Rice bran is a misnomer, or rather a confusing term as it can encompass a range of rice by-products at variable concentrations. It is a very atypical ingredient: it has excellent nutritive value, but it is undervalued by most nutritionists; it is widely available, but hardly traded in the commodities market.
Fish meal cooked at high temperatures for a prolonged time can be the source of a very powerful toxin, gizzerozine. Poultry consuming diets rich in fish meal often exhibit symptoms of fish meal poisoning evidenced by gizzard erosion and black vomit -- what is the best advice when fish meal is suspected as being high in the toxin gizzerozine?
Improving feed efficiency is usually associated with improved profitability. Most measures to improve this useful index of productivity are by balancing the ratio between energy and amino acids, and (or) by improving nutrient digestibility by a number of different means. But, the feed efficiency rate can be improved even after the feed is mixed and delivered at the farm. Here are five tips to ensure broilers take the most out of the feed they are given on any farm.
I am noticing with amusement several new marketing trends, one of them claiming parenthood of the term precision nutrition. Perhaps this is what we usually call “know what you do” and such people have become so rare that if you happen to come across one you get so mesmerized that you believe it is “precision,” or magic, itself.
The late planting of corn in the U.S. Corn Belt this summer is expected to bring about a much smaller crop at harvest time. This means less corn will be available for feeding animals, and what will be marketed will be quite expensive.