ESPN 2019: From research to practice

The 22nd European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), held from 10 to 13 June in Gdańsk, Poland, proved again that it is the premier poultry nutrition meeting with excellent speakers and contributions from delegates. The first plenary session dealt with European concerns regarding protein sources for the poultry industry. “Although this may not seem to…

Mineraalvoeding vir sterker eierdoppe

ot 90% van die eiers wat afgegradeer word en nie heel as vars eiers verkoop kan word nie, is eiers wat gekraak is. Daarom speel eierdopgehalte ’n noemenswaardige rol in die ekonomie van ’n lêhoenderplaas. Henne se ouderdom speel ’n groot rol in dopgehalte, aangesien die gehalte afneem namate die hen ouer word. Die eiers…

The art of active rest

The Dakar rally is a gruelling annual rally raid, and this year was held in South America, across 5 537 km of Peruvian desert and countryside. Over the ten stages of the competition the competitors had to average over 500 km a day. For most bike riders, there were eight nights when they could rest…

Sharing knowledge to go further together

The Ruminant Gut Efficiency Conference co-hosted by Chemuniqué and Biomin on 15 May was a first of its kind. Over 100 nutritionists, veterinarians, animal producers, and researchers came together at Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift for a one-day conference on ruminant gut efficiency. A healthy gut is essential to maintain feed efficiency and growth rate for…