Chemuniqué launches innovative maize quality analysis service

Maize contributes more than 50% of the apparent metabolisable energy (AME), corrected to zero-nitrogen retention (AMEN), in poultry diets and accurate predictions are essential to improving feed cost and performance. Our new, innovative maize quality analysis service will assist you in understanding the maize quality from the new harvest season. The models we use to…

Excreting the most out of your broiler production system

As poultry production begins to sore, we must act before the excreta hits the fan! It is without question that the poultry industry is indispensable when it comes to providing the world with an affordable source of quality protein. According to Poultry Trends, global poultry meat production reached approximately 125 million metric tons in 2018….

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…

The rocky relationship between limestone solubility and phytase efficacy

poultry

It is well known that limestone is used as a major source of inorganic calcium (Ca) in commercial poultry diets, as well as microbial phytase to improve phosphorus (P) and Ca utilisation, and to reduce P excretion into the environment.  The efficacy of commercial microbial phytase to degrade phytate (myo-inositol hexakisphosphate, or IP6) in the…

Health is wealth: The microbiome and nutrition

baby chicks

In the first article in this series, we discussed the increasing demand for poultry meat due to both population growth and an increase in per capita consumption, and its related effect on the incidence of production diseases in poultry production systems. Last month, we investigated the interactions between the poultry gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and the…

Health is wealth: The GIT and immunity

poultry GIT

Last month, we discussed the increasing demand for poultry meat due to both population growth and an increase in per capita consumption, and its related effect on the incidence of production diseases in poultry production systems. One important factor in identifying cost-effective solutions to these production diseases is understanding the interactions between the poultry gastrointestinal…

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