World Nutrition Forum 2010: a Resounding Success for Animal Health and Nutrition

Top international animal-health specialists and feed-industry experts met at the World Nutrition Forum 2010 to exchange knowledge on key trends in animal production, discuss BIOMIN’s NutriEconomics® program and debate the major scientific, environment and leadership issues confronting the sector.

Salzburg, Austria, October 30, 2010 --( The 4th World Nutrition Forum took place in Salzburg, Austria from October 13th to October 16th 2010, bringing together more than 700 delegates from over 70 countries for wide-ranging discussions and expert talks on the most important trends in animal husbandry, nutrition and feed.

As one of the industry’s most prominent scientific and opinion-leading events, the WNF is a platform for stimulating debate on the challenges encountered in world-wide animal production, shedding light on new scientific developments, as well as encouraging discussions on global animal-husbandry and feed-sector strategy. “This is a platform for exchanging knowledge and building long-term, sustainable relationships,” said Erich Erber, the Chairman of BIOMIN, in his opening speech at the Forum. “We are inviting industry representatives, scientists and others to work together on shaping the future of our industry here.”

The main highlights of the bi-annual discussions included keynote speeches by Erich Erber and Red Bull Air Race World Champion Hannes Arch, who detailed how they deal with risk and uncertainty (Expect the Unexpected); followed by a session on corporate responsibility and global food-supply security (the Dilemma of Responsibility), featuring World Bank Economist Jim Smith. The first day was rounded off with a panel discussion on the unseen threat of Mycotoxins and expert talks on key industry trends.

Day 2 of the WNF focused on the scientific developments shaping the future of animal nutrition and production (Breaking New Ground) and BIOMIN’s NutriEconomics® Program, which is designed to raise efficiency by concentrating on effective nutritional strategies, good business practice and sustainable resource use.

The 2010 Forum not only talked innovation, but showcased it directly with the presentation of the B.R.A.I.N. (BIOMIN Research and Innovation Network) Award to Todd Applegate, Professor and extension poultry specialist at the Department of Animal Science at Purdue University, USA. There was also a session presenting more than 120 posters featuring the work of scientists researching in the animal nutrition field.

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