Six pig, poultry alternative feed ingredients

Six pig, poultry alternative feed ingredients

Novel feed ingredients reduce livestock feed costs and replace unavailable feedstuffs.

When it comes to feedstuffs, “novel” can refer to something that did not previously exist, like bio-ethanol co-products, or a new use for an existing ingredient previously not considered significant, such as soy hulls in sow diets. In feed formulation, we constantly look for such novel ingredients to reduce cost and replace ingredients that are no longer available. The latter can be a function of pricing (for example, fish meal of the highest quality is virtually unavailable in many parts of the world) or due to legislation (here, a prime example can be that of zinc oxide in the European Union).