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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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Special Edition: Gut health in pigs and poultry

Strengths and weaknesses of probiotic use in piglet rearing

By Jane Byrne

There is a vast amount of research supporting the use of many different probiotic strains at the nursery stage in pig production, but there is still great variability in the results, finds a review published in Livestock Science.

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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.

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

By Jane Byrne

Two days into Victam International 2019 in Cologne, the evident trend on the show floor was the domination of aqua feed and pet food processing innovation, with feed machinery manufacturers citing growth and higher margins in both sectors as the rationale...

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