In the last 10 years, the use of probiotics in the feed of farm animals such as pigs, poultry, ruminants, aquaculture feeds, and pet feeds has increased significantly. According to a market research, the total sales volume of feed probiotics, which was 1.19 million tons in 2018, reached 1.26 million tons in 2019. It is estimated that this usage will increase in the coming years for reasons such as protecting animal health, supporting growth, increasing immunity and productivity...
Nutritional strategies to preserve dairy performance under heat stress should focus on supporting nutrient utilization by optimizing diet digestion, while preserving rumen function. In this context, the rumen specific yeast S. cerevisiae CNCM I-1077 — demonstrated to improve both nutrient digestion and rumen efficiency — has been shown to effectively alleviate the toll of heat stress on dairy production and improve rumination behavior.
The use of probiotics in animal feed and nutrition is growing with each passing day. However, probiotic companies continue to roll out new products aimed at the livestock market. As a result, choosing the right and consistently performing probiotic for your specific needs is often a challenge. This article aims to provide information about "5 facts you need to know before you buy" so that you can choose the right probiotic for your animals.
Chr. Hansen launches Bovacillus™, a new solution to support dairy and beef cattle health and performance. The product is a versatile probiotic that can be used in all types of feed applications.
Chr. Hansen pioneers a new education program on the modes of action of probiotics for feed industry professionals. The company announced that the education is self-learning program to improve the understanding of probiotics. The training program is freely accessible to all.
Bühler, one of the first brands to come to mind when it comes to food and feed technologies, joined forces with Premier Tech, a leading company in packaging technologies, in 2019. The partnership of the two leaders bore first fruit in the technology development phase in March: CHRONOS OML-1060.
Grain began being cultivated in the Neolithic, and the Sumerians became the first society to store it by ca. 4000 B.C. Grain represents the most important nutritional element, both for humans and animals. Its storage is especially important to guarantee food safety, but also for price stability.
The review of the current knowledge of the most relevant gut health biomarkers for poultry production are summarized in this article and effect of the probiotic solution Bacillus subtilis DSM 29784 on modulating these markers are also highlighted.
Most farmers nowadays are aware of the value in adding small amounts of organic acids to the feed or drinking water to support the intestinal health of their livestock. Scientists have analyzed the preservative, gut health and antimicrobial benefits of these additives extensively.
Commercial piglets weaning implies sharp changes of the intestinal morphology and commensal gut microbiota. These changes can predispose piglets to post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD).
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