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IMPROVED PHYTASE EFFICACY UNLOCKS EXTRA POTENTIAL

Phytases are extensively used in broiler feeds as they increase amino acid and phosphorus availability during the digestive process, thereby improving growth performance. But can phytases keep up with the continuous demand for increasingly sustainable and cost-effective broiler production? BY DR YUEMING DERSJANT-LI, DANISCO ANIMAL NUTRITION (IFF) For more details please Continue Reading
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CALCIUM: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD IN MEETING NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Ensuring animal feed formulas meet all nutritional requirements is particularly challenging for vital mineral elements such as calcium. Essential for bone development and a key player in several metabolic paths, calcium is often added to diets with large safety margins to avoid deficiencies. But if calcium deficit poses a threat to animal growth, high calcium […]Continue Reading
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RAISING THE PHYTASE PODIUM

To improve phosphorus availability and tackle the antinutritional effects of phytates, phytases have been increasingly used in animal feeds over the past thirty years. Effective phytases are currently available on the market, but there is still room for improvement. By Rachael Hardy, DANISCO ANIMAL NUTRITION (IFF). Phytate is not hydrolyzed in the phytase-free monogastric Continue Reading
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POULTRY INDUSTRY AND CBN’S 300,000MT MAIZE INTERVENTION

Nigerian poultry industry has come under tremendous pressure over the last 15months as farmers suffered severe losses owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and escalating grain prices. The situation took a heavy toll on farmers as many shut down their poultry farms while others slaughtered malnourished chickens to deal with the surging cost of production owing […]Continue Reading
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EFFECT OF DEBEAKING ON LAYING HEN PERFORMANCE

Poultry farmers have concerns about the possibility of keeping non-debeaked laying hens without a loss of production performance. A Dutch study, which examined the behaviour of non-debeaked laying hens, shares these concerns. From 2018 onwards, it will be forbidden to debeak laying hens in the Netherlands. For poultry farmers affiliated to the German KAT association […]Continue Reading