Themes of the 2nd IFTC
For the themes of the Congress, the Scientific Committee especially likes to add the pet- and aqua-food to the IFTC program since feed technology provides additional value (and expenses) for these two industries; the Committee also likes to learn from neighboring technologies in e.g. the food industries.
The themes for the 2nd IFTC are:
1. New technologies
New ones with or without a typical link to the animal feed industry or certain ingredients of animal species. We need scientifically to learn from all kinds of technologies e.g. from the food sector, from the sensor technology, pet food technology, etc. .
2. 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.
3. 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.
Around September 2021 further announcements on the organization of the submission of contributions for the 2nd IFTC will come; please share this information and save the dates with your contacts or any person who might be interested in attending the conference and presenting their paper or poster.