How to Deliver Plant-Based Compounds for Maximum Benefit to Animals
As phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) become increasingly accepted by the feed and livestock industries, there is greater scrutiny as to whether products can fulfill the expected benefits. One key to success is product design that ensures the plant-based bioactive compounds are delivered where they are needed to be most effective-which requires the right formulation and encapsulation.
Alternative proteins in layer feeds: What does it take?
There is a plethora of alternative feed ingredients that could be used in layer diets, so what does it take to use them in layer feeds?
Achieving Next Generation Feed Conversion
The key to addressing many of the current challenges facing the poultry industry is better feed efficiency. Feed conversion improvement is tied to a host of modern production issues, including profitability, improving the low digestibility of alternative feed ingredients, reducing antibiotics, counteracting stressors, and overcoming environmental challenges.
The impact of gut health and gut integrity on performance of livestock animals
The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a highly complex system which acts differently across livestock species. Feed, water, microorganisms and contaminants ingested by the animals exert their impact in the GIT. Therefore, intestinal immunity and intestinal barrier function play a crucial role, covering around 70-80% of the total immune system.
Soybean meal quality beyond protein concentration
Most nutritionists distinguish soybean meal based on its crude protein concentration; few of us take into account the origin of our soybean.
AGP Replacement Tools Are Ready For Action
More intensive industrial production has placed greater demands on birds and given rise to several challenges related to gut health, including unspecific dysbiosis problems, reduced nutrient digestibility and impaired barrier function. These issues put pressure on farm profitability and explain, at least in part, the motivations for sub-therapeutic application of antibiotics for disease prevention and growth promotion.