A study from China identifies the potential role fermented bamboo fiber (FBF) can play in terms of improved sow and piglet performance. The researchers saw it alleviates intestinal and systemic inflammation.
Dutch researchers found feeding crumbles compared to mash increased average daily gain and average daily feed intake of layer pullets during rearing, but such dietary manipulation did not affect subsequent egg production performance.
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.
The FeedNavigator Summit 2020 Young Animal Nutrition (YAN20), last month in Amsterdam, showed the industry is becoming more refined in its understanding of when and what to put into young animal diets but knowledge gaps remain.
Changing elements in swine feed to boost nutritional content and improving management practices to address hygiene, biosecurity and stress help farms reduce the overall use of antibiotics in production, says Trouw Nutrition following a project in Brazil....
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has entered a R&D partnership with the French biotech firm, Dendris, to develop a monitoring tool, a functional biochip, to characterize microbial fibrolytic activity in the ruminant digestive tract.
Dried grape pomace provides a cheaper alternative fiber source for beef feedlot cattle and may improve growth performance and carcass attributes compared to traditional feed ingredients, researcher say.
Feeding insoluble fiber better promotes growth performance and nutrient digestibility in piglets in the first two weeks post-weaning compared to soluble fiber, found China based animal scientists, in a new paper.
Following the release of their findings on some of the factors affecting sow colostrum yield and composition, an academic team is now concentrating on studying farrowing management, more precisely how to reduce farrowing duration, improve hormonal balance...
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.
Swedish researchers looked at feeding a novel feed resource, Lepidium cake (LC), to grower pigs, saw that it was a palatable feed, and that it did not seem to cause the animals any detrimental health effect.