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The Good and Bad of Alternative Feed Ingredients Part 2: By-Products of Animal Origin

In Part 1 of our blog post series on alternative feed ingredients, we explored the pros and cons of plant-based ingredients, including corn and wheat by-products. In that post, we reviewed the challenges created by plant-based alternative feed ingredients and the role of exogenous enzymes in improving nutrient digestibility, performance and production cost management. Today…

The Good and Bad of Plant-Based Alternative Feed Ingredients Part 1: By-Products of Plant Origin

Historically in the US, corn and soybean meal (SBM) have been the main ingredients used in animal and poultry feed since corn-SBM based diets have provided the best nutrition at the lowest cost. Recently, cost and availability necessitated the consideration of alternative feed ingredients that could provide the high cost nutrients in a diet (energy,…