Young Animal Nutrition

Christina Brødkner explains research into zinc oxide alternatives © Hamlet Protein

Hamlet Protein looks to fiber as zinc alternative

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The hunt is on to find an alternative to zinc oxide in young pig diets given regulatory developments in the EU and China, Danish company Hamlet Protein, in that context, is looking at the use of fiber additives in feed.

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US dairy co-op focuses on China with new JV

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Global expansion plans and interest in supporting a developing dairy sector are spurring a dairy-focused joint venture for two international cooperatives.

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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...