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.
Managing Pig Farming For Sustainable Pork Production
Swine production is not only a part of meeting food security but also needs change to operate at lesser costs to the environment.
Achieving Greater Resilience In Poultry
Continuing efforts at mitigation is the best way forward to protect production resilience.
Innovative Feeds, Healthly Livestock, Better Profitability
The adversarial effects of nature are virtually impossible to escape - feed and grain could be easily damaged by climate change and mycotoxins.
Demand for tryptophan remained robust while soymeal costs stayed high. With production limited, tryptophan producers lifted prices further over the week.
As hog availability remained tight while pork demand strengthened, pork prices increased prominently of late. Nonetheless, slaughterhouses, who were suffering losses due to low pork-to-hog ratio, limited hog purchases with prices at levels unseen since March 2021.
Despite limited sales after the long holidays, lysine producers stood firm on prices. Usages of lysine remained high with the costs of soymeal at record high levels.
DSM Animal Nutrition and Health has announced the availability of FUMzyme® fumonisin esterase for use in poultry and swine feed in the United States.
Since 2020, China's corn and soybean meal prices have increased to higher levels seen in recent times. Corn prices account for the highest proportion of feed production costs. With soaring prices, corn usage dropped. Hence, the top 30 'pure' broiler feed manufacturers in China have corn inclusion rates significantly below the national average.