Functional additives

Online webinar: The benefits of maternal nutrition

Online webinar: The benefits of maternal nutrition

By Jane Byrne

We are beginning to hear a lot about transgenerational nutrition and how such an approach can benefit progeny performance but there is much to learn and explore in this field of research.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Yeast culture can boost intestinal health of aged layers

By Jane Byrne

Yeast culture supplementation improved the performance of aged laying hens, potentially through the upregulation of intestinal digestive enzyme activities and intestinal health-related gene expression, finds a study.

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Krill meal maker’s private share sale ‘oversubscribed’

By Jane Byrne

Krill products producer, Aker BioMarine, is looking to raise 2.15 billion Norwegian crowns (US$225m) in a private share sale valuing it at 8 billion crowns, followed by a listing of the company’s stock on Norway’s Merkur Market.

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FDA move will boost feed trade: AFIA

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as achieved a long-awaited major milestone that will boost the trade of US feed products abroad.

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Special Edition: Gut Health and Immunity

Review: Fiber can influence the gut microbiota in chickens

By Jane Byrne

More work is needed to unravel how fiber brings a desirable shift in the intestinal microbiome for improved gut health in chickens, according to a recent review highlighting the importance of fiber in poultry nutrition.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Team identifies effective alternatives to in-feed AGPs for piglets

By Jane Byrne

Chinese researchers have found supplementation of benzoic acid, Bacillus coagulans and oregano oil combined has the potential to improve the immune status, intestinal barrier integrity and microflora of piglets on antibiotic free diets.

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US microbiome-focused Ascus generates $46m in Series B round

By Jane Byrne

US endomicrobial-based products producer, Ascus Bioscience, said the US$46m it has secured in a Series B funding round leaves it well positioned to continue expanding its sales and servicing teams, and to advance new and existing products in its product...

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Leading licorice supplier targets feed industry

By Jane Byrne

Ingredients producer, BGG, says its manufacturing site in Xinjiang, China has become the first licorice production facility in the world to obtain GMP+ FSA certification based on GMP+ C6 of the GMP+ international standard, allowing it to boost its feed...

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Special Edition: Feed Safety

The safety challenges around liquid pig feeding

By Jane Byrne

Preserving and maintaining the shelf life of liquid pig feed requires nutritional and microbial knowledge, says Trouw Nutrition feed safety expert.