Introducing the 7th edition of All About Feed for 2022

07-10-2022 | |
Introducing the 7th edition of All About Feed for 2022

This 7th edition of All About Feed for 2022 explores the hot topic of antibiotic reduction as more countries worldwide are tightening restrictions. Meanwhile, feed is in the spotlight at the upcoming EuroTier trade show, and we dive into the effect of phytogenic additives on poultry performance and gut health. Also, the importance of gentle handling of feed pellets and a visit to Australia to find out how a dairy farmer has improved pasture management and feeding practices.

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Use of antibiotics in livestock production: pros and cons

This article offers an overview of the uses and mode of action of antibiotics in livestock farming, with a particular focus on its advantages.

Solutions to help reduce the use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance

Mannan-rich fractions (MRF) have been studied for their ability to promote microbiota diversity, and they can alter the overall composition of the bacterial community. Can the MRFs in poultry diets reduce the need for antibiotics and improve the sensitivity of bacteria resistant to antibiotics?

Reduction of antibiotic use in farm animals

What approaches can reduce the need for antibiotics while maintaining animal health? This article considers the use of alternative agents such as probiotics and prebiotics, plant extracts, enzymes, antimicrobial peptides, phytochemicals and organic acids, as well as the role of nutrition.

Reducing antibiotics in livestock production?

While there is still much misinformation about antibiotic use in livestock production, it is important to know the facts. This article answers 6 important questions, including why we should bother reducing antibiotics if bacteria are already resistant and the feasibility for companies in the livestock sector in reducing antibiotics.

Antibiotic reduction through nutrition management

On 8 September at Victam Asia 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, All About Feed hosted a seminar where experts explored nutrition management and its importance in antibiotic reduction.

Photo: Misset International
Photo: Misset International

Feed in the spotlight at EuroTier

The 2022 edition of EuroTier will take place in Hanover, Germany, from 15-18 November. One of the key objectives of the trade fair is to equip livestock farmers with knowledge about advanced feeding solutions.

Wood-based feed solutions for piglets’ post-weaning period

How can wood-based nutritional solutions support piglets during the post-weaning period?

Coated tannins: A potential alternative to antibiotics in pigs

Coated tannins improve growth performance, nutrient digestibility and intestinal function in weaned piglets. This article examines their potential as an alternative to antibiotics.

Photo: Bert Jansen
Photo: Bert Jansen

Influencing gut integrity with feeding strategies using activated zinc oxide

In critical phases of a pig’s life, such as weaning, numerous essential functional changes take place in the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy intestinal tract is therefore crucial to maintain the health of the animal, and because the microbiota is strongly related to the immune status of the gut, innovative feed additives can lead to a healthy immune system.

Applying phytogenics to poultry feed

This article considers the effect of cost-effective phytogenic feed additives – also referred to as phytobiotics or botanicals – which are said to have a positive effect on poultry growth rate, nutrient digestibility, and gut health.

Mineral source in broiler parent feed affects broiler growth and bone development

Using organic minerals means that minerals are bound to an amino acid or protein, which increases mineral absorption in the intestine. If organic minerals work for parent stock, more minerals could end up in the hatching egg and be available for the embryo, which could lead to better embryonic bone development in broilers.

Photo: Henk Riswick
Photo: Henk Riswick

Understanding probiotics as AGP alternatives in poultry

Probiotics, which include microorganisms of different species of bacteria, fungi or yeast, are live microorganisms that have beneficial effects on the host when fed in adequate amounts. In a recent study, researchers diagnosed how probiotics deliver health and performance benefits in poultry production.

Optimal fish feed handling

Gentle handling of feed pellets in the aquaculture industry is important to reduce waste in the form of broken pellets and dust that is not eaten by fish but rather sinks to the bottom of aquaculture tanks. This article looks back and ahead at how pellets are moved.

How does zero grazing measure up?

Wet or very dry climatic conditions are often the deciding factors that persuade dairy farmers to use zero grazing as a management tool. This article explores the advantages and the disadvantages of zero grazing and considers a study that determined how cows would perform if offered silage produced from a sward at the same stage of growth as is normally harvested for zero grazing.

Photo: Koos Groenewold
Photo: Koos Groenewold

Improving home-grown feed on the farm

Dairy farmer Will Russell, together with his father, runs a 300 Illawarra dairy cow farm in Australia. He set out to improve pasture management and feeding practices, which have already led to various improvements on the farm.

Russia considers extending permission to import GM soybeans

The Russian Agricultural Ministry has proposed extending permission to import genetically modified soybeans to 2023, justifying this step with a need to support the domestic feed industry.

Increasing speed to market for US feed ingredients

US livestock farmers will benefit from a wider range of products, many of which are already available in other countries. According to Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), it “takes forever” to get approval for feed ingredients.

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist