At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, we consider the farm as a number of interactive microbial ecosystems, including the animal environment, the animals, the feed, the forage, and the crops.
Within the microbial ecosystem of the animal environment, we distinguish between the farm building surfaces/ponds or tanks, the bedding/litter, and organic waste management, as well as the animal skin.
How can the animal environment be better managed with microbial solutions?
Managing the farm building surfaces will help maintain a safe microbial environment for safe animal production.
Managing shrimp and fish environments and microbial communities present in the pond or tank will help improve water quality.
Promoting the development of beneficial microorganisms in the bedding and/or manure/slurry will help maintain bedding quality, positively impacting animal welfare and performance, will help reduce ammonia emissions and maximize organic waste value.
Applying a solution on animal skin (e.g., on ruminants’ hoof), which is the first natural defense barrier and the first contact with the external environment, will for instance maintain hoof health, locomotion, and mobility, thus contributing to improving animal welfare, production factors, and animal longevity.
Therefore, nutrition, health, and a proper environment need to be considered jointly to optimize animal production and aquaculture.
The Lallemand microbial solutions for the animal environment include:
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