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IMPROVE BROILER FEED EFFICIENCY
matters would have been ideal. But,
in most cases, feed cost increases
slightly with each incremental step
towards a more dense feed. There is
a point where energy concentration
becomes prohibitive in terms of cost
per kilogram or pound body weight
gain: the final arbitrator of profitability. Luckily, a qualified nutritionist
can determine the optimal energy/
nutrient density for a given set of ingredients based on their prices.

Super pre-starters
There is an increasing amount of
evidence pointing toward the fact that
an early boost in life leads to a more
profitable broiler. This is a combination of increased health, improved
feed efficiency and faster growth rates.
As it happens, normal pre-starters are
no longer sufficient for the needs of
modern genetics. In fact, according
to Dr. Linares, who inspired me to
write this piece, nutrition lags behind

THERE IS AN INCREASING amount
of evidence pointing toward the fact
that an early boost in life leads to a
more profitable broiler.

in terms of advances compared to
genetics. A super pre-starter, thus, is
another tool to get better numbers, and
perhaps even better profitability.

Improving feed efficiency
Feed efficiency is measured the
wrong way, but as they say on Wall
Street: it is what it is. We can improve feed efficiency by using certain
(but not all of them together) additives, give broilers an early boost and
above all, something that is beyond
the scope of this article, written by a
nutritionist, is to ensure birds enjoy
maximal health. Thus, make your vet
your best friend long before you talk
to your nutritionist. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017

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Editor's Comments: Poultry’s fresh opportunity in local chicken, turkey
WATTAgNet news
US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency
Journey’s Steve Perry goes from turkey farm to rock hall
6 strategies to increase retail poultry sales in 2017
100TH YEAR SERIES: Future of poultry welfare: What producers should expect
Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
How to improve broiler feed effi ciency beyond genetics
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Cover1
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - TOC
WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Editor's Comments: Poultry’s fresh opportunity in local chicken, turkey
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - WATTAgNet news
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Journey’s Steve Perry goes from turkey farm to rock hall
WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - 6 strategies to increase retail poultry sales in 2017
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Future of poultry welfare: What producers should expect
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