In the 9th 2020 edition of All About Feed, we travel to the Netherlands to visit a 40m-high tower containing a line which is subject to a controlled heating treatment to kill unwanted organisms. All About Feed also counts down to 2022 when new regulations will come into force that will ban the use of pharmaceutical levels of zinc in the EU. What challenges do these restrictions pose for pig producers striving to support herd health and productivity?
Ancestral varieties of modern corn and wheat might be the key to non-chemical mycotoxin prevention. In this article, Canadian researchers combine modern tech with ancient organisms to find solutions to mycotoxin-producing fungus.
Numerous risk factors are associated with silage-making, which may potentially cause serious injuries. In this article we review the major risk factors and ways in which they can be avoided.
In the EU, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluates the safety of additives before they can be authorised for use in animal feeds. The safety of workers is becoming a crucial consideration.
Trouw Nutrition has developed a patent-pending activated propionic acid technology to help producers remain competitive in their markets while producing feed with an optimal moisture content and high nutritional value. All About Feed spoke to global product manager, Dr Prince Nanda, to discuss the science that underlies its efficacy.
Standards are the international language of business. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes international standards and uses global expert input to produce these standards. This article gives an overview of the ISO/TC 293 standards for feed machinery, and an update on which standards are currently under development.
When evaluating the heat stability of a phytase, there are many factors that need to be considered during the pelleting process when the feed mixture is heated.
ForFarmers has built a 40m-high tower containing a line which is subject to a controlled heating treatment to kill unwanted organisms. The feed is heated with steam according to very precise specifications.
Mycotoxins in aquaculture and fish feed is an emerging and underestimated problem for the industry as higher levels of cereals have become more commonplace in aquafeeds.
New research has shown that even low levels of naturally occurring toxic substances, such as mycotoxins, found in animal feed have a negative impact on the performance and health of broilers.
The Philippines’ pig and chicken sectors have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the African Swine Fever outbreak. A reduced demand for feed has meant fewer imports of wheat and corn.
Today, canola meal has no palatability issues, and plant breeding, different agronomic practices and improved processing have also greatly boosted consistency of canola meal, which is being increasingly used in pig, poultry and various other species’ diets.
A new study on the standardised ileal digestible lysine requirement confirms industry recommendations for 7-15kg weanling pigs of the high lean genetic line.
In January 2022, new regulations will come into force that will ban the use of pharmaceutical levels of zinc in the EU. Why have farms historically relied on zinc oxide, and what innovations could support and even improve swine production without zinc oxide or in-feed antimicrobials.
More than 20% of the variation in milk yield at first lactation can be directly associated with calf growth performance in the first weeks of life. Studies confirm the benefits of live yeast supplementation, showing higher levels of starter intake, improved growth rate and greater homogeneity.
Columnist Dr Regiane Santos, mycotoxins researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, discusses deoxynivalenol (DON) and the negative impact of this mycotoxin in broiler chickens at levels above EU-recommended guidelines (5,000 μg/kg).