Methionine (Met) is an essential amino acid in birds and needs to be present in diets because is indispensable for animal maintenance, growth and development. The synthetic form of Met it is typically supplemented to fortify poultry and swine diets.
As global animal production has rapidly shifted towards reduced Antibiotic-free, “gut health” has become a popular expression and all-encompassing concept in the scientific community. The gastrointestinal tract must provide a barrier function protecting against harmful environmental elements (e.g. toxins and pathogenic microbes), while simultaneously permitting appropriate nutrient absorption. Successful animal performance depends on the interplay between the intestine, microbiota, diet, and a multitude of environmental factors.
With the advent and modifications in poultry genetics, varied strains are being produced to yield optimum performance in terms of Body weight, FCR, EEF, Egg production, Uniformity, Reduction in mortality, etc.
Learn more from the article - Modifying Performance in poultry through Enzymes when used alternative raw materials in feed by Dr. Milind Rainchwar, technical service manager, Novus South Central Asia, published on Benison Media.
Dan Meagher has officially taken the helm as CEO and president at Novus International, Inc., with plans to lead the company to further success in the animal nutrition space.
“My goal is to be one Novus; one company focused on our core strengths,” Meagher said. “We have a great technology in the HMTBa molecule (found in the company’s methionine product, ALIMET® as well as other products), we will seek new and innovative technologies, and we will continue to build upon our history of research and development by creating more products and solutions. Our resolute vision remains to help feed the world wholesome, affordable food in a sustainable manner.”
With the surge in the prices of corn and soybean in the past few months, what can animal producers do to efficiently utilize the nutrients from available raw materials?
Get some answers from the article - Managing High Ingredient Costs to Make More Cents - by Annafe Perino, Product Manager, Novus Southeast Asia Pacific, published on eFeedlink.
A healthy chicken gut is essential for optimum digestibility, maximum nutrient absorption, immunity development, and disease resistance.
For the last few decades in poultry production, antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been widely used in poultry diets to promote growth, improve feed efficiency and control dysbacteriosis and enteric diseases. However, antibiotic-free poultry production is a common trend worldwide recently because the use of antibiotics has been banned by governments in many countries and due to increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance.