The animal feed sector faces increasingly complex challenges. It needs to improve feed digestibility/efficiency whilst also promoting growth and enhancing both product quality and safety. At the same time it has an increasingly important role in helping to promote animal health, welfare and the sustainability of farming.Developing animal feed products
reviews advances in optimising the key stages in developing successful new animal feed products, from assessing feed ingredients, product development and processing to maintaining quality and safety. The collection features authoritative discussions by leading experts on the relationship between nutrition and animal health, as well as how best to implement risk management systems for the prevention and control of contaminants present in animal feed.
Edited by Dr Navaratnam Partheeban, Royal Agricultural University, UK, Developing animal feed products
will be a standard reference for companies involved in the manufacture of animal feed, as well as researchers in livestock nutrition, government and other agencies regulating the animal feed sector.
- Comprehensive coverage of advances in optimising all the key steps in developing successful new animal feed products, from assessing feed ingredients, product development and processing to maintaining quality and safety
- Covers latest research on understanding and improving animal feed conversion efficiency
- Particular focus on the key issue of feed safety, particularly preventing mycotoxin and other contamination risks
What others are saying...
"Animals play a key role in the transition towards a circular economy. They valorize co-products to create healthy and nutritious food for humans. This book makes a significant contribution to this process with its review of recent research and development in the field of ruminant and monogastric feed".
Dr Leo A. den Hartog, Professor of Animal Nutrition in a Circular Economy at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and R&D Director of Nutreco
Table of contents
Part 1 Developing animal products
1.Techniques for identifying new animal feed ingredients/additives: Katerina Theodoridou, Queen's University of Belfast, UK;
2.Developments in animal feed processing technology: sorting and extraction: Dennis Forte, Dennis Forte and Associates Pty Ltd, Australia;
3.Processing techniques to optimise digestibility and nutritional value of animal feed: Charles Stark, Kansas State University, USA;
4.Developments in analytical techniques for testing animal feed: Frédéric Debode, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), Belgium;
Part 2 Quality and safety assurance
5.Developments in techniques to test the efficacy of animal feed products: Gerhard Flachowsky, Institute of Animal Nutrition - Friedrich Loeffler Institute (ITE-FLI), Germany;
6.Advances in understanding key contamination risks in animal feed: mycotoxins: Luciano Pinotti, University of Milan, Italy;
7.Risk management systems for prevention and control of contaminants in animal feed: Regiane Santos, Schothorst Feed Research, The Netherlands;
8.Developing effective product dossiers for regulatory approval of new animal feed products: Manfred Lützow, Saqual GmbH, Switzerland;