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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Animal Nutrition Views

Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.

Electrolyte balance in super pre-starter broiler feeds

Research indicated that broilers during the first week post-hatch may benefit from an increased dietary electrolyte balance.
A recent research report from Sweden, presented during the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) conference in early May 2017, indicated that broilers during the first week post-hatch may benefit from an increased dietary electrolyte balance.
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Is FCR always the right profitability index for broilers?

A real case scenario using actual broiler feeds demonstrates that cost per gain is a much more reliable index when we make nutritional changes in broiler feeds.
We often forget that the efficiency by which animals convert feed to products like body weight, eggs or milk (often called feed conversion rate or FCR) is but an index, and not always related to true profitability.
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6 future global animal feed industry challenges

There is widespread concern about the next challenge to be faced by the animal feed industry.
With global compound feed volume exceeding 1 billion tons for the first time, and another 300-plus million home-mixed tons, there is widespread concern about the next challenge to be faced by the animal feed industry.
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Future of enzyme research in animal nutrition

Freedom to dream is what makes great scientists, but freedom is expensive!
A prominent enzyme researcher mentioned that if we want something better than an improved xylanase — when it comes to fiber enzymes — we must keep dreaming. Taking this piece of advice to heart, I decided to dream.
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