New services, products, additives and concepts have been launched to the international poultry market recently. Which one can you apply successfully at your poultry farm – and can be found where? This concise overview gets you up to date.
BASF introduces Natuphos E
Chemical company BASF has introduced its new animal nutrition enzyme, called Natuphos E, at the IPPE global trade show in Atlanta, USA, in January 2016. The product is a phytase, which helps pigs and poultry better utilise phosphorus, other important nutrients such as proteins and calcium as well as energy – bringing a wide range of benefits to the animal feed industry. Besides making phytate-bound phosphorus accessible to animals, the feed additive also releases other associated nutrients, making animals generally more efficient at digesting their feed.
Lallemand introduces new yeast solution
Yeast manufacturer Lallemand Animal Nutrition has introduced Yang, a new solution for livestock producers. Described as 'the yeast association new generation', the product is a synergistic alliance of specific strains of inactivated yeast; and is a concentrate of defences supporting animals during stressful and challenging conditions such as weaning, feed transitions, and sanitary challenges. Thanks to new technologies, Lallemand R&D teams have selected yeast strains (including Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cyberlindnera jadinii) with different and complementary properties and combined them in a new formula. Trials have been conducted in controlled facilities and in commercial farms showing beneficial effects in several species and more are to follow.
New software screening parasites at Zoetis
Animal health company Zoetis has selected German-based digital phenotyping company LemnaTec to provide the software and hardware for its latest research into developing treatments for parasites. Following a visit to see a LemnaTec machine at BASF in Germany, LemnaTec drew up a specification for an automated phenotyping system. The machine is a customised HTS Scanalyzer fitted with a robotic arm to position the plates.
At its global R&D headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, United States, Zoetis develops effective treatments for internal and external parasites in companion and production animals by using in vitro models.
New air inlet system avoids cold air drop
Climate, feeding and biometric system developer Fancom is launching a novel air inlet system ensuring a constant, even supply of fresh air into livestock housing in all conditions. It puts an end to cold air dropping down onto animals.
The so-called Fantura air inlet system consists of an air inlet valve, an intelligent actuator and a smart control computer. The special jet stream of the new air inlet valve bundles the incoming air, creating a better throw, and direct the air to the ridge of the house where it can mix with the warm air inside the house. The new inlet valve delivers 30% more capacity.
Simcro launches a new premium syringe
Simcro and Agri-Pro Enterprises of Iowa launched a new forward selectable premium syringe. Simcro's syringe is designed for the poultry and swine sectors to provide better dose accuracy and ease of use at low volumes. The syringe's forward selectable configuration reduces the chances of bubbles in the system and also makes the bubbles easy to remove. Thus ensuring dose accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment. The syringe is now available in a traditional bottle mount collar as well as a one piece bottle mount shroud. Both syringes are graduated with 0.1 ml increments. The 0.5 ml has five different settings and 2 ml has 20 difference settings.
Roxell expands its feed transport system
To ensure a sufficient and efficient supply for the houses, Belgian feeding and drinking systems manufacturer Roxell is expanding its Flex-Auger range with a Flex-Auger High Capacity & High Run time with Densicor tube. This transport system offers a capacity of 10 tonnes per hour and a running time of 4 hours per day. Densicor, the wear-resistant polyethylene tube of the Flex-Auger High Capacity, has a diameter of 12.5 cm and optimises the durability of the transport system. The higher material density and the double-walled tube reinforce the robustness of the system.
CBS renews feed enzyme test kit
Canadian Bio-Systems (CBS) has released an upgraded version of its on-site feed enzyme test kit. The improved version of the FeedCheck Express test kit is now paired with an online instructional video quickly accessible via smartphone, tablet or computer. The video offers guidance in a mobile-accessible format. A new supply of the latest FeedCheck Express kits for 2016 is now available to producers in the US and Canada by contacting CBS.