Beneficial microbial signals from alternative feed ingredients: a way to improve sustainability of broiler production?

Published on: 09/07/2019
Author/s : Filip Van Immerseel 1, Venessa Eeckhaut 1, Robert J. Moore 2, Mingan Choct 3 and Richard Ducatelle 1. / 1 Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; 2 School of Science, RMIT University, Bundoora, Vic., Australia; 3 School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

Chicken meat production is more sustainable and has lower environmental impact than porcine and bovine meat production. Chicken production uses less feed consumed for each kilogram of meat produced and uses less land and water for both farming and feed production (Flachowsky et al., 2017). Moreover, the broiler production industry has, for many years, continuously improved animal performance, refl...

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dan hofer dan hofer
Poultry farmer
September 7, 2019

Has anybody ever fed peas extruded at 300 Fahrenheit being heat extruded? I think it would be like eating raw potato versus french fries.

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March 25, 2020

This is a very nice and attractive article but i think it will take a long time to reach to the point that we can know the total microbiota composition and the specific function of each one or group, also to know the end product of each, the synergy or antagonist action between each other. So I think we have to depend on the advanced meta-genomic sequence assembly methods, which can allow us to more understanding the intestinal microbiota composition, grouping , functions, end products and its effects over the different digestibility, gut health and total performance markers.

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Lawal Sesan Lawal Sesan
B.SC, M.Sc and Ph.D IN VIEW
July 15, 2020

There are lots of alternative feed ingredients that have not been put into use, especially in Africa, but with the use of beneficial microbes a lot of them can be detoxified and used.

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