The Trend Of Feed Development In Europe

- May 16, 2019-

First, "functional" supplementary feed


The main function of supplemental feeds or premixed feeds is not to provide energy and nutrients to animals, but to support the growth of animals through the special ingredients they contain. These ingredients include medium chain fatty acids, oligosaccharides or polysaccharides, as well as polyphenolic acids, which promote the intestinal function, metabolism and immune system of animals, thereby promoting the health of animals. There is growing interest in these supplemental feeds as they can help reduce the use of antibiotics in farms.

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Second, optimize the nitrogen and phosphorus in the full-price compound feed


We now understand how excess nitrogen and phosphorus in livestock and poultry diets is excreted through the feces of livestock, causing environmental pollution. Nutritionists are also constantly paying attention to how to reduce the devastating effects they bring. The purpose of nutrition is to match the actual needs of the animal to the animal's normal body function, as well as the production of meat, milk and eggs.


Due to the high demand for protein in animals, protein supplementation tends to exceed nutrient levels. The same is true for phosphorus, where the phosphorus content in foods from a particular source is not constant, making it likely to exceed the expected level or being difficult to be absorbed by the animal and being directly excreted. Protein requirements can be better balanced by directed supplementation of free amino acids and by optimizing the protein quality of the feed by using specific enzymes. The most important is to meet the precise nutritional needs of the animal's specific performance levels and/or growth stages. The problem of phosphorus can be solved by reducing the phosphorus content of the animal's diet to a manageable level, which does not lead to a lack of its content.


Third, non-GMO protein replacement source


Since it has become more and more difficult to source soybean meal without GM plant ingredients from suppliers, many farmers in Germany and other European countries have stopped using imported soybean meal or feed. As a result, the demand for protein feed substitutes is increasing, such as rapeseed meal (non-GMO), broad bean meal, pea meal, lupin or sunflower seed meal. All of this is urgently needed by European farmers. Moreover, studies have confirmed that these soybean meal can be safely used as animal feed, and have no effect on animal health, feed intake and efficiency, and the texture and taste characteristics of animal products.


Fourth, insect protein research continues


With the increasing population of the world and the feeding of human nutrients to humans, the ethical relationship that exists is continuing to receive attention. Researchers are constantly looking for new sources of protein to meet livestock demand. A more likely route is to use insect proteins, which the EU is reviewing. The feasibility of this new type of food is unquestionable. At present, poultry feeding trials are already underway, but there are still some food safety issues to be determined, for example, whether any toxins contained in the feed supplied to the insects will eventually enter. In the animal's feed. In addition, before the insect protein becomes mainstream, the public will also participate in the decision to accept the livestock they eat as part of the food source of this novel animal feed.


Five, drinking water


In addition to providing energy and essential nutrients, provide an appropriate amount of drinking water (2-5 liters of water per kilogram of dry matter, depending on the variety, performance level, food intake, weather and other factors) ), this is a key prerequisite for farm animal health and production.


6. Quality of roughage


Crude feed such as forage or corn silage currently accounts for the majority of ruminant feed, but its quality and feed value may vary widely. In order to maximize the quality of the feed, it is first necessary to consolidate the technical basis of the feed cultivation and to carry out harvesting operations at the highest stage of the nutritional value of the crop to ensure optimal harvest conditions. In addition, silage additives can be used to ensure the quality of the feed. These additives not only significantly improve the fermentation process of the feed, but also maintain the quality of the fermented feed when the silo is opened or the crop is exposed to the atmosphere.


Seven, feed additives


Feed additives are widely used in livestock feed in the EU, but first they must go through a comprehensive and complex review process to prove that they are safe and effective before they can enter the market. Methods for using enzymes to improve the digestibility of certain components, such as proteins, phosphorus or carbohydrates, are widely used. Similarly, many probiotics and other products are also used to stabilize the health of the gut flora and animals.