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GLOBAL MEGATRENDS Balancing food security and ecology Food security is not a given – even in industrialized countries. Climate change, political disruptions, and global trends such as urbanization, migration, and affluence make it increasingly difficult to sustainably feed an ever-growing population while keeping the environment healthy. POPULATION GROWTH FOOD AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, AND AFFORDABILITY NATURAL RESOURCES
The United Nations (UN) predicts a global population growth from 7.3 billion as of mid-2015 to 9.7 billion by 2050. Of the global population growth projected to occur between now and 2050, more than half will be in Africa. The second-largest contributor will be Asia. Inevitably, as the world population increases, so does the demand for food such as meat, ﬁsh, eggs, and dairy prod- ucts – especially in developing countries as their aﬄuence increases. Political stability and policies, climate change, and water scarcity are just some of the factors which will play a big role in the future, and these trends will severely threaten the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for ending hunger by 2030. For example, Sub-Saharan Africa has vast amounts of arable land but it has the world’s lowest cereal yields due to severe drought and ﬂooding, which has virtually wiped out crops and livestock in the past. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organiza- tion of the UN) is predicting that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. Although agricultural production eﬃciency has vastly improved over the past few decades, its environmental impact in terms of emissions to land and air have become unsustainable. Farming alone uses over one-third of the global landmass, more than two-thirds of the world’s fresh water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers, and emits nearly one-quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Other natural resources such as oil, natural gas, and coal are expected to run out within the next two centuries.
GLOBAL CHALLENGES Common challenges, speciﬁc opportunities Health and nutrition are important factors – not only for consumers, but increasingly so for the agriculture industry. Growing environmental awareness brings new challenges as well as new opportunities. NORTH AMERICA y Consumers distrust agriculture industry EUROPE y Consumers want to buy healthy animal products y Increasing demand in emerging markets such as Russia y Increasing consumer demand y Less use of antibiotics for sustainability y Price sensitivity vs. expensive animal welfare LATIN AMERICA y Further implementing international requirements of animal welfare y Adapting animal production to new customer trends and requirements y Need for optimizing feed mill operational efficiency ASIA NORTH y Increasing cost pressure and price volatility of raw materials y Growing food safety requirements from consumers and difficult quality controls y Increasingly stringent laws and regulations, environmental require- ments ASIA SOUTH y Food safety becomes increasingly impor- tant for consumers and producers y No use of AGP in animal products for export markets y Search for innovative concepts to efficiently manage livestock production MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA y Rapidly growing population and regional turmoils and economic troubles y Imports of cheaper meat from Brazil and USA y Dependence on raw material imports forced by droughts
WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, THE WORLD’S POPU- LATION DEMANDS BOTH QUALITY AND QUANTITY. WITH INCREASING PRICE SENSITIVITY AND DISTRUST REGARDING FARMING, LIVESTOCK FARMERS AND FEED PRODUCERS ARE FACING HUGE CHALLENGES. The status quo and future out- look for consumers and live- stock farmers might feel like two worlds colliding. Due to increasing affluence, the global demand for animal products is growing. Animal welfare and food safety become focus top- ics in many regions, and price sensitivity is another influenc- ing factor. World population is rapidly increasing, too, and feeding a projected nine billion people by the year 2050 will be a difficult task. Livestock farm- ers are already looking for new ways to intensify their produc- tion and to maximize productiv- ity. Climate change, fluctuation of raw material quality, and changing laws and regulations influence the economic success of livestock farming, varying from region to region. difficult. Previously, farmers often used antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) to accelerate growth and to keep animals healthy, despite factory farming with low animal protection standards. Today, consumers are interested in animal welfare and products from healthy animals, and they also demand reliable information about animals being free of medicine and growth-promoting hor- mones. This leads to a demand for new tools for livestock farmers to increase their productivity. Automation and digitalization can help to increase efficiency in produc- tion, raise or ensure quality, increase throughput, and lower safety margins. In general, livestock farming is characterized by initial invest- ments with a return weeks or months later. In between lie many risks due to the numerous parameters that influence the quality of meat, animal health, and the realized price of the animals. While consum- ers demand high-quality animal products, they are also price- sensitive – making a livestock farmer’s life even more What could be a way to bring together the specific require- ments of both consumers and producers? We believe in science. Science plays a role in developing innovative feeding, monitoring, and management concepts, increasing availability of affordable and healthy animal protein, and converging consumer demands with sustainable and economical livestock farming.
SOLUTIONS Sciencing the global food challenge Changing market demands, varying raw material availability and quality, and com- plex nutrition and health requirements for each species: Increasing challenges in animal protein production demand sophisticated solutions that reconcile economic interests, animal welfare, environmental protection, and food security. At Evonik, we believe that science is the answer. More than 60 years of experience as a leader in amino acids and as a reliable partner to the feed industry has sharpened our expertise for developing innovative products and delivering effective solutions that improve our customers’ bottom line. We produce and market important amino acids for modern animal nutrition and health. Evonik feed additives are produced on three continents, and, with over 50 warehouses worldwide, we can ensure supply security and reliable delivery. But amino acids are just the beginning: We are continually broadening our scope, for example by expanding into healthy nutritional solutions such as probiotics. By implementing our new innovative animal gut health solutions, we can make an even greater contribution to the closely linked fields of animal nutrition and health.
ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS The use of amino acids significantly improves the diets of diﬀerent species, including poultry, swine, ruminants, and aquatic animals. Livestock produc- tion, animal health, and the environ- ment can all beneﬁt when feed is supplemented with optimum amounts of high-quality amino acids. STANDARDIZED ILEAL DIGESTIBILITY (SID) LOW PROTEIN DIETS For an optimal feed mix it is essen- tial to understand the true value of a raw material. Evonik has spent many years researching the best method to determine the nutri- tional value of different raw mate- rials. The result is known as the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) system for the evaluation of amino acids in swine and poultry. Evonik has published considerable SID data both for poultry and pigs and continues to regularly evaluate raw materials. ENERGY SYSTEMS The feed industry uses various systems to measure and define the quantity of energy in feed raw materials and the requirements of animals. Through our research, Evonik plays a role in creating data that allows producers to make the most accurate and efficient use of feed ingredients, and thus directly contributes to the financial success of our customers. Evonik has both a deep understand- ing of the amino acid content of feed raw materials and decades of knowledge about the nutritional needs of animals. When combined and applied correctly, this leads to low protein diets that optimally meet animals’ needs and at the same time reduce excretion of nutrients. Typically, a 1 percent reduction in the level of protein in the diet can lead to a 10 percent reduction in the excretion of pro- tein. In addition, reduced crude protein results in lower water consumption. NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS Evonik regularly publishes and updates a series of amino acid rec- ommendations for poultry, pigs, and aquatic animals. These recom- mendations are the results of exten-sive research carried out around the world. And provide information to reflect the phases of the production system as well as biological differ-ences between animals of different sexes.
HOLISTIC APPROACH – Amino acids combined with healthy nutritional solutions ADVANCED ANIMAL NUTRITION: AT EVONIK, OUR FOCUS IS ON MAXIMIZING THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF OUR FEED ADDITIVES BY OPTIMIZING THE ESSENTAIL BUILDING BLOCKS OF PROTEIN FOR IMPROVED POUL- TRY HEALTH & PERFORMANCE. OPTIMIZED POULTRY FARMING CHALLENGES y Pressure from end consumers, fast- food chains, and governments to eliminate the preventive use of antibiotic growth promoters y Increased feed cost y Uncertainty among feed producers and animal farmers about the rela- tive value of different methionine sources y Variability of nutrients and quality of raw materials y Reduced nitrogen excretion y Complexity of feed production y Improved animal health and animal performance SOLUTIONS Precisely balancing the nutritional needs of livestock with an accurate supply of feed and the stra tegic use of probiotics like Ecobiol® improves the gut flora of poultry. Our near-infrared analysis solution AMINONIR® Advanced allows easy analysis of raw materials and feed mixes, which becomes even more effective with our global amino acid database. This foun- dation makes it easy to optimize animal feed with our essential amino acids portfolio, including MetAMINO®, which provides a proven bioefficacy of 100 percent, thus being superior to MHA-FA’s average 65 percent bioefficacy. An automated dosing sys- tem facilitate optimal mixing of raw mate rials and supplements, which can be based on AMINOChick® and AMINOHen®, our specific tools that calculate the ideal diets for poultry. With our animal nutrition consulting, we provide a combination of targeted services, nutritional concepts, and tools to achieve best results for our customers. BENEFITS Improved poultry health and perfor- mance, even without antibiotic growth promoters (AGP), and also reduced animal production costs lead to higher profits. Efficient raw material monitor- ing and optimized feed mixing boosts feed quality and digestibility, lowers nitrogen excretion, and enhances poultry growth performance and carcass yield. Working with our amino acids portfolio and dosing tools leads to lower feed mill maintenance costs, and eliminates caking and clumping. More accurate diet formulation leads to better, more consistent livestock performance over time. This also provides increasing negotiation power with raw materials suppliers.
WELL-BEING IN SWINE PRODUCTION CHALLENGES SOLUTIONS BENEFITS y Adapting animal production to suit international animal welfare standards y Reduction of nitrogen excretion to meet legal requirements y Optimal dosing and mixing of supplemental micro-ingredients in the feed mill y Monitoring of diet composition y Improving animal performance without ractopamine for finishing pigs y Meeting net energy requirements to optimize feed formulation and animal performance y Ensuring intestinal health main- tenance of swine y Reducing incidence of post-weaning diarrhea in pigs after the transition from sow’s milk to dry feed Our AMINO acids portfolio provides the means to increase the performance for swine muscle growth and to improve the digestive capacity of young pigs and thus their well-being. In addition, software tools like AMINOPig® and AMINONRG® pro- vide amino acid and energy data as well as recommendations specifically for the performance of growing pigs. Our feed additive Fecinor® supports intestinal balance and benefits the host due to its capacity to produce lactic acid. In order to reduce nitrogen excretion, our analysis tools help the feed producers achieve the best possi- ble feed mix, while our automated dosing system and consulting services ensure that they’ll get the expected results from the feed mill. More accurate diet formulation leads to better, more consistent livestock performance over time, resulting in an increased number of piglets and sows per year, better weaning weights and post-weaning performance, and improved overall performance, even without antibiotic growth promoters (AGP). Optimized dosing and mixing leads to improved growth perfor- mance and maximized nitrogen utilization, better animal uniformity, lower operating costs, and improved efficiency in the feed mill. This signifi- cant reduction in animal production costs leads to more profitable results.
INCREASED COMPETITIVENESS IN MILK PRODUCTION CHALLENGES SOLUTIONS BENEFITS y Knowing the composition of feed materials y Maintaining the stability of rumen bypass methionine during handling and mixing processes y Optimizing nutrient supply without causing imbalances y Avoiding inefficient use of protein and reducing nitrogen excretion y Increasing the amount of solids in milk to earn additional bonuses y Improving herd health status and decreasing risk of reproductive problems in dairy cows Mepron® provides the highest quantity of metabolizable methionine (mMet) of any rumen-protected methionine product to support the requirement of high-producing dairy cows. It is pro- tected by ethyl cellulose, providing a high resistance during handling and when in contact with critical feed materials. AMINOCow® is available as a convenient tool for ration formula- tion and evaluation with AMINODat® as the database. Our nutrition experts provide technical support. Besides optimizing animal performance, nitro- gen excretion can be reduced, which lowers the environmental impact. Mepron® supplementation during the transition phase supports the cows’ metabolism. Lower feed costs and improve protein utilization by applying amino acid balancing without compromising animal performance. Improve com- petitiveness by increasing the amount of milk solids. With balancing rations for amino acids, dairy producers reduce nitrogen excretion and support herd health and fertility. Feeding Mepron® in the close-up period increases feed intake and subsequently lactation performance.
MORE SUSTAINABLE SHRIMP FARMING CHALLENGES SOLUTIONS BENEFITS y Increasing costs of fish meal drives cost pressure y Consumers and certifiers like Aqua- culture Stewardship Council (ASC) demand greater sustainability y Improvement of shrimp diets and cost reduction y Farmers and feed producers are uncertain about methionine bioefficacy y Fluctuating amino acid profiles in important raw materials for shrimp diets y Fluctuating soybean meal quality y Dosing of supplemental amino acids y Issues with Vibrio pathogen and high mortality y High toxic ammonia levels, water eutrophication In order to reduce costs, shrimp producers can replace fish meal with vegetable protein and AQUAVI® Met-Met as a supplemental amino acid, which is superior to DLM and MHA-Ca, thanks to its superior bio efficacy (200 percent compared to DLM, 300 percent compared to MHA-Ca). Fish oil can be replaced with omega-3 algal oil from Veramaris®, our joint venture with DSM. To calculate requirements for shrimp depending on growth stage, intake of natural feed (e.g. algae), and feeding frequency, AMINOShrimp® is the tool of choice. Monitoring raw materials for fish feed becomes easier and more precise with our databases AMINODat® and AMINODat® Aqua, and with our analytical portfolio com- prising AMINONIR® Advanced and AMINORED®. Formulating shrimp diets on a low crude protein basis, with the right amino acid profile, is not only cost- efficient for the feed mills, it also max- imizes animal performance and income over feed costs at the farm level. Low crude protein diets also protect the environment in two ways. First, pro- teins are the main nitrogen input in the pond. By reducing the protein content of aqua diets, we reduce the produc- tion of toxic ammonia that jeopardizes fish health and adds to the eutrophica- tion of pond water. Second, low crude protein diets typically contain less than 7 percent of fish meal. Since fish meal is produced from wild catch, low crude protein diets also reduce the pressure on wild fish stock.
FLYING CHICKENS, RUNNING PIGS, AND BEYOND How well do you know livestock? Here are some interesting and surprising facts about poultry, swine, dairy cows, and shrimp that you possibly haven’t heard yet. DID YOU KNOW THAT … … around 70 billion broilers are slaughtered for meat in the world each year. … there are more chickens in the world than people. … broiler feed accounts for around 28 percent of the total global feed production. … no hormones are used in the production of any poultry. … birds evolved from reptiles and are therefore seen as warm-blooded, feathered, flying reptiles. … the United States has the largest broiler chicken industry in the world with about 16.5 percent of production exported to other countries in 2017. … the pig was one of the first domesticated animals over 6,000 years ago. The Chinese were the first to raise wild pigs for food. … pigs can run at speeds of up to 11 mph. … pig squeals are louder than a supersonic plane (115 decibels). … newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers’ voices and to recognize their own names. Mother pigs sing to their young while nursing. … there are about two billion pigs on earth. … Winston Churchill said: “Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” … cows chew on average at least 50 times per minute. … cows move their jaws about 40,000 times a day. … cows eat for eight hours a day, chew for eight hours a day, and sleep for eight hours a day. … cows have a single stomach with four digestive compartments. … cows with the highest milk production (2014: 12,083 kg per year) live in Israel. … cows can see almost 360 degrees. This near-panoramic view lets them watch for predators from all angles. However, they don’t see well straight in front of them, so they will typically turn their head to look at you. … members of the Oreochromis genus, such as Nile tilapia (O. niloticus) are maternal mouth brooders. Eggs laid in pits get fertilized by the male, and then picked up and incubated by the female in her mouth until hatching. … marbled crayfish have an additional set of chromosomes. It’s a mutation that allows the female to reproduce without having to mate. If you have one female, essentially, three months later you will have 200 or 300. … fish have a specialized sense organ called their lateral line, which works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water. … fish are so efficient at converting feed to flesh because the water they live in supports their weight, so they don’t need to grow a heavy skeleton. Because they’re cold-blooded, they don’t need to burn calories to generate body heat. … recirculating aquaculture is actually the most eco-friendly system of agriculture because it reuses all resources, minimizes waste of water and other resources, and has the least negative impact on the environment.
WHY We are convinced that the ecological footprint of ﬁsh and livestock production must be kept within planetary boundaries – especially in light of a growing world population and increasing aﬄuence driving up demand for animal protein. We believe that animal protein should be accessible, aﬀordable, and available to everybody as part of a healthy human diet and in compliance with the highest food safety and animal welfare standards. Our DNA Our DNA deﬁnes who we are. At Evonik Animal Nutrition we know who we are, how we are diﬀerent from other companies, and why we work hard to science the global food challenge. HOW WHAT We are experts in animal nutrition with a strong desire to improve current practices in the production of animal protein across the globe. We know what we are doing, because our knowledge is based on science and many decades of experience. We help our partners to be suc- cessful by offering them a unique combination of functional feed ingredients and tailored services. Our partners know that they can rely on us in whichever part of the world they operate. We deliver products and services that enable our partners to produce sustainable and affordable meat, fish, eggs, and milk in line with the highest food safety and animal health standards. Evonik Animal Nutrition Evonik Animal Nutrition is a highly reliable, globally operating pro- vider of science-driven products and services for sustainable and efficient production of meat, fish, eggs, and milk. The organization is marked by scientific excellence and sensitivity to the needs of our cus- tomers and society.
Our added value Guaranteed availability of our products to customers in over 100 countries Our products come with targeted services, consulting, and tools to ensure the best possible support and assistance Our international team from over 50 countries speaks your language and is aware of regional requirements Products are available in diﬀerent delivery forms to meet your demands Global warehouses ensure supply security and reliable delivery Strong quality control Continuous investment in research and development Evonik at a glance Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are proﬁtable growth, eﬃciency, and values. In 2017, Evonik’s more than 36,000 employees generated sales of €14.4 billion. One of the three operative segments of Evonik is the Nutrition & Care Segment, which makes products for applications in consumer goods for everyday needs, in animal nutrition and in the healthcare industry. In this segment are seven business lines, of which Animal Nutrition is the one active in the food and animal feed market. It is one of Evonik’s key end markets. IN DIALOG So many ways to reach us – whether via email, social media, telephone, or a personal visit. We look forward to serving you. Check out our video – We are Evonik Animal Nutrition.
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