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on January 29, 2018

Fish meal in poultry diets: to use, or not to use?

Once a staple ingredient in poultry diets, today it is considered either an expensive luxury or an unavoidable necessity, but where does the truth lie?

Once upon a time, good quality fish meal was US$500 per imperial ton, or thereabouts, and everyone was using it. Poultry diets invariably contained 5 percent fish meal, with early broiler feeds and layer diets having as much as 10 percent. What prevented most nutritionists from using even more fish

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