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Poultry Nutrition & Formulation


We all can learn at International Poultry Scientific Forum

Talks about research on numerous poultry health and nutrition topics proved educational to those in attendance

The International Poultry Scientific Forum is a very worthwhile event, not only because it gives me a few story and blog leads, but it also puts me in touch with some new contacts, particularly with those in academia that we may not otherwise hear from very often.

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7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention

We must adjust our thinking on feeding hens housed in cage-free systems to allow for their increased movement, social interaction and exposure to environmental hazards.
Cage free does not necessarily mean free-range layers. Hens are still kept in-house on floors with bedding material or in open aviaries (multi-storied cages with open access).
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Positive atmosphere flourishes at EuroTier 2022

Weather conditions at this year’s EuroTier were far from hospitable, just the opposite to atmosphere in the show halls.

With a focus on sustainability and welfare, the center of attention at this year’s EuroTier was firmly inside the show halls and not with the protestors at the showground entrance.

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VIDEO: Poultry diets can be more sustainable, remain profitable

In this WATT Poultry Chat, Dr. Leon Marchal, innovation director, Danisco Animal Nutrition & Health, explains how alternative ingredients can be successfully used to feed poultry without compromising performance.

Danisco’s Animal Nutrition & Health’s Dr. Leon Marchal looks at how, using alternative ingredients, poultry diets can be more sustainable without compromising profitability.

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How the poultry sector can better manage water resources

As demand for poultry meat rises, greater pressure will be put on water resources, but there are ways that chicken producers can use water more sparingly.

Demand for water in the poultry industry is set to rise, yet available water is coming under more pressure. There are, however, numerous ways producers can make better use of this valuable resource.

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Insect protein in poultry diets gaining momentum in EU

By 2030, one in 40 eggs consumed in the European Union, and one in 50 chicken meat servings, could come from insect-fed chickens, but challenges remain.

Inclusion of insect protein in poultry feed has been permitted in the European Union since 2021, but the protein becoming mainstream remains unclear.

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3 ways algae can improve egg quality

Algae in layer diets can have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens
The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.
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Poultry feed shortage addressed by Egyptian government

A widely shared video on social media appears to have caused the government and the national bank to come together to support Egypt’s struggling poultry sector.

In Egypt, the speaker of the House of Representatives is the latest high-level government representative to call for a solution to the current crisis affecting the nation’s poultry industry. 

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