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WEBINAR: Minimizing poultry diet costs by maximizing energy and protein value

12/8/15 9:00 am CDT

Accurate feed formulation is essential for optimizing feed efficiency and minimizing feed cost. Dietary energy level is usually the starting point for setting most nutrient constituents of the diet. However, to optimize profit, amino acid to energy ratio must be considered depending on the production objectives. The first section of this webinar will focus on the interaction between amino acids and energy, and how to formulate to optimize profits while meeting production objectives.. In part two , there will be a discussion on   nutrient variability in feed ingredients and  how  enzymes such as xylanase, amylase, protease (with  phytase in the background)  can   be used in combination  to  maximize nutrient utilization and reduce feed cost. Details of cost savings and performance improvements for l simple and complex diets will be given to illustrate findings. Dupont logo

This webinar will broadcast at:

  • 9:00 AM Central (Chicago)
  • 3:00 PM GMT (London)
  • 4:00 PM CET (Berlin)
  • 5:00 PM SAST (Cape Town)



  • The importance of optimizing amino acid to energy ratios in poultry diets.
  • How to minimize the effect of nutrient variability of feed ingredients on poultry performance.
  • The cost benefits of using  multi-enzymes such as  xylanase, amylase and protease in combination in poultry diets and the added advantages of running phytase in the background

This webinar is sponsored by DuPont and presented by WATT Global Media


Speaker Info:

Professor Olayiwola (Layi) Adeola - Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, USA

Adeola_headshotProfessor Adeola is currently a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, where he conducts research in energy, amino acids, and phosphorus utilization of non-ruminant animals for improving the efficiency of lean meat production and minimizing the flow of nutrients through animal waste into the environment. Professor Adeola has developed an internationally-recognized research program in energy and nutrient utilization of non-ruminant animals.  His research has led the way for cost-effective diet formulation strategies for non-ruminant animals that improve the retention of phosphorus, energy, and nitrogen, the 3 most expensive dietary components. He served as non-ruminant nutrition section associate editor for the Journal of Animal Science, the Canadian Journal of Animal Science and on the editorial board of Poultry Science. Professor Adeola has authored or co-authored 190  refereed papers, 200 abstracts and book chapters, and several other publications.  Professor Adeola received the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Poultry Nutrition Research Award in 2005, the Maple Leaf Duck Research Award in 2007, the AFIA Non ruminant Nutrition Research Award in 2007, the Evonik-Degussa  Poultry Research Award, Poultry Science Association in 2010, and the National Broiler Chicken Council Research Award, Poultry Science Association in 2012.  Professor Adeola served on the United States National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Committee that wrote the 11th Revised Edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine (NRC, 2012).

Dr. Ahmed Amerah - Innovation Scientist, Danisco Animal Nutrition

Amerah_headshotWith more than 10 years of experience in a wide range of research areas in animal nutrition, Dr. Amerah has developed strong expertise in feed processing technology, including an in-depth knowledge of ingredient characteristics and feeding value. His primary areas of focus have included; the use of feed additives to maximise nutrient utilisation and reduce waste, as well as enhancing dietary quality through a better understanding of interactions between ingredients, processing and economic constraints. His work also explores the potential of alternative feed ingredients and solutions to manage variability in ingredient quality using combination of technologies. A graduate of the University of Jordan, Dr. Amerah earned both his Masters and PhD degrees at Massey University, New Zealand, where he later worked as a Researcher. He joined Danisco Animal Nutrition (now part of DuPont) in 2008, and today leads research efforts in animal nutrition to develop innovative solutions for the poultry industry in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists. He is the author of 22 peer-reviewed journal articles, three published book chapters and more than 40 conference papers in addition to numerous trade press articles.

Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International

Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International.  Dr Zavala holds a DVM and a specialty in poultry production from the University of Mexico; a Master of Science, a Master of Avian Medicine, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has worked in broiler and breeding companies, vaccine companies, one diagnostic laboratory, two academic institutions and as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Population Health, University of Georgia. His field of research is in applied virology (CIAV, IBDV, tumor viruses, ILT, enteric viruses and fowl adenovirus). He has 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals.