Technical articles and interviews
Phytogenic compounds in the management of male poultry infertility
In recent years, the growing demand for poultry meat and eggs has required companies to achieve maximum efficiency in producing day-old chicks. Furthermore, this trend has promoted a strong appreciation in the price of chicks in the global market. Thus, one of the most critical tasks of modern poultry is to optimise the reproduction potentatial of…
Phytogenics: how to improve pig production efficiency with plants
A modern swine production unit aims to optimise animal performance and generate income and profitability as any other economic activity. In recent months, practically all feed ingredients have suffered a massive increase in their prices, causing economic issues to the short and long term of pig production...
Plant-based additives to mitigate effects of harmful gases
The planet’s high global emissions and greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations are due to human activities. With agriculture being the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and methane (CH4), emission reduction is a concern for us all. We have all heard already about the dangers of greehouse…
Phytogenics. Improving tom´s fertility through the power of nature
It is widely recognized that fertility problems are strongly associated with males, even though females may also influence the flock’s breeding performance parameters. Therefore, concentrating efforts on actions that improve males’ reproductive functionality is recommended.
Phytogenic solution for L. vannamei performance
Crustacean production reached 9.4 million tonnes in 2018, with marine shrimps dominating the production of crustaceans typically farmed in coastal aquaculture. Besides this, they are also an essential source of earnings for several developing countries in Asia and Latin America. Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) is the most produced species with…
Phytogenics - A sustainable and eco-friendly solution for performing aqua
Global fish consumption has been growing to an annual rate of 3.1% from 1961 to 2017, whilst also accounting for almost 20% of the protein of animal origin consumed worldwide. In 2018, aquaculture contributed for approximately 46% of the global fish production (FAO, 2020). As in other production sectors, optimizing fish and shrimp production…
Phytogenics´ effect on quality of poultry products
With the world population projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, animal agriculture is under immense pressure to increase production to meet demand for high quality animal protein. This pressure is one of the most significant challenges facing the poultry industry today.
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.