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Broilers & Layers / Poultry Nutrition / Hens / Egg Production / Animal Feed Additives
on October 4, 2016

Deciding on calcium level, source, form in layer feeds

Calcium is a sensitive nutrient in layer feeds requiring careful design during formulation and ingredient selection.

Calcium in layer feed is a popular topic among nutritionists and producers. Whereas for other animals calcium is just another nutrient specification that needs to be monitored during feed formulation, this is not the case for layers. Here, an undersupply or oversupply causes problems that affect productivity, bird health and…

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