A Holistic Approach In Animal Nutrition

Published on: 11/9/2017
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The livestock sector is responsible for providing healthy food to society and ensuring their health.

Production is changing parameters and values of productive performance due to the obligation to replace the therapeutic approach with a more holistic approach in which good nutrition is necessary to eliminate those practices that are increasingly questioned.

In animal nutrition, the holistic approach is based on organic and botanical products (Symbiotics, eubiotics, essential oils, plant extracts, organic acids, enzymes, organic minerals, dietary fibers, yeast, medium chain fatty acids with bactericidal effects, etc). The hope is that the demand for phytogenic additives to produce healthy balanced feed will grow extraordinarily in the coming years.

The phytogenic additives contain a multitude of bioactive substances that act through different mechanisms of action at a multi-organic level.

Its positive effects, more and more, can be assessed and quantified following the main and basic objective of our sector: the improvement of the productive yields of our animals and their health and the production of safe food for our consumers (magazine NutriNews, september 2017).

 

ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

- Measurement of greenhouse gas emissions GHG

It is fundamental that the livestock companies evaluate their own inefficiencies and risks linked to climate change, as their productive activities impart in the environment and the climate. The dissemination of this information will help the government to formulate policies against climate change and monitor the progress made by the sector. This information allows consumers, customers, suppliers and financial institutions to know the carbon footprint and water footprint corporate and the company's performance in the management of inefficiency and environmental risks.

 

Carbon footprint and water for different livestock products.

Products

Kg de CO2 eq. emission

Liters of water consumed

1kg of Eggs

4.8

3,300

1 kg  of poultry meat

6.9

4,300

1 kg of Pork Meat

12.1

5,990

1 kg of beef

27.0

15,400

1 kg of milk

2.40

1020

 

PROTEIN AND ENERGY OF THE FUTURE

By 2050 we will have to feed more than 9 billion people and soy flour will be scarcely available for animal feed. It is essential to use other sources of protein and energy that do not compete with humans.

Insect meal and algae meal will be the sources of protein and energy of the future for animal and human food.

 

Comparison of the nutritional content of soybean meal, algae meal and insect meal.

NUTRIENTS

Soybean meal

Algae meal

Insect meal

Protein %

46

55

55.8

Fat %

2

18

11.50

Carbohydrates %

39

15

-

Ash %

6

12

11.20

 

CONCLUSION

We need to design diets with high precision with the maximum absorption of nutrients friendly to the environment.

PRODUCE MORE WITH LESS.

 
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