Livestock & Feed Bussiness Worldwide: March 2023

Formulating Feed For Animal Health & Nutrition : Feed Milling To Food Safety
Feed milling systems are crucial components of the animal husbandry industry, as they provide essential nutrition for livestock. To maximise efficiency and ensure feed quality, certain criteria must be met. Here are the key factors that these systems must achieve:
- Automation is critical to improving their efficiency. Automating processes, such as grinding, mixing and pelleting, can minimise the time and resources needed to complete tasks while reducing human error;
- Dust collection systems are essential to maintain air quality and reduce fine particle emissions during milling. Proper ventilation systems should be in place to collect dust and maintain the facility's cleanliness;
- Temperature control is crucial to maintain feed quality and reduce energy usage. Consistent and proper control of temperature ensures that the feed remains fresh;
- Tools, such as spectrophotometer analysis, should be used to monitor and detect nutrient content to ensure the safe production of feed;
- Proper inventory management helps to ensure the accurate formulation of feed and efficient operations;
- Regular and rigorous quality control testing of feed milling processes and end-products helps to ensure complete compliance with standards and regulations.
Overall, feed milling systems should prioritise automation, dust collection, temperature control, nutrient content control, inventory management and quality control to maximise efficiency and ensure safe, highquality feed production.
Lowering antibiotic use
Meanwhile, in the area of animal health, a paradigm shift can direct livestock production toward a future whereby the need for antibiotics gradually diminishes.
Addiseo's FRA® C12 Dry, a feed additive based on glycerides of lauric acid, is one example of a feed solution purposed for far-reaching benefits to animal health. The product can "support the viral clearance of PRRSv (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) and the control of secondary infection risks on a PRRSv-impacted farm," Adisseo's Olga Lemâle and Vishwas Gowda state (pages 8-9).
Phytobiotics highlights research about the positive impact of a product that combines micronised zinc (MZnO) and isoquinoline alkaloids (IQs). In a trial involving "a closed production system with 600 sows," it was found that no in-feed antibiotic treatments were needed against post-weaning diarrhea when using an IQ-mZnO combination (pages 10-11).
As human health takes precedence, there is clearly no end to how dietary solutions for livestock have advanced.
Livestock production can indeed achieve greater sustainability, and safer meat products can be one of the benefits.
The full article is published on the March 2023 issue of LIVESTOCK & FEED Business. To read the full report, please email to to request for a complimentary copy of the magazine, indicating your name, mailing address and title of the report.
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