Sustained high copper could improve broiler feed conversion
The nutrient’s bacteriostatic properties slow bacteria growth in the gut, meaning more nutrients can be utilized by the bird for growth.
Broilers fed levels of copper above the nutritional requirement throughout their lifecycle grew more efficiently, reports a recently published study in Applied Poultry Research.
“Feeding copper above the requirement is pretty ubiquitous. From our internal numbers, 95% of broilers in the U.S. are fed copper above the requirement for growth…