Brazil's feed union propels animal feed lab practices forward

27 November 20231 min reading

The IV Workshop of Animal Feed Laboratories, hosted by Sindirações, gathered over 160 professionals in Brazil, addressing critical industry needs and fostering discussions on innovations. Insights from the event underscored the importance of quality improvement, analytical advancements, and effective communication in animal feed laboratories.

Sindirações, the National Union of the Animal Feed Industry, recently hosted its fourth biennial Workshop of Animal Feed Laboratories in Valinhos, Brazil, attracting over 160 professionals. The event centered on enhancing laboratory practices, emphasizing the importance of quality improvement, analytical innovation, and seamless communication within laboratories.

Key takeaways included the necessity of refining mixing and sampling procedures for accurate results, analyzing various sample matrices, and leveraging modern techniques like portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). The workshop's success, supported by industry partners, highlighted the commitment to addressing emerging demands. CEO Ariovaldo Zani expressed satisfaction and outlined plans to delve deeper into identified needs in the next edition scheduled for 2025. The workshop's contributions underscore Sindirações' role in shaping the future of animal feed laboratories.

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