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.
In this interview, Matthew Bekker, Novus International Oceania - Technical Services Manager, describes the role that essential trace minerals play in the development and performance of modern birds, some factors that affect epigenetics, and how bioavailability of minerals support breeder hens.
Novus International recently organized four webinars under the Young Animal Nutrition Series. The objective of these webinars was to share the importance of focusing on early animal production stages and the nutritional practices suitable for young animals. The key industry opinion leaders who were speakers during the webinars included Dr. Francesc Molist from Schothorst Feed Research, Dr. Rommel Sulabo from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, Dr. Megan Edwards from Integral Nutrition, Rick Kleyn from Spesfeed Consulting and Peter Chrystal from Poultry Research Foundation.
Novus International in collaboration with Dr. Yuwares Ruangpanit from Animal Science Department, Kasetsart University, Kamphaengsaen Campus in Thailand developed and recently launched the Eggshell Grading and Scoring System (eGss). This system consists of a specially designed box to illuminate the intact egg, giving it a translucent image. The grading and scoring of eggs are done based on the area of light passing through eggshell and the evenness of light distribution across the shell surface. The result or scores of the eggs is correlated to eggshell strength and shell thickness based on data from trials conducted by Kasetsart University. A poster of the scoring guide as well as a how-to video is provided to the completed kit. This could help Novus’s layer customers in primarily evaluating eggshell quality to ensure more saleable eggs in their operations.
Ermin Magtagnob, Technical Services Manager at Novus International Southeast Asia and Pacific, discusses how the current corn-soybean prices and ratio is affecting animal producers in Southeast Asia Pacific and the role of a protease enzyme to support the use of alternative raw material