Technische Artikel und Interviews (in Englisch)
Effect of heat stress in livestock production
Summer gives its best and everyone knows from experience that performance decreases with increasing heat.
While we can make ourselves more comfortable using air conditioning or reaching out for some ice cream, this options are not available for our livestock animals. Therefore we need to support them, with herbs and spices being an opportunity to…
Protein efficiency in dairy cows: a promising future for phytogenics
In dairy milk production attention is mostly concentrated on efficiency. On the one hand there is talk of efficiency of animal production and on the other, there is talk about feed efficiency. Phytogenic feed additives have been able to substantially up-value ruminant rations for years – and their future is promising.
Hens are what they eat: optimising nutrition using phytogenics
With a growing global population comes increased protein demand. Whilst companies look at alternative protein sources to take mainstream and appeal to consumers, traditional protein sources are still predicted to grow to meet the requirements of the burgeoning population. What role do phytogenics play in the production of safe and sustainable…
Phytogenics as natural performance enhancers in pigs?
How can intensive animal production ensure animal health, productivity and profitability in this new era? How to sustain animal production without antibiotics? Which are the alternatives for antibiotic growth promoters? The topic among the numerous professionals involved in livestock production nowadays is always the same...
Ginger – Not just an Asian culinary spice
Far beyond its role as a spice, ginger has a long history in human nutrition and wellbeing. Above, it has also found its unresting way into animal nutrition. Sounds interesting? So it is.
Beat the heat in poultry production
Modern broiler breeds have a continuously increasing growth rate and feed efficiency, which coincides with a reduced heat tolerance. In order to avoid heat-related performance losses, it is advisable to apply some nutritional practices, such as the addition of phytogenic feed additives to alleviate the negative consequences of heat stress.
Phytogenics: combinations and synergies in poultry feed
Phytogenic feed additives represent an important class of natural feed additives used as natural enhancers of livestock performance and feed utilization. Read about the broad utilization of phytogenics in animal feed and the different beneficial effects in poultry nutrition.
Heat stress management in poultry
In the summer months, outside temperatures quickly reach highs of over 35°C – this means it can get hot in the poultry house. Modern broiler breeds have a continuously increasing growth rate and feed efficiency, which coincides with a reduced heat tolerance. Housing broilers at high ambient temperatures adversely affects performance, intestinal…