Making the most of phytase

phytase

Chemuniqué’s enzyme partner, DuPont Animal Nutrition, recently released a new white paper on the effective use of phytase matrix values in feed formulations and the significant positive impact it has on improving performance, reducing feed costs, and boosting production efficiencies. They examine the latest research to further explore the use of full matrix values with…

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…

The best student nutrition poster

Congratulations to poultry intern, Kyle Venter, from the team at Chemuniqué! The AFMA Technical Committee has selected his nutrition poster, entitled: “The in vitro analysis of acid-binding capacity of South African feed ingredients for broiler chickens and possible effects on performance”, as the best Student Nutrition Poster for 2019. Recognising excellence in animal nutrition The…

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…

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…