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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

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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DuPont launches ‘gold standard’ in phytase enzymes

By Jane Byrne

DuPont today announced the launch of the a new phytase enzyme, Axtra PHY GOLD, which it flagged as capable of delivering significant feed cost savings to producers, while helping to reduce challenges faced during feed production like environmental impact.

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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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What impact do resin acids have on broiler intestinal health?

By Jane Byrne

The chicken gut is constantly exposed to harmful molecules and microorganisms that endanger the integrity of the intestinal wall. Strengthening intestinal mucosal integrity is a key target for feed additives that aim to promote intestinal health in broilers,...

Left to Right: Thomas Sprangers, Roger Davin, Ana Cruz, from Norwegian feed manufacturer, Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling (FKF), and FEN senior editor, Jane Byrne, speaking at the Protein Promise for PIglets panel session at YAN20.

EU policymakers make progress on PAPs legislative roadmap

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission now envisions authorizing poultry and pig processed animal proteins (PAPs) for use in pig and poultry diets, respectively, along with approval for use of insect PAPs in monogastric diets all in the same regulatory package.

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Nutreco invests in RAS based yellowtail producer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch animal nutrition and feed group, Nutreco, has announced an investment in Kingfish Zeeland, a company, established in the Dutch province of Zeeland in 2015, which is producing yellowtail kingfish through a proprietary recirculating aquaculture system...

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Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers

By Jane Byrne

Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers today and good farm and health management, along with optimal housing conditions are positively associated with sow and piglet performance parameters, says a leading pig welfare and housing...

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Protein promise for piglets

By Jane Byrne

The results of a new study suggest that partially replacing conventional protein sources with inactivated Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast, derived from sugars from Norwegian spruce trees, in diets for young pigs is possible without compromising energy and...

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Land O’Lakes, Bidco Africa open expanded feed facility in Kenya

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US agribusiness, Land O’Lakes, and edible oils and fats maker, Bidco Africa, have just opened a $12m backed feed production site in Kenya this week as part of their JV; the plant sees increased production, new feed lines and improved feed quality and...

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Young Animal Nutrition

The implications of breeder diets on the progeny

By Jane Byrne

Despite advances in genetics and management, metabolic and skeletal disorders are common among commercial poultry, leading to high mortality rates and large financial losses for producers.

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Fungal fermented rye may reduce reliance on antibiotics in pigs

By Jane Byrne

A product, based on proprietary fungal fermented rye, is aimed at supporting pig farmers as they move away from a reliance on antibiotics for herd management in that it reduces the animal’s exposure to harmful pathogens, says Trouw Nutrition.

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Nutreco buys South African premix player

By Jane Byrne

Dutch group, Nutreco, has acquired the South African premix company, Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH), from Kaonne Investments, for an undisclosed price.