Feed Technical Library
Plasma methionine (Met) is a strong indicator of bioavailability of rumen protected Met (RPM) products and is directly influenced by intestinal absorption of Met. ELLIOT NETO reports a study that compared a new RPM product to two currently marketed products.
Quality of feather cover in broiler breeder hens, especially during the production period, is important for the hen’s willingness to mate. SUTTISAK BOONYOUNG focuses on potential nutritional points that may be direct or indirect causes of feathering issues.
High temperatures reduce feed intake, and thus growth rates in broilers. SUTTISAK BOONYOUNG explains nutritional strategies to help alleviate the detrimental effects of heat stress.
LIHONG ZHANG and KEVIN LIU present survey findings for a large number of corn DDGS, rice bran and wheat bran samples received from feed producers in southeast Asia for NIR assessment, for proximate, total and digestible amino acids, and metabolizable energy (AME for DDGS) and their coefficient of variation.
The inclusion of feed phosphates in pig and poultry diets represents a considerable cost factor with phosphorus being the third most expensive ingredient. JAE CHEOL KIM discusses mitigation strategies for increasing inorganic phosphorus prices.