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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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‘New plant breeding methods should not be considered GMOs’

By Jane Byrne

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability goals, said FEDIOL in a vision document for the EU agri sector released today ahead of its AGM in Brussels.

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