In addition to the rising need for high-quality animal protein, and high feed costs, new challenges have arisen from consumer worries about animal welfare and antibiotics. The U.S. are taking the role as the global driving force with many foreign markets expected to follow. However, the requested changes as well as new regulations raise complex challenges for livestock producers worldwide. Reliable solutions are for the most part multi-level no silver bullets. Due to their wide range of modes of action, proven phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) are seen as natural choice for production systems meeting consumer demands.
The increasing consumer pressure against the use of antibiotic growth promoters has strongly pushed the developments of all kinds of feed additives, some with and others without clear proven modes of action. Phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) are increasingly accepted by the feed industry to improve animal performance. However, due to the increasing number of plant-based feed additives that are offered on the market, it is getting more and more difficult to reliably divide ‘marketing products’ from effective additives optimizing livestock production. A certain distinction is needed, and the EU-authorization as ‘zootechnical feed additive’ is seen as Scientific Gold Standard in the industry.
Consumers set great store by food quality, as well as animal welfare and food safety. Plant-based feed additives can have a positive impact on this because they significantly improve the quality and shelf life of meat. This has been confirmed by numerous studies.
Itt a nyár, a meleg. A kórokozó mikroorganizmusok könnyebben túlélik, ha kikerülnek a gazdaszervezetbõl, ahol szaporodhatnak. Legyen az bélsár, legyen az gazdasági állataink takarmánya az etetõ szélén nyállal, vízzel keveredve, a túléléshez szükséges ideális hõmérsékletet a természet biztosítja.
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