I must start by apologising for having been a little tardy getting this Edition of SPESFEED News finished. I suppose I have been caught up in the general malaise of the industry and the country as a whole. Hopefully the excellent maize crop this year will give us all cause for some optimism.
May saw the running of the 21st European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN 2017) which was held in Tarragona, Spain. This is a popular event (for good reason), and I was only able to register after having joined a waiting list. In total, some 1600 people interested in poultry nutrition attended, amongst whom were many South Africans. Some of the more innovative, interesting and practical (in my opinion) parts of the meeting are covered in this newsletter.