The role of bifidobacteria in the production of fermented feed
The production of meat is one of the important economic industries in our country, and the country has stricter and stricter standards for the quality of meat, and the country is about to ban the addition of antibiotics in animal feed, no doubt to improve the quality of meat and make the Human health is guaranteed. As a result, the composition of fermented feeds will vary greatly, and research into new feed formulations has become increasingly important. Farmers often encounter many thorny problems when raising pigs, cattle and sheep and other animals, such as animals not eating feed, constipation caused by indigestion, poor immunity and easy disease, etc., which seriously restrict the development of the breeding industry. So how to solve these problems? The selection of bifidobacteria in the production of biological fermentation feed can solve these problems. Let us understand how bifidobacteria solve these problems.
The properties of bifidobacteria
Most of the cells are rod-shaped, some are bifurcated, do not form spores, and belong to Gram-positive bacteria and obligate anaerobic bacteria. Its colonies are small in round shape, smooth in surface, complete in edge, creamy yellow to white in color, widely present in the digestive tract of humans and animals, including oral cavity, stomach, etc., and decrease with age. And bifidobacteria are one of the important components of human and animal intestinal flora. Certain bifidobacteria can be used as probiotics in food, medicine and feed.
2. So what is the role of bifidobacteria in feeding animals?
Bifidobacterium is an important intestinal beneficial microorganism. As a physiological beneficial bacteria, Bifidobacterium can protect animals from diseases, produce vitamins and other nutrients, improve disease resistance and immunity, and improve animal health. Gastrointestinal tract function and other important physiological functions make farmed animals grow faster and healthier, and the quality of meat is naturally improved, and there is no need to add antibiotics, which indirectly ensures the health of human beings. Therefore, adding bifidobacteria to animal feed can effectively solve some problems in breeding, such as straw fermentation, soybean meal fermentation, protein mulberry fermentation, etc., which can be processed into desired fermented feed , which can cooperate with other strains to play together It makes the taste of the feed more suitable for animals to eat, the use is more extensive, and the benefits are obtained at a low cost. Why not do it?
Next, let's take a deeper look at how bifidobacteria work and what is the principle of action?
In the natural environment, we humans are like animals, and various microorganisms in the gut form a relatively balanced micro-ecology, so that the animal's gut can play a normal function. If an animal takes antibiotics or is infected by a disease, has insufficient resistance, etc., it will cause the microorganisms in its intestinal tract to be out of balance, making the bad bacteria dominate, making the animal sick or in a sub-healthy state, and seriously affecting the breeding animals. growth quality. Bifidobacterium can inhibit the growth and reproduction of harmful bacteria in the animal intestine, resist the infection of bacteria, and the organic acid produced can promote the peristalsis of the digestive tract, enhance the digestive ability, purify the intestine, promote defecation, and reduce the stench of feces. It can also produce a variety of vitamins and promote the absorption of nutrients; it can stimulate the immune system, improve the resistance of farmed animals, and make them less susceptible to diseases. Simply put, solving the gastrointestinal digestion problem of farmed animals is equivalent to solving a major problem in the breeding process.
What are the types of bifidobacteria?
The state has clearly stipulated that the types of bifidobacteria that are allowed to be added to the feed include Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium adolescentis, Bifidobacterium animalis and Bifidobacterium infantis. Most of them can treat diarrhea, constipation and other problems in animals, improve immunity, and regulate gastrointestinal balance. Bifidobacterium breve can also be used to make yogurt, which can quickly coagulate milk and ferment Bifidobacterium yogurt with unique taste.