Virgile Guéneau, Research Scientist – Biofilms at Lallemand and INRAe (France) What are biofilms? It is a way of life for bacteria! Biofilms are spatially organized microbial communities with emerging properties in comparison to the free-floating form. Microorganisms inside the biofilm are embedded in a self-produced matrix that gives a three-dimensional structure to the population. […]
Manure and slurry are valuable fertilizing elements, providing organic matter for the soil and crops. However, management and handling — from the farm to the field — can lead to logistical and agronomic difficulties. Depending on spreading conditions, it may lead to a total loss of complete ammoniacal nitrogen, and thus a loss of fertilizing […]
Did you know that a cow spends at least 12 hours per day lying down, either resting or ruminating? It is easy to understand how the microbial quality of the bedding and manure — that are in close contact with the udder for so long — is an important factor to help maintain a healthy […]
Nutrition, health, and a clean animal environment need to be considered jointly to guarantee the quality of animal production. Today, it appears that the animal environment represents an important area for progress.