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Dispatches from One: the Alltech Ideas Conference

Dairy sensor tech looks to assess milk components

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

SomaDetect’s milk sensor and analytical algorithms look to provide producers with information on cows’ reproductive status and health along with the influence of feed rations on milk components.

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special edition: Pig and poultry gut health

Folium looks to target bacteria with ‘guided biotic’

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Folium Science is working to address unwanted bacteria in poultry guts using a guided biotic to trigger self digestion in pathogens like salmonella.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”

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Dairy cows on canola meal diets may outperform those on soybean meal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Dropping prices for protein meals are prompting a comparison of canola and soybean meal, but a feeding trial shows that canola meal may provide more support for high performing dairy cow production and body condition than soybean meal, says researcher.

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Weaning without zinc oxide

By Jane Byrne

The ban on the use of zinc oxide for weaned pigs in the EU comes into effect in June 2022, providing a challenge for EU pig production – how to continue to produce pigs without using a high level zinc oxide at weaning and without relying more on antibiotics...