture forward.
Equipping livestock farmers and their industries from around the world with the latest insights about advanced feeding solutions is a key objective of the EuroTier 2022, the event hosts tell sermo.wire. The trade fair taking place in Hanover, Germany, Nov.15 to 18 is poised to deliver a new level of impact and features for participants coming together from every major production region across the globe -- re-affirming its standing as the premier Europe-based trade fair for innovation-driven agriculture.
Along with showcasing the best and brightest in feed technology and other key areas of science-powered progress, this year's EuroTier will also include a special focus on exploring food and supply security. "The impact of the latest developments on the markets is considerable," note the EuroTier organizers. "Several compound feed components are currently in short supply and expensive, putting livestock farmers under pressure. At the trade fair, the feed industry will therefore be discussing alternative sources of nutrients and will be presenting concepts to replace cereals, rapeseed, soybean as well as sunflower seeds from Ukraine."
Security of supply
"The reduced availability of seeds and agricultural inputs in addition to reduced, or failed harvests, determine the quantities available," confirms Jan Lahde, President of Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung e.V. (DVT The German Animal Nutrition Association). Germany’s self-sufficiency rate of around 30 percent makes it dependent on imports, particularly for protein feed, such as rapeseed meal.
"This year, Ukraine will not be able to perform its role as an important supplier of GMO-free raw materials. This means alternative sources of corn must be secured. "Efficient land use and optimal feed utilization are now the order of the day," adds Lahde.
Since July 1, in Germany "ecological priority areas" have been made available - an area of some one million hectares may now be farmed to produce fodder. Green fodder, silage, hay or straw are now often used as valuable feed in mixed rations, either because of their structural effectiveness or for reasons of feed shortage.
Trends in livestock nutrition
Scientific know-how about the raw materials and the individual feed production processes form the basis for high-quality feed. EuroTier plays an important role in providing answers to the requirements of feeding management.
EuroTier 2022 will be exploring these and more feed topics in-depth in its DLG-Spotlight “Feed for Future”.