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Toward growth-promoting antibiotic-free poultry production

14 Sep 2021
With unravelling the spread of antimicrobial-resistant genes in both urban and agricultural environments, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an undeniable fact which threatens public health worldwide. Following the action of the European Union, countries such as China have put the regulation of growth-promoting antibiotics (GPAs) on the priority list. However, if the use of antibiotics in feeds is restricted, it is challenging to run poultry production, the most intensive animal production system, in a cost-effective manner.
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The potential anti-African swine fever virus effects of medium chain fatty acids on in vitro feed model: An evaluation study using epidemic ASFV strain circulating in Vietnam

01 Sep 2021
Background: African swine fever (ASF) is an important disease affecting swine and has a significant economic loss in both the developed and developing world. Aim: In this study, we evaluated the potential effects of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in individual and synergistic forms to prevent and/or…
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Linking intestinal activity to the market

20 Aug 2021
As an egg can only be hatched once, no broiler flock is exactly the same and will behave differently under different circumstances. Key is to make sure that whatever you do fits best your needs under your (market) circumstances. Agrimprove develops products and optimizes concepts which contribute to your profitability under different circumstances in your specific market.
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Creating shared value chain

26 Jul 2021
The time that poultry meat was a luxuary product is long gone. Today, poultry meat is the number 1 animal protein source consumed worldwide and continues to grow faster than other meat sources (beef, pig, sheep/goat) although there are differences from country to country. What will be key for producers to stay ahead in this battle?
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Aromabiotic®, source of discoveries and benefits for livestock by MCFAs

16 Jun 2021
Contributions of Medium Chain Fatty Acids in livestock production are continuously enriched by science. Research conducted by Agrimprove specialists confirmed recently the capacity of Aromabiotic® to increase the livability of white blood cells.
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Processing: adding value to your poultry

11 Jun 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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Tackling ergot contaminations from day one

07 May 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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Optimizing intestinal performance

28 Apr 2021
With changing breeding programs and broiler breeds becoming more resilient, and with new techniques and new insights in the functioning of the GIT of broilers, new approaches can be applied in order to optimize the protein production.
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The third generation of fibers

31 Mar 2021
Since decades nutritionists all over the world are using dietary fibers in animal nutrition to optimize performance. In the early years of the 21st century the industry started to focus more on the prebiotic aspects of certain fiber and sugar combinations. This is what is called the second generation of…
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ASF is coming: Close the gates!

01 Mar 2021
With the outbreak of ASF more than 25% of the global pig population disappeared in about 1 year. Closing all entrance gates for the virus via biosecurity is the current focus of a lot the pig farmers. But how to be sure also the feed is virus free? Missed this…
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‘Factory of the Future' Award

24 Feb 2021
Food safety and flexibility towards our customers are key” Flemish food companies are transforming their factories into high-technology sites ready to tackle the challenges of the future. The Factory of the Future Awards amply demonstrate this and Royal Agrifirm Group was awarded once again. Just like in 2017, the award…
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Royal Agrifirm Group and PMI announce global marketing partnership

14 Dec 2020
Two leading global agricultural cooperatives, U.S-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and The Netherlands-based Royal Agrifirm Group announce a new strategic partnership in functional feed additives to expand presence and product portfolio through a global market access. The agreement, between Royal Agrifirm Group’s functional feed ingredient brand Agrimprove and Land O’Lakes’ PMI…
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A sustainable solution to produce day old chicks

09 Oct 2020
In a global poultry industry faced with different challenges it is of utmost importance that risks with regard to food safety, animal health, animal welfare, sustainability (reducing waste) and performance are limited to the minimum.
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ASF is coming: Close the gates!

08 Oct 2020
Although the existence of mycotoxins is recognized, still many misconceptions circulate in the industry leading to wrong conclusions. In this article, we focus on three misconceptions related to mycotoxins in dairy cattle.
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Case study: pathology and histopathology as a tool for diagnosis of reproductive disorders in pigs related to mycotoxins

08 Oct 2020
AgrimproveIn the current world pork industry requires greater efficiency in production parameters. Reproductive problems occupy an important place since they directly influence the number of piglets produced per sow per year.
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