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Investigation results of six months after the implementation of the policy of banning antibiotics in feed

2020-12-30

China's policy of banning the addition of antibiotics in feed has been implemented for half a year. In this half year, some people in the industry said that after the prohibition of adding antibiotics in feed, animal intestinal bacterial diseases increased, diarrhea increased, production performance was challenged, and at the same time, the processing cost per ton of feed also increased in varying degrees; while some people said that the prohibition of adding antibiotics in feed affected the production performance of animals Not big, farmers' complaints have not increased.


In the past six months, has the breeding industry adapted to the changes of feed? Based on this question, we designed three related questions and conducted a market survey, which collected feedback from 102 respondents across the country.


1. Which additives do you think have the best effect when antibiotics are no longer added to livestock and poultry diet?


Answer: Acidifiers (80%), essential oils (53%), probiotics (48%) and enzyme preparations (47%) are the four most recognized products in the current livestock and poultry diets.

Figure 1. Application effect of different additives in feed scheme



2. How many additives are used in your broiler diet additive program?


Answer: in broiler diet additive program, most of them use two or three kinds of additives.

Figure 2. Application of additive combination in broiler feed scheme


3. How many additives are used in your piglet diet?


Answer: 70% of the piglet feed additive programs use three and four additive combinations.

Figure 3. The use of additive combination in piglet feed scheme


In this survey, we can see the following core contents:


Clostridium perfringens is the most important intestinal bacterial disease in poultry, and pathogenic Escherichia coli is the most important intestinal bacterial disease in pigs. After the prohibition of adding antibiotics in feed, diarrhea of animals increases, production performance is affected, and complaints from farmers increase in varying degrees.


Acidifier, plant essential oil, probiotics and enzyme preparation are the most recognized four additives; 2-3 additives are generally selected for reasonable combination in broiler feed scheme, while 3-4 additives are generally selected in pig feed scheme.


Most feed companies will refer to the scheme provided by the supplier to optimize the feed scheme, which is suitable for their own enterprises. At the same time, they will make appropriate adjustments according to the specific situation.