Katharina Mayrhuber

2 minutes | 8. January 2019
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Content curation: Good content from others

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! You can find it on the phytogenius blog, our website or technical journals. But to provide you even more information, we also like to share good content from others. Therefore, we bring you a hand-picked selection of educational articles, infographics, videos and whitepaper on a bi-monthly basis. In this regard, you will not only get insights into phytogenic landscape – but also on related content from the feed and food industry, including topics like heat stess, antibiotic-free, gut health or animal performance and production.

Please note: Some of the content is just available over registration, but we want to share such articles as well.


Enjoy reading the second issue of articles worth reading and phytogenic insights!

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Does the end-consumer really want to know about feed additive quality?

Folks around the world stand up for animal welfare, environmental issues, or food safety. A majority of consumers in Germany and the UK are concerned about how animals are raised. However, only half of them felt concerned by feed safety and quality of the additives that go into the feed. Feedinfo News Service discovered the answer from various animal nutrition company senior executives (Simon Duke / FeedInfo News Service).

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Curcumin: A powerful bioactive for sheep

Curcumin is a bioactive compound, known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. Hence, Brazilian researchers wanted to know more about the plant. In a phytogenic insight at AllAboutFeed, they summarized Curcumin’s effects on sheep milk quality and quantity. Don’t miss the results (Antonise M. Jaguezeski / allaboutfeed.net).

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Is the egg toast?

Renowned writer Rowan Jacobsen about the consequences of a compelling consumer topic, and a decisive decision: Cage-free and Proposition 12. Discover why the industrial egg is starting to crack (Rowan Jacobsen / The New Food Economy).

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“Natural” chicken can’t be given antibiotics, or confined indoors, says a California judge

Consumers connect “natural” with a few things: animals raised outdoors; produced without antibiotics, growth hormones, etc. Research shows that just adding the word “natural” to a product powers $40 billion worth of food sales every year. However, the term probably does not mean what you think it is. Hence, a federal judge in California stand by and made a clear decision (Sam Bloch / The New Food Economy).

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FDA: Livestock antibiotic usage falls by one-third

Global organizations, such as The Food and Drug Administration shape the animal feeding. Now, it reports that sales and distribution of medically important antimicrobials dropped by one-third. Since January 2017, livestock production is not allowed to use medically important antibiotics for growth promotion. Read how restrictions affect poultry, cattle and swine industry (Spencer Chase / agri‑pulse.com).

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