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Animal Feed Additives

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Understanding rice bran in pig, poultry feeds

Rice bran is an atypical ingredient: it has excellent nutritive value, but it is undervalued by most nutritionists and the commodities market.
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.
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What are the major enzymes used in poultry feeds?

Nutrition professionals take for granted knowledge about enzymes, but not everyone knows which are the main commercial products as there is a plethora of products called enzymes on the market.
There are three major classes of enzymes, each aiming to improve digestibility of one of the three most expensive nutrients in animal feed.
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3 ways algae can improve egg quality

Algae in layer diets can have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens
The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.
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5 ways to improve broiler feed efficiency beyond nutrition

After the feed arrives at the farm, there are five pointers that will help improve feed efficiency in broilers.
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.
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Mexico’s poultry pigments industry on verge of revival?

With high demand for pigments, word-beating expertise and rising shipping costs, circumstances could favor the growth of this industry in the country that first developed it.

Mexico may had developed the natural poultry pigments industry, but production has moved overseas. Changing market conditions, however, could favor a return to its home soil.


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Trouw opens new Poultry Health and Nutrition Unit in Spain

Offering simulated climates and the latest technology, the addition to Trouw Nutrition’s Poultry Science Centre aims to work with poultry producers to raise output and sustainably.

A new research unit established by Trouw Nutrition will help farmers to feed flocks highly specific diets, raising output while reducing the need to administer antibiotics.


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