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Adisseo stresses importance of amino acid balance


Adisseo brought together key researchers and users worldwide for its ruminant conference 2020 Vision and Beyond in Paris.  The experts shared the latest research and advancements in amino acid nutrition and formulation.

Adisseo is a pioneer of the science of amino acid nutrition and its application to practical, day-to-day use. The company distributes Smartamine, MetaSmart and Microvit A Supra Ruminant products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from Kemin Industries from the first of January, 2020.

Since 2006, Kemin and Adisseo worked together to successfully grow awareness in the industry about amino acid balancing and its benefits for dairy nutrition.  Adisseo distributes these products in the rest of the world.


The conference in Paris gave attendees a clear explanation of the Adisseo vision and strategy for ruminants and an outlook on the EMEA dairy markets in 2020 and beyond.

However, the focus of the conference was on the current status of amino acid nutrition for dairy cows. Charles Schwab, professor emeritus of the University of New Hampshire, USA, shared insights on the amino acid requirements of dairy cows.

Dr. Mogens Larsen of the Aarhus University in Denmark gave details on protein deficiency and its effects in periparturient dairy cows. Phil Cardoso, DVM, Ph.D., MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, USA, presented the benefits of amino acid balancing for the transition cow in terms of performance, health, and reproduction.


Attention then focused on practical hands-on application experience.  Eric Schwab, Director of Dairy Research and Product Management, Vita Plus Corp., USA, shared lessons learned from the practical use of amino acids in the Midwestern United States.  Laurent Thiaucourt, DVM, Dairy Nutrition Consultant, France, likewise shared his perspective and practical insights on using amino acids in compound feed programs in Europe.

More information on the full length of the topics addressed during the congress, can be found in the presentations of the conference which will be available via FeedChannel.Adisseo.com.

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