The use of single chain fatty acids (SCFAs) as additives in animal production is a common and very well accepted practice. The benefits of adding SCFAs to the diet are wide ranging, including improvements in feed hygiene and stomach acidification to greater pathogen control and many more.
The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is the system with the fastest development in broilers. All the nutrients that support the other systems in the animal are absorbed in the gut.
Replacing antibiotics with natural alternative compounds in poultry feeding is being increased in the last few years to challenge the antibiotic resistance problem. Among natural compounds, organic acids and essential oils could be a favorable option.
Formulating Feed For Animal Health & Nutrition : Feed Milling To Food Safety
A paradigm shift can direct livestock production toward a future whereby the need for antibiotics gradually diminishes.
Innovation For Optimal Pig Diets
At the dietary level, the key to the good health of pigs is the adequate consumption of all essential nutrients.
Poultry Production: Bird Health & Sustainability
Changing the way poultry birds are fed can greatly alter poultry production's outcome for something better
Despite falling 36% on-year, prices of vitamin K3 were higher than normal levels by a lot. Feed producers were reluctant to place order, hence resulting in sharp price falls over the week.
Slow poultry feed demand curtailed the sales of calcium phosphate. Producers held prices of calcium phosphate low in a bid to stimulate sales.
Methionine market weakened further with demand slack and supply abundant.
Alltech and the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) have agreed to collaborate to create a model for nutrition innovation and sustainable dairy farming.
As pig prices plummeted in November 2022, Hunan-listed company Keming Foods announced its acquisition of Xingjiang Muge Foods - a key development concerning Keming's venture into the pig industry. The company also increased its capital investment to obtain a controlling stake in Xingjiang Muge. Following the acquisition, Keming Foods will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 pigs.