Young Animal Nutrition

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AB Agri profits hit by Vivergo shutdown, lower sugar beet feed sales

By Jane Byrne

Revenues for UK agriculture business, AB Agri, will be well ahead of last year, driven by higher feed volumes and higher feed prices, reflecting an increase in raw material costs, according to a pre-close trading update from parent group, Associated British...

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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...

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin brings probiotics to hatchlings by giving them a gel shower

By Richard Whitehead

Biomin has added to its range of water-soluble probiotic gel drops that protect chicks in their first days and stimulates feeding behavior. Earliest-stage nutrition promises healthier chicks and reduced mortality, says the supplier.

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Reports from IPPE

Novus on preparing a young animal’s immune system and gut

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Understanding producer challenges and efforts to develop responses in areas like gut health, maternal nutrition, ingredient quality and immune functioning drive Novus forward, say executives.

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BioMar ties up loose ends in Chile with factory buy-out

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed maker, BioMar, has acquired the 50% remaining shares in the Chilean factory, APSA, ending what is said was over 10 years of successful collaboration with salmon, trout and tilapia producer, AquaChile, in the operation of that facility....

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Phileo Lesaffre surprised by EFSA finding

By Jane Byrne

Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care said the recent EFSA opinion questioning the efficacy of its Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 product in ruminant production was unexpected.

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reports from IPPE

Gut health, young animal nutrition and Agtech on Cargill's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Focusing on young animal nutrition, boosting gut health and the sustainability of the livestock and poultry sectors are some of the ways Cargill is seeking to address current and future industry challenges, says managing director.

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Benefits of phospholipids in sow diets

By Jane Byrne

New research has shown that adding a lysophospholipid (LPL) complex to the diet during lactation improved performance, colostrum and milk immunoglobulins, serum immunoglobulins and blood metabolites, nutrient digestibility and litter weight gain of lactating...

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...

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AB Agri acquires Polish young animal nutrition firm

By Jane Byrne

AB Agri Ltd, part of Association British Foods, has acquired Michel Pasze, a specialist young animal nutrition business based in Smigiel, Poland. It will operate as Primary Diets Polska.

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special edition: feed protein innovation

Trials underway on Arbiom's wood to feed protein ingredient

By Jane Byrne

Arbiom, a developer of non-food biomass processing technology, announced last month that it had successfully produced tonnage quantities of its high protein feed ingredient derived from wood at a combined 80,000-L industrial fermentation scale, with partners...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

Proper feeding of calves … it begins with the cow

By Jane Byrne

Cow nutrition, especially in the dry period, in the last three months, seems to be of high importance for the ability of the calf to deal with pathogens, to respond properly to vaccines and to deal with feed ingredients, said Dr Hans-Joachim Schuberth...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

What production trends are driving swine feed innovation at Agrifirm?

By Jane Byrne

Pig farmers in Northwestern Europe are working under tremendous constraints today, in terms of a shift away from antibiotics usage, the removal of zinc oxide and a reduction in copper inclusion levels. Agrifirm says it was mindful of those developments...