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.
As they make decisions regarding animal feed formulation and production, animal nutritionists, feed formulators, and quality control professionals must address fluctuations in nutrient profiles, quality parameters and commodity prices. MyNutriOpt, the gateway to NutriOpt’s digital suite of solutions and services, delivers real-time information to support collaboration and efficient, informed decision making across the value chain. The system brings together multiple data sets into an easy-to-access resource that can help drive decisions regarding feed formulation, production economics and supplier management.
These events are a stark reminder that for global agriculture climate change impacts are already a reality. High feed costs are an enormous challenge for the whole agricultural sector and sustainable strategies need to be adopted to enable a more efficient use of resources, both in the short and long term. This article explores possibilities to cope with the current situation. Through understanding the positions of farmers, integrators and feed millers and using targeted feed additive solutions, we can achieve a responsible use of resources that makes animal production more resilient to feed price increases.
Enzymes have long been recognised as a way to reduce environmental impact, improve animal performance, and lower the cost of feed. In general, the use of exogenous enzymes in animal nutrition has been fundamentally based on the destruction of antinutritive compounds, which increases the digestibility of nutrients and improves productive yields. This article discusses new enzyme application strategies to maximize feed cost savings, mitigate phosphorus excretion, and reduce carbon emissions.
Insects, which are considered as a valuable feed ingredient to reduce the environmental footprint and make production sustainable in the livestock and feed industry, has quickly turned into an industry. IPIFF Secretary General Christophe Derrien explained in 5 questions the current situation, market size, future potential and growth prospects of this rapidly growing industry.
As part of developing insect-fed value chains in aquaculture, InnovaFeed and its partners have conducted in-depth research on the impact of including insect protein in salmonids feed on the end product quality and taste. Expertly trained taste testers have evaluated salmon/trout fillets in comparative trials. In research, no experts were able to organoleptically differentiate insect-fed salmon or trout from traditionally-fed counterparts.