Wednesday, November 29, 2017
RESEARCH : How to make pigs grow bigger and faster with vitamin c.How to make pigs grow bigger and faster with vitamin c.According to a team of experts from UP at Los Baños, adding ascorbic acid or Vitamin C to the diet of pigs — 800 gms. for every kilo of feeds, will make them grow faster compared to those treated with normal diets. RESEARCH : How to make pigs grow bigger and faster with vitamin c. It was further noted that Vitamin-C treated pigs when slaughtered had a higher dressing percentage, leaner backfat and more lean cut yields.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Biofortified corn and eggs retain nutrient needed to prevent blindness. Fortified and biofortified foods are at the forefront of efforts to combat vitamin A deficiency worldwide. But little is known about what influence processing may have on the retention of vitamin A precursors in these foods. Now in a study appearing in ACS Omega, scientists report that a high percentage of these healthful substances -- in some cases, almost all -- can survive cooking, depending on the preparation method. Vitamin A deficiency is a common problem in Africa and Southeast Asia, causing an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 children to become permanently blind each year. Vitamin supplementation has helped. But scientists are also investigating ways to produce hybrid crops, such as corn, that contain more carotenoids, which are vitamin A-precursors that the body uses to manufacture the vitamin itself. Eggs are another source of these carotenoids, and researchers are attempting to boost the amount of these compounds in yolks
Monday, February 29, 2016
This is a meat-free hamburger!! can you tell the difference?.The search is on to find innovative ways to feed the ever growing population and also cater for the taste of different people.A company; Impossible foods is in the forefront of taking animal out of the meat industry by using vegetables,beans,grains and other greens to produce mouthwatering hamburgers. Impossible food is using vegetables,beans and other greens by breaking them down to their components of proteins,fats and vitamins.These are then recombined to achieve comparable flavors and textures to flesh and also they made a convincing plant blood which they derived from the molecule found in haemoglobin and gives the blood its disinctive color. The company selling point is that the foods are healthy as they dont contain cholesterol,antibiotics or hormones but have natural taste and flavors because of the nutrients it has identified.Read more @ wired.co.uk #stay healthy # eat right # join the food revolution.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The quality of colostrum -- the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers -- can be predicted by the mother's previous lactation performance and weather, according to new research Colostrum is a concentrated source of nutrients, which includes fats, proteins, including immunoglobulins such as Immunoglobulin G (IgG), carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It is key in supporting the health of the young dairy animal. Previous research has found that inadequate feeding of quality colostrum to newborn calves can result in reduced growth rates, increased risk of disease and death, increased risk of being culled, and decreased milk production in the first and second lactations. UNH researchers found that previous lactation performance data can predict colostrum quality; the more lactations the cow has had in the past, the higher the quality of colostrum in the future. This method allows dairy producers to predict colostrum quality before the calf is born and the ability to estimate Immunoglobulin G content, which is the primary measure of colostrum quality, of the colostrum without having to collect it. The long-term effects of colostrum determine the success of the cow, and therefore special care should be taken to ensure colostrum of the highest quality is provided to the newborn calf.Researchers also found that the poorest quality colostrum was produced during the winter. The researchers theorize that in warmer temperatures, the blood vessels of the cow dilate, causing them to be more permeable to IgG. This increased permeability of the blood vessels may lead to improved colostrum.It is apparent from these studies that environmental temperature or day length has an impact on colostrum quality . culled from papers from university of Hampshire
Friday, November 6, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Nutrition very important in horse management,the perfect mix of hay,grains,vitamins and water are important.Learn how to feed your horses ;http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33278/formulating-equine-diets?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=nutrition&utm_campaign=09-14-2015