Lambers-Seghers presents itself:
Wat is your relation to Feed Design Lab/how long are you a partner of Feed Design Lab? In the past we have collaborated with FDL through research projects, this was important for us to be able to produce test feeds on a small scale using different techniques. We also came into contact with research projects on various themes through FDL, which were and are opportunities for our company.
What is your position within Lambers-Seghers? I am Danny Van Mullem, active in the company from 1978, co-manager and mainly involved in R&D, formulation and the entire aquaculture. LSAqua is our new division that started in 2019. Currently we mainly produce fishmeal substitutes and concentrates based on as many sustainable raw materials as possible for the aquaculture sector. We also make our production available for production for third parties under private label. We are licensed for mixing category 3 raw materials (raw materials of animal origin).
What does Lambers-Seghers mean for the animal feed sector? Lambers-Seghers has been working under the slogan “Quality through customization” for years. We believe in a company-specific approach in which we like to consult with our customers in open dialogue about the feed composition. Feed is one of the most important costs in livestock farming, which is why feed efficiency is very important. Feed price is important, but the cost of the end product is even more important, which is why we strive for maximum performance with adapted feed.
Why are you a partner of Feed Design Lab? We believe that research and innovation are very important, which is why an institution such as FDL is important. The future lies in the innovative, agriculture must be given a more recycling function, new protein sources, alternative additives, upgrading of raw materials, there is still a long way to go. If we want to survive as a sector, we must keep an eye on producing feed in a more sustainable way.
Which themes do you think Feed Design Lab should tackle / which topics do you find interesting? How can we convert by-products that would otherwise be lost into useful raw materials for livestock farming? How can we improve feed efficiency through technological processes? How can we as a sector respond to new environmental requirements?