Bruker supports the rational use of food resources

Bruker Optics is on a mission to support the rational use of food resources.

Poultry feed conversion ratios (the amount of feed required to produce poultry) have steadily declined through the years. Today poultry feed conversion hovers around 1.6-1.7 g/g, a remarkable achievement when you think about human effort, application of technologies and evolution of processes.

Animal feed and integrated operations have proven to be highly responsive and adaptive—surviving and thriving to achieve ever better efficiencies.

Feed producers have finally received a much needed break from extremely high ingredient prices. Still, there is talk of forecasted extreme ingredient price spikes. Clearly, ingredient price volatility isn’t going anywhere. Feed costs are consistently sighted as a primary risk factor in the financial disclosures of feed and integrated poultry and swine operations, especially when feed represents more than 60% of the cost of bird production.

Feed cost control is front and center.

“The current economic environment has made financial management increasingly complex,” says Steve Jurek, US 2012 financial management seminar program coordinator at the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association. “Financial managers cannot react to today’s challenges with yesterday’s knowledge. It is important that management remains current on best practices and methods to stay abreast of the ever-changing financial management responsibility.”

Bruker has long been a leading innovator in support of human and animal pharmaceutical development. Current products such as the Matrix and MPA are rapidly being adopted by the Feed industry to produce real time data.

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