The feed industry and livestock producers are recognizing the importance of feeding their animals an optimum nutrient supply in the first few weeks of life in order to get productivity gains throughout that animal’s lifetime.
Supplemental nutrition in the post-weaning stage may offer producers a way to hasten puberty in beef heifers, say researchers.
In starter pellets, less microbially enhanced soy protein maintains calf growth performance and weight gain compared to soybean meal and may require less feed, say researchers.
Serum protein use in stressed calf diets may boost growth and feed intake while supporting health, says researcher.
Trouw Nutrition’s LifeStart swine team is increasingly focused on sow nutrition and the role that plays in preparing the piglet for future challenges.
Calves getting 2-methylbutyrate see improved rumen development and boosted growth, say researchers.
Probiotics could be used as a nutritional tool to optimize rumen microbial establishment, says Lallemand Animal Nutrition researcher.
Feeding more lysine supports overall turkey production, and new levels may be needed for young birds, say researchers.
Adding solids to liquid feed improved performance and development for dairy heifers both pre- and post-weaning, say researchers.
Many questions remain and further investigation is warranted to understand mineral use in young pigs and sows, says swine nutrition researcher.
Moderate milk replacer levels may boost growth and digestion in calves, says US researcher.
China and the US could provide new export markets for EU veal production, says a FEFAC committee.
Pigs getting a diet with organic-acid preserved corn have higher feed intake and boosted performance, say researchers.
Tonisity says an isotonic supplement it has developed can boost hydration, weight gain and manage stress in piglets.
Nutreco’s salmon feed business performed strongly last year but the Dutch group decried overcapacity in the main Norwegian market as it released its financial results for 2015.
Manna Pro has announced a recall for a specific selection of its Chick Started Medicated product.
Nutreco's Trouw Nutrition is relying on metabolic profiling and gene expression studies to examine the mode of action of its early calf feeding approach, LifeStart.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is supporting the exploration of enhanced animal nutrition with $6.6m in research grants.
A new program from Purina Animal Nutrition aims to offer swine feed that develops with different stages of pig production, from wean to finish.
Oilseed supplementation of dairy cattle diets may have negative effects during the late-gestational period.
Low-calorie sweetener use may prompt greater feed intake and growth rate for weaned pigs.
Use of essential oils and nutrient density may improve piglet growth and health absent antibiotics for growth promotion.
In a wheat diet, additive thymol and carvacrol (T+C) and an NSP-degrading enzyme may improve broiler growth and health.
Industry needs to focus attention on what is given to broilers in the first week of life, heard an audience at IPPE.
Evaluating protein and energy concentration may be needed to achieve maximum growth from pigs, says US team.
Sugar beet pulp (SBP) may prompt gut health and offer an alternative feed ingredient for young pigs.