BASF at the EuroTier: Focus on Efficiency and Sustainability
- Products, solutions, and concepts for efficient and more sustainable feed
- Expert presentations in the technical program for pig, poultry, and cattle
Ludwigshafen, Germany - November 5, 2012 - At the EuroTier – Europe’s most important trade show for professional livestock farming, held in Hanover, Germany, from November 13-16, 2012 – BASF SE will present its extensive range of products, solutions, and concepts for efficient feed and a more sustainable production of food products of animal origin. BASF experts explain how feed producers and farmers can benefit from their offering in exhibition hall 16, booth 19E, as well as in various specialist presentations.
Sustainability as the Central Objective
BASF – as the leading supplier of feed additives – offers a wide product range for pigs, poultry and cattle, aqua cultures and pets. Vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, and other specialty products serve a single purpose – a more sustainable production of animal protein as an important building block of human nutrition. “It is our goal to make a valuable contribution to animal nutrition by helping to make it more efficient, more profitable, and more sustainable,” says Dr. Hans Müschen, Head of the Business Unit Animal Nutrition Europe, Africa, West Asia at BASF.
Focus on Feed Enzymes
Feed enzymes such as Natuphos® and Natugrain® help produce more animal protein while having to use less resources and lowering the environmental impact. On November 13, 2012, from 10:00-10:45 a.m., in exhibition hall 12, booth B 57, Dr. Dieter Feuerstein, BASF, will explain this topic as part of the technical program of the EuroTier in his presentation entitled “Using the effects of NSP-splitting enzymes in pig feeding.”
Organic Acids Protect the Feed
For decades, BASF’s organic acids such as Luprosil® and Amasil® have been used successfully by feed and animal producers for the preservation of feed and grains. Whether for grain preservation or ensilage of green fodder, with its organic acids and acid mixtures BASF offers practical solutions that maintain the feeding value and improve the microbiological quality of feed.
Feed Supplement Helps Cows after Calving
Silvia Schmid, BASF ChemTrade GmbH, will inform visitors on November 16, 2012, from 11:00-11:45 a.m., in exhibition hall 13, booth B37, what the use of Lutrell® Combi can do for dairy cows. The innovative BASF product allows for an easier start into the lactation phase. Overall this supplementary feed contributes to an economically sustainable milk production.
Carotenoids for Subtlest Color Nuances
BASF carotenoids such as Lucantin® and Lucarotin® are important feed ingredients for the pigmentation of egg yolks, broiler skin, salmon, and crustaceans. The BASF product portfolio includes special formulations, which make BASF one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of these nature-identical carotenoids.
Applied Sustainability in the Value-added Chain
SET – the BASF initiative for applied sustainability – helps feed and food producers to improve the sustainability of their products. SET enables the measurement of resource utilization and reveals optimization potential throughout the entire value- chain. On November 14, 2012, from 3:00-3:30 p.m., in exhibition hall 08, booth B05, Dr. Joachim Hüter, BASF SE, will illuminate the topic of sustainability in the poultry specialist forum with his presentation entitled “Producing poultry meat sustainably, ecologically, and efficiently.”
About Animal Nutrition
BASF is a global leader in sustainable animal nutrition – offering vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes, organic acids, and specialties for all types of feed. BASF’s products are mainly fed to ruminants, poultry, pigs, farmed fish, and companion animals. Innovative products (such as Natugrain® TS), modern technologies (including white biotechnology), and SET, BASF’s initiative for applied sustainability, pave the way for making animal nutrition not only more efficient and cost-effective, but also more sustainable. BASF’s expert teams help the nutrition industry analyze and systematically improve the efficiency and sustainability of its products and make verifiable value propositions to the entire value chain up to and including consumers. For more information, visit www.animal-nutrition.basf.com and www.set.basf.com.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of 2010. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.