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Edition 10 of All About Feed now online

In the 10th edition of All About Feed we review different mixer types. The frequency of feed in modern dairy cows is considered, and we talk to Piet van der Aar, Director of Research and Business Development at Schothorst Feed Research, about the future of feed research.

A review of mixers

Animal feed manufacturing entails numerous steps whereby individual ingredients are combined into a homogeneous mix. One of the most important steps is mixing. In this article on page 18 we review different mixer types.

A mixer’s performance can be affected by the size and shape of the ingredients, the density, static charge sequence of ingredient addition, the condition of the equipment, as well as cleanliness. Photo: Koos Groenewold
A mixer’s performance can be affected by the size and shape of the ingredients, the density, static charge sequence of ingredient addition, the condition of the equipment, as well as cleanliness. Photo: Koos Groenewold

The effects of feeding frequency on dairy cows

The frequency of feed in modern dairy cows affects feed intake, digestion, health, hormones, milk production, resistance to thermal stress and economic returns. In this article on page 12 we take a closer look at each of these aspects in response to feeding frequency.

In one study, milk production increased 3% when feeding frequency increased. Photo: Ronald Hissink
In one study, milk production increased 3% when feeding frequency increased. Photo: Ronald Hissink

Choline enhances microalgae in layer diets

It is known that algae benefit broilers. In this article on page 26, Matthew Wedzerai takes a closer look at choline chloride supplementation in hen diets to better understand its complementary effects.

Microalgae are the original natural source of n-3 FA in fish diets. Photo: Matthew Wedzerai
Microalgae are the original natural source of n-3 FA in fish diets. Photo: Matthew Wedzerai

The future of feed research

All About Feed editor, Marieke Ploegmakers, talks to Piet van der Aar, Director of Research and Business Development at Schothorst Feed Research, about the challenges currently facing the feed industry, key research topics in the coming years, and the future of feed research. Read more on page 7.

“Precision nutrition will be a very important issue worldwide,” says Piet van Aar, Director of Research and Business Development at Schothorst Feed Research. Photo: Misset
“Precision nutrition will be a very important issue worldwide,” says Piet van Aar, Director of Research and Business Development at Schothorst Feed Research. Photo: Misset

Biological detoxification of mycotoxins

A study on the biological detoxification of mycotoxins into non-toxic metabolites, which is discussed on page 25, could be a significant strategy to reduce exposure to mycotoxins.

Perhaps generic pic of mycotoxins?

Biotransforming agents could be used to detoxify mycotoxins by bio-fermentation from raw materials of feed.

Nutritional strategies to reduce antibiotics in beef cattle

Greater resistance and robustness of the animals together with the application of good management practices make it possible to avoid preventative antibiotics. We take a closer look at the details on page 30.

The effect of a yeast probiotic, organic selenium, and yeast parietal fractions rich in mannans and beta 1,3-1,6 glucans on productive performance, health and digestive efficiency of beef cattle in the receiving phase was studied. Photo: Ronald Hissink
The effect of a yeast probiotic, organic selenium, and yeast parietal fractions rich in mannans and beta 1,3-1,6 glucans on productive performance, health and digestive efficiency of beef cattle in the receiving phase was studied. Photo: Ronald Hissink

Also in this edition

• ForFarmers looks at the raw materials that make up pig feed

• An optimal amino acid supply improves sustainability in broilers

• A new era in amino acid balancing

• ASF affects feed demand in the Philippines

• Columnist Dr Ananwee Petchkongkaew looks at the mycotoxin situation in ASEAN

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