News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Eilir Jones

Dr. Eilir Jones is a commercial poultry nutritionist with Devenish Nutrition,


Feeding poultry in a cost-conscious environment: Nutritional solutions to spiraling feed prices

It is imperative to make better use of feed, and there are various strategies that can be employed to achieve this.
The main contributors to spiralling feed costs are numerous: increased demand for food due to continual exponential growth in world population, increased meat consumption, low world stocks of feed ingredients and reprioritization of land from food use to biofuel due to government energy security and climate policies. Adverse weather conditions also have a significant impact on crop yields, fuelling speculation in the commodity markets and further driving feed prices upwards.
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