FeedValid is investing in a new production line. On 29 November 2019, Ottevanger Milling Engineers and FeedValid signed a cooperation agreement. Construction will start in December 2019 and is scheduled for completion in May 2020. The new line will enable FeedValid to double its volume of production.
Recent developments around nitrogen, methane, sustainability and European sourcing have led to increased demand for livestock feedstuffs which can be even better utilised. In Poederoijen, FeedValid produces various protein-enriched, rumen-bypass products. The new production line from Ottevanger will make it possible for FeedValid to stabilise meal, oilseeds and legumes in a better and more efficient manner and treat them thermally.
The right stability process combined with high digestibility makes it possible to reduce the raw protein content in the feed to as low as 15%. This contributes to a reduction in nitrogen and methane emissions as well as to the lowering of feed costs.
Up to now the technology for treating proteins chemically produced higher stability and superior digestibility than technology involving the use of heating and additives. But thanks to research into heat treatment and the right additives, a state-of-the-art production line will be installed which will deliver virtually the same stability and digestibility as would chemical treatment.
The new production line is to be built within an existing building at the factory site. This investment will enable FeedValid to double its current volume of production and thus equip it to more than meet the growing demand in the coming decades for bypass proteins and heat-treated oilseeds and legumes.
About Ottevanger Milling Engineers
Ottevanger Milling Engineers is an internationally operating company which specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment and turnkey installations for the grain-processing and mixed-feed industry. Our equipment is deployed around the world for the safe production of foodstuffs for human and animal consumption. Ottevanger Milling Engineers is a family business founded in 1909 and is part of the Triott Group.
FeedValid provides ingredients for efficient and sustainable animal feed by maximising the valorisation of raw materials and processing food industry waste into circular raw materials. FeedValid has production and storage locations in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and supplies its products throughout much of Europe. FeedValid is part of Brokking’s Beheer, a family business with a long history in the agricultural sector and animal feed.