Martin Smith
EVONIK ANIMAL NUTRITION AT A GLANCE Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are profitable growth, efficiency and values. In 2017 Evonik’s more than 36,000 employees generated sales of &euro...
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Participation in Forum on January 13, 2021
Dr. Mateos; I could not agree more!! We have already moved far beyond CRUDE fibre, with reliable analytical methods to measure soluble and insoluble fractions, levels of discrete NSPs etc. As various companies develop NIR techniques for these analytes, diet design should reflect these capabilities. The two areas requiring attention now, to my mind, is education of some farmers and almost all legis ...
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Possible Issues of adding liquid to the mixer is not just CV%. - longer dosing time: as we cannot shot liquids to the mixer like something we do for dry products. Shorter application time of liquids typically produces a larger droplet size, which may lead to greater clumping tendencies in the feed and less uniformity of liquid incorporation.( please see : The Effect of Liquid Application Times, ...
Participation in Forum on January 4, 2021
Frederic Paris Dear Mr. Paris, thank you for the comment. Indeed, I wrote this short piece to start conversations and debate! I am pleased you are successful with no AGPs; may this continue throughout 2021! MPS
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I think you are right in your approach, because it is the way I made it and still work it in my flocks. Even tough I don’t need to have them removed, I don’t use AGP in my flocks for 3 years now. Observation of droppings/litter quality and ventilation management are very important too.
Participation in Forum on December 22, 2020
Luis Fernando Vergamini Luna. Thank you for the comment. I think in future this might be a reality. Currently, though, our understanding of microbiota dynamics is still poor; and in fact we know that it varies considerably even between individual birds in the same house. We therefore are forced into broad management decisions and strategies, like the ones I presented. MPS
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Participation in Forum on December 17, 2020
Mangalmurti Pathak Thanks for your comment Mr. Pathak. I think generally we agree on these areas!
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Participation in Forum on December 17, 2020
Hossam Munir Khereba Thanks for your comment Mr. Khereba. I agree that litter quality is important. However I see litter quality as a consequence of activities we do as poultry managers, rather than a solution in itself. Indeed, Litter quality is actually an excellent indicator that things are good...or not so good!
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Background Antibiotic Growth Promotors (AGPs) are a group of feed additives widely used to improve animal health and performance. Mode of action is actually still an area of debate, but it is clear we have moved away from a simple model of reduction of pathogens / reduction of microbiota competition with the host animal to one where reduction of inflammation and modulation of immune response ...
Article published the December 14, 2020
Background Antibiotic Growth Promotors (AGPs) are a group of feed additives widely used to improve animal health and performance. Mode of action is actually still an area of debate, but it is clear we have moved away from a simple model of reduction of pathogens / reduction of microbiota competition with the host animal to one where reduction of inflammation and modulation of immune response ...
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Dr. Andreas Lemme, Director of Technical Consultancy, answers the question: what hinders or limits protein reduction today? “Firstly, one needs to have good knowledge about the composition and quality of feed ingredients. Technologies are available to quickly get the required information. In the context of amino acid nutrition, we have developed near-infrared spectroscopy calibrations to get the f ...
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