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The latest generation of new innovations in feed mill technology centers around automation, traceability, sensors and energy savings, according to some experts in the industry. Labor shortages, regulatory requirements and the need to increase productivity has become more necessary in feed mills.
The factory of De Heus Voeders in Utrecht celebrated the commissioning of the first phase of its new bulk outloading line at the beginning of January.
On December 1st, technical consultant Ben van Roosmalen hung up his hat at KSE in Bladel (NL), hereby concluding a career of over 30 years in the animal nutrition industry. Van Roosmalen remains connected with mills as he is currently in training to become a voluntary miller at the local mill in Hapert.
Times are changing, and so is the pet food industry. As a pet food manufacturer, it’s key to stay ahead of the competition by adapting to the latest developments.
In February, the Dutch feed industry magazine De Molenaar published an article about the factory modernization of compound feed producer Brons Mengvoeders, a long-term customer of KSE.
A correct dosage of raw materials is the first step towards a high-quality finished product. The recipe and nutritional value determine the exact raw materials and quantities need to achieve an ideal composition. It is therefore essential to mix them accurately and cleanly, in order to deliver a high-quality product.
Manual dosing is a risky process; contamination is likely to occur, it is prone to human errors and difficult to control.