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7 things you need to know about our blog Phytogenius
7 things you need to know about our blog Phytogenius
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Time flies. It is almost one month ago since Phytogenius has been introduced to a broad audience for the first time. Did you already have the chance to take a visit or even read one or the other article? Regardless of the answer – the nature offers a lot to discover and so does Phytogenius. Get to know 7 helpful facts about your number 1 information source about phytogenic feed additives!
5 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 4. December 2018
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Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
Protein efficiency – not just a topic for the cow’s performance
6 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 4/5
Reduce eutrophication. Over-fertilization of the fields. High nitrate pollution of the waters - Nitrogen losses are a big issue. Interested in how to overcome this challenge?
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 23. November 2018
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EuroTier 2018: From new scientific solutions to digital experiences
EuroTier 2018: From new scientific solutions to digital experiences
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Let people experience the power of nature – a common mission that Delacon team members from all around the globe share. Our digital booth at EuroTier 2018 was an excellent opportunity for us to let people feel the Delacon spirit and dive into the phytogenic universe. Have you explored our digital scent bar, visited our new blog or already heard about our new phytogenic solution to prevent PWD? Don’t worry, if you have missed one or the other highlight. We prepared the most important facts at one glance for you. Are you ready to experience phytogenius minds in action?
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 21. November 2018
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What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
What’s about a phytogenic solution to prevent post weaning diarrhea?
4 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Do you also have problems with PWD? Afraid of rising medication costs? No wonder: in europe, nearly every 4th piglet is estimated to be affected by PWD. Everyone in pig production is alert about the problems arising with the elimination of antibiotics. The search for a sustainable solution has been challenging...
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 26. October 2018
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Delacon awarded with the SME Star Award 2018
Delacon awarded with the SME Star Award 2018
Driving innovation in specialty feed ingredients – in Europe and globally
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Eleven SMEs in Europe were given a stage during a festive award ceremony in the European Parliament. Delacon was awarded twice.
4 minutes | | 25. October 2018
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Leveraging the power of plants for feed efficiency in ruminants
Leveraging the power of plants for feed efficiency in ruminants
3 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
It takes a cow around 0.5 to 1.8 kg of dry matter intake to produce one liter milk. A quite big range, with vast potential to optimize feed costs. Isn’t it?
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 22. October 2018
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Answering chicken questions on World Chicken Day
Answering chicken questions on World Chicken Day
The chicken vs. the egg, and how chickens are raised sustainably
4 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 1/5
We took the special occasion of Word Chicken day to bring the chicken into the spotlight. How? In addressing "easy" questions like what came first: the chicken or the egg? And on a deeper level, in addressing how chickens are raised sustainably.
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 21. October 2018
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It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
It needs gut protection against post weaning diarrhea
Post weaning diarrhea: a complex challenge
3 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Monday morning. 9 a.m. Pig farmer Eric opens the newspaper and gets worried: Not only Europe, also Malaysia is preparing a law to ban the use of colistin in animals. Not only for prevention, but also for therapeutic use. Moreover, also ZnO will be banned in Europe in 2022. When will it become reality in the US?
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 20. October 2018
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Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
Phytogenic ingredients in the spotlight: The seven substance groups (part 1)
5 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
When observing the world around us – beyond the feed industry – we can see the market’s proliferation of plant extracts and natural substances. They are ranging from cleaning products, hair and skin care to food and beverages. Companies across the world use plant-based ingredients to meet customers’ needs in seeking clean labels and natural alternatives. The time has come to bring phytogenics to the spotlight of the feed industry as well. In this blog series, we will explain three decades of their use to support animal performance and health as well as their positive impact on the environment. Welcome to the phytogenic universe!
5 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 19. October 2018
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Phytogenic survey: Consumers say ‘yes’ to plant-based feed additives
Phytogenic survey: Consumers say ‘yes’ to plant-based feed additives
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You are what you eat. Consumers interest in how their food is produced is higher than ever. But does it also impact their brand choice and buying decision? Recent surveys conducted in the United States and Thailand deliver valuable insights into this question.
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 18. October 2018
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Deer breeding at the highest level
Deer breeding at the highest level
Actifor® improves feed intake, vitality and antler growth
4 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 3/5
Achieving extraordinary results often goes along which leaving traditional paths. This is what Guenther Kitzmueller has done. How? The pioneering deer breeder from Austria trusts in the power of nature when it comes to animal feed. Meet Guenther and find out more about his unconventional way.
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 17. October 2018
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Articles worth reading
Articles worth reading
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Phytogenius is your number 1 information source about phytogenic feed additives. We at Delacon create a lot of content for all of those, who want to become phytogenius! But to provide you with even more information, we also share good content from others. The topics? Of course phytogenics, but also related content from the feed and food industry. Enjoy reading the first issue.
4 minutes | Christoph Hartinger | 16. October 2018
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Why are eggs contributing to a green future?
Why are eggs contributing to a green future?
4 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Living in a society of a growing population and limited resources, the egg is recognized as a very precious food throughout the world. Many consumers already recognize and appreciate the health benefits of eggs. However, in many parts of the word the nutritional aspects are still underestimated. The same can be said for the positive impact of animal nutrition on eggs. Do you know how they correlate with each other?
4 minutes | Marlene Forrai | 15. October 2018
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Four traits that identify a phytogenic leader
Four traits that identify a phytogenic leader
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No one thing defines a phytogenic leader. Leadership must be earned through purpose and action. In 30 years of leading the phytogenic feed additives category, we’ve made observations about several traits of market leadership.
4 minutes | | 14. October 2018
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Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
Meeting antibiotic free demand with phytogenics
How do you try to overcome gastric flu?
3 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
How do you try to overcome gastric flu? You might not resort to antibiotics directly but to chamomile tea. Probably you know, that an early use of antibiotics can quickly lead to bacterial resistance. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause severe sickness in more than 2 million people in the US, leading to more than 20.000 deaths annually. The reason for resistant bacterial strains is not only a naive and careless use of antibiotics by humans, but also livestock production has an influence.
3 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 13. October 2018
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Is the control of coccidiosis in chickens the key to intestinal health?
Is the control of coccidiosis in chickens the key to intestinal health?
3 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Is there a chance to overcome coccidiosis in a natural way? And what is about secondary bacterial infections? Let’s have a closer look on phytogenic solutions to support intestinal health…
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 12. October 2018
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Manuel Zankl – A pioneer in the production
Manuel Zankl – A pioneer in the production
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He looks back on a successful career and takes back 8.000 steps per day. Manuel Zankl started with a leasing deal and has been promoted to the production manager’s deputy. Cooperativeness, diligence, discovered talent, appreciated skills. These components were leading to this position. What else is important for a pioneer in the production team?
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 10. October 2018
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Facilitating digestibility with phytogenic feed additives
Facilitating digestibility with phytogenic feed additives
2 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 1/5
When it comes to dairy production, optimization strategies are needed to meet the growing global demand. Do you know about the 5 ways phytogenics can improve digestibility in ruminants and thus increase feed efficiency?
2 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 9. October 2018
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Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Reduce ammonia emissions in pig production with phytogenics
Choose the phytogenic solution to decrease ammonia emissions, support animal health and improve performance in pig production.
6 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 3/5
When entering a pigsty, it often stings immediately in lungs and eye – the talk is about ammonia. Breathing becomes harder and eyes start to tear. After a short time of only 8 hours with a concentration of 20-25 ppm aerial ammonia, mucous membrane irritation occurs. In such an environment no pig or farmer wants to live or work. But there is a solution for this problem.
6 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 8. October 2018
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No poultry like footpad lesions
No poultry like footpad lesions
Overcome footpad lesions in poultry with phytogenics
5 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 4/5
A sudden rain shower, leaking shoes, and it’s already happened: The feet are wet inclusively the socks. You hear it too often as a child: Wet feet will make you sick. While wet feet often lead to colds in humans, they will increase the risk of footpad lesions in poultry. These affects both: animal performance and animal welfare.
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 7. October 2018
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4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
4 reasons to grow with the benefits of phytogenics
Benefits of phytogenics in livestock production
5 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 1/5
Many times, it needs give and take to create a win-win situation. However, when it comes to phytogenics, there’s a win-win-win situation for livestock producers, the environment and consumers with no party making any concessions. Convince yourself from the benefits of using phytogenics in livestock production.
5 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 6. October 2018
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Delacon in numbers
Delacon in numbers
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Did you know that we are using more than 100 ingredients in our 13 products? Not yet? Get more numeric insights about the pioneer and market leader in phytogenics.
3 minutes | Christoph Hartinger | 5. October 2018
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Preserving traditions: Delacon’s annual barbecue
Preserving traditions: Delacon’s annual barbecue
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Work hard, play hard - a saying that definitely applies to us. At Delacon, we love each others company, even besides our daily working routine. Therefore, we organize social events on a regular basis. One of them: Our annual barbeque. Find out what special surprise awaited our team members this year!
2 minutes | Christoph Hartinger | 4. October 2018
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Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Beat the heat: Phytogenic solutions for heat stress in poultry
Support poultry during heat stress periods
4 minutes | Degree of technical knowledge: 2/5
Just like you and me, most poultry experience heat stress during their lifetime, even if they don’t live in a warm climate, where poultry are often raised. With average temperatures rising due to climate change, more birds encounter heat stress than ever before.
4 minutes | Anne Oberdorf | 2. October 2018
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It takes two phytogenic experts for Latin America
It takes two phytogenic experts for Latin America
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It’s always a pleasure to welcome Arturo at our home base in Austria. He is our Area Sales Manager in Latin America. Recently, he set off again to visit us and to introduce Roberto. I took the chance to talk with them about their market experiences and passion towards phytogenics. Are you already curious about their story?
3 minutes | Katharina Mayrhuber | 1. October 2018
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