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Unlocking market potential: Probiotic use in poultry in the EU

Unlocking market potential: Probiotic use in poultry in the EU

News   •   Jun 13, 2016 10:00 GMT

With proven performance, economic and welfare benefits, probiotics have major market potential in the European poultry industry. But in a recent article in International Poultry Production, Chr. Hansen poultry consultant Alfred Blanch wrote that to realize this potential, it is first necessary to understand the unique challenges facing the poultry and probiotic sectors in the EU.

SiloSolve® MC enhances silage quality, milk yields in European study

SiloSolve® MC enhances silage quality, milk yields in European study

News   •   Jun 12, 2016 15:16 GMT

A recent European study shows that inoculating alfalfa silage with SiloSolve® MC significantly improves feed quality, resulting in higher milk yields in dairy cows.

​Improving the feedout quality of drought-stressed corn silage

​Improving the feedout quality of drought-stressed corn silage

News   •   Jun 11, 2016 07:37 GMT

Widespread drought in recent years has necessitated changes to annual harvest and forage management practices. Drought-stressed corn can be a good source of high-quality silage, but the key is to manage it carefully — from harvest to feedout.

The bacterium and the butterfly: Improving microbial diversity on dairies with a lesson from chaos theory

The bacterium and the butterfly: Improving microbial diversity on dairies with a lesson from chaos theory

News   •   Jun 10, 2016 11:01 GMT

In complex systems, small and seemingly insignificant changes can make a big difference. In chaos theory, this principle is illustrated by the “butterfly effect.” On your dairy, it’s reflected in microbial diversity — a concept that has a major impact on your crops, animals and ultimately, your bottom line.

​Dairy production is challenging. Choosing silage inoculants doesn’t have to be.

​Dairy production is challenging. Choosing silage inoculants doesn’t have to be.

News   •   Jun 10, 2016 10:37 GMT

Forage quality and supply are two major components of modern dairy production, but since silage is made only three to five times a year, it’s important to make the right decision when choosing a silage inoculant. To make this decision easier, Chr. Hansen has launched a new, interactive website featuring handy tools and useful information to help producers make the best choices for their farms.

Dual-strain probiotic boosts turkey performance through multiple modes of action

Dual-strain probiotic boosts turkey performance through multiple modes of action

News   •   Jun 10, 2016 09:29 GMT

When it comes to improving turkey health and performance, new research by Chr. Hansen shows that two probiotic strains are better than one.

Meet Steve Lerner, Global Director, Scientific Affairs and Marketing

Meet Steve Lerner, Global Director, Scientific Affairs and Marketing

News   •   Jun 10, 2016 09:21 GMT

Joining Chr. Hansen as global director of scientific affairs and marketing, Dr. Steve Lerner has had an impressively diverse career that makes him a natural fit for his new role, which bridges innovation, commercial development and marketing.

Probiotics boost layer performance in Brazilian study

Probiotics boost layer performance in Brazilian study

News   •   Jun 09, 2016 23:24 GMT

​Probiotic feed supplements significantly increase egg weight, mass and production, a Brazilian layer study shows, while also improving litter quality.

Probiotics for sows and suckling piglets: One live pig more per year per sow

Probiotics for sows and suckling piglets: One live pig more per year per sow

News   •   Jun 09, 2016 16:31 GMT

A sow's genetics, traits and health lay the foundation for her piglets. Over the years, sows were bred to deliver more pigs per litter, and now the focus has expanded to include the number of piglets weaned per litter. To maximize sow performance, many parameters need to be optimized, including feed composition and additives.

SiloSolve® MC boosts fermentation and preservation of barley silage

SiloSolve® MC boosts fermentation and preservation of barley silage

News   •   Jun 07, 2016 14:59 GMT

A recent European study shows that SiloSolve® MC keeps barley silage better for longer, resulting in less feed spoilage and higher dry matter recovery.

SiloSolve® FC preserves corn silage after short periods of fermentation

SiloSolve® FC preserves corn silage after short periods of fermentation

News   •   Jun 06, 2016 14:30 GMT

Periodic feed shortages are a fact of livestock production. When they happen, producers are sometimes forced to feed silage that is still in the process of fermenting. To help producers better cope with feed shortages, we conducted a field trial to test the effect of SiloSolve® FC on corn silage that had been fermented for short periods of time.

Improving caloric efficiency in grower-finishers

Improving caloric efficiency in grower-finishers

News   •   Jun 02, 2016 16:03 GMT

Whether it comes from corn, fat, or oil, the cost of energy has a tremendous impact on overall feed cost per pig, and cost per pound of gain. With this in mind, Chr Hansen established a protocol to evaluate the impact of feeding BioPlus® YC on the pig’s ability to convert Kcals of energy into pounds of gain, also referred to as caloric efficiency.

Can probiotics deliver consistent performance benefits in grower-finishers?

Can probiotics deliver consistent performance benefits in grower-finishers?

News   •   Jun 02, 2016 16:02 GMT

There are many individual studies demonstrating the benefits of microbial feed additives in swine production. But can they deliver these benefits consistently? Chr. Hansen put BioPlus® YC to the test in a statistical meta-analysis of eight European studies in grower-finisher pigs, with similar protocols and trial conditions. The results are on target.

Managing heat stress in dairy cows

Managing heat stress in dairy cows

News   •   Jun 01, 2016 14:01 GMT

​In North America, heat stress is a significant cow health issue with economic consequences. The combination of lost milk and components, poor reproductive performance, rumen acidosis, increased health care costs and reduced heifer growth rates can have a significant financial impact on the dairy.

Improving feed efficiency in dairy cattle

Improving feed efficiency in dairy cattle

News   •   Jun 01, 2016 13:35 GMT

The United States dairy production has continued to grow despite competition for land and other agricultural resources from other agronomic and livestock/poultry alternatives. More efficient utilization of resources has now become a major objective of many dairies as they increase the size of their dairy herd despite a limited land base.

BioPlus® YC impacts feed digestibility in grower-finishers

BioPlus® YC impacts feed digestibility in grower-finishers

News   •   May 31, 2016 15:36 GMT

The addition of BioPlus® YC in a commercial swine grow-finish diet had a statistically significant impact on crude fiber, dry matter and energy digestibility in growing swine, with numerical improvements in crude fat and crude protein digestibility.