Taking the lead in promoting responsible animal husbandry, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) recently joined Amino Acid Forum in Animal Nutrition (AAFAN) held in Beijing, China.
AAFAN, organized and sponsored by CJ Cheiljedang Bio, a global amino acid market leader, is an annual forum that gathers professors and internationally-recognized universities and animal nutrition professionals. It aims to create a venue where they can share updates and developments in the field of amino acid nutrition.
BAVI Animal Nutritionist Gloria Marcelo at AAFAN 2018
With the theme Reduced CP, the future of production and our planet, this year’s forum discusses how animal nutritionists can reduce crude protein; increase profits; protect the environment; and improve broiler productivity and health.
BAVI was represented by Gloria Marcelo, BAVI Animal Nutritionist for Northern Luzon Operations.
One of the highlights of the forum is the use of crystalline amino acids, such as L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L/DL-Methionine, L-Tryptohan, L-Valine, L-Arginine, and L-Isoleucine, to improve the efficiency of protein utilization, following the concept of the Ideal Protein Ratio (IPR), also known as Balanced Protein.
By using crystalline amino acids, the level of crude protein in the diet is reduced and the amount of ammonia and nitrogen excreted through the manure is relatively reduced, thereby protecting the environment.
“As one of the attendees of this forum and as an animal nutritionist of BAVI, I am geared to work for the reduction of excreted nitrogen and ammonia from the broilers that we produce,” said Marcelo. “The forum gave me the knowledge to formulate broiler diets that will supply the optimum requirements of broilers in terms of amino acid requirements. By adopting the IPR concept, we can ensure maximum potential growth of broilers at a lower feed cost.”
BAVI’s animal nutrition group’s main thrust is not only to provide the nutrient requirements of broilers, but to come up with formulations that will result to the best broiler performance with the optimum feed costs.
BAVI animal nutritionists are regularly sent to trainings and fora that will keep them updated.