Chemuniqué enzyme laboratory excels in large scale global enzyme analysis ring-test

The Chemuniqué enzyme laboratory recently took part in a global ring test conducted by Du Pont with nine of the leading global enzyme laboratories. The Annual Ring Test is used to assess the alignment between DuPont laboratories and External Contract laboratories for the Phytase and Xylanase determination methods. The Phytase and Xylanase activity is tested…

Betafin supplements for better pig productivity

Betafin supplements for better pig productivity

Betaine, a natural extract from sugar beet, is used in animal nutrition to improve productive performance. Much research in the literature regarding betaine applies to finishing pigs, but there is little information published concerning the effects of betaine on reproductive traits in females breeders. When feed intake is reduced or limited (e.g. during the summer…

Summary of the broiler breeder workshop held on 24 May 2018 @ Klein Kaap Boutique Hotel

Eggs contain macro and micro minerals at different concentrations in the yolk and albumin. The hatching egg consumes minerals from the yolk during incubation. During the last days of incubation, yolk mineral levels are low, and accordingly consumption of those minerals by the pre-hatch chick is low. Embryo mortalities are highly correlated with vitamin and…

Understanding Limestone quality and calcium digestibility in poultry Feed

Limestone included in poultry feed is the single largest contributor of dietary Calcium required by our birds for good bone and eggshell formation. In spite of its importance as a calcium source, little is known about the digestibility of the calcium from limestone, and how to best characterise differences in limestone quality. As many in…

Global trends increase demand for performance enhancing diets

All About Feed talked to Joseph Carrica, executive vice president of global sales & marketing at Zinpro Corporation, about the changing feed industry, the large number of new feed additives that have entered the market and the efforts Zinpro makes to anticipate and meet customer needs for animal nutrition performance solutions.