Can we feed our broiler chickens more efficiently?

broiler chickens

The global population is growing rapidly, and it is estimated that feeding the nine billion people expected by 2050 will require a 70% increase in feed production. In order to achieve this, we need to find ways to optimise the process of growth and production. In broiler chickens, the utilisation of dietary protein has historically…

Maize hardness matters

Introduction A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition by Singh and Ravindran (2019) investigated the influence of the inclusion of whole maize differing in endosperm hardness on performance, nutrient utilisation, and digestive tract development of broiler chickens. Whole grain inclusion in poultry diets is common practice all over the world. This…

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