Tour C1, 1 July: Tour leaders: Jørgen Lund Christiansen, journalist, organiser of 40 study tours to six continents, participant in 20 IFAJ congresses, columnist Protein for feed from starfish and grass Vestjyllands Andel is a cooperative owned by more than 4,000 Danish farm - ers. The coop is a full-line supplier of quality products and counselling for the agricultural industry. One of the major focus points is to produce high quality feed for pigs, cattle, horses, etc. Vestjyllands Andel constantly seeks to enhance its leading position when it comes to organic and sustainable solutions – in the industry as well as in soci - ety as a whole. The ambition is to play a major part in the current green tran - sition of Danish agriculture by developing better solutions to improve quality while lowering environmental footprints. “Starfish plant” Part of this green transition is taking place in GreenLab, where Vestjyllands Andel’s so-called “starfish plant” is located. By extracting high value protein 19 from seawater sources, Vestjyllands Andel is playing an important role in mini- mising the import of protein from abroad. Grass protein In cooperation with Seges, R&D and Ausumgaard, Vestjyllands Andel has de - veloped a plant that can extract protein from grass and thus offer Danish pig and poultry producers a climate-friendly alternative to soya protein. The plant is the first of its kind in Denmark and secures a new production line of sustain - able, locally produced, high-end protein feed. Biogas production In addition to extraction of protein from grass, the plant at Ausumgaard con - tributes to the production of organic biogas by using by-products from its production to increase biogas production. At Vestjyllands Andel we consider biogas production as a determining factor for the success of the green tran - sition of Danish agriculture. Biogas. Grass for protein to pigs and chicken. Starfishmeal.
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