Moisture Management

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Synergistic technologies improve health, performance and productivity of piglets
Improving welfare and reducing stress at the farm can lead to higher product quality, less losses and ultimately higher productivity. This article introduces new strategies to reduce stress while improving performance of piglets. The author ...
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Effects of dietary probiotic, liquid feed and nutritional concentration on the growth performance, nutrient digestibility and fecal score of weaning piglets
Gastrointestinal disturbances immediately post weaning can cause heavy economic loss in the pig industry. The weaning transition is a complex period during which the piglets have to cope with abrupt separation from their mothers and adapt t ...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Preserve moist feedstuffs with Luprosil NC
Regardless of species, a key factor in optimizing efficiency of animal production is the quality of the feed ingredients. Apart from the stringent quality control of purchased ingredients, it is important for the feed producers to look into ...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Consequences of poor pelleting and feed processing - poor immunity and health
The poultry industries have undergone remarkable change and growth over the last 30-year, such that today we see 2.5-kg male broilers at 35 d of age, and white-egg layers are capable of producing in excess of 330 eggs in 52 week of lay. The ...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Improving the dairy cow performance and health by increasing the rumen protected protein in diets with expander treatment
Due to breeding progress and improved keeping and feeding management the milk yield per performance period has been increased considerably in recent decades. However, falling milk prices, rising feed costs and more stringent environmental p ...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Grinding, mixing, conditioning and their influence on starch modification and pellet quality
Besides the selection of raw materials the processing technique applied to feedstuff has a major influence on pellet / product quality. It starts with grinding and the grinding degree and is continued by conditioning with steam addition, th ...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Effects of diet particle size on poultry performance
Feed costs represent between 60 and 70 percent of production costs in poultry and livestock diets. Therefore, improving feed utilization has a tremendous impact on production costs. Poultry producers face the challenge of finding cost-effec ...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wake-up call: the dark truth about feed pelleting and the processed feed quality
To address this topic, let me start by looking at the direction that the industry seems to be heading towards …….We start to see a new trend where more industry experts realize the concern to meet new challenges ahead, and hence the need to ...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Moisture retention for higher feed mill efficiency
The goal of animal feed producers is to achieve better nutrient utilisation and animal performance plus an optimised resource use. When it concerns the internal operational process, feed mill efficiency is among the primary issues. How can ...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Save the dollar you invest: optimised raw feed material preservation through activated propionates
Global contemporary animal production quadrupled during the past 50 years and totaled with 308 million MT of meat produced in 2013, with Asia as the main animal production center.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Reducing the risk of mycotoxins on feed quality and animal performance
Mycotoxins were first identified in the 1960s, but it is only recently that they are gaining more notice due to increased monitoring, improved analytical technology and continued scientific research. Mycotoxins have now become a regular con ...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Lactic Acid Bacteria in Tropical Grass Silages
Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) have applications in many industrial areas and play an important role in the preservation process of moist forages for animal feeding (silage).
Friday, May 27, 2016
Review on mycotoxin issues in ruminants: occurrence in forages, effects of mycotoxin ingestion on health status and animal performance and practical strategies to counteract their negative effects
Ruminant diets include cereals, protein feeds, their by-products as well as hay and grass, grass/legume, whole-crop maize, small grain or sorghum silages. Furthermore, ruminants are annually or seasonally fed with grazed forage in many part ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Fundamentals of proper feed preservation
A multitude of steps must be taken to secure the hygienic status, e.g. thermal treatment and addition of chemical compounds to control microorganisms in feed. The addition of organic acids has been shown to contribute to environmental hygie ...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Feed preservation with organic acids - a way to achieve safe feed sustainably
The potential applications of organic acids in livestock nutrition and feed preservation have been known for decades and are documented by many scientific studies. Acids make a fundamental contribution to feed hygiene, since they suppress t ...

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