Technical articles and interviews
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.
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.