Criteria for selecting a Fast Phytase

Lode Nollet, Global Product Manager Enzymes, Huvepharma What are the criteria to select a good phytase? Why select the fastest phytase? The importance of pH profile, pepsin resistance and speed (PPS) has shown to be critical to yield a fast phytase with reliable matrix values and superdosing properties.  The main reason for using an exogenous added  phytase in feed is to liberate phosphorous (P), bound as phytate, in raw materials. This does not  only lead to a lower feed cost by reducing the amount of added inorganic P, but also…

The role of calcium in broiler performance and phosphorus digestibility

Lode Nollet, MSc., PhD., Global Product Manager Enzymes, Huvepharma In the past, there was little interest in the assessment of calcium (Ca) requirements in poultry diets. This was due to the availability of cheap limestone, which accounts for 80-85% of the total Ca in feed. However, driven by the numerous studies of the effect of Ca on phosphorus (P) digestibility and phytase efficacy, the impact of Ca on performance has gained increasing interest. Research from recent years has indicated that oversupplying Ca can negatively affect animal performance: Limestone is a…

Sealed Silo’s : Sealed Profit

Purchase of a sealed silo is an important investment for better grain insect control. Insects must be controlled in stored grain as they damage grains and excrete moisture that can migrate to the headspace and cause moulding. This damage and mould downgrade the entire content of the silo when it mixes during outloading. Grain insects can also consume large amounts of grain and taint it with their excretions. Regulations prohibit the sale and handling of infested grain. Fumigation chamber A sealed silo will not control insects on its own. It…

Management of Poultry Farming in Winter

Poultry rearing is an art as well as a science and management plays most crucial role in deciding profitability of this business. It has been observed in past several years that high market rates of broiler meat & eggs are observed only in those times when rearing is very difficult due to harsh climate and thus, demand is more than supply. Therefore, it is very important to understand and implement the best management practices in such harsh climate. Every region in India has different climatic challenges and variable climate extremes…

Egg Turning During Incubation – Do you know how to check the turning angle in incubators?

Review By: Mohamed Mostafa El-Ashram Four independent factors combine to play a major part in the incubation process for optimal chick quality and quantity. These factors are temperature, humidity, ventilation, and the turning of hatching eggs. Incubator manufactories have designed their machines to best utilize these four factors to provide the most stable environment to surround the embryos within egg mass for the entire incubation period. Only the perfect harmony of the temperature, humidification, ventilation, and turning systems can control the gaseous exchange and heat/cool transfer necessary for maximum environmental…

Improved Profitability with More Saleable Eggs

Importance of Eggs: Eggs are an amazing self-contained food source. Each one represents the most complete source of protein available in a single form. That’s why it is so important to meet the needs of a growing population by consistently providing eggs that are of the highest quality, both internally and externally. The eggshell quality is very important for the profitability of the layer operations. The target is to have the best eggshell quality during the whole life of the layers for having the biggest number of saleable eggs. Having…

Mycotoxins and Endotoxins | Nutrex

Mycotoxins and endotoxins are both toxins that present a health risk to production animals, albeit of different origins. Indeed, mycotoxin are secondary metabolites produced by molds growing on crops in the field or on feed ingredients during storage. Mycotoxins are ingested through contaminated feed and provoke a number of health issues such as a reduced immune function, organ damage and nervous and reproductive system problems.  Endotoxins, on the other hand, are a component of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. They are released into the environment, most importantly the gastrointestinal tract, when…

Bacillus subtilis can create a protective Biofilm on the intestinal epithelium | Ch. Hansen

Bacillus-based probiotic products containing bacterial spores seem to be particularly well-suited for use in broiler feeds. In the spore form, they are metabolically dormant and resilient to environmental stresses, including pelleting. There have been years of debate on the mode of action of probiotics in chickens and more broadly in poultry. A cornerstone of the debate centers on the ability of spores to germinate and become viable organisms in the intestine due to the rapid transit time in the poultry gastrointestinal tract (GIT). These aspects were clarified in 2008 by…

RESPONSE OF LAYING HENS TO DIETARY INCLUSIONS OF FIBRE-DEGRADING ENZYMES IN A REDUCED ENERGY DIET

Identifying high-quality digestible ingredients for diet formulation is a vital task in domestic poultry industry. As some nutrients in animal feed cannot be digested fully by animal digestive enzymes, quantum of essential nutrients will not be available to the animal. Digestible corn and soybean meal often contain high molecular weight soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), and a complex chemical structure hinders the normal digestion and absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). For hens fed with a typical corn-soy ration, approximately 400-450 kcal of energy per kg of diet is…

DSM launches Sustell™ An Intelligent Sustainability Service

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has launched Sustell™ — a first-of-its-kind intelligent sustainability service that delivers accurate, simple, and actionable farm-level solutions – to improve the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production. Through Sustell™, DSM is underlining its commitment to its strategic initiative We Make It Possible, which is driving a robust and achievable global transformation toward sustainable animal protein production. By leveraging digital and data-driven solutions such as Sustell™, DSM is advancing its precision animal farming journey towards a…