The growth and performance potential of agricultural animals have improved significantly in recent years. Since the mid-nineties, daily weight gains and feed conversion rates have risen by more than 10%. Milk and egg yields, as well as reproductive performance, also showed similar trends. Consequentially, productivity indices have risen alongside these gains.
Genetic improvement, supported by good farm management practices and biosecurity measures, has boosted animal performance greatly. Equally important too are factors such as feed composition and feed hygiene.
Economic reasons have always been the main driver behind the interest in enhancing animal performance. Faster growth, improved FCR, and increased number of progenies are usually positively correlated with improved efficiency and productiveness.
Feed sciences focus on both the nutritional and the non-nutritional aspects. While the nutritional side deals mainly with energy utilization, ideal protein composition, minerals and vitamins, non-nutritional sciences are dedicated to improving the utilization of nutrients through gut health, feed hygiene and management of undesirable substances.
We are witnessing a global trend where consumers are starting to become more concerned about the origin of their food and on how it was produced. Such trends reflect heightened concern over animal welfare issues, and ultimately relate to strategies for performance enhancement. As the use of non-therapeutic, low-dose antibiotics loses appeal with greater awareness that “you are what you eat”, the shift towards a natural approach to nutrition and health will pave the way for success in enhancing the performance of animals.
Through innovative production technologies and advanced scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilize fully natural processes and ingredients. An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are, has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.