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CALCIUM: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD IN MEETING NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Ensuring animal feed formulas meet all nutritional requirements is particularly challenging for vital mineral elements such as calcium. Essential for bone development and a key player in several metabolic paths, calcium is often added to diets with large safety margins to avoid deficiencies. But if calcium deficit poses a threat to animal growth, high calcium […]Continue Reading
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POULTRY INDUSTRY AND CBN’S 300,000MT MAIZE INTERVENTION

Nigerian poultry industry has come under tremendous pressure over the last 15months as farmers suffered severe losses owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and escalating grain prices. The situation took a heavy toll on farmers as many shut down their poultry farms while others slaughtered malnourished chickens to deal with the surging cost of production owing […]Continue Reading
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EFFECT OF DEBEAKING ON LAYING HEN PERFORMANCE

Poultry farmers have concerns about the possibility of keeping non-debeaked laying hens without a loss of production performance. A Dutch study, which examined the behaviour of non-debeaked laying hens, shares these concerns. From 2018 onwards, it will be forbidden to debeak laying hens in the Netherlands. For poultry farmers affiliated to the German KAT association […]Continue Reading
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POULTRY EXPERT ON NUTRITIONAL TOOLS FOR ANTIBIOTIC REDUCTION

Functional ingredients’ specific effect on reducing antibiotic application on poultry farms has been discussed in this interview with a poultry expert, Mark Karimi. Profile:Mark Karimi is Agilia A/S poultry technical manager. He gained his first BSc degree in Agriculture and worked within this sector for 8 years before moving to the UK in 2000. Mark […]Continue Reading
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CASE STUDY: WATER FOCUS PAYS DIVIDENDS FOR FLOCK PERFORMANCE

Charlie Simpson rears 542,000 broilers each crop at Lower Heath Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, and introduced a comprehensive water treatment regime about 3 years ago. Challenges of borehole water “We use borehole water which I know isn’t the best in the world,” he says. “We have it tested every 6 months, and have an ultraviolet steriliser […]Continue Reading