Poultry

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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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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special edition: pig & poultry gut health

Enzyme cocktail may boost bird growth, energy use

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing broiler diets with an enzyme blend may improve bird growth and energy use while adding rice bran could increase gizzard weight and be a cheaper feed ingredient, says researcher.

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Evonik’s second methionine plant in Asia goes live

By Jane Byrne

Evonik has opened its second facility for methionine production in Singapore; the new plant on Jurong Island has seen investment of more than half a billion euros and the creation of 100 additional jobs.

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