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Broiler industry told to rethink pelleted feeds

Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Broiler industry told to consider low nutrient density pelleted feeds

By Jane Byrne

Despite the remarkable progress made in poultry nutrition over recent decades, a researcher claims the broiler industry, by increasing the dietary nutrient densities in order to lower FCR, has progressively disregarded the original goals of pelleting.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Interest increasing in enzymatic and microbial fermentation

By Jane Byrne

Fermentation of plant-derived proteins can enhance food safety, improve protein digestibility and beneficially affect the intestinal microbiota and animal health, says Jürgen Zentek, professor at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, the Free University...

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special edition: pig & poultry gut health

Enzyme cocktail may boost bird growth, energy use

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing broiler diets with an enzyme blend may improve bird growth and energy use while adding rice bran could increase gizzard weight and be a cheaper feed ingredient, says researcher.

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Dispatches from One: The Alltech Idea's Conference

'Intangible benefits to be found in new dairy farming technology'

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Tracking feed intake, herd nutritional health and milk composition are a few of the areas addressed by new technologies developed for the dairy industry, but wide-spread adoption still faces some hurdles.

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Special Edition: Pig and Poultry Gut Health

Blended feed additive sees microbial revamp

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Swine gut health feed additives may also have a role to play in swine manure management, says nutritionist.

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