Egg producer – monday motivation video with Anco FIT poultry

The modern egg producer is facing tough challenges ahead. More eggs per laying hen (500 eggs in a single laying cycle of 100 weeks by 2020), whilst reducing the use of antibiotics, improving hen care and welfare, introducing cage-free production and preserving the environment.

It requires extra motivation, new and creative thinking to advance egg production. Watch our Monday motivation video for egg producers to boost your motivation and creativity.

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Diets that keep your cows agile for high milk quality

Responsive and adaptive technologies are leading the development for increased agility in how we and machines are operating today. What if we could formulate diets for dairy cows that can help the cow to adapt to challenges in the diet and her environment? We could expect greater and more consistent performance in response to diet formulations.

Find out more in the latest article published in international dairy topics here on page 11 in the link to ”Diets that keep your cows agile for high milk quality”

If you want to watch the trailer video to the article click on the following link: Keep your cows agile

Trailer video for new ANCO Article: Keep your cows agile

View the video trailer below for a new article by Gwendolyn Jones, Anco Animal Nutrition Competence.

Responsive and adaptive technologies are leading the development for increased agility in how we and machines are operating today. Imagine a world where dairy cows can adapt to challenges and stressors for more consistent and efficient production of high milk solid yields and milk quality.

Read the full article:” Diets that keep your cows agile for high milk quality” here,  published in International Dairy Topics by Positive Action, March 2018 issue.

Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 in Poland

During the Ferma tradeshow in Poland, Anco FIT was awarded as the best innovation 2018 by the organizers DLG Agro Food.

FERMA is the only trade show in Poland that specializes in animal production. It attracts around 250 exhibitors and 31000 visitors from Poland and other parts of the world to Łódź in Poland.

This year Ferma was hosting the XVIII international fair for cattle and XXI international for pigs and poultry, 16th to 18th of February.

Anco FIT was represented by our distributor Noack. Noack was appointed Anco FIT distributor for Poland in April 2017 and has since then launched and promoted the product in Poland.
Anco FIT launch in Poland

The Ferma innovation award for Anco FIT was presented to Łukasz Stańczyk, Project Manager Feed Additives at Noack Poland during a ceremony at the Ferma tradeshow. See video below.

Dariusz Kucharski, Sales Director at Noack Poland comments:” Anco FIT is the newest addition to our product portfolio and we are really excited that it was recognized for its new and innovative approach with the award for best innovation 2018 in Poland. We look forward to continue working with Anco FIT in our market and making a contribution to the agility and profitability of ruminant and pig production with this innovative feed supplement from Austria.”

Find out more about Anco FIT

Anco FIT application in pigs: Managing cost-effective pig diets with Anco FIT

Anco FIT application in ruminants:  Get more milk solids per cow per day with Anco FIT,   Noack dairy seminar, ADM dealers share experience with Anco FIT

About Noack

Noack & Co GmbH is a privately owned technical marketing and sales company with 120 employees. The company headquarters is based in Austria and covers the central European markets through local subsidiaries. Noack on the one hand supplies cost-effective feed supplements and feed additives to the animal producing industry. On the other hand, Noack offers rapid tests and tools for the quality control of food and feed products.

Read Anco’s first publication in Pig Progress on gut agility

Anco article published in Pig Progress Magazine

Being able to manage all the risks impacting cost-effectiveness of diets is the holy grail of nutrition. But where best to start – controlling all the risks in the diet or enabling the animal to respond in an effective way to potential risks? Combining inspiration from the industry 4.0 movement with learnings from genetics pave the way to new approaches in pig nutrition.

Read more in: Keep pigs agile to manage the cost-effectiveness of feed by Gwendolyn Jones, Pig Progress, May 2017

Link to online version of the article

Anco FIT – Managing cost-effectiveness of pig diets

Consistency in the cost-effectiveness of pig diets can be difficult to control, but determines profitability. Anco FIT focuses on managing gut agility for more reliable returns.

With up to 70% of production costs coming from the cost of feed, consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets is key to profitability. To maximize profit opportunity, producers must be diligent in developing feeding strategies that result in best returns over feed and/or margin over feed and facility costs. However, nutritional stressors in the diet, such as reduced nutrient digestibility, endotoxins, antinutrients and mycotoxins, often throw a spanner in the works of consistency in performance in response to diets. Depending on the increased presence or absence of those stressors the same diet can differ in cost-effectiveness. These stressors are often not easy to control for the nutritionist and are part of the reality that animals are facing in modern production systems.

Nutritional stressors reduce cost-efficiency

When challenged with nutritional stress factors, stress reactions such as oxidative stress, reduced gut integrity, inflammation, reduced appetite and shifts in gut microflora will be triggered in the pig. This not only reduces growth performance, but also feed efficiency and thus the cost-effectiveness of diets. Feed efficiency is reduced due to energy wasted on stress reactions instead of being used for productive purposes.

For instance, under oxidative stress and inflammation, 30% of the performance drop is explained by the catabolism and feed conversion needed to manage inflammation.

Oxidative stress is defined as the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in excess of the available antioxidant capacity of animal cells. Oxidative stress is a major factor related to the development of inflammatory diseases.

Increases in intestinal permeability raise the possibility of translocation of bacteria and/or their toxins across the more permeable gut barrier. The resulting endotoxemia can trigger disease onset and progression. The increase in translocation of endotoxins across the intestinal barrier can also stimulate immune cells to secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins like PGE2, resulting in low-grade inflammation, which again can waste metabolic energy.

Regardless of the triggering cause, the innate immune and inflammatory response is triggered in the pig to achieve a better ability to deal with infectious and noninfectious stressors. At the same time this response needs to be accurately controlled to avoid tissue damage and waste of metabolic energy.

Certain mycotoxins, such as DON (deoxynivalenol) are known to cause the type of stress reactions mentioned above in pigs. DON also has a significant impact on feed intake in pigs, resulting in reduced growth performance. It is globally the most prevalent mycotoxin in feed stuffs and difficult to control. Therefore, it can also play a significant role in the cost-effectiveness of diets.

What if pigs were more resistant

Ideally the response to nutritional stress factors should consume as little energy as possible or stress reactions should be minimal for better and more consistent feed efficiency. This would be the case if animals were inherently more resistant to nutritional stress factors or were able to adapt to nutritional stressors more energy efficiently.

There is scientific evidence suggesting that for genetic selection, improving the ability of pigs to cope  with stressors may be a better way of improving pig performance than selecting only for increased growth potential. That means the pig needs to be able to adapt faster and more adequately to dietary changes and stress factors for efficient growth performance. Genetic selection is certainly going to play an important role for advancement in this capability of the pig.

Nutritional strategies supporting the speed and efficacy with which the pig adapts to stressors will bring a more immediate competitive advantage in pig production. Most importantly, the ability of the animal to cope with the stressors will also impact the return on investment of diet formulations and profitability of the producer.

Managing gut agility for robust pigs

The gut is particularly responsive to stressors, hence why the emphasis is on the gut when improving the pig’s adaptive response. Gut agility is a new term coined to describe the pig’s ability to adapt to nutritional stressors in a faster and more energy-efficient response than it normally would.

Agile nutritional concepts are designed to boost gut agility and empower animals to adapt to a variety of nutritional stress factors, including mycotoxins, making them more robust and energy efficient. They rely on bioactive substances derived from plants that reduce negative stress reactions, such as oxidative stress, inflammation, reduced gut integrity and reduced feed intake generally seen in response to stressors.

The animal becomes more robust in the face of dietary challenges, resulting in more consistent high performance and well-being. This again will contribute to consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets under commercial conditions.

Application of Anco FIT

Anco FIT is a gut agility activator, designed to manage gut agility by dietary means and is applied as a feed additive to complete feed. Application of Anco FIT to pig diets empowers animals to adapt to nutritional stress factors more efficiently and live up to their performance potential. For the nutritionist, it provides greater control over the cost-effectiveness of diets.

Nursery diets: Anco FIT is recommended in nursery diets to help piglets adapt to feed transitions quicker and support its defense against nutritional stress factors, including mycotoxins. Expected results are improved feed intakes and growth performance during this important developmental stage of the pig.

Grow-finish diets: In group housing situations feed intake is generally constrained by physical and behavioural factors and energy available from diets will determine commercial performance particularly in the finishing phase.  Anco FIT is applied to grow-finish diets to reduce the waste of metabolic energy on stress reactions such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The boost to gut agility also supports efficient nutrient adsorption from the gut. Expected results are greater feed efficiency particularly in the face of nutritional stress factors.

Sow lactation diets: Energy demands on modern highly prolific sows are incredibly high during lactation. Efficient dietary energy utilization by the sow during lactation will not only affect litter performance, but also subsequent reproductive performance of the sow. Anco FIT is applied to sow lactation diets to reduce the waste of metabolic energy on stress reactions such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The boost to gut agility also supports efficient nutrient adsorption from the gut. Expected results are high lactation performance and subsequent reproductive capability from improved/more consistent energy efficiency in sows.

For more information on Anco FIT please contact
Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH
Phone: 0043 2742 90502

Anco FIT Poultry stars gut agility for competitive advantage in poultry production

Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH will be introducing Anco FIT Poultry, a new and unique nutritional concept for the addition to poultry feed at IPPE.

Anco® FIT Poultry is a gut agility® activator and designed for competitive poultry production with antibiotic reduction in poultry diets. The unique gut agility concept in Anco FIT empowers animals to adapt to nutritional stress factors efficiently.

Scientific trials have proven that Anco FIT Poultry improves metabolic efficiency in broilers and increases the European production efficiency factor (EPEF) in an economical way. Improvements in breast meat yields were also shown.

It is impossible to foresee and control all stressors in animal feed. What is important for the profitability of poultry operations is how animals react to nutritional stressors. Feeding Anco FIT Poultry supports animals to react and deal with nutritional stressors more efficiently and be more robust in the face of nutritional challenges.

Andreas Kern, executive director at ANCO encourages forward thinking poultry producers and feed millers: “Feeding Anco FIT Poultry is a step towards a more agile operation to maintain a competitive edge in a continuously changing business environment and challenging demands on nutrition in the poultry industry.”

About Anco
Anco Animal Nutrition Competence is a feed additive business acting globally to support competitive animal production with cost-effective feed solutions, including solutions for antibiotic-free feeding.

Anco booth at IPPE: B8281

Tierernährung – Information zu Anco FIT Farm

Anco FIT Farm ist ein Ergänzungsfuttermittel mit einem gut agility activator zur Fütterung bei Milchkühen und Schweinen mit einem neuen Ansatz für eine kosteneffiziente nachhaltige Tierernährung.

Agilität macht robuster gegen Stressfaktoren

Futterumstellungen, Hitze, hohe Milchleistungen und Mykotoxine im Futter,sind nur einige Beispiele für Stressfaktoren, denen ein Tier im Laufe seines Lebens am Betrieb ausgesetzt sein kann.

Wichtig für die Profitabilität des Betriebes und das Tierwohl ist, wie das Tier darauf reagiert. Das Ausmaß der Stressreaktionen bestimmt die Leistung, Effizienz und Gesundheit auf lange Sicht. Bei hohen Leistungen z:B. in der Laktation und Futterumstellungen sind Stressreaktionen wie zum Beispiel oxidativer Stress zu erwarten.

Das Verdauungssystem reagiert besonders empfindlich auf Stressfaktoren. Würde es jedoch schnell auf eine effizientere Weise antworten, dann wäre das Tier insgesamt robuster und hätte somit weniger Schwankungen in der Leistung.

Neue Kompetenz in der Tierernährung

Wie kann man das Tier über die Fütterung unterstützen, robuster auf Stressfaktoren zu reagieren? Das ist eine Frage mit der wir uns bei Anco intensiv beschäftigt haben. Dabei sind wir zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass das Tier eine Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln muss mit der es effizienter auf ernährungs- und umweltbedingte Stressfaktoren reagieren kann.

Das führt wiederum zu weiteren Fragen: Was sind die natürlichen Schutzmechanismen im Tier gegenüber Stressfaktoren? Wie werden sie gesteuert? Wie könnte man es über die Ernährung beeinflussen und stärken? Welche natürlichen Substanzen kommen da in Frage und wie kann man sie optimal kombinieren? Wie kann man ihre positive Wirkung im Tier messen und bestätigen?
Wir haben Antworten gefunden und das gewonnene Know-how in unserem Darm Agilitäts Aktivator angewendet: Damit haben wir eine neue Kompetenz in der Tierernährung entwickelt, mit dem unsere Anco FIT Produktlinie ins Leben gerufen wurde.

Wie wirkt Anco FIT Farm?

Anco FIT Farm basiert auf einer Formel mit pflanzlichen bioaktiven Substanzen, die die effiziente und natürliche Anpassungfähigkeit im Tier gegenüber Stressfaktoren erhöht. Die Kombination der bioaktiven Substanzen mindert häufig vorkommende Stressreaktionen, die ansonsten einen negativen Einfluss auf die Leistung und Effizienz im Tier haben. Dadurch wird das Tier robuster unter dem Einfluss von Stressfaktoren im Futter und seinem Umfeld und die Leistung konstanter. Insgesamt führt das wiederum zu einer Steigerung der Kosteneffizienz in der Fütterung auf modernen leistungsstarken Betrieben.

Wie setze ich Anco FIT Farm ein?

Anco FIT Farm ist ein Ergänzungstuttermittel und kann direkt auf Schweine- und Milchviehbetrieben ins Futter mit der jeweiligen empfohlenen Dosierung eingemischt werden.

Welche Erfahrungen gibt es mit Anco FIT Farm aus der Praxis?

Rückmeldungen von Schweinebetrieben

Beim Einsatz im Futter von laktierenden Sauen mit hoher Ferkelanzahl, wurden höhere Absetzgewichte gemessen, was sich auch positiv auf die Ferkelleistung nach dem Absetzen auswirkte. Sauen die Anco FIT im Futter um die Geburt herum hatten, wurden als ruhiger und gelassener wahrgenommen. In der Abseztphase und Mast konnte Anco FIT vor allem durch schnellere Wachstumsraten und verbesserte Futterverwertung punkten.

Video: Kundenreferenz aus Österreich

Rückmeldungen von Milchviehbetrieben

Was vor allem bei Hitzestress und Mykotoxinen im Futter beobachtet werden konnte, waren erhöhte Milchfett- und Milchproteinerträge und eine Reduzierung von Zellzahlen. Aber auch bei hochleistenden Milchkühen, die keinen bekannten Stressfaktoren ausgesetzt waren, konnten ähnliche Verbesserungen festgestellt werden, wenn auch zu einem geringeren Grad.

Anco ist ein GMP+ zertifiziertes Unternehmen und in mehr als 30 Märkten international vertreten. Mehr über uns.

Weitere Fragen zu Anco FIT Farm

Read ANCO’s first publication in Feed Magazine Kraftfutter

Gain competitive advantage with agile nutrition concepts / Wettbewerbsvorteile durch agile Ernährungskonzepte in Feed Magazine

This is our first article published in German and English by the Feed Magazine/Kraftfutter. Find out how feeding for gut agility can make farm operations more competitive. Reade more in the July/August 2016 issue of Feed Magazine/Kraftfutter.

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You can also pick up a free copy at our booth at the Eurotier 2016 in Hannover, Germany.
Anco booth: Hall 18/D10