Project references

Title: Development of premixes for the African market – hot climate conditions 
Period: 2015 –
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Feed producers
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc or Matthew Wedzerai, MSc
Summary: Development of premixes for different animal categories and phases of growth, suitable for the climatic conditions of African countries; with the intention of improving feed quality and animal production. Feed formulation advice is also combined with these tailor-made feed products.

Title: Healthy seedlings for young animals
Period: 2017-2019
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): –
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc
Summary: This project focuses on the feasibility of developing healthy seedlings for young animals; through seed germination trials and a small-scale animal feed trial. Recently, it became clear that the content of specific bioactive health promoting compounds in seedlings can be enhanced by modifications during the germination process; the level of specific anti-nutritional factors (ANF’s) is also reduced during germination.

Title: Valorisation of byproducts from the fishing industry
Period: 2017-2019
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project participant
Project partner(s): Several Dutch companies active in the fish industry
Contact person: Willem Smink, PhD
Summary: Gain knowledge about several fishery byproducts and creation of high value usage of the byproducts

Title: Coccidiosis reduction in broilers
Period: 2017-2018
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Poultry veterinary practice, Veterinary laboratory & a partner involved in production of antibodies
Contact person: Marlou Bosch, PhD
Summary: Stimulation of the gut integrity and immunity against the Eimeria parasite

Title: Calcium in broiler feed
Period: 2017
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): –
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc
Summary: Research towards reduction of the negative interactions of calcium with other feed nutrients in broilers

Title: Naturally healthy calves in Germany and The Netherlands
Period: 2016 – 2018
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Haprodia GmbH
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc
Summary: Research towards reduction of the cryptosporidiosis in calves through feeding measures
Finance: This project is partly financed by INTERREG

Title: Campylobacter reduction in broilers
Period: 2015 – 2017
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project participant
Project partner(s): Poultry veterinary practice & Veterinary laboratory
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc
Summary: Research towards development of an integral approach including vaccine, feed additive and a fast diagnostic tool to reduce Campylobacter in broilers

Title: Research towards the feasibility of adopting a Dutch feed formulation technology and ingredients in Zimbabwe feed industry
Period: 2015 – 2016
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Windmill (Pvt.) Ltd
Contact person: Arjan van der Kolk, MSc & Matthew Wedzerai, MSc
Summary: A feasibility study to investigate the economic and environmental benefits of applying the Dutch feed formulation software and nutrition database to the currently used systems by Zimbabwe local feed producers.

Title: Practical feeding measures for methane reduction on dairy farms
Period: 2011 – 2013
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): ForFarmers, Valacon Dairy, Ropapharm International & Speerstra Feed Ingredients
Summary: In this project several feeding measures will be evaluated on methane production of dairy cows in daily practice with an innovative methane measurement method.

Title: Mastitis pathogen rapid detection kit for dairy farmers
Period: 2011 – 2012
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project partner
Project partner(s): Biotechnology company
Summary: Development of a test kit for dairy farmers for detection of mastitis pathogens.

Title: Healthy pig meat
Period: 2011
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Ingredient supplier, pig farming industry, slaughter house, meat processing industry & Korean feed factory
Summary: Development of healthy pig meat via direct deposition and own synthesis of EPA and DHA in pig meat.

Title: Calculation of the methane production by rumen fermentation of cattle; calculated with the IPCC_GPG Tier 2 method
Period: 2010
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): RIVM
Summary: Calculation of methane production in The Netherlands with the IPCC_GPG Tier 2 method.

Title: Methane emission reducing feeds and more healthy milk
Period: 2010
Role Feed Innovation Services: Project leader
Project partner(s): Dairy farmers association
Summary: Higher levels of linoleic and linolenic acid leads to higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid milk in the milk and a decreased methane production in the rumen.