December 2020/January 2021 issue

Dr Ngo Phu Thoa

Mavin levels up ‘made-in-Vietnam’ tilapia
Mavin has been able to crack the code for commercial tilapia farming, making it Vietnam’s first integrator, Dr Ngo Phu Thoa tells HA THU.

Mixing homogeneity of dry and liquid feed additives
Homogenously mixed feed is essential for livestock performance as it ensures that all added nutrients are available within every feed ration explains CHRISTIAN RABE. In particular, the essential and low-dosed ingredients like vitamins, trace elements, minerals, amino acids, for example, must be available in the right amount within each final feed pellet.

Benefits of carotenoids in laying hens and eggs
The use of pigments in poultry feed has been growing in popularity. DSM’s Takehiko Hayakawa explains how these can improve appearance and also increase performance.  

Substituting molasses with palatants
JOËLLE FAUGERON presents that a multi-sensory palatant can overcome the important variable sensorial properties of molasses, ensuring feed palatability and stimulating feed intake, improving average daily gain.

Dr Walter Samarasinhe

Super Feed finds its sweet spot
Sri Lanka’s Super Feed manufactures more than 30 varieties of commercial feed. ZAHRAH IMTIAZ learns from Dr Walter Samarasinhe, the benefits of having such a large portfolio.

Predicting the nutritional variability of corn
LIHONG ZHANG and KEVIN LIU report an analysis of corn from various geographic origins. The study highlights that routine quality check on moisture and crude protein cannot differentiate the nutritional value of corn, but digestible amino acids and metabolizable energy can. 

Using lupins and barley in Asian dairy diets
Dr STEVE LITTLE reviews the nutritive value of lupins and barley for dairy cows and offers recommendations for their use.

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