Connell Brothers and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Host Phosphate Seminar in Vietnam
March 19, 2013 —
Companies collaborate to provide educational platform for local feed professionals to understand the need and benefits of phosphate in feed ration
HO CHI MINH CITY – March 19, 2013 – On Friday, March 8, Connell Brothers, the specialty chemicals and ingredients division of privately-held Wilbur-Ellis Company, hosted a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) on the use of feed phosphate in animal feeding programs for the poultry, livestock, and aquaculture industries.
The 115 seminar attendees included animal nutritionists, ingredient purchasers, quality control personnel, and producers in Vietnam. The seminar was opened by Mr. Rex Macaskill, the general director of Connell Brothers Vietnam. Macaskill provided an overview of Connell Brothers Vietnam and the various products and services offered to the Vietnam specialty chemical ingredient and feed markets. Additional speakers were as follows:
- A technical presentation was given by Dr. Steve Auman, PCS director of business development, outlining the requirements of phosphorus for various animal species and the benefits of utilizing feed phosphates in animal feeding programs.
- Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, professor at Bogor University Indonesia and technical consultant to the US Grains Council, closed the seminar with a presentation on alternative ingredients for use in aquaculture feeding programs.
“The seminar provided an excellent platform for feed manufacturers to further understand the need and benefits of phosphates in animal feed. The presentations were very well received by our guests, and generated many good questions and discussions. We are grateful for the time and expert opinions that PCS and our other distinguished speakers were able to bring to the group,” said Macaskill.
Connell Brothers was also represented by Mr. Les Nernberg, regional nutritionist and Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Bao Tung, sales manager.