Reducing antibiotics without harming profitability is an actual possibility

Ten million people will die due to antibiotic resistance, ensures the “Antimicrobial Resistance Review” published by the United Kingdom government in 2014. Of all the antibiotics used worldwide, 80 % is used for livestock production. The swine and poultry industries are responsible for the largest amount of antibiotic consumption. These …

Using more bio-available sources of trace minerals pays off

A study of broiler breeder performance was conducted using three separate mineral programmes. The objective was to determine if productivity could be maintained at lower inclusion levels, simultaneously benefiting the bird and the environment. The results show an improvement in egg production and a decrease in mortality. Higher bio-availability, lower …

A new approach to improving feed conversion

Production performance can be significantly increased by feeding more bio-available trace minerals to animals. This has been confirmed by numerous poultry and swine studies on hydroxy trace minerals. Due to their unique crystalline structure and strong covalent bonds, hydroxy trace minerals improve the bio-availability of copper and zinc, which are …

Reduce antibiotics, keep profitability

A Chinese broiler study showed the efficiency of a feed additive to improve animal performance in antibiotic free environments. The trial proved positive results for body weight, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and footpad integrity, outperforming antibiotic growth promoters. The need? Withdraw antibiotics from animal production. The challenge? Keep performance …

“We need a change in the mind-set of the industry, collaboration with experts and education to reach antibiotic reduction”

Trouw Nutrition Asia Pacific gathered experts and animal producers to address one of the main challenges in the industry today: how to reduce antibiotic use while keeping performance and profitability. The concern about antimicrobial resistance is already global. Legislation on antibiotic reduction is moving forward from Europe to the rest …

Trouw Nutrition expands feed additive portfolio with Selko IntelliBond

Following the acquisition of U.S. based company Micronutritients by global animal feed company Nutreco, its animal nutrition company Trouw Nutrition announces the global integration of the Selko IntelliBond product range. The world’s first hydroxy trace minerals for animal nutrition are now incorporated into Trouw Nutrition’s feed additive portfolio, marketed under …

A programme to help swine producers respond to the increasing antibiotic-free pork demand

Trouw Nutrition presented the Swine Gut Health programme, aiming to reduce antibiotic use, increase microbial control and enhance animal production efficiency. Last January 16th – 18th, the Trouw Nutrition Global Swine Meeting took place in Madrid. The event gathered nearly 90 experts from all over the globe to present, discuss …