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Within the swine industry the largest emissions concern is Ammonia (NH3), which is known for its negative impacts on the environment as well as animal health. Among several strategies, feed supplementation with plant-derived substances has shown substantial benefits in reducing ammonia emissions in pig production systems.
Vietnam’s leading animal feed producer Japfa Comfeed Long An Ltd (Japfa) and global swine genetics company Hypor B.V. (Hypor) have signed an agreement to establish a quality high health pig breeding unit in Vietnam.
The strategic and innovative encapsulation process is a new benefit which enables essential oils to have a longer shelf life by protecting from environmental impacts, partly masking strong odor whilst maintaining key features of enhancement of palatability, stability in ration, improved digestion and, consequently, better performance.
Essential oils have multiple desirable properties which can have beneficial effects on animal performance, such as finishing pigs, when added to their rations.
EVEN WITH VOLATILITY in the pricing of crude oil, work is continuing to improve the viability of biodiesel as an alternative.
As discussed in an article published recently in ‘Tribology & Lubrication Technology’ (TLT), the many challenges in working with biodiesel include suitable feedstocks, cost-effective processing and preparing a final product that meets industry specifications.