What are the ingredients of poultry feed
Poultry breeders spend a lot of time focusing on finding chicken feed ingredients that provide good nutrition for the flock. Modern farming methods have introduced the ability to enhance the nutritional properties of chicken ingredients with supplements and additives. This benefits both farmers and feed producers or producers. High quality feed additives can improve the overall economic benefits of feed for manufacturers and producers.
Some of the most common additives include pellet binders, moisture optimizers, and grain and feed conditioners. For farmers, the benefits of chicken feed additives are two-fold:
(1) longer shelf-life and preservation of feed
(2) enhanced nutrition that improves the value of poultry
Chicken Feed Ingredients
- The seven basic chicken feed ingredients
- Cereal grains
- Cereal byproducts
- Fats and oils
- Protein meals
- Miscellaneous raw ingredients, such as tubers and roots
- Minerals and vitamins
- Feed additives
Grains usually make up the largest portion of chicken feed. This is an economical and efficient component that helps meet the energy needs of chickens. Unfortunately, grains are very sensitive to mold, bacteria and decay. Improperly stored grains can contain...
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