FeedMagazine

According to estimations by the Association of German Feed Producers (DVT), the dynamic development of German compound feed production in recent years will not continue in 2013. Slight declines in animal numbers and lower raw material prices preclude any euphoric expectations regarding production and value volumes. This is not expected to exert any influence on the structural change towards larger or more specialised businesses.

» Efficient pig finishing
Enzymproduzierende Mikroorganismen zur Senkung der Futterkosten

In order to boost profitability in pig finishing and fully exhaust the potential of modern and high-performing lines, feeding concepts must be tailored adequately to the needs and performance of the animals. On the other hand, ways of keeping feed costs, which represent the lion’s share of pig finishing costs, as low as possible are being sought.


» A new, exclusive feed additive supporting broiler performance
Better FCR and better welfare of animals

The gastrointestinal tract with its complex microflora plays a key role in growth performance and health in modern broiler production. A variety of factors such as diet, stress, disease, management etc. can have a negative effect on the balance of the intestinal microflora resulting in poor growth and feed efficiency.


» Tannin from chestnut trees
A natural feed additive with many advantages for broiler finishing

Hydrolysable tannins are natural extracts derived from chestnut trees and have a broad range of nutritive effects. This means they have great potential to improve growth performance and cost-effectiveness in chicken production.


» Benefits of allowing sodium formate in organic farming
Safe and uncorrosive usage

In order for organic farming to obtain a competitive position in the market, it needs tools to optimize production within the organic farming philosophy. Since June of 2012 sodium formate is officially approved in organic farming by the EU. This creates new opportunities for organic production systems to optimize their output.


» Nutritional value of soya bean and rapeseed meals and cereals
Results of a survey by Adisseo

A survey on the nutritional value of soybean and rapeseed meals and wheat and corn for monogastric feeds has been conducted by Adisseo. Results show great variations in the nutrient value depending on year of harvest, cultivar, geographical origin, and processing conditions. The survey included analysis of the digestible amino acid and apparent metabolizable energy (AME) values using Adisseo’s NIR predictive equations which have been calculated in reference to in vivo digestibility tests.


» Animal production and feed in Kazakhstan promising
More investments are necessary

The last Kazagro/Kazfarm exhibition which was held in Astana from 24 to 26 October 2012 was a good opportunity to discover a still unknown country. Sixth world grain producer, Kazakhstan has been investing for some years in animal production, particularly in poultry and dairy, but the country still need feed industry investments.

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