USSEC and Meridien Group, an animal feed additives producer, recently hosted the 2012 International Symposium on Animal Nutrition and the Modulation of Gut Health in Changsha, Hunan province, which attracted more than 300 Chinese poultry and swine producers.
Animal nutrition and feed ingredients play an important role in animal gut health. USSEC organized the symposium to increase awareness of quality soybean meal utilization in animal feeds. Presenters from the United Kingdom, Greece and the Netherlands discussed various measures that can be employed to manage gut health.
Zhang Xiaoping, country director for China, shared soy market updates, and Richard Han, animal utilization technical director, and Leo Liu, technical manager, participated in a question and answer session. Initial survey results showed that the topics were well received by participants, and some expressed their willingness to try technologies introduced during the symposium.