Colostrum Is Still King
Gut Health Solutions From Novus

University of Illinois: Feeding Pigs Rice Bran


Colostrum Is Still King
Colostrum is just as vital to calves as it is to newborn babies. We all know that it contains essential immunoglobulin (Igs) to strengthen immunity and an unmatched energy level. In this article by Hoard's Dairyman, Maggie Seiler quotes Mike VanAmburgh of Cornell University to discover why colostrum is a must for calves.
Colostrum is important because it is filled with signalers/growth factors that help the calf achieve optimum success. Colostrum contains IGF-1, insulin, prolactin, and leptin. VanAmburgh thinks that Igs are not the main reason that calves should have colostrum. He says that calves can build their Igs, but there are other essential things they must get from their mothers by way of colostrum.

"Colostrum-borne growth factors such as IGF-1 or hormones like insulin might act through specific receptors in the gut mucosa of the neonate to stimulate cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and protein synthesis," VanAmburgh said at the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. "So it helps the gut grow. The gut is the largest immune system in the body; it's a barrier for everything the animal swallows," he explained. You will find the link to the article here.

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Gut Health Solutions From Novus

Gut health remains one of the most crucial concerns in the poultry industry. At the recent IPPE, Sarah Mikesell of The Poultry Site spoke with Dr. Bob Buresh, Novus International's Technical Services Manager for North America to find out more about this recently trending topic.

Novus has several product lines that focus on improving gut health for their customer's flocks. Dr. Buresh said that they are very much aware of the "strong impact gut health has on all aspects of performance of the bird." "It impacts the nutrient digestibility of the animal, the bacterial populations within the gut, and ultimately, the performance of the animal," he added.

Novus has products like MINTREX, which is composed of chelated trace minerals to strengthen intestinal integrity and a probiotic called SPORULIN. They have also developed a customized approach to help consumers transition into antibiotic-free production.

Project Horizon's team meets with customers to identify the challenges they are facing as they transition to ABF. Once challenges are identified, the team develops solutions to help the producer address the problems they would like to resolve. Click here to watch the video interview.

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University of Illinois: Feeding Pigs Rice Bran

Rice bran is a byproduct of milling white rice. Since rice is the third-most commonly grown cereal in the world, it comes as no surprise that rice bran is readily available and in quite large quantities, too. According to Swineweb.com, researchers from the University of Illinois Extension recently conducted a study about the effects of feeding rice bran to pigs.

The study covered its effect on the growth of growing-finishing pigs and how it impacts the quality of both meat and carcass. Hans H. Stein, who is a professor in the University of Illinoi's Department of Animal Sciences, conducted the research with his team. The study lasted for 97 days using 224 barrows and gilts. The program focused on grower, early finisher, and late finisher diets.

While they did not observe any effects related to carcass characteristics, Stein said there was a significant difference in the meat quality. The pigs fed rice bran showed marked changes in protein, fat percentage, and also marbling.

Stein hopes that the information will be of use to producers and feed companies to "make more informed choices about the use of rice bran in swine diets." You will find the link to the full article here. Click here to read the abstract of this study.


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ANDY CHATTERJEE | Beef & Swine Recruiting Specialist

Andy Chatterjee is a Talent Scout for Continental Search. He handles placements for the feed industry. He is currently undergoing training for this demanding position.
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