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Oxidative stress: Is it reversible?

25 Jan 2022
Driven primarily by consumer demand, the subject of achieving antibiotic-free production is on debate around the world, with Europe in the lead to achieving this goal. An antibiotic-free production concept necessitates a different approach, one focused on reducing stress in the poultry industry. As a result, phytogenic products are becoming increasingly popular to manage oxidative stress in the production process.

How can antioxidants reduce vitamin E costs?

17 Jan 2022
The supply chain crisis is hitting every industry, including agriculture. Once again vitamin E prices are soaring. Back in 2017 solutions to high vitamin E prices were found, ones that reduced costs without impacting performance...

Shell strength is more than calcium

10 Jan 2022
Chickens face many challenges throughout their lives. Incidentally, the first day is one of the most stressful and has the highest impact on long-term animal health, welfare, performance, sustainability, and food safety. Even before the egg is laid, the hen’s nutrition is key to developing resilient and vital day-old chicks.

Vitafibra, a unique health fiber, plays an essential role in the battle against E.coli diarrhea

23 Nov 2021
Weaning is a stressful event in the life of piglets and often coincides with impaired gut health. Enterotoxigenic E.coli F4 is associated with post-weaning diarrhea in piglets. The initial step of an E.coli infection is to attach to host-specific receptors present on the enterocytes.

Guaranteeing a smooth transition with MCFA

22 Nov 2021
High-productive animals require a balanced nutritional diet to stay healthy and perform maximally. On top of that, dairy cows are subject to stress at various points in their life, especially in these highly productive environments.

The role of functional feed ingredients (FFI) in a zinc-free weaning environment

16 Nov 2021
In a context of growing challenges for livestock worldwide, caring about sustainability of animal production has become mandatory. By targeting the critical period after weaning in pigs, Agrimprove has developed a global approach to reduce dependency towards antibiotics and Zinc Oxide.

Feedlock® : feeling relieved from risks of ASFv during hard times

05 Nov 2021
In times of economic uncertainty, on-farm biosecurity deficiencies can worsen the financial balance of pig farms. Therefore, mitigating virus dissemination requires to also consider the feed as a critical part of the circle of biosecurity. Using Feedlock® to protect feed for spreading ASFv is a natural solution that brings at the same time a release from virus risks in the farm and provide extra performances in animals.

Luis Azevedo new global director Agrimprove

29 Oct 2021
From November 8th Luis Azevedo will join Royal Agrifirm Group as Global Agrimprove Director and as new member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). A veterinarian by training Luis Azevedo has worked over 25 years in the global industrialized feed and animal proteins market, of which 20 years at Novus. At Novus…

Improving dairy cow’s defense potential by natural antioxidants

22 Oct 2021
High-productive animals require a balanced nutritional diet to stay healthy and perform maximally. On top of that, dairy cows are subject to stress at various points in their life, especially in these highly productive environments.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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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