Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ABTL @Poultry India 2017 Exhibition at Hitex, Hyderabad

ABTL participated in the recently held Poultry India 2017 Exhibition at Hitex, Hyderabad. We received an overwhelming response of visitors at our ABTL stall. We would like to thank all the visitors including our existing customers for spending their valuable time visiting our stall at Poultry India 2017. It was our pleasure and honour and we enjoyed many inspiring conversations with our customers and industry experts. We were impressed by the number of visitors and the great interest in our products, and technical services. 
Thus we consider our participation in Poultry India 2017 to be a success and thanks to all the visitors as your numbers exceeded all our expectations. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Indian Poultry Review Golden Jubilee Conclave @Park Hotel, Kolkata.

ABTL@ Indian Poultry Reviews Golden Jubilee Conclave @Park Hotel, Kolkata, August 24, 2017.

ABTL presented a talk on " Recent Trends in Poultry Gut Health Management"

ABTL @ Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), Technical Seminar @Namakkal, TN.

ABTL Participated in Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), Technical Seminar @Namakkal, August 12, 2017.

ABTL presented a technical talk on the topic "Gut Health Management in Poultry Production" in the technical seminar series hosted by IPJA.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ABTL Seminar on Gut Health at Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), Hyderabad.

"Gut Health:A New Paradigm in Poultry Production"
 ABTL presented a technical seminar in the area of Gut Health in Poultry in the ongoing technical seminar series hosted by Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), at  Hyderabad on June 24,2017Dr. Anand in the talkexplored the area of gut health and outlined key factors that are important in the development and maintenance of optimal gut function.

Dr. Anand, presenting the seminar on gut health at IPJA, hyderabad. 
The efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption is vital for both broiler and broiler breeder production and welfare. Gut health, an intricate and complex area combining nutrition, microbiology, immunology and physiology, has a key role to play. When gut health is compromised, digestion and nutrient absorption are affected which, in turn, can have a detrimental effect on feed conversion leading to economic loss and a greater susceptibility to disease. In addition, recent changes in legislation on the use of antimicrobials, differing feed requirements and more efficient birds highlight the need for a better understanding of gut function and gut health.         

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ABTL participates and plays an active role in supporting Nepal Poultry Federation Event

ABTL played an active role in supporting and promoting the Nepal Poultry Federation event which was inaugurated at the hands of Hon'ble Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on 13th of January, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

ABTL also received appreciation award from the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. 

The Managing Director of ABTL Mr. O.P Singh at Nepal Poultry Federation event.

ABTL also participated in the technical session at the event where it highlighted the important role played by enzyme technology in poultry nutrition and health

Overall, the event received a good response, where all prominent personalities of  the Nepal Poultry Industry were present.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Variation of Soybean Meal Quality Across Countries

Quite often we are asked that why soybean meal of different origin requires a distinct feed specification matrix record. In other words, why soybean meal from the U.S. needs to be a different ingredient from soybean meal from India, or Argentina, or Brazil. After all, they all start with very similar raw material, which is raw soybeans from a handful of seed genetic suppliers. And, although growing conditions are not exactly similar across the world, they still are not significantly disparate to warrant such a wide difference in soybean meal nutrient specifications. To explain this issue, we must focus on three issues that cause soybean meals from different sources to have different nutrient values:
1. Soybean hulls

Quite often, a part of the outer shell of the beans (the hull) is added back to the soybean meal. Thus, by adding more hulls back, we get from 48 percent down to 44 percent crude protein, with a corresponding increase in total fiber concentration.
2. Residual oil

The amount of oil extracted from soybeans differs according to the processing method followed, which is not exactly similar across the world. It appears the factories within a region or country tend to follow similar methods, which results in similar end product specifications.
3. Thermal processing

The solvent extraction method used for oil removal from soybeans involves a certain degree of thermal processing. This cooking can be mild or severe, depending on the processing method and quality of machinery. Exposure to high temperatures denatures the protein and renders it less digestible/available to animals. This is a major issue that greatly diminishes the value of the primary source of animal feed protein worldwide.
In brief, the resulting end nutritive value of soybean meal has nothing to do with country of origin, but rather with processing methods that tend to be similar within a country. This is why soybean meal purchases are often characterized by country of origin.
"Soybean meal is not the same ingredient everywhere as its nutritive value depends on country of origin"
Crude protein concentration has been and remains the most important aspect in quality control for soybean meal. But, soybean meal is an international commodity, and despite being used throughout the world, it is exported by a handful of countries. It pays then to focus on such major exporters to investigate whether their processing conditions affect not only protein concentration, but also protein quality, which is equally important.
In a recent study published in Poultry Science, the nutrient composition, ileal amino acid (AA) digestibility, and apparent metabolizable energy for poultry (AME) of 55 soybean meal (SBM) samples were evaluated from the United States (US; n = 16), Argentina (ARG; n = 16), Brazil (BRA; n = 10), and India (IND; n = 13). Samples were collected from commercial mills in Southeast Asia, and they were compared using laboratory analyses and animal studies.
There were significant (P < 0.05 to 0.001) differences due to origin in crude protein (CP), fat, ash, fiber and non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) contents of SBM. The average CP content of US, ARG, BRA, and IND samples was determined to be 47.3, 46.9, 48.2 and 46.4 percent (as-fed basis), respectively. Compared with SBM from other origins, crude fiber and NSP contents were lower (P < 0.05) and sucrose content was higher (P < 0.05) in the US samples. The IND samples had the highest (P < 0.05) contents of fiber, ash and NSP, and lowest (P < 0.05) contents of fat and sucrose. Differences (P < 0.0001) were also observed due to country of origin for in vitro protein quality measures (urease index, KOH protein solubility, and trypsin inhibitor activity). Significant (P < 0.001) effects due to origin were ob-served for all minerals. Soybean meal from the US and IND had higher (P < 0.05) calcium contents (0.45 percent) compared with those from ARG and BRA (0.28–0.31%). Phosphorus and potassium contents were lowest (P < 0.05) in SBM from IND, and no differences (P > 0.05) were observed in SBM from other origins. Iron content was markedly high (928 mg/kg) in SBM from IND compared with those from other origins (103–134 mg/kg).
Major origin-related differences (P < 0.0001) were observed in the AME of SBM. The average AME content of US, ARG, BRA and IND samples was 2,375, 2,227, 2,317 and 2,000 kcal/kg (as-fed basis), respectively. Total AA contents of US, ARG, BRA, and IND samples were similar (P > 0.05) for 9 of the 17 amino acids. Major differences (P < 0.05 to P < 0.001) due to origin were determined for the digestibility of all AA. The IND samples had the lowest (P < 0.05) digestibility and no differences (P > 0.05) between samples from other 3 origins. However, the digestible CP content of US SBM was higher (P < 0.05) than those of ARG and IND, but similar (P > 0.05) to that from BRA. The digestible CP contents of SBM from the US, ARG, BRA, and IND were 40.0, 38.6, 39.8, and 36.7 percent, respectively. Digestible contents of indispensable AA, in general, followed the same trend as that of digestible CP.
In conclusion, the present evaluation showed that major differences in nutritive value do exist between SBM from different origins in terms of nutrient contents, AME, and digestible AA.