In mid-April, the CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team met with the head of the IRTA* Animal Nutrition, Dr Enric Esteve - along with his team - at the IRTA Mas Bové research centre in Tarragona (Spain) to set up a new monogastric animal collaboration.
Spain is the biggest pork producer in Europe, and the third largest in the world after China and the USA. This is why the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier (CMI) team instinctively turned to the IRTA . This Spanish public centre was created in 1985 and is internationally renowned, most notably for its research on animal nutrition and welfare. It comprises 18 research centres and 13 animal experimentation centres, including the IRTA Mas Bové research centre.
This centre specialises in the study of monogastric animals (pigs and poultry). Its primary areas of research are compatible with those of the CMI Roullier, specifically:
- Nutrition, intestinal health, and microbiota
- Feed efficiency and productivity
The CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition Team met with Dr Rosil Lizardo, Head of Pig Nutrition, and Dr Maria Francesch, Head of Poultry Nutrition.
This centre’s capabilities in running experimental tests during all growth phases (from gestation to finishing in pigs, broilers, laying hens, and turkeys) make it possible to accurately test the effectiveness of developed solutions. One of its purposes is to test new ingredients and act as a point of contact for their regulatory validation, with the quality of the obtained results guaranteed.
The CMI Roullier team is particularly interested in its ability to master feeding animals using its mill. On-site feed manufacture is carried out by formulation experts alongside the CMI Roullier, in order to guarantee highly precise quality control. Their analysis laboratories allow for a detailed evaluation of parameters established in protocols, such as mineral analysis (mainly phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium).
Following this trip, an ambitious collaborative monogastric animals project began.
The centre’s expertise, professionalism, and renowned scientific reputation mean we can be wholly satisfied by this partnership.
The Spanish team was also highly enthusiastic following the presentation of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020!
The CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team:
Anca-Lucia Laza-Knoerr, Animal Nutrition R&D Director, Ph. D
Rosa Castellano Perez, Intestinal Health R&D Engineer, Ph. D
The IRTA centres are: IRTA Torre Marimon, IRTA CReSA, IRTA Monells, IRTA Fruit Centre, IRTA Lleida, IRTA Alcarràs, IRTA Sant Carles de la Ràpita, and IRTA Mas Bové.
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 […]