The PNE Platform gives nutritionists, buyers, and other feed ingredient professionals the ability to determine the total and digestible amino acids, total and phytate phosphorus, and metabolizable energy of various feed ingredients
(PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Adisseo, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals (http://FeedSolutions.Adisseo.com), will be demonstrating its Precise Nutrition Evaluation (PNE) platform at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Adisseo’s state-of-the-art platform combines NIRS scans with an extensive nutrient database of feed ingredients. The database is derived from in vivo trials and validated wet chemistry methods used at the Adisseo Labs in Commentry, France. Big picture, PNE gives nutritionists, buyers, and other feed ingredient professionals the ability to determine the total and digestible amino acids, total and phytate phosphorus, and metabolizable energy of various feed ingredients.
Industry experts know that the nutritional specifications of ingredients can change rapidly and without advance notice. Variations can occur due to growing and harvesting conditions, by-product types and sources, and manufacturing processes. PNE provides a quick and low-cost understanding of the specific nutritional values of feed ingredients. Knowing the nutritional values of the specific ingredients used gives nutritionists a more accurate profile of their finished feeds.
Using PNE and specific Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment from FOSS and Bruker, the level of nutrients in feed ingredients can be precisely defined. These nutrients include: water, energy (fatty acids and glucose), amino acids, macro minerals (calcium, available phosphorus, sodium, potassium and chlorine), vitamins, and microminerals.
In order for PNE to make these evaluations and remain up-to-date, the following procedures are used on a routine basis:
- Nutrients in ingredients are analyzed by highly stringent, high-quality wet chemistry procedures.
- Ingredients are scanned using NIRS, and specific color spectra (a.k.a. fingerprints) are produced.
- The chemical analysis for each ingredient is compared against the respective NIRS spectrum, and a database of precise prediction equations for nutrients is produced.
Dr. Rob Shirley, Poultry Technical Manager, Adisseo North and Central America, recently explains why: “PNE is a remarkable tool and a significant step forward for the livestock industry. It gives nutritionists and feed companies a competitive edge in at least three ways. First, PNE serves an essential role in understanding how feed ingredients rank among themselves, giving nutritionists the ability to rapidly track, understand, and wisely use ingredient supplies. Second, it gives nutritionists the ability to formulate diets according to specific performance goals (e.g. market weight, feed conversion, meat yield, etc.). Finally, by understanding the nutrient profile of ingredients and optimally using those ingredients, nutritionists are better able to manage diet costs. PNE ultimately gives end-users additional flexibility when sourcing ingredients, making purchasing decisions, and developing formulations.”
The new PNE platform is available to Adisseo customers.
About the Adisseo Group:
The Adisseo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals. It designs, manufactures and markets four families of animal feed additives: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals (poultry, pigs, etc.); MetaSmart® and Smartamine® M, unique methionine products for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme product which improves the digestibility of raw materials and Microvit®, a complete range of vitamins.
Additionally, in 2007 Adisseo further strengthened its position in the field of sulphur products, which are vital for the production of methionine.
In October 2011, Adisseo acquired Innov’ia, one of the European leaders in the design and contract processing of powdered and granulated ingredients for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals industries. Through this transaction, Adisseo Group strengthened its expertise in the formulation of additives, in research and development and in industrial transfer.
Worldwide, Adisseo Group employs 1,400 people, has four research and development divisions, and five production facilities in France and Spain. Its global distribution network covers more than 2,500 clients in more than 100 countries. In 2011, the group's turnover exceeded €1,1 billion ($1.5 billion USD).
Adisseo Group is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, a key player in the chemical industry in China.