NIR Measurements and Nutritional Database Combined to Optimize Nutrition

The Trouw Nutrition NutriOpt system combines precise NIR measurements with the values and calculations in our extensive nutritional database. These detailed evaluations of raw materials and their impact on both feed quality and animal performance are based on more than 50 years of advanced research. This combination enables you to accurately optimize your nutrition approach based on both available ingredients and comprehensive scientific data.

To achieve even greater accuracy for optimum cost formulation, Trouw Nutrition offers advanced add-ons to the nutritional database that enable you to fine-tune your feeding strategy and get the most out of available opportunities (e.g., split feeding or a separate feed structure for broilers).

NutriOpt NIR

Quality classification of reactive lysine

One of the latest innovations is the addition of a new quality parameter to the NIR system: reactive lysine. This new parameter enables producers to rapidly assess the quality of the reactive lysine content in their raw materials.

The information can be used for a variety of quality control and storage purposes. For example, raw materials in the feed plant can be managed more efficiently and stored separately, based on quality, enabling more precise feeding. The objective data that the tool provides makes it possible to renegotiate the purchase price of raw materials, keeping costs under control.

NutriOpt NIR reactive lysine calibration lines are now available for:

  • Soybean meal
  • Rapeseed meal
  • Sunflower meal
  • Palm kernel meal
  • Fish meal
  • Meat and bone meal