How Pet Food Ingredients Impact Processing, Equipment Needs

December 16th, 2021 (archive)

Innovations in the pet food industry are being driven by the introduction of novel ingredients and advancements in processing technologies. In this webinar, experts will cover which types of ingredients most impact pet food production, and how these ingredients are altered by the production process.

As influencers and decision makers of pet food manufacturing equipment purchases, you’ll learn how these characteristics relate to your facility’s extruders, pellet mills, packaging lines and more. Featured speaker includes Heather Acuff, product manager at Nulo Pet Food.


1. Learn how pet food ingredient preferences have recently changed

2. Discover how pet food ingredients can be altered by the production process

3. Understand which ingredient characteristics should be considered when evaluating processing equipment

4. Learn the importance of the relationship between ingredients, processes, and the equipment involved

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Harvest 2021 Mycotoxin Trends: What You Need to Know

December 7th, 2021 (archive)

Stay up to date on this year’s mycotoxin threat level and high-alert regions with mycotoxin testing expert, Christy Swoboda of Romer Labs. During this webinar you will gain an upper hand on grain storage preparation with a better understanding of which mycotoxins --like DON, Aflatoxins, Fumonisin B1, and Zearalenone – are being observed in the lab on which commodities. Through Swoboda’s comparison of the 2021 harvest to other recent years, you’ll know if it’s time to change game plans or stay the course with your facility’s bin preparation and mycotoxin testing plan.

  • What is the current mycotoxin report for harvest 2021?
  • What conditions are encouraging certain mycotoxins to be more prevalent?
  • How are mycotoxin trends comparing to harvest of 2020?
  • What can be done from a mycotoxin mitigation perspective to prepare bins for storage

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Microbes to Metabolites in Animal Production

January 12th, 2022 (archive)

How can we use the microbial population of the gut to improve animal production There is a lot of discussion on what constitutes “gut health” and a “good microbiome”, but these are vague terms with few metrics that we can use in animal production. We must understand the relation between the microbial population throughout the gut of food animals, and how they differ in their ability to degrade feeds and the range of different metabolites and end-products produced in the process. These different metabolites and microbial populations greatly impact food animal production efficiency, animal health, sustainability, and food safety. Featured speakers include Bayo Sokale, DVM, Ph.D., Technical Manager Animal Nutrition BASF, North America, Todd Callaway, Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Dairy Science, and Todd Applegate, Professor & Head of Department of Poultry Science, both from University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

This webinar will broadcast at: 9:00 AM CST (Chicago) / 3:00 PM GMT (London) / 11:00 PM CST (Beijing).


1. “Balanced” versus “imbalanced” ecosystem within the gastrointestinal tract.

2. Impact of metabolites originating from commensal and pathogenic microbes within the gut.

3. Metabolites that positively impact gut integrity and homeostasis (acetate, butyrate etc.).

4. Effect of Monoglycerides of Short Chain and Medium Chain Fatty Acids on gut health.

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This webinar is sponsored by BASF and presented by WATTPoultry, Feed Strategy, and WATT Global Media.

Sponsored by BASF

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Mycotoxin Management for Harvest

September 29th, 2021 (archive)

Join us for a panel discussion focused on managing mycotoxins, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) prep, 2021 harvest conditions, and how to prepare for what’s to come.

Featured speakers include Melinda Miller, Safety & Quality Manager for SEMO Milling, Nancy Zabe Collette, Technical Services and Applications Manager, and Patricia Jackson, Marketing Development Manager, both of VICAM.


1. Steps to take to prepare for the harvest season

2. Learn the types of toxins that are prevalent this harvest season

3. Explore how the drought is impacting conditions

4. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) prep

5. How to make sure your technical equipment is calibrated properly, and you have the correct tools to tackle harvest


This webinar is sponsored by VICAM and presented by Feed & Grain LIVE, Feed Strategy and WATT Global Media.

Sponsored by VICAM

Sponsored by VICAM

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Start Clean, Stay Clean, Protect Your Bottom Line

May 26th, 2021 (archive)

The Important Role of IPM in Stored Grain

Bayer Technical Service Lead Joe Barile discusses his recommended approach to organizing your integrated pest management strategy and protecting your stored grains. Takeaways will help you safeguard your bottom line and mitigate threats to your operations.

Staying Ahead of the High Oleic Soybean Curve

March 17th, 2021 (archive)

Increased demand for High Oleic soybean oil means elevators and grain merchandisers must stay ahead of the growth curve to manage IP handling, storage, and marketing strategies for their customers.

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