About The Book
This book contains the proceedings of the 40th University of Nottingham Feed Conference. Authors of all chapters are international experts in their fields and have provided comprehensive analyses of the issues together with practical applications. This book is essential reading for all involved in animal production science/practice, including researchers, consultants, animal science students, legislators and practitioners.
The ruminant nutrition section contains chapters relating to high-yielding dairy cows, including milk fatty acids with respect to human health, efficiency of milk protein synthesis, nutritional effects on fertility, body condition score targets and extended lactations.
A general section covers anti-oxidants in food, health benefits of meat consumption, interpretation and application of recent EU rulings, and the implications for animal agriculture of enlarged EU membership.
Co-products as feed raw materials are of increasing importance, particularly in the context of the biofuels industry. The implications of co- products for the animal feed industry, and the importance of processing control in optimizing their nutritional value are discussed.
Meat quality is considered in two chapters; the first reviews the impact of muscle glycogen content on pig meat quality and the second considers the role of L-carnitine on muscle development in pigs. In view of concerns over H5N1 avian influenza, a general consideration of poultry zoonoses (mainly from meat) is presented.
The non-ruminant section covers nutrition x genetic interactions from the perspective of introducing different selection criteria into breeding programmes, nutrition of sows and boars, physico-chemical changes to starch during processing with subsequent implications for piglet nutrition and, ‘home-grown’ legumes in non-ruminant diets