This September, Trouw Nutrition will launch a new and innovative precision-feeding tool: the NutriOpt On-site Adviser, which helps close the gap between theory and practice by delivering all NutriOpt’s nutritional expertise directly on-site through the use of a handheld scanner and smartphone.
“It is becoming increasingly important to know, rather than guess, the quality of feedstuffs at any given moment and place,” said Trouw Nutrition chief executive officer Harm de Wildt. “Using today’s digital technology, we can now support anyone working with feed in running their business more efficiently and give them better control of their resources. I’m delighted that we will launch the NutriOpt On-Site Adviser and I look forward to working with its users to understand how we can continue to develop this innovative tool in the future.”
André Brand, marketing director NutriOpt, Trouw Nutrition, added, “Within our NutriOpt precision nutrition program, we want to provide an easy-to-use solution enabling everyone to perform real-time, on-the-spot NIR (near-infrared) analysis. Moreover, we want to provide them with comprehensive advice and support based on those results. Our partnership with AgroCares, an innovative tech company, resulted in a solution for exactly this purpose: the NutriOpt On-site Adviser.”
The NutriOpt On-site Adviser combines a handheld NIR scanner with an easy-to-use mobile application, linking the on-site scanning process of feed samples directly to practical advice based on the NutriOpt Nutritional Database, the company said. Supported by four worldwide research centers, global laboratories and an extensive network of research facilities and experts, this database provides the basis for reports that are sent directly to the user, Trouw Nutrition said.
These reports include analytical results for pigs, poultry or ruminants, and show whether the tested samples meet the optimal quality standards and advice or whether an adaptation of the diet/load list is required. This enables any NutriOpt On-site Adviser user to make informed decisions in managing their feed (all common raw materials and silages) and feeding programs, the company explained. The result is increased feed efficiency or reduced feed costs by making optimal use of the nutritional variation in raw materials and silages.
For more information about the NutriOpt On-site Adviser, visit Trouw Nutrition’s NutriOpt website.
Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company, is a global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has locations in 28 countries and employs approximately 8,000 people.