Variations in nutritional values of poultry feed ingredients
In this blog, I would like to discuss an issue which
is not new but very important to the animal feed industry: variation in
It is well known that there are always variations in nutrient values of feed
There are many reasons which may contribute to this
variability. Sampling and analytical methods are among the important ones
although all agricultural circumstances (under which these ingredients are
produced and processed) can play an important role as well.
If we send
same ingredient or feed samples to two different laboratories for analyses, we
may get different results.
How do you deal with this problem at your feed
mill or poultry farm?
How often do you submit ingredient and feed samples to
laboratory for analyses?
Do you formulate your rations based on results
(nutrient values) that you get from a laboratory or also get help from you
There are many factors which can affect flock
performance but do you monitor performance of your flocks with respect to diet's
Do not hesitate to give your point of view or your experiences
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