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Correctly managing layer nutrition and weight is essential part of achieving correct egg size

A daily additional gram of protein intake increases average egg weight
A lot of people will reasonably connect egg size with hen age; older hens lay bigger eggs. This is true, but there are numerous other influencing factors. Egg production management practices can also impact the size of an egg, with body weight and nutrition having the greatest influence.
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Comparison of DL-Methionine and MHA-FA on nutritive value and potential pathogen inhibition activity

MHA-FA’s dependence upon low pH environments for absorption makes it an inferior choice as a methionine source.
Over the last couple of decades, resources have been utilized to determine the comparative nutritional efficacy of methionine hydroxy analogue free acid (MHA-FA) to its dry counterpart, DL-methionine (DL-Met). During this time, a multitude of research studies have evaluated sources of methionine and effectively raised DL-Met to be the “gold standard” source for its 100% availability.
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4 ways managing gut health and nutrition can reduce the incidence of dirty eggs

Probiotics can balance the gut environment excluding pathogens and bringing balance to the most important organ in the hen.
Management of nutrition and gut health is essential in achieving clean eggshells. Feed stuff selection in particular is vital. For instance, it is crucial producers are aware of any anti-nutritional factors, toxins or contaminants contained in feed that can lead to nutritional imbalances, intestinal diseases and reduced overall bird health.
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Feeding DDGS to layers - Six nutritional aspects to consider

The greatest challenge in using DDGS in poultry diets is to work with accurate nutrition matrices
Good-quality Distillers' Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) are high in energy and amino acid content and free of anti-nutritional factors such as mycotoxins and can support good egg production and egg quality. With inclusion rates of 3 to 5% for pullets and rates of up to 15% for layers, DDGS is widely recognized as an excellent feedstuff.
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Boosting egg production through optimized feeding

Ensuring an optimal function of the gastrointestinal system is vital to successful egg production. 
The key to successful nutrition in poultry is about more than offering nutrients to meet requirements for maximum performance. Effective nutrition embraces a range of issues including raw materials, feed additives and ideal bacterial ecology.
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Feed processing: Some like it hot!

Over-processing will have detrimental effects, which at first glance might not be obvious but will affect animal performance.
One of the core processes in compound feed production for feed mill operators is pelleting. As well as increasing bulk density it also stabilizes the mixture. This delivers a uniform particle size, which improves storage and handling properties and lowers transportation costs.
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Optimizing immunity: Experts share disease-management strategies

Producing robust broiler chicks has become more challenging with the surge in ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
Producing robust broiler chicks has become more challenging with the surge in ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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Poultry production, welfare tips for enhancing meat quality

Insights and strategies on improving meat quality to increase poultry performance and production profits. Sponsored by Cobb-Vantress.
Insights and strategies on improving meat quality to increase poultry performance and production profits. Sponsored by Cobb-Vantress.
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