Dietary fats are crucial for poultry diets, yet all fats are not equal. They offer high energy density and essential nutrients. The discussion covers differences in fat sources, factors affecting fat digestibility, synergism between sources, and the need for utilization of antioxidants and fat digestion supplements to lower feed costs.
The mixer test is crucial for assessing nutrient consistency in feed manufacturing, ensuring uniformity for optimal animal performance and safety. It evaluates the mixer’s performance in achieving even ingredient mixing within each batch.
This excerpt discusses the benefits of starting birds with a pellet-based diet, emphasizing the advantages of a complete and balanced nutrition, reduced wastage, and improved digestibility. It also highlights the importance of quality ingredients and proper setup for successful bird rearing, offering insights into the role of enzymes and the significance of a well-maintained environment.
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In our last article, we discussed the value of corn micron size for the growing pig relating to feed conversion improvement. In this period of high-priced corn, it is very important to monitor and manage grind quality targets both for average micron size and variability.
Optimizing corn particle size is one of those “must be’s” that easily fits into the category of “the basics”, but it is not top of mind every day and can easily get off track.
Amino acid nutrition for all species has evolved over the past several years into a very refined understanding of animal requirements as well as methods of measurement and diet formulation.
Since the early days of multisite swine production becoming a production model that with its implementation brought great improvement to pig production the fine tuning of specific production practices within the model have been under way.
Feed conversion is one of those production metrics that is many times used as the discussion and relative comparison point from one operation to the next or one group of pigs or birds to the next.
Nutrition and feeding practices for the lactating sow are always important to pay attention to but are critical to review and possibly adjust as we get into the heat of the summer months.