Fermentation Technologies for the Production of High-Quality Feed

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Fermentation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 784

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Animal Nutrition Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China
Interests: animals; ruminant nutrition and feed science

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Dear Colleagues,

Fermentation has long been recognized as a valuable process for enhancing the nutritional quality and digestibility of feed ingredients. Fermented feed research focuses on enhancing animal feed quality and nutrition through fermentation. This involves using beneficial microorganisms to break down complex compounds into simpler forms, improving nutrient availability and digestion. Through fermentation techniques, such as solid-state or liquid fermentation, microorganism growth is optimized, resulting in several benefits. These include increased levels of enzymes and vitamins, decreased presence of anti-nutritional factors, and improved gut health. Additionally, alternative feed resources like by-products or food waste are explored to create highly nutritious feed.

The Special Issue aims to collect research and review papers related to the advancements and applications of fermentation technologies in the production of feed for animals.

Dr. Jianxin Xiao
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fermentation process
  • fermented feed
  • feed additives
  • feed resources
  • animal health
  • animal growth
  • nutritional value
  • feed preservation
  • microorganisms

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Exploring Sustainable Aquafeed Alternatives with a Specific Focus on the Ensilaging Technology of Fish Waste
by Anastasiia Maksimenko, Leonid Belyi, Anna Podvolotskaya, Oksana Son and Liudmila Tekutyeva
Fermentation 2024, 10(5), 258; https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation10050258 - 15 May 2024
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The global increase in population has placed significant pressure on food security, leading to the emergence of aquaculture as a vital source of aquatic foods. However, rising costs and limited fish meal availability in aquafeeds have driven the search for alternative protein sources. [...] Read more.
The global increase in population has placed significant pressure on food security, leading to the emergence of aquaculture as a vital source of aquatic foods. However, rising costs and limited fish meal availability in aquafeeds have driven the search for alternative protein sources. While plant-based ingredients have been integrated into commercial aquafeeds, they come with challenges such as low protein content, palatability issues, and the presence of antinutritional factors. In this context, fish silage, made from fish waste and discarded fish, stands out as a promising alternative technology due to its cost-effectiveness and sustainability attributes. The production of fish silage involves the addition of organic/inorganic acids or lactic acid bacteria to homogenized fish waste, yielding a valuable mixture rich in peptides and free amino acids, offering significant nutritional benefits for animal diets. This review aims to promote sustainable practices in the aquaculture industry by analyzing research results related to ensiling technology, appraising the advantages and disadvantages of using fish silage as a feed ingredient, and focusing on emerging trends in this field. Full article
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