In the 8th 2020 edition of All About Feed, we travel to Belarus to learn more about how the domestic feed industry has reached a new level. We consider the growing interest from farmers for environmentally friendly equipment, and the entry of new electric and automated farm machinery onto the market each year. Further, interest in giving pigs wet feed is growing, but there are still many unanswered questions.
Interest in giving pigs wet feed has increased, but there is still much to learn, including how much water-to-feed ratio matters in terms of the digestibility of energy and nutrients. A study of these ratios in growing-finishing pigs was recently conducted. All About Feed looks at the results.
With its antibacterial, anthelmintic, and antioxidant properties, okra fruit has been shown to improve the meat quality and health of broilers, according to a study in Egypt.
This article presents wood lignans − a new class of active substances for feed purposes − as an interesting natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters. Various experiments have reported a positive effect on the performance of broilers and weaning pigs.
The gut functions as a protective barrier and provides resistance to colonisation of pathogenic organisms while having beneficial effects on immune function. The ruminant has a digestive strategy that relies on an intimate relationship with various micro-organisms and, as such, can utilise feedstuffs that other animals cannot.
Much research suggests that one of the most important features of phenolic compounds is their antioxidant activity.
It has been demonstrated that yeast derivatives, which can help balance intestinal microflora, can support the natural lines of defense of both freshwater and marine species.
The first stage of the Belarus National Biotechnological Corporation – the most ambitious project embarked on in the country’s agricultural industry over recent decades – has been completed.
There is a growing interest from farmers for environmentally-friendly equipment and systems with zero emissions and no noise. Each year, new electric and automated farm machinery comes onto the market.
Intestinal inflammation can impair nutrient absorption. A university trial was conducted in France to assess the synergistic impact of plant extracts on both intestinal integrity and the inflammatory process.
High stocking density is one of the most important stress factors affecting broilers. Not only does it cause a reduction of feed consumption, but it also lowers growth rate and carcass quality and is linked to an increase in airborne pathogens.
Early prediction of mycotoxin risk in grain could be extremely valuable.
In the run-up to the Global Feed Safety Summit, All About Feed partners with GMP+ International to host 3 webinars to bring industry leaders together and exchange ideas. Each webinar will revolve around one of the summit’s main topics – feed safety and security; consumer influence in the feed chain; and the growing importance of international versus regional sourcing.