Webinar: Maximizing pig profitability and safety with Original MCFA provider

04 November 2021

Over the past years the pig industries have been devastated with the arrival of the devastating pig disease African Swine Fever with severe economic impact. Biosecurity of feed was recognized as critical control point to control the transmission through contaminated feed and feed materials. In pig rearing, growth performance, health status and gut functionality are the parameters that are closely linked to final profit. Nuscience Feedlock and Aromabiotic Pigs are able to address both of these issues faced by farmers to deliver safe, efficient and profitable farming.

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Tuesday, 4 November 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Singapore time)

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The potential role of MCFA in feed safety (by Dr. Cassandra Jones)

Feed and ingredients can be a source of disease entry into animals. This risk can be minimized by carefully sourcing ingredients or applying point-in-time mitigation measures, such as thermal processing or irradiation. However, disease risk can be more significantly reduced through the inclusion of additives with antiviral or antibacterial properties, which can also prevent post-processing recontamination. Of these feed safety mitigant additives, medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) are among those with the most potential. Controlled research has demonstrated that MCFA can reduce the risk of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, African swine fever virus, and Salmonella spp. in ingredients. Furthermore, products containing MCFA as active ingredients may offer greater safety and consumer acceptability than other feed safety mitigant alternatives.

When historical MCFA blends serve modern pig production systems (by Romain D’Inca (Ph.D)

Known since decades in humans and animals, Medium Chain Fatty Acids, and especially specific blends of their free forms like Aromabiotic keep contributing to improved performances of pigs. In addition to their recognized anti-bacterial actions among the highest within natural compounds, the progressive insights on MCFA actions in living organisms demonstrated several benefits on digestive health, systemic and even transferred immunity. These contributions of MCFA all along the rearing cycle of pigs result in significant improvement of zootechnical performances and in reduction of antibiotic uses. In a context of accelerating evolutions in pig production systems, Aromabiotic is a key solution to match optimal digestive health of animals and profitability of your pig production units.

FeedLock®: The missing link in biosecurity (by Kobe Lannoo)

Last decades the global pig population has been hit by several emerging disease challenges. Think about the huge damage that was caused by diseases like Foot and mouth disease (FMD), PRRS, PED and more recently African Swine fever (ASF). All of the above challenges have a few characteristics in common: They are all viral, they have the ability to spread with a minimum of virus particles, they have a huge economical impact and biosecurity is the main method to prevent farms of being hit by this disease. Biosecurity is all about closing the different entrance gates for viruses to enter your farm. One of these entrance gates is feed and therefor feed mitigation is an important factor in the battle against viruses. With FeedLock® an effective solution is provided which reduces the risk of being hit by ASF or other disease significantly while at the same time increases farm profitability.


Dr. Cassandra Jones is a Professor at Kansas State University where she is a member of the K-State Feed Safety Team combining veterinarians, nutritionists, and feed scientists. Cassie’s research efforts include methods to prevent the transmission of African swine fever virus and Salmonella through animal food. She is a regular resource to FDA and USDA as they work to develop science-based regulations, as well as to industry as they built best practice recommendations.

Romain D’Inca (Ph.D), 39 y.o., completed his Ph.D in Biology and Health Sciences from INRA/Rennes University (France) in 2010. He successively worked 6 years as Monogastric Research and Development Manager in Phileo (Lesaffre) and 3 years as both Prospective and Innovation Manager and 3rd Parties trial set-up manager for swine in Neovia (2016 to 2018). Since 2018, Romain is now working as Product Manager Swine for Agrimprove brand (Royal Agrifirm Group), supporting the portfolio of products of the Group towards customers across the Globe. Along its carrier, Romain kept a focus of interest in optimizing gut health of monogastrics, especially pigs, to support efficient nutrition, health and well-being of livestock animals at the benefit of farmers so as feed mills.

Kobe Lannoo

was born in 1978 in Belgium. Having a big interest in the farm industry he started his studies to become a veterinarian at UGENT. In 2002 he graduated cum laude with a specialisation in swine at the University of Ghent.

After 12 years of field experiences as veterinarian practitioner in Belgium and the Netherlands, he joined the Royal Agrifirm Group in 2014. During that time he has been responsible for the global product management team and the EMEA marketing team. Now he is global Category manager Pigs for Agrimprove, the functional feed ingredients brand. In this role he translates the innovative research projects of the R&D team into marketable concepts for the global animal feed industry.

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