Scientific evidence that older sows are not getting enough vitamins and minerals is not being put into practice in commercial pig production, with potential impacts on litter sizes as well as the growth, development and immune health of piglets.
Diets with low protein or high fiber levels fail to improve growth or weight gain in growing-finishing pigs and may require more amino acid (AA) work, say researchers from the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center in Spain.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for Cargill’s feed mills in Central America underlines the continued importance of the region to Cargill’s aquafeed business. However, it is the fast-growing Asian region that offers the greatest potential.
Australian scientists have identified two microbial strains that can be added to lucerne (alfalfa) to grow bigger and more disease-resistant feed crops, whilst also reducing the amount of fertiliser needed.
Developing yeast and enzyme combinations that can improve the bioavailability of poor fiber sources and identifying micro-organisms that can detoxify mycotoxins are two of the research areas in focus at Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care’s new nutrition and...