what’s for the future ?
Stress from the animal's side
Taste, odour & pleasure
Welcome to livestock world, you will find articles that deal with animal production and its challenges with a new look. We have separated our articles into 4 categories: what’s for the future, stress according to the animal, sustainable production and taste, smell and pleasure!
A cow in the right environment will perform better!
The installation and management of a milking robot is not without consequences on the management of the farm and the behaviour of the cows. The
Increase in raw materials! What are the solutions? – Part 2
We saw in the first article how the current events impact the economical balance of animal feeds and the first strategy – how to reduce
Raw materials: what are the solutions to cope with the increase? – Part 1
The current events have a direct impact on the animal feed industry. Indeed, the conflict has caused a major shock to the price of raw
Stress in farming: anticipate the consequences!
Stress has many, often very negative, impacts on your livestock. When an animal is subjected to a stressful situation, it will have to adapt its
Spices in animal feed: how to use them properly?
Spices are becoming increasingly popular as feed ingredients, and their presence in the various natural solutions on the feed ingredient market is growing. This is
Animal intelligence: livestocks are not stupid!
Animal intelligence exists! The recent discoveries and the research these last years have changed the way we understand animal intelligence. Animals understand, they remember, they
Feed intake: why is it essential to the nutritional balance of a ration ?
Feeds are formulated on the basis of nutritional balance. Performance is based on: genetics, farm management, …, and on the feed intake of balanced feeds.
Spices in animal feed: spicy… and not just chilli!
Spices are plant extracts regularly used in our daily lives. Apart from their gustatory properties, they have many virtues for which they have been used
Microbiota and brain: how does their dialogue affect the farm animal?
In animal husbandry, there is frequent talk of balanced intestinal flora, of action on the microbiota in the interest of improving production levels. Whether in
Dairy cows: natural behaviour makes the difference for performance
Breeding dairy cows has to take into account the importance of their natural behaviour. Our modern breeding management: housing, milking parlours, feeders… allowed us to
Addressing post weaning challenges in pigs
On today’s modern pig farms, weaning of piglets occurs by separating the piglets from the sow at an age of 21 to 35 days. The
Antibiotic alternatives: What are the options?
With the reduction of AGP’s from animal diets, we have been confronted with a range of antibiotic alternatives, claiming to boost growth, performance and animal