At the online conference organized in collaboration with Elanco, Antonio Klein, international consultant with over 30 years of experience in the preparation of balanced feed for food-producing animals, gave a keynote presentation focused on optimizing feed plant management.


More than 30 professionals from the nutrition, feed plant, logistics, and production areas attended the webinar “Main productive indicators in the preparation of balanced feed” held on December 7.


Antonio Klein was the keynote speaker, an international consultant with over 30 years of experience in the preparation of balanced feed for food-producing animals. Since 2008, Klein has been a consultant and advisor for major companies in this field in Brazil and Latin America in general, and teaches courses via his consulting company Agropec. These courses cover subjects such as balanced feed plant projects, balanced feed processing technology, and balanced feed plant management.


“In every production process, we must know how the task at hand impacts the end result. We must all focus and look at the end result. We must measure the effects of each action, as they impact the economic results of the company or customer. To obtain high quality, each process must deliver the expected results. This is the only way to have a good product and ensure positive results for a company,” commented Klein during his presentation.


He also underscored that the inherent quality of products, productivity, costs, and the safety of each process in feed production must be considered to obtain the desired effects, stressing that each company should define its own quality standards, laying down indicators that all workers know, according to their own objectives.


The main topics covered during this third ChileCarne webinar were the most used indicators focused on production, general aspects that should not be forgotten when preparing balanced feed, and the aspects that must be guaranteed during preparation. Regarding the latter, preserving nutritional quality, the physical, microbiological, and chemical quality of each product is essential to producing balanced feed, as well as checking key processes in production, such as the reception and storage of raw materials, dosage, losses, milling, granulometry, mixing, pelletization, dispatch, transportation, and reception at the farm.