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Helping to feed the world sustainably by Ines Martinez Luengas and Alessandro Mereu, Yara Animal Nutrition

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All organisms must have access to sufficient phosphorous to survive and grow ertilizers and crop-nutrition programs help produce the food required for a growing world population. In addition, these industrial products and solutions contribute to reduced emissions, improved air quality and support safe and efficient operations. Yara, a global manufacturer of highly digestible, traceable and reliable feed materials and feed additives, has its strength in being a fullyintegrated manufacturer, leveraging a world class global logistics network. We delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture and the environment. Yara was founded in Norway in 1905, and has a worldwide presence with sales to more than 150 countries. Safety is our top priority. Our production sites are located in Helsingborg, Sweden; Kokkola, Finland; Durban, South Africa; Le Havre, France and Brunsbuettel, Germany. Our production is certified according HACCP, ISO14001, GMP+, FAMI-QS.

Meat production quadrupled

Yara’s Animal Nutrition division offers high-quality feed phosphates, feed acidifiers, purified phosphoric acid and feed 44 | July 2016 - Milling and Grain

grade urea to support the health and the efficient development of poultry, pigs, cattle, horses, aquaculture species and pets. Products are delivered to customers in over 70 countries worldwide, with a major presence in Europe and expanding markets in Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The amount of meat produced worldwide quadrupled in the last 50 years. In per capita terms it almost doubled in the same period. Thereby our objective is to contribute feeding the world in a sustainable way. The use of inorganic feed minerals is widespread in the feed strategies for all species. Feed phosphates are marketed under the Bolifor® trade name. Our products contain highly bioavailable macro minerals and offer the state-of-the-art in safety and quality guarantees for the feed chain and the welfare/performance of animals. Yara feed acidifiers, branded under the Bolifor® trade name offer a unique formula of organic acids precisely absorbed onto a special carrier made of diatomaceous earth, itself coated by sorbic acid. This allows specific uses, cost performance and return on investment. Table 1: Typical content of heavy metals in Bolifor MCP Cd

520

µg/kg

Pb

960

µg/kg

Hg

<5

µg/kg

As

1500

µg/kg

Ni

5,2

µg/kg

JUL 2016 - Milling and Grain magazine  
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