Know About Direct Fed Microbials In Ruminant Diets

Direct fed microbials is a potential and living microorganism, such as bacteria or yeast, which is most often included in poultry feed. DFM is also known as a probiotic.

Direct feeding microbial microorganisms (DFMs) have been shown to increase daily growth and efficiency of animal feed, increase milk production in dairy cows, and improve the health and function of calves.

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Bacteria used as DFM are defined as mixed cultures of living organisms that have a positive effect on the host when fed to animals. 

Recently, however, there has been evidence that bacterial DFM may have beneficial effects on rumen, such as reducing the likelihood of rumen acidosis.

In several experiments it has been shown that supplementing cow forage with lactate-producing and/or lactate-producing bacteria increases feed efficiency and daily gain (about 2.5 percent).

Probiotics, or DFMs, work by delivering large numbers of beneficial bacteria to a host that can occupy adhesion sites in the digestive tract and thereby prevent the colonization of unwanted inhabitants.

Apart from producing antimicrobial compounds that directly inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract, beneficial bacteria can also compete with other types of bacteria such as nutrients.

Overall, statistics show that DFM can reduce rumen acidosis in cattle and dairy cows and increase the immune response in stressed calves. Further research is needed to describe how it works and thereby increase the effectiveness of DFM.

Know About Nedap electronic Sow Feeding System

Nedap, a global leader in animal husbandry practices, increases seed productivity digital sow management system. Nedap’s electronic sow feeders system  is applied in critical operations and hog managers find many production advantages such as higher consistency of body conditioning results, better conception, and less stress in pigs.

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In the machine, the sows are arranged in groups and fed separately. When sowing pigs, an individual electronic pork feeding line is introduced, in which the Nedap app reads the ear tag for radio frequency identification (RFID) of each pig

An automatic feed hopper then distributes the amount of feed needed by the pigs according to the rations entered into the computer by the plantation manager.

With the help of computer software, producers can track hog feed consumption. Heat detection technology can also be part of the system. This technology recognizes sows with 95% accuracy and sorts sows mechanically with different brood pins.

The Nedap program notifies managers when pigs need human attention. Nedap, a global pioneer in animal husbandry, increases seed productivity with a digital seed management system.

Nedap electronic sow feeding: its advantages

– Automatically provides a feed budget for each pig.

-Each pig can be rationed in a safe and comfortable environment.

-Meaning that using less effort, you can keep the sows in prime shape.

With the help of electronic identification, the company can identify, monitor, and care for each pig individually – whether it is during automatic feeding, sorting, and separation, or heat detection.