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The animal feed and energy conservation properties of Avotan (Avoparcin)

Abstract

AVOTAN, avoparcin is a glycopeptide antibiotic manufactured by Cyanamid (UK) via the fermentation of a strain of Streptomyces candidus. The gross energy requirement of manufacturing avoparcin is calculated and compared with the gross energy savings of feed utilisation when used in animal feeding regimes for broiler chickens, pigs, beef cattle and dairy cows for milk production. Avoparcin improves farm animal production in terms of liveweight gains and feed conversion efficiency. So, by conserving animal feed it conserves the energy which would have been expended to produce that animal feed. The energy savings thus calculated range from one to two orders of magnitude on an energy ratio basis and so are very significant. The widespread use of avoparcin in world agriculture is therefore very beneficial in an energy conservation context. (Author)
Authors:
Lewis, C W; [1]  O`Beirne, P [2] 
  1. Strathclyde Univ., Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  2. Cyanamid (United Kingdom) Ltd. (United Kingdom). Animal Health Div.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1994
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
SCA: 320300; PA: GB-95:050725; EDB-95:063817; SN: 95001376625
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bioresource Technology; Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: 1994
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ANTIBIOTICS; ANIMAL FEEDS; MANUFACTURING; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
37600
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: BIRTEB; ISSN 0960-8524; TRN: GB9550725
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
pp. 259-263
Announcement Date:
May 11, 1995

Citation Formats

Lewis, C W, and O`Beirne, P. The animal feed and energy conservation properties of Avotan (Avoparcin). United Kingdom: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1016/0960-8524(94)90099-X.
Lewis, C W, & O`Beirne, P. The animal feed and energy conservation properties of Avotan (Avoparcin). United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0960-8524(94)90099-X.
Lewis, C W, and O`Beirne, P. 1994. "The animal feed and energy conservation properties of Avotan (Avoparcin)." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0960-8524(94)90099-X. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0960-8524(94)90099-X.
@misc{etde_37600,
title = {The animal feed and energy conservation properties of Avotan (Avoparcin)}
author = {Lewis, C W, and O`Beirne, P}
abstractNote = {AVOTAN, avoparcin is a glycopeptide antibiotic manufactured by Cyanamid (UK) via the fermentation of a strain of Streptomyces candidus. The gross energy requirement of manufacturing avoparcin is calculated and compared with the gross energy savings of feed utilisation when used in animal feeding regimes for broiler chickens, pigs, beef cattle and dairy cows for milk production. Avoparcin improves farm animal production in terms of liveweight gains and feed conversion efficiency. So, by conserving animal feed it conserves the energy which would have been expended to produce that animal feed. The energy savings thus calculated range from one to two orders of magnitude on an energy ratio basis and so are very significant. The widespread use of avoparcin in world agriculture is therefore very beneficial in an energy conservation context. (Author)}
doi = {10.1016/0960-8524(94)90099-X}
journal = {Bioresource Technology}
issue = {3}
volume = {50}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1994}
month = {Dec}
}