Poultry Technical Library

Low protein diets as a solution for increasing feed costs

AMIR GHANE reports a trial that shows the use of full matrix values (mineral, energy and amino acid levels) of combined enzymes (phytase + XAP) is an effective combination, allowing for lower crude protein (and amino acids) and apparent metabolizable energy, reducing feed costs.

Amino acids were not all created equal – Part 2

PETER SELLE, SHEMIL MACELLINE, SHIVA GREENHALGH, PETER CHRYSTAL and SONIA YUN LIU examine that the lack of bioequivalence between non-bound and protein-bound amino acids is a real obstacle to the development and adoption of reduced-crude protein diets that have the potential to promote sustainable chicken-meat production.

Food waste diets are effective for laying hens

Food waste sources are cheap and can be very nutritionally valuable feed stuffs. THI HIEP DAO, NISHCHAL SHARMA, BOB SWICK, NORM BOYLE and AMY MOSS demonstrate that food waste sources are a valuable feed ingredient for laying hens, and diets may be based completely on food waste.

Amino acids were not all created equal – Part 1

PETER SELLE, SHEMIL MACELLINE, SHIVA GREENHALGH, PETER CHRYSTAL and SONIA YUN LIU examine that the lack of bioequivalence between non-bound and protein-bound amino acids is a real obstacle to the development and adoption of reduced-crude protein diets that have the potential to promote sustainable chicken-meat production.

Four reasons mycotoxins are underestimated in poultry production

Many poultry producers underestimate the potential impacts of mycotoxins on their flocks. From sampling errors, to emerging mycotoxins, to subclinical effects, SANDER JANSSEN discusses some reasons that flocks might be at greater risk than you think.

Managing broiler breeders to prevent and mitigate heat stress

PAUL WELTEN considers how preventing heat stress and practices to mitigate its effects in breeders will benefit producers by improving production performance and make flock management easier.

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