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DSM: vitamin and mineral intake of older sows is overlooked

DSM: vitamin and mineral intake of older sows is overlooked

By Lynda Searby

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.

Tokach recognized for swine nutrition work by AFIA

Tokach recognized for swine nutrition work by AFIA

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The over-arching goals of Mike Tokach’s research seek to minimize the ultimate production costs for farmers raising pigs and to improve the quality and welfare of the pigs, he said.

Eastern promise: Cargill pins aquafeed growth hopes on Asia

Eastern promise: Cargill pins aquafeed growth hopes on Asia

By Lynda Searby

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.

Broiler gut health: is Novus backed research showing the way?

Gut health in broilers: is Novus backed research showing the way?

By Jane Byrne

The team behind an industry and academia collaborative project claims they have pinpointed seven potential biomarkers for gut barrier failure in broilers – an outcome that could support the hunt for effective antibiotic alternatives in poultry production.

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