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Branch-chain amino acid requirements for lactating sows

Under current dietary regimens, milk production by lactating sows is insufficient to sustain the maximal growth of their piglets. Mick Hazzledine, pig nutritionist, reviews the first study demonstrating effects of dietary supplementation with a mixture of BCAAs.

Factors to consider when reformulating feeds

Among many sectors, the equine feed industry has been hit with high ingredient costs and a combination of other factors. Clare McCafferty, equine nutritionist, highlights a few areas to watch out for if reformulating feeds.

Harvest begins as temperatures rise

With harvest starting earlier due to the dry spring and hotter summer temperatures, we have already started collecting samples for our annual GB harvest survey and we will keep you updated with the trends seen over the coming weeks.

Premier Nutrition gains FSSC 22000 accreditation in industry first

Premier Nutrition is the first UK company of its kind to receive the globally recognised Food Safety System Certificate (FSSC 22000). Read more here...

Making the most of field beans in poultry diets

Field beans are increasing in popularity as an alternative protein source in poultry rations for several reasons. Eloise Lawlor, poultry nutritionist, explains more about the potential for field beans and highlights some key points to consider for broiler and layer diets.

High pig feed prices...

We've looked at performance from 40-120 kg (92 kg DW) with pigs fed pelleted feed. Check out our 2 scenarios to see the value of FCR.

Take-home messages from the WSPA Spring meeting

This year, the WPSA (UK Branch) Spring Meeting was held as a hybrid meeting in Nottingham. Take-home messages from a couple of the papers presented are summarised here for you.

New EU legislation for pet food industry

A new EU regulation has been published recently concerning the authorisation of a number of feed additives used in certain pet foods. The regulation involves additives in the functional groups ‘preservatives’ and ‘acidity regulators’.

Premier Nutrition strengthens pet team with new appointment

Chloe Poolman has become the latest recruit to join the pet team at Premier Nutrition. Read more here.