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Kristjan Bregendahl

Kristjan Bregendahl, Ph.D., is from Iowa State University. A nutritionist, and director of technicalsService at Hy-Line International, US, assistant professor of poultry nurition in the IS Department of Animal Science, 201 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011-3150, USA. Phone: 515/294-5132. Fax: 515/294-1399.

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The correct nutrition of laying hens

The proper nutrition of laying hens is essential to ensure birds, and the business, are at peak performance.
Correct nutrition plays a major role in attaining the modern laying hens’ genetic potential for egg production and egg quality. Furthermore, the cost of feed accounts for some 65 to 75% of the cost of producing an egg. Therefore, the nutrition program is critical in determining the overall profitability and success of the egg-production business.
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Nutritional strategies to lower ammonia emissions from laying hens

Ammonia emission can be drastically reduced through the prudent use of dietary additives, choice of feed ingredients, and careful formulation of the diet to minimize nutrient excesses.
Ammonia emission can be drastically reduced through the prudent use of dietary additives, choice of feed ingredients, and careful formulation of the diet to minimize nutrient excesses.
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