The energy saving measures could be different for each country depending on specific conditions such as energy price and energy regulation. Moreover, in a particular country, each feed mill should be considered like a unique case because the energy efficiency solutions proposed for a feed mill could not be the most suitable for another feed mill. In order to improve its energy efficiency, a feed mill can implement techniques which are described in Best Available Techniques reference documents. Some examples can be optimized only with steam adjustment and some of them need high precision control system with speed control devices. However, with small touch it is easy to reduce energy 5% and with a well-planned plant investment energy can be saved approximately 20%.
Healthy animals are the foundation for healthy people. And healthy people are the basis for a stable and productive society, not only during or shortly after a pandemic like the one we have been witnessing. After all, animal feed as the first link in the food chain is the right starting point for measures to improve animal welfare and thus animal health. Companies in the agricultural and food industry...
Improving sustainability of the livestock sector is essential. Life cycle assessment (LCA) studies have shown that feed production accounts for 70% of the carbon footprint of animal products which makes it an important element to account for when considering mitigation options. Improved knowledge of the environmental impact of feed ingredients is fundamental to instigate a positive change.
As part of the feed industry, organic trace elements have a lot of challenges to face. In the end, they play an important role in sustainability as they can help in reducing the environmental footprint and producing better quality products. These attributes support public health regulations for the end consumer, and they also preserve the welfare of workers...
It is no longer sufficient to simply claim a low carbon footprint for your livestock production system or animal feed. This needs to be supported by repeatable, measurable and verifiable evidence. Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™ model to help feed manufacturers and producers globally measure and lower the carbon footprint of their feed.
Choosing a product to promote the development and maintenance of a healthy gut in animals is essential for not only achieving optimal production performance but also to meet high health and welfare standards. Unlocking the inherent functionalities and nutritional values of feed ingredients, such as present in yeast, can already take us a long way.
The meat and carcass quality issues can occur at all stages of the bird life and have consequences at farm level or slaughterhouse level, and till the transformation. Some of these meat quality issues can significantly impact the appearance of the meat, and while these meat quality issues do not pose any known risks to the food safety for consumers, they significantly impact producer profitability.
Leading feed safety, Adiveter has just extended the availability of Salmocid-F to South East Asian market, a very effective formaldehyde-based product for application in feed against the main pathogens, including bacterias and virus.
Samples collected from across Europe as part of the Alltech European Summer Harvest Survey have been submitted to the Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analytical services laboratory, and analysis is indicating the presence of moderate to high levels of mycotoxin risk.