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    • Increasing Digestibility & Feed Conversion Rate in Animals


    • Managing Rising Feed Costs and Creating New Dietary Options with Alternative Feed Ingredients


    • Global Cattle Feed Market

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    earthquake #Turkey #Syria

    At the beginning of this week, we completed the final preparations of this issue and scheduled to publish. But on Monday morning (February 6th), we awoke to a great disaster. Turkey was shaken by two major earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6, which occurred one after the other. These earthquakes, which were felt in a very wide area, caused great destruction and loss of life, especially in Turkey and Syria. While we...

    Feed efficiency in animal nutrition: How to do more with less?

    Defined as the amount of feed required to produce milk or meat, feed efficiency, also known as the feed conversion ratio (FCR), can be a measure of both economic and environmental value. Reducing the FCR, so that less inputs are required for greater productivity, is not only economically favourable for the producer, especially where the price of animal feed...

    “Gut health” in animals, the ubiquitous term in animal nutrition

    During the first days or weeks of life, depending on the animal species, the immature gut of young animals goes through growth and development rates much higher than those of the rest of the body, to become a so-called “supply” organ that provides nutrients to the body for the rest of the animal’s life... INTRODUCTION Currently, the term "gut health" is,...

    Capturing the full value of trace mineral supplementation

    The selection of a trace mineral source is an important decision to support productivity and health. However, knowing how that source was added and mixed, along with its impact on other essential nutrients in the feed, are equally important parts of an effective precision nutrition strategy… 3 FACTORS TO CONSIDER While much has been written about trace minerals’ influence on livestock...

    Turning fiber into milk: The role of the rumen engine

    Ruminants have the unique ability to release energy from plant fiber thanks to the fermentative activity of the rumen. The fiber components, and the subsequent production of volatile fatty acids (VFAs), provide the majority of the energy for the ruminant. Better understanding of how fiber is degraded in the rumen helps identify the levers that can help make sure...

    Nutritional solution improving digestibility of sows and piglets

    Overall, it can be stated that nutritional emulsifiers have a great potential to improve health and performance in the swine industry. Benefits are related to the emulsification activity and thereby improving fat digestibility and energy efficiency. Nutritional emulsifiers offer a valid strategy to reformulate sow diets and to support piglets in the post-weaning stress period. Health and performance of animals...

    Addressing efficiency: Late-finisher solution in the US shows value globally

    Two global cooperatives in the agricultural industry have worked together for over 5 years in the fields of research, product development, and business development. These cooperative giants are the Netherland-based Royal Agrifirm Group and the United States-based Land O’Lakes. Together they have several joint projects running and are creating one of today’s most remarkable successes in the field of...

    Planning, design and implementation in one of the world’s most difficult times

    In 2020, India-based animal feed producer Sunanda Feeds contracted Andritz to design and implement a feed plant with a capacity of 400 tons per day. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a period of unexpected heavy rainfall, there were challenges at the outset of the project that could not be foreseen. The partnership remained strong,...

    Controlling costs through the use of alternative ingredients in poultry diets

    Egg producers strive to produce a nutritious, versatile, safe and economical food (eggs). In this sense, nutrition (represents more than 50% of the production costs of an egg) can contribute in controlling production costs by optimizing the use of alternative ingredients in search of balanced feed conversion and more than 500 eggs hen housed with top quality. Egg production depends...

    Redesigning feed formulation during price hikes:What can nutritionists do?

    Nutritionists have several options to optimize animal performance in the context of price increases. However, it is necessary to have a more holistic view of the business to know which of all the alternatives are the most suitable for each system… One year after the start of the war in Ukraine, the world is still reeling. The livestock industry is...

    Choline today, euros tomorrow And possibly for generations to come

    For expectant moms, studies show that higher prenatal choline intake during gestation was suggestive of improved infant cognitive function1. The same is true for the dairy cow. While we don’t necessarily need smarter cows, choline plays many roles in their life-long health. And healthier cows have significant economic advantages. “Don’t drink, don’t smoke, and take your multi-vitamin.” Any...

    Increasing egg productivity and shell quality through alkaline therapy application

    The production of eggs with high shell quality in commercial laying hens is very important for profit maximisation. Eggshell quality decreases as chickens age, and the production of broken, cracked, thin-shelled eggs increase, especially at high ambient temperatures. At the same time, under these conditions, the hormonal balance is disturbed and the natural immunity is weakened. This...

    World Compound Feed Market

    Research show that the demand for animal protein continues to rise around the world, including meat, milk and fish due to the increasing world population. It is thought that this demand will support the growth in the world compound feed market. Because sustainable and efficient livestock production, safe and nutritious animal food production depends on adequate feed sources. According to some recently published reports,...


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