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Benefits of phospholipids in sow diets

By Jane Byrne

New research has shown that adding a lysophospholipid (LPL) complex to the diet during lactation improved performance, colostrum and milk immunoglobulins, serum immunoglobulins and blood metabolites, nutrient digestibility and litter weight gain of lactating...

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...

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Assessing soybean meal for trypsin inhibitors

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trypsin inhibitor levels in soybean meal vary by country and region, but they do not necessarily correspond with urease activity and need to be measured separately, says researcher.

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AgTech may boost feed traceability, improve ration formulation

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Sensors, AI or predictive processing and blockchain have been touted as some of the technologies set to revolutionize the feed and animal production industries. An industry expert gave IPPE trade show attendees the low-down on some of those.

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Microbiome-focused startup plans geographic, product expansion

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Boosting animal production and daily gain, cutting methane generation and providing an alternative to antibiotic use are among the goals for Californian firm's focus on endomicrobial feed additives, says COO.

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Is microalgae effective in low fishmeal salmon diets?

By Jane Byrne

An international group of researchers in a study saw that incorporation of the microalgae, Scenedesmus sp., of up to 10% in low fishmeal diet did not affect the feed intake, growth and chemical composition of salmon.