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BROAD REVIEW OF RESEARCH
expected, the usual suspects (additives) were tested again
and again, but at least this time, one pleasant surprise
was that scientists finally grasped what the industry has
long been practicing: the combined use of several additives to complement each other. Lamentably, this combination increases feed cost, but remains the only real
solution as no single additive can replace antibiotics for
any purpose. It is good to see research on combinations,
and although mostly positive results were shown, it is
still in the right direction for future research.

Sustainability
There was a whole section on sustainability, but I must
declare this was the most confusing segment of the whole
event. Everyone has a different notion of what sustainability means, and everyone wants to be on the "right"
side of sustainability - even though there is no right or
wrong definition of the term. Again, additives dominated
this section, but it was an interesting exercise in how
consumerism, politics and marketing affect research. In my
view, sustainability was interpreted as improved efficiency
through animal performance, which is a very narrow,
although highly commercial, definition of the term. Perhaps
it will be during the next ESPN where sustainability will
encompass the challenges proposed by modern politicians,
such as those who advocate the breakup of mega-farms,
or even the end of factory farming; that is, after someone
explains to us what factory farming really means.

Overview
The 2019 ESPN was an interesting event that, despite
being lopsided, was not disappointing. Perhaps it was
too commercial for some or not innovative enough for
others, but research requires funding, and having followed
research for 30 years, I can say that a mix of public and
private funding may be what is required to represent the
real interests of all parties involved. ■
Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., is an animal nutrition
industry consultant. To contact Mavromichalis, email
imavromichalis@icloud.com.

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Egg Industry - November 2019
Are cage-free egg sales hitting a ceiling?
How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered
Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
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