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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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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Interest increasing in enzymatic and microbial fermentation

By Jane Byrne

Fermentation of plant-derived proteins can enhance food safety, improve protein digestibility and beneficially affect the intestinal microbiota and animal health, says Jürgen Zentek, professor at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, the Free University...

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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.