Viruses and animal production

virus

Our partners at Zinpro are publishing a four-part series on viruses, their impact on animals and animal production, and strategies to effectively mitigate the risk they pose. Here are the first two articles, jointly written by Dr Chris Ashworth, Zinpro’s global RNS species leader for beef, and Dr Marco Rebollo, a lead researcher in poultry…

The CJ Bio Monthly Bulletin: August 2020

In the August issue of the CJ Bio Monthly Bulletin, Ramalho Rodrigueiro from CJ Brazil takes a look at tryptophan in swine diets containing animal byproducts and highlights a few interesting physiological functions of tryptophan which are often not considered when formulating swine diets. Dr Behnam Saremi of CJ Europe focuses on one of the latest amino acids…

The CJ Bio Monthly Bulletin: July 2020

In the latest issue of the CJ Bio Monthly Bulletin, Jason Lee from CJ Bio America presents the case for reevaluating the requirements of threonine, valine, arginine, and isoleucine in light of the increased genetic potential of modern broiler strains and the relative low-cost availability of pure, lower-order essential amino acids. He highlights key functions…

Measuring and managing mycotoxins

Mycotoxins pose an ever-present risk to animal production. Everywhere food and feed crops are produced and stored, mycotoxins are inevitably present, causing substantial losses for farmers and producers. The impact and severity of mycotoxicosis on animals are influenced by various factors, of which the concentration of a single mycotoxin is but one. Testing the levels…

Mycotoxins in stored grains – no use crying over spoiled milk

There is an age-old saying with timeless implications, ‘There is no use crying over spilt milk.’ Down the years, many people have taken note and applied this to various aspects of their lives. However, spilt milk and spoiled milk are the subject of completely different conversations. The one implies that we should not worry about…

Mycotoxins in silage – the silent thief

Imagine for a moment that a thief were to break into your house every night, stealing discrete amounts of your hard-earned savings, right from under your bed. You might not notice at first, but after months of constant losses, it could cost you everything. In the house of agriculture this thief has been stealing and…