In mid-April, the CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team met Dr Alex BACH, research professor at the ICREA* and head of the department of ruminant production at the IRTA*, and his team on the experimental Spanish farm Blanca From the Pyrenees with the aim of implementing a new test protocol for dairy cows and evaluating product performance.
This experimental Spanish farm is recognised internationally in the dairy field for bringing together experts from across the entire value chain: from cow genetics to milk production. These representatives may include milk producers, manufacturers and researchers. The high level of expertise and multidisciplinary nature of its teams make the Blanca From the Pyrenees experimental farm the preferred partner for successfully carrying out Groupe Roullier’s zootechnical tests.
During this visit, a 3-month trial was set up to validate the effectiveness of a specificity (agronomic additive with high added value) developed within CMI Roullier. Thanks to the technical excellence of this experimental farm, analyses will be carried out on the 50 dairy cows being tested in order to identify the behaviour of the specificity and its effect on the quantity and quality of the milk produced.
Thus, these tests will make it possible to validate in vivo the effects of the specificity already selected using cutting-edge technology in the Animal Nutrition lab in the CMI Roullier such as artificial rumens.
*IRTA: Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology)
*ICREA: Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies)
The Animal Nutrition team within CMI Roullier that has implemented the protocol:
- Anca Laza Knoerr, Head of R&D for animal products
- Sandra Point, R&D engineer in ruminant nutrition
- Rosa Castellano Perez, R&D engineer in monogastric nutrition
Rumen: the largest of the four chambers in the stomach of ruminants (approx. 100L for a cow weighing 650kg).
The 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier – Summary22 January 2021
The pandemic has thrown the importance of scientific research into stark relief. Against this exceptional backdrop, ten days ago the Groupe Roullier held its 2020 ceremony, in unprecedented virtual format, announcing the two research teams that are the recipients of this year’s Innovation Awards Roullier.
Only 1 month to go until the results of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier11 December 2020
On 11 January we will have the pleasure of handing over the trophies to the two winners of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier in Plant Nutrition and Animal Nutrition
INNOVATION AWARDS ROULLIER 2020: Ambitious and Innovative Ideas3 September 2020
After receiving more than 100 applications (65 Plant Nutrition projects and 36 Animal Nutrition projects) in answer of this international contest organized by the CMI Roullier, our two international juries rigorously reviewed them – first individually and then collectively – in order to choose the competition’s two winners.
Change of date for the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 ceremony29 May 2020
In consideration of the current health situation, we decided to postpone the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 award ceremony. Please note that it will be held on December 11, 2020 (instead of June 24).
Walter Wenzel’s advice, winner of the 2018 Edition25 March 2020
Walter Wenzel (Austria), winner of the 2018 Innovation Awards Roullier, will give you his advice for 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier edition.
Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition18 March 2020
As part of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020, we give you Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition.
You asked for it, we did it!26 February 2020
Many of you have contacted us to obtain more information about the contest, the content of the application file, the expectations of the juries and the prizes, asking us for an extension in order to write your application as well as possible.
Crossed glances of experts on the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 – Pr. Mario Estévez and Pr. Johannes Lehmann14 February 2020
Mario Estévez and Johannes Lehmann are respectively Professor in the department of animal production and food science at the University of Extremadura and Professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University. As members of the jury of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 and experts in their field, they agreed to give their […]