In this month's digital edition of Feed Management, Ioannis Mavromichalis discusses how you can reduce dietary crude protein.

Although it's very common to feed excess protein in order to keep costs low, Mavromichalis indicates that this can actually increase costs due to decreased broiler productivity and health issues. He recommends three main ways that protein can be reduced:

1) Trim excess protein margins
Generous safety margins ignore the fact that profitability can and should be maximized not on a per-bird basis, but on a surface-basis. Read more...

2) Increase protein digestibility
You should ensure that protein sources are of the highest possible quality and avoid overheated or underheated protein sources. Read more...

3) Use more feed-grade amino acids
This is the most widely recognized -- and easily accomplished -- method to reduce excess feed protein without risking lower animal performance. Read more...

Learn more about reducing excess protein in this month's digital edition of Feed Management.