Greater metabolic heat production; the heat is on!

Greater metabolic heat production, the heat is on!

Modern, fast-growing broiler chickens have been genetically selected for a rapid growth rate and improved muscle tissue deposition, which leads to greater metabolic heat production. This, in turn, makes them more susceptible to high temperatures and humidity when compared to older, native breeds. Besides their high metabolic heat production, broilers also have abundant feathers and…

Maintaining gut health: Healthy from the inside out

Improving feed efficiency

Producers participating in the modern poultry industry have become more focused on improving feed efficiency, consequently increasing the growth rate of broilers. However, the removal of antibiotic growth promoters remains a pressure point in many parts of the world. The improvement in broiler performance is greatly influenced by the gastrointestinal environment. Factors affecting gut health…

Poultry scientists in action at the PSA Annual Meeting

PSA Annual Meeting

At Chemuniqué, we are proud to use global knowledge, strengthened by local research and expertise, to produce feed for food for the future. Catch our team in action at this year’s Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada. Both Dr Peter Plumstead and Micaela Sinclair-Black will present at the Symposium: Recent Advances in…

ESPN 2019: From research to practice

The 22nd European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), held from 10 to 13 June in Gdańsk, Poland, proved again that it is the premier poultry nutrition meeting with excellent speakers and contributions from delegates. The first plenary session dealt with European concerns regarding protein sources for the poultry industry. “Although this may not seem to…

Mineraalvoeding vir sterker eierdoppe

poultry nutrition influences eggshell quality

ot 90% van die eiers wat afgegradeer word en nie heel as vars eiers verkoop kan word nie, is eiers wat gekraak is. Daarom speel eierdopgehalte ’n noemenswaardige rol in die ekonomie van ’n lêhoenderplaas. Henne se ouderdom speel ’n groot rol in dopgehalte, aangesien die gehalte afneem namate die hen ouer word. Die eiers…

Investing in eggshell quality

Investing in eggshell quality

Eggshells that are cracked or broken account for between 80 and 90% of the eggs that are downgraded. This can be a problem, especially in older laying hens. Therefore, eggshell quality plays a key role in the economics of a layer farming operation. Eggs for the table egg market need to be strong enough to…