Adding fungal enzymes to dairy cow rations boosts milk output and quality

This 10-week study involved 48 Holstein cows at the Penn State Dairy Teaching and Research Center. Some were fed rations supplemented with an enzyme preparation extracted from a mixed fungal culture, and researchers then evaluated the cows’ lactational performance, metabolism and digestion. Credit: Penn State Supplementing the feed of dairy cattle with enzymes from two … Read more

Adding high-flavonoid corn to broiler chickens’ diet may cut intestinal disease

The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of flavonoids play a key role in the control of disease. The researchers suggest that high-flavonoid corn may serve as an effective alternative for improving health and performance in the absence of antimicrobials in chickens. Credit: Gino Lorenzoni/Penn State The inclusion of a high-flavonoid corn, developed by a Penn State … Read more