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Poultry Nutrition

The latest poultry nutrition and feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines to help producers provide a balance of nutrients to meet the health needs of broilers, layers, turkeys, ducks, geese and other domestic birds.

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How to leverage feed in antibiotic-free livestock production

2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference will explore utilization of animal feed additives for AGP replacement, improved animal health and performance
The 2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference, to be held March 27 in Bangkok, will tackle several key topics related to the elimination and reduction of antibiotic usage in animal feed and production.
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Getting used to expensive vitamins — time to act is now

Vitamins used to be cheap, but this is last year’s news; we must now act to ensure vitamin feeding cost remains reasonable as vitamins will remain expensive for the foreseeable future.
Today, we see vitamins like E and A being dramatically expensive. Some believe their prices will come down, but others in the know realize that the few players who control the market will not be happy to see low prices again.
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Poultry Nutrition

How to improve the efficiency of corn-soy poultry diets

New research has shown positive effects on broiler performance when a wide range of NSP-degrading enzymes are included in the diet
Despite the lower level of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) found in corn compared with wheat, their negative effect on digestibility may be underestimated. By addressing a wide range of chemical bonds present in corn NSPs, the feedase concept has demonstrated significant benefits on energy uplift and the release of other nutrients.
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6 alternative protein sources to soybean meal

Soybean meal remains sovereign, but it can be easily replaced when other protein sources can offer a more profitable solution — it only takes knowledge and experience.
Soybean meal, containing 44 percent crude protein, remains the most common protein source for all compound feeds for pigs, poultry and dairy cattle, worldwide.
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Insects

Insect proteins inch toward approval for EU animal feed

After the authorization for insect proteins in aquafeed in July 2017, Europe may accept insect proteins for poultry and pig feeds in 2019.
Europe partially lifted its ban on seven species of insects for use as a feed ingredient for aquafeed. This authorization may open the door wider to accept their use as a raw material for poultry and pig feed in 2019.
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Ceva hits EUR1 billion in revenue for first time

Company saw growth of 20 percent in 2017
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20 percent and broke the EUR1 billion barrier for the first time with sales of EUR1.1 billion (US$1.3 billion).
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