Agbiz engages with CRC on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution

“Agbiz today had the opportunity to make an oral submission to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) on its position in terms of the review of section 25 of the Constitution,” Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz said. The Agbiz delegation was led by the chairman, Francois Strydom, and further comprised the CEO of Agbiz, Dr John Purchase, Wandile Sihlobo and Theo Boshoff, who presented the submission to the CRC. Read more…

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Good leadership and determination – in both politics and business – are crucial on the road to success. Despite some challenges, it is important to note the positive developments in the animal feed manufactures sector. The chairman of AFMA shares his views on factors influencing politics and business. [View article]

Improving feed production in Africa and the Middle East

Africa and the Middle East’s compound feed production is some of the lowest in the world and also some of the most expensive. This stems predominantly from inefficient production, lack of integration and a fragmented industry. In the linked article, the author provides information on a new regional feed millers training center based in Tunisia that will address these issues. [View article]

Gastrointestinal functionality in animal nutrition and health

ly: Arial, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 100%; text-align: left;”>Effective functionality of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and its health are important in determining animal performance (growth, milk yield, meat and egg quality). This review article proposes a new concept of ‘gut health’ by providing an overview of the features that may be involved in gastrointestinal functionality and animal health. [View article]

Xylanase, protease and superdosing phytase interactions in broiler performance, carcass yield and digesta transit time

Sorghum is widely used as a main cereal in animal feeds. However, one of its constraints is the occurrence of anti-nutritional factors, such as phytic acid and tannins. This article explains how the elimination of such anti-nutritional compounds should improve the nutritional quality of sorghum and effectively utilise its full potential in feeds. [View article]

Optimising amino acids in swine diets: Probiotic and protease synergistic combination

For pig producers, failing to optimise dietary protein utilisation can result in significant negative impacts on animal health and performance, as well as increased production costs. In this article, the Author reviews research studies that demonstrates that it is possible to unlock the full nutritive potential in feed, resulting in sustainable profitability with reduced feed costs. [View article]