Modernising of compound feed plant is generally carried out point by point and unobtrusively. During work on replacement, expansion or innovation investments, manufacturers aim to keep the plant operating for as long as possible – preferably without any complete downtime at all – in order to be able to fulfil customer orders promptly during the reconstruction phase too. Consequently customers often only hear by chance about the valuable investments being made, which generally serve not least to improve quality. One conceivable way of bypassing investments in innovations is to partly or completely outsource certain operations that require their own plant and equipment and to contract the work out to partners.

» Fluidised bed technology for customised feed additives
Contract production creates capacities

The fluidised bed process offers numerous advantages for feed production too - for example in the production of granulates which provide optimal exploitation of active ingredients and which can be easily processed as well as being heat and pressure resistant. The contract manufacturer SternMaid makes this technology available to companies so that they do not have to invest themselves.

» Solutions for silo blockages
Should you send your own personnel in to clean the silo?

Using machines to clean silo interiors is a very safe cleaning method that manages without people having to enter the vessel. Targeted, gentle cleaning of the silo is possible using hydraulics and remote controlled equipment. This method can be applied for a wide range of bulk materials in both the mineral and food industry sectors.

» Healthy gut for a better future
Targeted colonisation keeps fit

Balanced intestinal flora protect poultry of all ages against colonisation with pathogenic intestinal bacteria. Following the ban on antibiotic performance enhancers, the synergistic effect of probiotics and prebiotics in a host-specific, multiple-strain feed additive turned out to be effective for improving health and performance of poultry and increasing producer profits.

» The impact of modified feeds in broiler feeding
Enzyme preparation promotes mannose formation

Standard compound feed formulations for poultry contain components from plant-based raw materials non-starch polysaccharides – including mannans. These polysaccharides are not degraded by the enzymes of the animals’ gastrointestinal tract and consist mainly of endosperm cell walls and grain husks. They reduce the action of the digestive enzymes and so inhibit the digestibility of the feed. The breakdown products formed from the mannans are mannan oligosaccharides and mannose. These are rated as bifidogenic factors. The original article appeared in Mjasnaja Industrija (2013)11, p. 50-52

» Genetically modified plants (GMP)take no account of Europe
Reservations lead to isolation

This article looks at the current status of GMP cultivation in Europe and Germany, examines possible causes of this position and presents developments to be expected from a global viewpoint.

» Maize harvesting and feeding according to Index
Harvest date, variety type and feeding strategy according to Silage maize Ripeness Index (SRI)

The effectiveness of food production and feeding in animal production based economically as well as ecologically on the location and environmentally friendly production of forage for the respective directions. Furthermore the maize cultivation by the biogas production has expanded especially strongly. In the areas of crop production, maize frequently is the only structure effective forage component and for the production of methane a valuable high energy substrate. Therefore the environmental maize harvest at the right time is of central interest and par excellence the cardinal question for the cultivation and conservation of maize as well as its different use options.

» Conserving resources is the first priority in animal production
Meat consumption rises steeply in Asia

Along with the brisk economic growth, eating habits are changing too in Asia. Growing available incomes are leading to a rise in meat consumption.