Kemin Intestinal Health Change4Good

On Wednesday July 28, 2021, Kemin will host its webinar “Good Management + Good Products = Good Outcomes” from 1pm to 4pm (Sydney).

There is increasing pressure from consumers, and many legislators are passing on the pressure to protein production businesses to grow livestock safely, responsibly, and sustainably. The livestock production sectors are concerned that the way they grow their food can impact the animals’ welfare, human health, and environment. Growing livestock without using antibiotic growth promoters is challenging for animal producers who depended on these molecules to possibly mask inadequate biosecurity and sub-optimal animal husbandry practices.
Although the response to reduced dependency on antibiotics is through adopting new concepts and non-antibiotic solutions to address animal health and nutrition, few of these solutions have been subjected to the practical scrutiny of on-farm evaluation under varying conditions and challenges to confirm the scientific data that underpins these solutions.
Our webinar on “Good Management + Good Products = Good Outcomes” will present a different approach, an approach directed from the field, the farmers, and key opinion leaders who work closely with producers. The webinar focuses on learnings from the personal experience of producers, field veterinarians and nutritionists, on how to grow animals in a safe, responsible, and sustainable manner. This includes practical and farm-tested solutions, including proven management changes, diet changes, and non-antibiotic alternatives. We can say that this webinar came from you, the producers. “Good Management + Good Products” is an aggregate of our combined and collective experiences in making the changes that are needed in the way we grow pigs to produce “Good Outcomes”… We have put them together to share with you in this Kemin webinar.

Dr Alex De Leon, Head of Technical Services, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific
International perspective on antibiotic resistance and swine management

Dr Mark Schipp, President of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE),
Chief Veterinary Office, Government of Australia
Why good management promotes health & productivity – the proven science

Dr Colin Cargill , Swine Veterinary Consultant, Australia
If good management promotes health & productivity, why is it the secondary system?

Dr Peter McKenzie, Swine Veterinary Practitioner, Australia
Feeding and managing breeding females for healthy productivity

Chris Cameron, Swine Nutrition Consultant, Australia
Immuno-modulation with β-1,3-glucan

Dr Rick Carter, Technical Services Manager, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health,
Australia/New Zealand
Recent developments to control post-weaning E. Coli

Dr Mauro Di Benedetto, Head of Technical Services – Monogastric, Kemin Europa
Genotype & management changes post-2000: New problems – New solutions

Dr Peter McKenzie, Swine Veterinary Practitioner, Australia
Sharing session by Australian Pork Producers

Brenden McClelland, Tina Sullivan, Andy McColl and Delia Hodge
LIVE panel discussion

Closing speech
Dr Matias Jansen, Global Power Brand Manager, Kemin Industries

Speakers’ Profiles

Dr Colin Cargill
Colin was a Research Consultant with the South Australian Research and
Development Institute (SARDI) and the Livestock Systems Alliance (LSA) at the
Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide from 1992 to 2002. His research
and teaching specialised in animal production, health and welfare, especially risk
factors related to herd health.
His major research interests focused on the effects of housing, management and
nutrition on herd health, production and welfare, and he developed and led a number
of successful research and development projects for the Australian Pig Industry
between 1992 and 2002.
Prior to joining SARDI, Colin was Chief Veterinary Microbiologist at the Institute of
Medical and Veterinary Science and Central Veterinary Laboratory in Adelaide. After
retiring from SARDI and the LSA in 2002, he worked with the Australian Centre for
International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) managing research and development
projects designed to improve human and animal health and animal production. The
projects also aimed to increase food security and alleviate rural poverty in Asia and
the Pacific. He led, or was involved in, several projects in Indonesia, Tonga,
Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.
Between 2005 and 2015 he maintained an interest in pig production, health and
welfare as a consultant for a Pig Health and Production Service based in Gawler
South Australia. He continues to mentor young veterinarians and animal scientists,
especially in Timor-Leste and Indonesia, and is the honorary project manager for
Fulcrum Aid, which has rural aid projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Dr Peter McKenzie
Peter McKenzie had a rural upbringing. He graduated in 1973 and had engaged in
food and fibre production for 6 years in New Zealand meat industry with a focus on
compliance. Peter had always been looking at ways of increasing productivity by
management versus medication. He had also been working solely with pigs for
around 20 years.
In New Zealand, he was the technical manager of a semi privatised meat inspection
service and provided the technical expertise to meet stringent USDA zero faecal
tolerance against a 12-week versus 2-year trading programme. The team had
exceeded the expectations of the EU and USA inspectors. He had worked with one of
the top change managers in New Zealand and this had kindled thoughts of why
change was so difficult in some rural industries.
In the 20 years working with pigs, Peter had worked in large corporations and was
unable to get the Cargill Madec systems accepted. On “retirement” he decided to
approach a group of owners and operators facing poor productivity and who had
adopted the health by medication approach, to see if they could implement extreme
health by stealth. Many cooperative clients have embraced incremental change with
intense monitoring and are now achieving high productivity using minimal
antibiotics. They may continue to face new issues but are able to tweak
management to overcome them.
Peter became involved with Kemin when he had considerable success turning
several of their products through health by stealth into very solid programmes.

Chris Cameron
Chris applies his integrated experience in the industry, including farm management,
feed formulation and consultancy, to provide quality nutritional services in the
broader context of practical farm management and production.
Following his studies at Queensland Agricultural College, Gatton (now UQ),
specializing in agriculture with focus on pig production, he worked in farm
management of Darling Downs pig production units ranging in size from 200 to 1000
sows. From there, he moved into Technical Services with Farmstock/Ridley
Agriproducts, Toowoomba, providing formulation and product advice to a number of
Queensland based feedmills. He then moved to ACE Livestock Consulting (South
Australia), supporting livestock farmers and feed and premix milling operations in
diet formulation and farm/feed mill advisory services.
As an independent consultant since 2016, Chris provides services to clients
throughout Australia and the Pacific region.

Dr Rick Carter
Rick completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia,
his M.Sc. at the University of Aberdeen and the Rowett Research Institute in
Scotland, and his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph in Canada. Rick’s career has
included 9 years with Bayer Animal Health in Australia as Nutritionist/Technical
Services Manager as well as Product Development Manager for animal nutrition
products. Rick also spent 5 years as Technical Manager for Ridley AgriProduct’s feed
milling operations in Queensland, Australia. Rick has worked with Kemin for 23 years
as the Pacific Technical Services Manager based in Sydney, Australia.
Rick has served on many industry committees and been a referee over a number of
years for papers contributed to swine and poultry science symposia in Australia. Rick
has 65 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and many
articles also appearing in trade magazines.

Dr Mauro di Benedetto
Mauro received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Department of Animal
Nutrition of Bologna University. During his career, Mauro has built up a wide
expertise in livestock production, primarily giving technical assistance in the animal
nutrition and animal health area. In the period 1981 to 1982, he worked with Roussel
Hoechst Agrovet as technical service manager for feed additives.
Starting in 1982 until 1992, Mauro worked as a nutritionist in a commercial and
partially integrated feed mill, and from 1985 to 1992, in the same company also as
technical director. In the nineties Mauro founded his own consultancy, which gave
advice on animal nutrition and management for feed mills, premix producers,
poultry integrators and large farms. From 2009 to 2013, he was in charge of Kemin
Europa technical service management for the Nutritional Product Department and
then became head of the department. In 2016, he was appointed as Head of
Technical Service Monogastric in Kemin Europa. Mauro is the author of several
articles on poultry and pig nutrition that have been published in peer reviews and
international trade magazines.