Improving colostrum quality in cows

Colostrum quality and Oxidative stress During the peripartum period, the massive modulation in metabolism, physiology, immunity, etc., frequently generates the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which causes oxidative stress [1]. The negative correlation between maternal oxidative imbalance and quality of colostrum has been confirmed by several studies. Some studies have shown that the supplementation …

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 …

Improving the use of pigments in poultry

Improving the use of pigments 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‘ …

Grape Polyphenols: An ally to fight heat stress

Consider the Antioxidant system Antioxidant diversification is essential to improve heat stress resilience and tackle the oxidative stress issue. In livestock, certain polyphenols from grape extracts allow to preserve a high level of performance and help combat the negative effects of heat stress. Looking at the metabolism of livestock animals, they all share a very …

Nor-Grape 80®: a key-additive to unlock performances in shrimp

Antioxidant solution for shrimp production Nor-Grape80® Angers, 16 January 2018: Nor-Feed’s dry grape extract, Nor-Grape 80® is an advanced antioxidant solution for shrimps during the starter period, when associated to vitamin E, according to a recent trial carried out in Taiwan. Shrimp is a major production in aquaculture. Mainly raised in 50 countries, its production ranks …