Red mites: an all-out strategy?

Poultry Red Mite, an ectoparasite impacting the Egg production industry Why are poultry red mites harmful to laying hens? Poultry red mites, scientifically known as Dermanyssus gallinae, are ectoparasitic arachnids that infest laying hens and other birds and feed on their blood, causing various health and economic issues in laying hen farming. These small mites …

Nor-Spice AB® improves piglets’ performances when supplemented in sows

The impact of gut health on Performances Sow’s performances depend on many parameters such as gut health: microbiota balance and gut integrity. The intestinal microbiota refers to the microorganisms (including 70-80% of bacteria) that are living in the gastrointestinal tract. It is considered as an organ itself and recent studies show that a balanced microbiota …

The effect of fenugreek cotyledons on farrowing sows’ performance

Steroidal saponins, molecules contained in fenugreek cotyledons which enable to Stimulate appetite Nutritional management of sow from the gestation to the end of lactation is critical for achieving and maintaining optimal sow productivity, longevity and litter growth. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family which possess steroidal saponins. These …

Unveiling the Life Cycle Assessment of our Citrus Extract

Making animal production more Sustainable Sustainability is at the heart of our purpose and activities. The Nor-Feed concept was born with the vision that synthetic growth promoters used in animal nutrition would be challenged in the future for environmental and safety reasons, and that natural and efficient alternatives would have to be offered to breeders …

Managing birds’ stress for better performances at slaughtering

Stressful events during poultry farming have an impact on birds’ Physiological status The transport of birds from the farm to the slaughtering house is known to induce stress on the animal. Birds are exposed to a variety of potential stress factors such as handling, feed withdrawal, noise, vibration, temperature oscillation, social disruption, crowding, and restriction …

Colostrum quality: an essential aspect to improve piglet’s performance

The imbalance between lactation capacity and Sow prolificacy In the last 15 years, sow’s prolificacy has increased by 4.5 piglets per litter (Culbertson, 2019). To support this trend, colostrum average yield has increased with the born piglets’ number. When comparing a small litter of 10 piglets with a large litter of 20 piglets, the colostrum …

Commercial Melissa officinalis extract in association with magnesium to improve meat quality

Stress occuring in poultry farming leads to Lower meat quality Carcass and meat quality traits are important factors in poultry production, which can lead to important economic losses when they are degraded. One of the main reasons of carcass and meat quality degradation is the stress generated during poultry farming. Indeed, stress is documented to …

Using naturally repellent essential oils to control red mite populations

Poultry Red Mite, an ectoparasite impacting the Egg production industry Why are poultry red mites harmful to laying hens? Poultry red mites, scientifically known as Dermanyssus gallinae, are ectoparasitic arachnids that infest laying hens and other birds and feed on their blood, causing various health and economic issues in laying hen farming. These small mites …

New peer review article on the interest of Nor-Feed Citrus limon extract on nile Tilapia performances.

Not all plant extracts have the same efficiency in Animal Nutrition Plant extracts such as citrus extracts have more and more interest in animal nutrition, for example as growth performances enhancer. However, their effects on animals’ growth performances vary, depending on the product that is used. A possible explanation of these variation may be the …