Maximising Today’s Hyperprolific Sow Requirements Requires Precision Mineral Nutrition

Jun 28, 2016

Minerals constitute a small proportion of the diet, but they are essential for the health, wellbeing and performance of the breeding female. They are involved in many metabolic and endocrine processes within the body, and are especially important for reproduction, not only in terms of number of piglets weaned per litter or per year, but also in terms of lifetime performance. Dr Jules Taylor Pickard, European Business Director of Alltech, argues that it is questionable whether current trace mineral recommendations meet the needs of the modern hyperprolific sow. ...

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The Use of Organic Acids and Phytogenics to Promote Intestinal Tract Health

Jun 28, 2016

Globally, the use of antibiotics is under great scrutiny and changes to legislation will require the poultry industry to review production practices with much less reliance on antibiotics. The modern poultry industry demands increasing productivity and efficiency. Historically, antibiotics, particularly for growth promotion (AGPs), have made a significant contribution to achieving the modern levels of production. Dr Leon Broom from Anpario PLC introduces organic acids and phytogenics as natural alternatives with the potential to fill the void created by the reduction in antibiotic use. ...

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