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»Welcome to the organic selenium jungle
How to identify the right organic selenium solution

When talking about organic selenium (Se), the three words ‘bioavailability, quality and price’ are always mentioned within the first three sentences. More and more organic Se solutions are offered in the market as the use of organic Se has increased greatly in recent years. Nutritionists are aware of the benefits of feeding organic Se to animals instead of inorganic, mineral sources. However, when it comes to selecting the best organic Se source, it can be tricky. There are more and more options on the market with different specifications and price, and nutritionists can find themselves in the middle of a real organic Se jungle where it can be difficult to decide which solution might bring the best price-to-performance ratio.

»Beneficial vitamin E replacement confirmed in broilers
Effects of a synergistic blendt of polyphenols

Different classes of natural plant polyphenols are known to be powerful antioxidants respectively to show dedicated anti-inflammatory effects and membrane or liver protecting activity. Scientific publications from the last decade report significant in vivo effect of polyphenols for enhancing animal growth, health and welfare [Iqbal, et al., 2015]. Similarly effect of dietary antioxidants has been demonstrated to improve the nutritional, organoleptic and shelf-life qualities of animal meat products.

»Management function vs. Specialist Career
Or a focus on projects instead – career models to suit every taste

Career – a term with many facets. For the majority of people, the term is chiefly connected with the subject of responsibility for personnel and management. Career as a management track is still the classic concept in the working world and expresses what is commonly understood under the term career.

»Use of a digestibility enhancer for high-yield cows
Fermentation product supports the physiology of metabolism, even during periods of heat

Feed additives produced by microbial fermentation, which support the degradation of crude fibre and other value-determining ingredients and thus increase the absorption of nutrients from common feedstuffs which are, however, difficult to digest, are valuable tools in modern animal production. Such additives may be not only enzymes, but also prebiotics. Prebiotics are substrates that are used selectively as sources of nutrition by useful host microorganisms and which confer a health benefit (ISAPP, 2017).

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Stress in swine
How to deal with it

In intensive pig production daily weight gain and feed efficiency are high. However high performance is associated with enhanced levels of oxidative stress. Stresses (e.g. productive, social, heat etc.) during the production cycle can negatively impact embryonic development, the number of stillbirths, litter size as well as growth of piglets. Stress is associated with enhanced levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and is linked to suboptimal antioxidant status.

»Making live yeast viable
Ensuring its viability for optimal efficacy

Over the past decades, the growing understanding of live yeasts' mechanism and precise benefits – coupled with increased demand for natural feed additives – has led to heightened popularity for supplementing animal feed with such probiotics. The viability of a probiotic is a key parameter to ensure its metabolic activity once ingested by the animal. Many experts insist that probiotics must be alive and viable to exert an effect on the microflora within the digestive system. Indeed, several national authorities will only authorize a claim for performance (such as improved milk production or feed efficiency) when the probiotic microorganism is viable. For example, the European Commission considers microorganisms as probiotic feed additives only in their live form.

»Cremer discovers new fields of business
Hamburg family company gives up its classic grain trading

Cremer, an internationally active trading company based in Hamburg, is expanding its international activities through forward integration. The growth markets for the producer of food and feed are in the Asia-Pacific region.


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