Feed Conversion Ratio optimized for farmer profit

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The farmers’ cost for animal feed is one of the main expenditures consisting of 60-70% of the overall producer costs. These producer costs are...

Challenges in longer laying cycle. Stabilizing egg quality

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In the past 50 years, selection, initially at the breed level and then using quantitative genetics coupled with a sophisticated breeding pyramid, has resulted...

Use of commercial premixes with low levels of organic trace minerals on egg production...

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Common industry practice is to supply trace minerals well above published recommendations. An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of two commercial premixes...

Broiler management and feed formulation approaches in hot environments

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High temperatures can be an obstacle in livestock production particularly in tropical regions. Broilers are more susceptible to high ambient temperatures because they lack...

Low protein diets in broilers

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Some recent research at the Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Poultry Research Farm has been focused on low protein diets in broilers. Many nutritionists rely...

Comparison of wheat and maize-based diets on growth performance and meat quality of broiler...

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Maize and wheat are a major source of energy in broiler diets. Generally, wheat-based diets are offered to broiler chickens in Europe, Australia and...

Effects of dietary insoluble and soluble non-starch polysaccharides on performance and ileal and excreta...

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This study examined the effect of dietary insoluble and soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in common broiler diets on performance and ileal and excreta moisture...

Using sunflower meal in broilers with the addition of a carbohydrase complex

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Sunflower seeds are extensively grown for oil production for human consumption. Therefore, a great amount of sunflower meal becomes available for use in feed...

Effects of low protein and balanced amino acid levels on birds under subclinic NE

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One benefit of low protein (LP) diets is improving gut health in a future of antibiotic-growth promoter free diets. Drew et al., (2004) found an...

Effect of multi-xylanase system on growth performance and gut health in broilers

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Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), particularly arabinoxylans (AX), with complex biochemical structures are one of the main causative factors for impaired growth performance and poor gut...

Expanding feed milling capacity and quality at New Rosendale’s

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At a time when the North American feed industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation driven by new rules, heightened market expectations and ground-breaking technology...

Effect of arginine and lysine on broiler chickens

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Arginine is an essential amino acid for poultry and plays crucial roles in different biological pathways. Recent findings highlighted that the recommended levels of...

Early introduction of whole-grain diets to broiler chickens

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The main problem with introducing whole-grain diets (WGD) to newly hatched chicks is the kernel size  and this has led to such diets being...

Intestinal barrier function – A case to be studied in reduced protein diets

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Maintaining intestinal health and growth remains a concern as demands increase to limit the use of antibiotics in poultry production. There is also an...

Broiler breeders, a research on alternative feeding programs and photostimulation periods

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers...

Organic acids as feed additives: pros and cons

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Organic acid salts are often included as feed additives in livestock nutrition as feed preservatives but also as growth promoters, intestinal microbiota enhancers, and...

Performance, immunity and blood biochemical parameters of broiler chickens fed diets containing Kappaphycus alvarezii

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Kappaphycus alvarezii (KPA) can be incorporated at 1.50% in diets for improved performance, immuno-responsiveness and blood biochemical parameters in broiler chickens. Introduction Kappaphycus alvarezii (KPA) is...

Nutritional implications of antibiotic free rearing of broilers

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The gradual reduction in the use of AGP coincided with an increase in the therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm level. Especially in broiler...

Hybrid Feed – New approach in layer hen feed at start of production

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The actual genetic improvements in layer hens are providing the market with a layer hen producing saleable size eggs quicker than before and extending...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Black soldier fly larvae in meat chicken diets modifies the fatty acid profile in...

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Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae are a promising alternative feed ingredient for monogastrics,includingpoultry.However,theimpactoffeedingBSFlarvaeinbroilerdietson the fatty acid profile of the breast chicken meat remains unknown.  This...

Reducing undigested protein available at the intestinal wall on broilers

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An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing an inherently thermo stable protease in broilers fed diets based on single raw materials,...

Site and extent of digestion on poultry production

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In poultry formulation and production of feed has evolved extensively in the last century with the identification of required nutrients, and subsequent and continuing...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Water quality guidelines for turkeys

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Turkeys typically consume twice as much water as feed, so it is important to provide a clean, healthy water supply. Water not only serves...

NSP enzymes, gut microbiota and fermentation products

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Arabinoxylans account for 50-70% of the NSP feed enzymes present in cereal grains and make up the majority of cell wall NSP in corn,...

Fatty acids in ABF poultry production: a nutritionist’s perspective

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The beneficial role of short-chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids on gut health and reducing pathogen colonization has been well documented over...

In vivo digestion of GM proteins in laying hens

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Despite all of the positive effects of modern technologies to improve corn and soybean yields, the consumer often has a different perception of the...

Low protein diets supplemented with glycine, glutamine or arginine for broilers

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A previous study highlighted differences between a low protein (LP) diet and a higher concentration of amino acids (AA) for intestinal permeability and performance...

Laying hen nutrition for optimizing egg production and quality

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Hen nutrition is important; during the initial period of pullet rearing (<45 days of age), small particle size obtained by grinding of main cereals...

Protein digestive dynamics influence growth performance of broiler chickens

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Three apical diets were formulated to stimulate different protein digestion rates dependent on the major constituents: standard (soybean meal), rapid (whey protein) and very...

The value of digestibility coefficients and protein

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At all times and for all human cultures animal protein took an important part of nutrient supply and has been always of a high...

Replacing soy in broiler diets. Effect on performance, carcass yield and cost of production

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The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of replacing soybean meal (SBM) in broiler diets on performance, carcass quality and...

Lowering dietary calcium and available phosphorus in broilers

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The aim of this trial was to investigate the effect of lowering dietary calcium (Ca) and available phosphorus (av.P) during Starter (0 to 10d),...

Rise of Yeast Bioactives expands the toolbox for livestock operators

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Canadian Bio-Systems receives Veterinary Health Products approval for Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, a yeast bioactive technology. An innovative new category of science-powered yeast technology, with dynamic potential to...

Inclusion of black soldier fly larvae in a meat chicken diet has minor effect...

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The caecal microbiota composition of commercial broilers is essential to the poultry industry as it can affect the broiler’s health and performance.  Bioactive components of...

The relationship between feed particle size, gizzard development and broiler performance

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Anatomy of the stomach The stomach of the chicken consists of two chambers, the proventriculus or glandular stomach and the gizzard or muscular stomach. The proventriculus...

The bioavailability of zinc in poultry: what does literature say?

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Zinc bioavailability: zinc is an essential trace element for all the animals, including broilers. In case of deficiency, alteration of growth performance and distortion...

Immediate post-hatch nutritional restriction in broilers

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The effect on broiler muscle development and occurence of intramuscular fat. Neonatal nutrition and immediate post hatch nutritional restriction represent an important facet of broiler...

IFIF: Better nutrition for improved animal health

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The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) underlined its commitment to supporting efforts by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to strengthen animal health...

A dose response of a heat stable phytase on broiler performance and nutrient digestibility

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Phytases have been heavily researched for decades and been used commercially since the early 1990s. Phytase from microbial origin is therefore added to monogastric...

Effectiveness of a double choice test to assess dietary taste preferences in broilers

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Investigations into the taste system of broilers can help to improve poultry feeding strategies. However, a comprehensive study on dietary taste preferences for broilers...

Ideal amino acids and chicken gut disturbance

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There is considerable interest in the development of low protein diets with supplemental amino acids for broiler chickens due to economic, environmental and bird welfare advantages....

NRGene to offer the first broad soy diversity & haplotype database

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All-by-all full genome comparison of 30+ varieties to rapidly improve nutrition and hardiness and reduce resource requirements NRGene, the leading genomic big data company, has...

Potential to produce poultry feed from food wastes

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The annual food waste in Australia is estimated at 7.5 million tonnes with the majority disposed of in landfills. This not only causes significant economic loss...

Natural antioxidants in poultry production

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From vitamins to vitagenes - First part In general, there are four major types of stress in poultry production: technological, environmental, nutritional and internal stresses....

Training the animal microbiome to degrade fibre with NSPase

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A new perspective on the mode of action of fibre-degrading enzymes NSPase. Increased understanding of NSPase mode of action is presenting a new perspective on...

A cost-effective solution to partially replace vitamin E

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Oxidative imbalance can reduce animal productivity. If severe, it can lead to inflammation, reduced immune function and increased susceptibility to disease. Livestock producers typically...

Corn milling efficiency and particle size effects on pullet growth performance

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Corn is usually ground locally at the feed mill, while soybean meal is pre-processed and feed mills have little control over its particle size...

Evaluating phosphorous equivalency of phytases

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The use of exogenous enzymes in non-ruminant nutrition is a valuable tool to increase digestibility and therefore spare the inclusion of expensive nutrients whilst...

Broiler nutrition, future efficiency

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Talking about broiler nutrition, we all want the best possible return while investing as little as possible: efficiency is the keyword to success and...

In Vitro evaluation of xylo-oligosaccharide production from different batches of wheat with and without...

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Supplementing poultry diets with xylanase partially depolymerizes the xylans present in the dietary cereals, reducing the number of sugars in the molecular chains. The...

Path to the 100 week age layers in cage free systems

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Egg producers are always looking for ways to improve layer hen’s efficiency as, nowadays, the genetic potential of layers is targeting an extended age...

Using a multi-protease enzyme in poultry diets to improve broilers performance

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The present study investigates the effect of protease on the productivity of broilers under reduced crude protein (CP) and amino acid (AA) diet conditions....

Comparative sustainability of differing dietary amino acids and energy regimes for individual laying hens...

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Poultry production has been identified as an efficient source of terrestrial, farmed animal protein. However, in tandem with all food production, sustainability into the...

EU Compound feed production in 2021 – Market Outlook 2022

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Industrial compound feed production in the EU remained stable in 2021. Looking forward, the spread of animal diseases and the continuing global grain market...

Research examines different dietary treatments for woody breast

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers examined different...

Energy utilization in broilers fed a sorghum-based diets supplemented with phytase and carbohydrases

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This study was conducted to evaluate the endogenous enzyme activities and energy utilization of broilers fed sorghum-based diets supplemented with phytase and carbohydrases Broilers were...

Feeding management of broiler breeders

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Modern strains of fast-growing broilers have been selected for fast growth, feed efficiency and high feed intake, and broilers are processed once they achieve...

Modification of the chicken intestinal epithelial physical barrier in poultry by dietary factors

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The intestinal epithelial physical barrier is the most critical element of maintaining an intact intestinal barrier and made up of a layer of columnar...

Crude soybean lecithin and vegetable acid oil as energy sources for broiler chickens

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Lecithin and acid oil, as co-products from vegetable oil refining process, are economic alternatives to conventional fat sources and may represent an efficient energy...

Short chain fatty acids and poultry gut health

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Due to customer demands, producers have been asked to change the way they grow production animals, specifically through the removal of antibiotics. With this...

Keel bone integrity in layers – Observations, nutritional remedies, and myth-busting

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The issue of keel bone deformities and abnormalities is different depending on various housing systems for the birds. Keel fractures have received a lot...

Impact of grain type on performance in broilers under Necrotic Enteritis challenge

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of grain type on performance and gut microbiota composition in broiler chickens under a...

On free amino acids – Their role in starch and protein digestive dynamics

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The quantity of glucose and amino acids absorbed from the small intestine is a function of dietary concentrations, feed intakes and digestibility coefficients. Moreover,...

NIRS study on nutritional profiles of 100 soybean meal samples from USA and Brazil

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This paper compares the nutrient profile of soybean meal (SBM) samples from the USA and Brazil. Proximate analysis, total amino acids, standardized ileal digestibility...

Dietary approaches to control Necrotic Enteritis in broilers

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Necrotic Enteritis (NE) occurs in broilers due to an overabundance of C. perfringens and is usually associated with predisposing factors which include coccidial challenge,...

Feeding broilers of the future

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The only way to maintain production is to improve the understanding of precision nutrition so that producers can feed broilers with low or no...

Precision feeding of broiler breeders

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Precision livestock feeding relies on real-time sensor feedback from individual birds to decide whether or not to allocate feed, according to the needs of...

Nutritional additive strengthens bones in layer hens

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Bone quality in egg-laying hens benefits from a common feed supplement as well as from traits that help their skeletons store calcium, research shows....

Effects of yeast and its derivatives on meat yield

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The present experiment was designed to determine the effects of yeast and its derivatives on meat yield and hematological indices of broiler chickens challenged...

Can xylanase inhibitors affect the efficacy of xylanases in poultry diets?

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Xylanase inhibitors are reported to be widely present in cereals, and can influence the assay of supplemental xylanases in feeds. In the present study, a...

Probiotics as an alternative to antibiotics for treating lameness in broilers

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The pathogenesis leading to a form of lameness known as bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) appears to be initiated by mechanical microfracturing of susceptible...

Evaluation of anti-inflammatory capacities of bacillus-based probiotics using an in vitro intestinal cell model

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With the evolution of genetic potential of modern broilers, transforming the large feed intake into protein deposition is a real challenge for the digestive...

New applications such as superdosing of phytase to maximize phytate destruction to improve performance...

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It is well documented that phytase supplementation in broiler diets improves P and Ca utilization through the destruction of phytate (IP6) and thereby allows...

The future of probiotics

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., in...

Dietary energy, digestible lysine and available phosphorus levels influence growth performance and carcass traits...

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Energy (E) and amino acids (AA) are two of the most expensive components in broiler diets. There is no general consensus regarding the interaction...

A rationale for elevated free threonine plasma concentrations in chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets

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Pronounced elevations in free threonine plasma concentrations have been consistently observed pursuant to crude protein reductions in broiler diets. However, the magnitude of these...

Dietary starch influences performance of broiler chickens offered low-protein diets

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This study suggests that there is interference between the digestion of starch and protein and/or absorption of glucose and amino acids. Paradoxically, the low-protein...

Effects of beta glucans in poultry health and nutrition

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Immune modulators such as beta glucans have today a major role in poultry production. The poultry production industry has seen astonishing improvements over the past...

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