Improving the use of pigments in poultry

Pigmentation in Poultry Pigmentation has always been identified as being a quality indicator for chicken products worldwide. If we look at broilers, their yellow skin is traditionally associated to a free range and a corn feed diet. While in laying hens,the yellowness intensity of egg yolk is associated to its nutrients‘ richness. In modern farming, …

Natural Citrus Extracts to modulate the sows’ microbiota and enable a better weight gain of piglets

Modulating the Sows’ microbiota The citrus extracts of Nor-Spice AB® contain many actives which have shown effects on the gut and intestinal microbiota. These compounds allow, on one side, to stimulate the growth of certain microorganisms that are beneficial to the microbiota, and on the other side to limit the development of pathogenic bacteria. For example, pectic oligosaccharides promote bifidobacteria and …

The effects of a dry grape extract and selenium supplementation on the reduction of oxidative stress in piglets

Weaning in piglets: A critical period Piglets are fragile animals at birth as they have to build their immune system after farrowing through lactation and especially through colostrum ingestion. This building of the immune system must then continue during weaning, which is a critical period in the life of piglets that may be associated with …

Nor-Feed inaugurates a new botanical factory in France

Increasing the production four-fold Nor-Feed’s new plant in Chemillé, Anjou region, the hub of aromatic and medicinal plants in France, will strengthen its position for supplying botanicals to domestic and international markets. The facility’s inauguration on September 7th – with the presence of more than 100 people from different countries – marks a new chapter in the Nor-Feed history. …