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Extrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch
Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...
Avangardco increases flock population by 18%
Ukrainian egg producer, Avangardco has increased its total flock population by 18% year-on-year to 32.5 million heads as of 31 December 2013, and the population of laying hens increased by 18% year-on-year to 27.0 million heads from 22.8 million heads. In 2013, the increase in poultry flock followed...
How to prepare grassland for post-lambing
Many sheep producers aren’t getting the most they can out of grass. But measuring and monitoring grass growth in accordance with sheep demands during lambing could help drastically reduce feed costs and achieve finishing targets earlier. "You have to rest leys to grow more grass and that's the ...
Researchers dive into other protein sources for sheep
Two projects commissioned by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) are investigating whether alternative protein sources, such as rapeseed meal, beans, peas and wheat distillers' grains, can be used as substitutes for soya bean meal in sheep diets without affecting performance. The level of so...