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.
Adisseo has made much headway in the management of mycotoxin risks following its acquisition and full integration of Nutriad in 2020; as a testament to this milestone, the company held the Advancia Academy at the Millenium Hilton in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 15-16.
The last few years have been volatile for the feed value chain due to issues ranging from supply chain disruptions to the impact of climate change on agriculture. The war in Ukraine only exacerbates the challenges; both Ukraine and Russia produce more than 30% of the world's wheat and barley and 20% of corn. Prior to the conflict, corn exports from Ukraine for MY 2021-22 (October-September) were estimated at 33.50 million tonnes which are now estimated to be at 26 million tonnes.