Poultry International - July 2017 - 16
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How to improve broiler feed
efﬁciency beyond genetics
There are measures we can take to improve feed efﬁciency, but they
entail a cost that must be balanced against any beneﬁts.
BY IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS
Broilers already grow at maximal rates due
to advances in genetics and nutrition, but we still
have room to improve feed efficiency, said Dr.
Leonardo Linares, senior nutritionist at Aviagen,
in a recent event on poultry nutrition sponsored
by Hamlet Protein during EuroTier 2016.
When you think about it, the reason is rather
obvious. Most of the factors affecting feed efficiency are related to the feed itself, and every nutritionist will agree with me in saying that we are
still rather behind genetics in this aspect. So, the
question that we shall strive to answer is: How do
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