Technical articles and interviews
Counteracting heat stress in poultry production
Perhaps you are a real ‘sun worshipper’, loving temperatures around 35 degrees and beyond? Lucky you, but this is not the case with broilers, as too high temperatures in the barn lead to heat stress. It often results in high performance losses, due to reduced feed intake and oxidative stress. Find out, how plant extracts can support your animals to…
Hens are what they eat: optimising nutrition using phytogenics
With a growing global population comes increased protein demand. Whilst companies look at alternative protein sources to take mainstream and appeal to consumers, traditional protein sources are still predicted to grow to meet the requirements of the burgeoning population. What role do phytogenics play in the production of safe and sustainable…
Beat the heat in poultry production
Modern broiler breeds have a continuously increasing growth rate and feed efficiency, which coincides with a reduced heat tolerance. In order to avoid heat-related performance losses, it is advisable to apply some nutritional practices, such as the addition of phytogenic feed additives to alleviate the negative consequences of heat stress.
Phytogenics: combinations and synergies in poultry feed
Phytogenic feed additives represent an important class of natural feed additives used as natural enhancers of livestock performance and feed utilization. Read about the broad utilization of phytogenics in animal feed and the different beneficial effects in poultry nutrition.
Heat stress management in poultry
In the summer months, outside temperatures quickly reach highs of over 35°C – this means it can get hot in the poultry house. Modern broiler breeds have a continuously increasing growth rate and feed efficiency, which coincides with a reduced heat tolerance. Housing broilers at high ambient temperatures adversely affects performance, intestinal…