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See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in April.


Why producers should monitor iron levels in animal feed

Monogastric animals, like pigs and poultry, do not care about how much iron we incorporate into their feeds. In fact, they can tolerate wide excesses.

Why bother with organic acid salts at all?

I have my preferred blend of organic acids that changes according to the needs of the feed in question, but I have always used straight acids.

Modern animal nutrition: Let nutrition be your medicine

Whether we talk about feed additives or nutrients, modern animal nutrition seems to be getting closer to ancient sciences.

Biotin for poultry: An essential but expensive vitamin

For a vitamin that is required at roughly 0.1 mg/kg feed (in a broiler diet, for example), biotin is a significant nutrient in many aspects. Again, the amount required is miniscule: just one tenth of a gram is required per metric ton of complete feed - an amount so small it is difficult to measure without a micro scale.

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?

 

Improving dairy cow performance with fiber-degrading enzymes

Recent trials reveal the effects of fiber-degrading enzymes on dairy feed conversion, efficiency and production in dairy cows.

9 best practices for feed mill dust collection systems

Over his 40-year career, Jack Osborn has evaluated well more than 1,000 dust collection systems in various industries, including hundreds in the agriculture and food industries. In this article, he offers his tips for maximizing a feed mill's dust collection system.

Using cassava as a global livestock feed ingredient

Cassava is a plant that is very tolerant to poor growing conditions as it can be cultivated in regions suffering from poor soil, droughts and even frequent plant diseases.

Lupins: an alternative protein source for poultry, pigs

Lupins have been a viable animal feedstuff for hundreds of years, but have not been favored commercially on a large scale due to several antinutritional factors that have reduced animal growth and productivity.

Cherkizovo Group to acquire Russian grain producer NAPKO

Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, will acquire NAPKO, one of Russia's leading grain producers. Among other assets, Cherkizovo Group will acquire NAPKO's agricultural land of 147,000 hectares located in the Lipetsk, Tambov and Penza regions, which are strategically important areas for Cherkizovo Group.