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Animal Feed Additives

Add value to piglet diets with molasses

Molasses is a unique ingredient that can add tremendous value into piglet feeds, if only users knew its potential and handling properties.
Molasses, either from sugar beets or sugar cane, is a common enough ingredient throughout most of the world. In fact, it is an indispensable ingredient in ruminant diets, and perhaps this widespread usage has removed it from feeds for other species – pigs in particular.
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Swine outlook

African swine fever: What feed manufacturers need to know

Research has identified animal feed as a potential vector for the deadly pig disease. What can the global feed industry do to deter its spread and ensure feed safety?
An overview of the impact African swine fever will have on global animal protein, pork and feed production in 2019 and how feed manufacturers can mitigate the risks of its spread with biosecurity best practices.
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YPTECH Co. Ltd. is new Japanese distributor for Delacon

Together with YPTECH Co. Ltd., Delacon is now breaking ground in Japan. Since September, the Tokyo home-based YPTECH Co. Ltd. is the exclusive distributor for Delacon’s phytogenic feed additives. The natural solutions are now available in the company’s portfolio for ruminant, poultry and swine.
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Decline of antibiotic use gives rise to novel feed ingredients

Some antibiotic alternatives show promise, scientists say, but producers are growing wary of marketing claims
Sales of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals dropped 33 percent between 2016 and 2017, and manufacturers have raced to fill the void with everything from exotic botanicals and oils to ingredients of days gone by.
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Why large farms do not buy many animal feed additives

Or, why nutrition suppliers fail to sell to mega farms worldwide
The most common complaint of nutrition suppliers (additives mostly) is that they cannot get (easily) into large (mega) farms. It appears to them that such mega producers prefer to use simple nutrition programs without much in terms of added (modern) nutritional supplements. There are many reasons why such large operations prefer simple nutrition programs, and some are offered here for discussion.
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