Nowadays, in many feed formulations the use of organic acids is standard practice. Especially in piglet diets, they are recognized as basic ingredients. However, due to the volatile availability and increasing prices of acids, that have been prevalent for a few months, feed industry is looking for possibilities to overcome this current bottleneck.
»Trends in phytogenics
Herbs and polyphenols in the fast lane
The animal husbandry and nutrition sector has been under continuous observation for many years and this is correct in principle. Objectively communicated criticism is welcome in order to call processes into question and improve animal husbandry with all its upstream and downstream instances. Two central points in this connection are animal welfare and the reduction of antibiotic use. Both points are directly connected among other things with nutrition, general intestinal health and resistance to infections.
»Medium chain fatty acids monoglycerides
A reliable alternative for reducing the use of antibiotics
Due to the antimicrobial resistance, there is a global necessity to dramatically reduce the use of antibiotics (AB) in animal production. As an example, from 2011 to 2016 the use of AB in Germany was decreased by 56% (BVL, 2017). It is obvious that farmer will not have the same tools for prophylactic and metaphylactic treatments they had in the past.
»Coccidiosis, a profit killer
Superior coccidiosis control, now with 0 day withdrawal time
Coccidiosis remains one of the most important diseases in poultry, causing large economic losses in the poultry industry. It is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract caused by Eimeria spp. This species-specific protozoan (one-celled organism) has a direct lifecycle, meaning it doesn’t need an intermediate host for development. The reproductive potential is very high and the lifecycle is short, two reasons why coccidiosis is a continuous and serious threat to the birds and should be monitored closely.
»Microtracers® versus traditional tracers
Comparison of the suitability for measurement of mixing uniformity and carry-over in feed production plants
Different methods to measure uniformity and carry-over of ingredients in a feed production plant are available, consisting of indirect tracers like Cobalt, Manganese, Methylviolet, Selenium and Oxytetracycline and direct tracers like Microtracers, especially FSS lake . A comparative evaluation of the suitability of these tracers was performed in different feed installations.