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Industry News & Trends / Egg Production
on February 28, 2022

Carbohydrates may improve egg production, sustainability

Alltech, an animal health and nutrition company, examined the impact of a mannan oligosaccharide product on laying hen performance and the associated carbon footprint.

Improvements in daily egg production, feed efficiency rates, egg mass, shell thickness, mortality rates and gut health can be achieved by supplementing layer hen diets with mannan oligosaccharides (MOS), according to a meta-analysis performed by Alltech scientists. 

MOS binds gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, which can help balance the gut

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