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meant feed producers may not have
felt threatened by bacterial contamination issues. High-risk ingredients
are those that have been crushed,
ground or otherwise processed so
that their natural protection has been
removed, such as soy, sunflower
and rapeseed meals. Many feed
producers are now using organic
acids to treat feed. Although they
have been used for many years, it is
the effects in the animal themselves
that have mostly been evaluated.
They now need to be evaluated in
terms of their efficiency to reduce
bacterial load in the feed and help
prevent recontamination.
The ideal strategy would be to
use a specific feed hygiene enhancer
to treat all risky raw materials
before they go into the silos, and
then treat the complete feed again
at mixing. The first treatment is
for internal safety - stopping
contamination coming into the mill.
Then the second step addresses
any recontamination, helping to
produce a safe feed for the customer
and the birds eating it. The plan
should include a regular program of
testing at points before and after
treatment to check that the selected
feed hygiene enhancer is effectively
reducing bacterial load.

4

Anti-coccidials

While an all-out ban
on anti-coccidals was
put on ice in the EU -
there is still a lot of discussion
about the appropriateness of their

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use. Coccidiostats are classed
as zootechnical feed additives,
therefore a veterinary prescription is not required. However, the
products must be used at the level
stated on their data sheet. There
are two kinds of product: chemical
and ionophore coccidiostats. The
first has no antibacterial activity,
but the second does. This is the
reason why their use has come
under scrutiny: They could be
considered a preventative or
routine antibiotic treatment. And
for those claiming "no antibiotics
ever," it may be contradictory.
However, there are no similar
drugs used in human medicine,
so they aren't contributing to
resistance.
There have also been concerns
about residues being found in eggs.
This is one of the reasons why
most laying hens will instead be
vaccinated against coccidiosis. This
strategy is also used in breeding
birds but is not commercially viable
for standard broilers - although
organic producers use them. And
in the U.S., a vaccine is also available for turkeys. There is no doubt
that coccidiosis is a serious health
concern for poultry, significantly
affecting performance and welfare
- so they are still considered safe
and necessary drugs.

5

Ammonia emissions

Phytochemicals, organic
acids, enzymes, probiotics, protein optimizers
and fiber additives - have all
demonstrated some level of
ammonia reduction in different
species. However, all these solutions need to be considered, along
with formulation changes. Studies
in pigs have shown that reducing
dietary crude protein (CP) levels
by 1% results in an 8% to 10%
reduction in nitrogen excretion.
However, it is not "protein" itself
but the amount, proportion and
digestibility/availability of the
amino acids that influence performance. Any solution, therefore,
needs to take into consideration
nutrient balance and environmental impact. A reduction in
dietary protein levels also has the
effect of reducing the amount of
soy used - thus improving the
sustainability of production and
potentially feed cost.
Many farmers, particularly
those looking to put up new units,
are coming up against environmental legislation. However,
ammonia emissions are mostly only
calculated on numbers of animals.
So, while there is the potential to
reduce nitrogen excretion via novel
feeding strategies and additives,

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Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF
Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
Products
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover1
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
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