Effects of feed additives on rumen fermentation
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Effects of feed additives on rumen fermentation

Feed additives can be used in ruminant feeding programmes to manipulate rumen fermentation and direct it favourably. The following is a review of these additives, each of which has a specific role and ...
Céline from our feed team flew to Spain
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Céline from our feed team flew to Spain

After this fifth wave of covid (hopefully the last one), Celine from our Feed team got the opportunity to go back to Spain to meet with one of our local distributors, Barentz Iberica. Together they ...
Animal intelligence exists !
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Animal intelligence exists !

Recent discoveries and research in recent years have changed the way we understand animal intelligence. Animals understand, they remember, they experience emotions and express them. This is what we now ...
AMLA FRUIT: A NEW FEED SOURCE FOR COWS
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AMLA FRUIT: A NEW FEED SOURCE FOR COWS

A Chinese and US team investigated the effect of feeding amla fruit on the nutrient digestibility, fermentation parameters, and milk production of lactating dairy cows. Due to its sour and astringent ...
STRESS IN FARMING: ANTICIPATE THE CONSEQUENCES
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STRESS IN FARMING: ANTICIPATE THE CONSEQUENCES

Stress has many, often very negative, impacts on your livestock. When an animal is subjected to a stressful situation, it will have to adapt its behaviour and metabolism, which will impact on its health ...
Feed of the future
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Feed of the future

Microalgae-derived astaxanthin meets growing demand for feed supplements and sustainability concerns alike. Driven by consumer interest in environmental health, traceability, animal welfare and a cleaner ...
Our Feed team flew to Danemark
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Our Feed team flew to Danemark

After several months of long distance exchanges, Céline and Philippe from our Feed team flew to Danemark to meet with our local distributor and partner, Tierra. ...
How to limit soy’s carbon impact?
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How to limit soy’s carbon impact?

Approximately 60% of the carbon footprint of pork comes from feed and, of that, the single biggest contributor is soybean meal. So, what can companies do to help reduce this percentage? When we talk about ...
Livestock farming uses less antibiotics
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Livestock farming uses less antibiotics

Between 2011, the reference year of the first Ecoantibio plan, and 2020, the exposure of farm animals and pets to antibiotics has decreased by 45.4%. This success can be linked to changes in farming methods ...
Feeding piglets without costly plasma
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Feeding piglets without costly plasma

Blood plasma is a fast-digestible protein source and has consistently been used in nursery pig diets to improve performance. But it is also an expensive ingredient, putting pressure on the pig farmer’s ...
Carrefour launches organic snacks for dogs and cats
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Carrefour launches organic snacks for dogs and cats

It's a private label novelty: Carrefour is launching a range of organic treats for dogs and cats under its Companino brand. With one in two French households now owning a pet, the share of natural products ...
Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission
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Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission

Meat-and-bone meal made its return to EU livestock feeders in September. In principle, it will be possible to feed poultry and pigs with "processed animal protein" (PAP), two decades after the ban on ...
Use of insects in animal feed
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Use of insects in animal feed

On the 18th of August, the European Commission adopted a new regulation that authorizes the use of processed animal protein (PAP) from insects in pig and poultry feed. In a press release, the International ...
Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry
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Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry

Findings into alternative home-grown protein sources could help the UK poultry sector move away from unsustainable soya imports. At a time when global supplies of soya are looking increasingly fragile, ...
How organic acids can preserve feed quality
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How organic acids can preserve feed quality

Feed spoilage is a significant issue for the feed industry, leading to loss of nutrients, feed waste, and substantial economic issues for feed and animal producers worldwide. Fungal growth is one of the ...
Spices in animal feed
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Spices in animal feed

Spices are plant extracts that are regularly used in our daily lives. In addition to their taste, they have many other properties for which they have been used by humans for centuries. Spices combine ...
Vitamin A price remains steady
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Vitamin A price remains steady

This week’s feed additives and ingredients update reviews the developments in the Vitamin A market and highlights a new feed ingredient; insect meal. Last week, we wrote about the force majeure ...
Poultry probiotic to prevent salmonella infection
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Poultry probiotic to prevent salmonella infection

The first study on probiotic spray application on eggs to reduce Salmonella in hatchlings will soon begin at the University of Connecticut in the US. By targeting Salmonella infection and spread at multiple ...
A suitable feed supplement for calves
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A suitable feed supplement for calves

Vitaladd is a feed supplement for whole milk fed calves that allows them to fully express their growth potential.   Denkavit offers a new feed supplement for whole milk fed calves, Vitaladd. Based ...
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