Optimising immunity for lifetime performance

immunity for lifetime performance

One of the most important resources for a beef farmer is the animal’s immune system. An animal cannot be efficient or productive if its immune system is ineffective, but with a strong immune system, a herd can weather most proverbial storms. That’s why optimising immunity for lifetime performance is so important. Interactions between the immune…

Selenium reduces oxidative stress and improves production

This article by Dr Christof Rapp, a lead researcher in swine nutrition at Zinpro Corporation, first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Essential Feed and explains how selenium reduces oxidative stress and improves production. Livestock and poultry, just like humans, naturally produce toxic substances and reactive oxygen species – small and highly reactive molecules…

The red flags of poor water management

beef cow drinking water

The reality is we can no longer simply assume that our water is safe for human or animal consumption. It is alarming to think that 2,1 billion people worldwide do not have access to good-quality water, according to the United Nations. The question is, what impact does water management have on animal performance? The truth…