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Opinions differ on the ability of
a diet fed only for a few days to
improve growth throughout the
broiler lifecycle. danchooalex | iStockPhoto
and amino acid specifications.
"It is important to provide
the neonatal chick with optimal
nutrients in the right ratio and
the right feed form," said Albert
Dijkslag, ForFarmers innovation
manager and poultry nutritionist.
"Ingredients should be highly pal-
atable as well as easily digestible.
You need to stimulate the metabolism from the beginning and, as
well as gut health, it is essential to
focus on skeletal development."
What are their aims?
■ Promoting gut development
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"Correct doses of phytase, protease and carbohydrase enzymes all
play a role in optimizing digestion
and the gut environment at this
time," said Adam Smith, DSM
market development manager, feed
enzymes EMEA. "This will help to
overcome the fact that digestibility
of ingredients is lower and that endogenous enzyme levels are still on
What is a broiler super
A diet fed to broiler chicks for
the first four days is often referred
to as a super pre-starter. As for standard starter diets, highly digestible
ingredients are selected, but highquality, high-value raw materials are
used, more than doubling their cost.
Different sources of protein, fats and
carbohydrates will be used. They
will have specific vitamin, mineral
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