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Sex separate growing and sustainability, a perfect match?

06 Oct 2021
Yes or no? Should we stick with our traditional way of growing broilers? Or should we look for alternative ways and create more flexibility while trying to increase customer satisfaction and contribute to sustainability. Some companies are leading the way.
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Global survey on issues to improve in the poultry industry

29 Sep 2021
For several decades, the poultry industry has regularly faced international, national as well as local challenges. These challenges can remain manageable or become a crisis or an opportunity. It al depends on how fast these challenges are recognized and how we respond to them.
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Royal Agrifirm Group presents new industrial unit in Maripá, Brazil

24 Sep 2021
Agrifirm Brazil has just presented its new industrial unit in the city of Maripá (PR). This unit will be responsible for the production of functional feed ingredients for the Agrimprove® line. In addition to the solutions that were manufactured at the Itupeva/SP unit, this facility will be able to produce…
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Challenges when determining mycotoxin contamination levels

23 Sep 2021
When dealing with mycotoxin contamination, the first problem is to diagnose and find out the original contamination level of the feed/grain. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to identify the mycotoxins that caused the different symptoms or lesions. In cases of low contamination, the issue becomes even more difficult because often the symptoms in the animals are not conclusive.
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Strategic late-finishing nutrition for sustainable pig performance

23 Sep 2021
The genetic progress is constantly pushing for more and heavier pigs. However, by nature, pigs get less efficient as they get bigger. Adopting the right nutritional strategy in late finishing can help the animals cope with stress, minimize waste and keep performance momentum.
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Toward growth-promoting antibiotic-free poultry production

14 Sep 2021
With unravelling the spread of antimicrobial-resistant genes in both urban and agricultural environments, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an undeniable fact which threatens public health worldwide. Following the action of the European Union, countries such as China have put the regulation of growth-promoting antibiotics (GPAs) on the priority list. However, if the use of antibiotics in feeds is restricted, it is challenging to run poultry production, the most intensive animal production system, in a cost-effective manner.
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The potential anti-African swine fever virus effects of medium chain fatty acids on in vitro feed model: An evaluation study using epidemic ASFV strain circulating in Vietnam

01 Sep 2021
Background: African swine fever (ASF) is an important disease affecting swine and has a significant economic loss in both the developed and developing world. Aim: In this study, we evaluated the potential effects of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in individual and synergistic forms to prevent and/or…
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Linking intestinal activity to the market

20 Aug 2021
As an egg can only be hatched once, no broiler flock is exactly the same and will behave differently under different circumstances. Key is to make sure that whatever you do fits best your needs under your (market) circumstances. Agrimprove develops products and optimizes concepts which contribute to your profitability under different circumstances in your specific market.
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Creating shared value chain

26 Jul 2021
The time that poultry meat was a luxuary product is long gone. Today, poultry meat is the number 1 animal protein source consumed worldwide and continues to grow faster than other meat sources (beef, pig, sheep/goat) although there are differences from country to country. What will be key for producers to stay ahead in this battle?
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Aromabiotic®, source of discoveries and benefits for livestock by MCFAs

16 Jun 2021
Contributions of Medium Chain Fatty Acids in livestock production are continuously enriched by science. Research conducted by Agrimprove specialists confirmed recently the capacity of Aromabiotic® to increase the livability of white blood cells.
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Processing: adding value to your poultry

11 Jun 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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Tackling ergot contaminations from day one

07 May 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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Optimizing intestinal performance

28 Apr 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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The third generation of fibers

31 Mar 2021
Since decades nutritionists all over the world are using dietary fibers in animal nutrition to optimize performance. In the early years of the 21st century the industry started to focus more on the prebiotic aspects of certain fiber and sugar combinations. This is what is called the second generation of…
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ASF is coming: Close the gates!

01 Mar 2021
With the outbreak of ASF more than 25% of the global pig population disappeared in about 1 year. Closing all entrance gates for the virus via biosecurity is the current focus of a lot the pig farmers. But how to be sure also the feed is virus free? Missed this…
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