Pieter Henning is Divisional Technical Manager: Ruminants at Meadow Feeds. He holds a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Pretoria. He worked since 1980 as both research scientist and applied nutritionist in the ruminant field. His areas of interest include dairy cattle, beef cattle and sheep. Pieter feels passionate about the role that ruminants play in our lives, and he believes that we should consciously strive for the right balance between utilizing them efficiently and treating them with respect. His position as technical manager in a feed company has exposed him to the challenges involved during decision-making on the many feed additives available today; being able to judge the supporting data is a key aspect.