It is important that pig producers know how to spot the signs of heat stress in their animals, as every factor of heat stress attributes to poor sow welfare. The best strategies to combat heat stress combine various techniques that reduce animal stress, improve animal performance, and boost the financial result for the farmers.
Swine producers face new stresses and persisting global challenges in 2021. Diseases, including COVID-19 and African swine fever, are altering market patterns. Meanwhile, incoming regulations bring additional changes to production practices. Combined, these elements call attention to the economics of swine production and highlight the need for improved efficiency to protect tightening margins.
Bacteria “talk” to each other using chemicals as their words, a signaling system now known as quorum sensing. Numerous bacterial species make small-molecule signals, called auto inducers (AI), that they release into their immediate environment to track changes in cell numbers. As the bacterial population grows, increasing in density, AI concentrations also accumulate.
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.
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, shared details of global mycotoxin analyses on feed ingredients and complete feeds in 2020 along with details of how Q4 2020 results might impact animal health and performance in 2021 and the company’s feed safety programme.
Animals face every day various kind of stress: change of diet or raw material quality, hot temperature, diseases, handling and manipulations… Stress triggers the production of free reactive radicals in cells which oxidize lipids or proteins.
Planning to export feed and feed additives to China anytime soon? Find out the procedure about GACC (General Administration of Customs for the People's Republic of China) to apply for feed and feed additives in China.
Soybean meal processing impacts the quality of the material, and it is now possible for feed producers to check additional protein quality indicators that can be used as a guide to check impact of processing on soybean meal quality, including reactive lysine content and urease activity.
The challenge for our industry is to secure the supply of high quality animal protein and a balanced diet to a continuously growing global population. Whilst minimizing the effect on natural resources, by optimizing land use and production efficacy and with an ever lower output in terms of pollution and ecological footprint.
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