USAMA AFTAB presents Asian studies that reduced nutrient density diets may offer significant cost savings, and that feed efficiency corrected for body weight is a useful predictor of nutrient density of diets and could be used with different ingredients and prices to predict economic optimum nutrient density.
TONY EDWARDS gives an overview of nutritional value of wheat, barley and sorghum, as alternatives to corn and soybean meal, and how to formulate layer diets to accommodate the nutritional differences of these alternative cereals. He concludes that wheat and sorghum can be used to completely replace corn. Barley has the potential to partially replace corn.
Amid rising farming costs and labor shortage, it is crucial for poultry producers to make breeder farms efficient and profitable. One way is by adopting an automatic laying nest system, ARIEF FACHRUDIN learns.