Only five years after Delacon succeeded to obtain the first registration for a phytogenic product as a zootechnical additive, at March 9, 2017 Delacon received a second registration, now for one of our phytogenic poultry products. Biostrong® 510 EC met high validation standards of the authorities of the European Union showing the verifiable potential to improve performance of chickens for fattening , chickens reared for laying, minor avian species for fattening and reared for laying. This Dossier provides you background information on various experiments conducted to obtain the registration of Biostrong® 510 EC as a zootechnical additive, further supported by efficacy data on Biostrong® 510. Besides details on e.g. the age-independency of the effects, positive effects on litter quality, foot pad lesions, and shelf life of poultry meat and the efficacy in different avian species, you will find information of Delacon’s strict and standardized quality management needed to produce high performing phytogenic feed additives, for which Delacon is known.
More than ever before, there is a big focus on intestinal health in poultry. Globally, areas expand where in-feed antibiotic in animal production are banned and regulations are implemented to reduce the use of therapeutic antibiotics. This leads to new challenges, increasing the incidence of intestinal disorders as well as challenges for farmers and nutritionists. Delacon is eager to support poultry producers to find solutions to improve intestinal health, not only by phytogenic feed additives but also by different nutritional strategies. Several experts discuss in this dossier intestinal disorders in poultry and strategies how to improve intestinal health in broilers, layers and turkeys. In addition, Delacon presents some future alternatives to antibiotics.
This Dossier examines the task of improving feed efficiency in dairy and cattle beef from all angles. The importance of feed additives in manipulating ruminal microbiota for feed cost reduction is discussed as well as the potential of genetic selection for improved feed efficiency. Besides comments on nutrient utilization in ruminants, you will find an article on nitrogen efficiency and information on reduction of greenhouse gases. As a special highlight, a summary on diverse feed additives is given and how they improve performance and feed conversion ratio in ruminants by affecting the rumen or by affecting the animal’s metabolism. Further you can read how to improve feed efficiency by optimizing dairy cow health management and by pursuing the right feeding strategies.
As a pioneer in the development of phytogenic feed additives, produced with particular regard to sustainability, Delacon has become the worldwide leading brand for intelligent plant-based animal performance. In this dossier, Delacon introduces to you itss “Species Leader” Team taking the lead and giving excellent technical service for our phytogenic products. Read their thoughts on Delacon's missions to improve animal nutritional efficiency, health and food safety while minimizing environmental impact.
Delacon is proud for being the first producer of phytogenic feed additives globally with a product being approved as zootechnical feed additive by the EU. In this Dossier you can read about Fresta F for swine nutrition, which is the first performance enhancing phytogenic feed additive registered as a zootechnical feed additive. The Dossier offers background information regarding the legal requirements for feed additives and the evaluation process on the EU level. Further, it offers an insight into the wealth of data upon which the registration is based. Within this Dossier you will also find data on the effects of Biostrong 510 on nutrient digestibility in broilers – these are the basis for the next zootechnical registration of another phytogenic product used in poultry nutrition.
During the last decades, poultry welfare has gained considerable attention. Consequently, a number of regulations have been issued by the European Union. Regulations concerning housing and management condition, but also feeding, slaughtering and transport practices. Nowadays, a lot of countries outside of the EU fallow these regulations and implement new legislations and standards. In In this dossier, we try to give an insight into the legal framework concerning broiler and layer welfare in the European Union. What are the consequences for poultry producers when facing stricter welfare regulations? And what can the feed industry contribute to improve poultry welfare and help farmers to meet new regulations?
With an eye on the ban of antibiotic growth promoters in the EU 2006, this Dossier's issue deals inter alia with alternative feeding strategies, which furthermore have to provide a solution to stabilize gut functionality and gut integrity. Within this 36 pages, phytogenic feed additives and their beneficial effect on nutrient digestibility are explained. Along with an overview on immune-nutrition in monogastrics, a more specific article deals with future challenges and developments in poultry production and how nutritional factors contribute to broiler health. When it comes to boundaries in animal nutrition, the influence of animal production on the environment has to be taken into account. Thus you will find information on the calculation of animals’ carbon footprints, as well as on approaches to the reduce ammonia emissions.
The reduction of feed costs is always a topic of vast interest. This Dossier gives you an overview of the current raw material situation, which has worsened dramatically in the last years. Furthermore, we have compiled the many advantages of phytogenic feed additives, which could deliver truly significant contributions for a sustained lowering of feed costs. Much more so than in the past, research and development have concentrated in recent years on the modes of action of plant-based active agents in animal feed. Herein, you find approaches to increase profitability with the use of phytogenic feed additives and an explanation of Delacon’s Performizer concept to optimize both, economic and zootechnical performance.
Agriculture is the main guarantor of ammonia emissions. Next to the negative effects on environment, ammonia does also affect animal’s health, welfare and performance. Around 30 percent of the nitrogen ingested through feed is utilized by the animal´s body. The rest is excreted via feces and urine. The excreted nitrogen is split by urease, a bacterial enzyme in the intestinal tract of animals, into carbon dioxide and the harmful ammonia. The approach of Delacon´s products is to increase nutrient digestibility and minimize the activity of urease with natural substances. Read more about ammonia and Delacon`s approach in this dossier.