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energy and all nutrients to grow or produce efficiently.
Otherwise, nutrient deficiencies will occur, leading to
reduced performance, nutritional abnormalities and
possibly death. Thus, just feeding corn to poultry might
have been what our grandma used to do, but recall those
hens used to graze. If you pen them up without the ability to supplement their diets from nature, they will soon
become protein (and vitamin and mineral) deficient, and
start pecking at each other's feathers! So, a complete diet
is required for confined poultry, whereas a supplement
is required for birds that are allowed to graze or offered
some form of food waste. Again, a local advisor/consultant should be inquired as to what is best under specific
conditions.

Super-dense diets or normal ones
Feeding a super-dense diet (or the one recommended
by the genetic houses) might not be the most profitable
solution for a local family farm in a developing country.
An adjusted diet might be a more logical solution from
many points of view. In addition, feeding maximal
performance diets implies birds are housed in the most
modern facilities, receive top-notch management, enjoy
maximal health benefits and a host of other variables
that might not be possible in a small back-yard operation.
Thus, having a super-powerful feed might be a simple

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waste of money if birds cannot utilize it because other
lacking variables limit their growth or productivity.

Normal or niche?
Producing normal broilers or eggs might be what
a start-up business should aim for. This is a business
decision. But, if imports from neighboring countries
make such business impossible, then an alternative solution is required. For example, if eggs can be imported
for 10 cents and local production cost is 18 cents, it is
not reasonable to start a business to compete with such
low-cost products. Instead, local advisors will recommend setting up a business that offers a local advantage.
Perhaps village buyers would prefer to spend a few cents
more if they know their eggs come from hens that graze
on green pastures, if only because this coincides with
their traditional notion on how chicken are kept. There
are many such ideas, and it is always best to consider

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is easier than you think
* Easy management
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* Optimal house layout

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - March 2018

Poultry International - March 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Brazilian poultry industry outlook positive for 2018
Why European egg production may be flat in 2018
VIV Europe to address challenges for food, ag sectors
Moy Park opens UK’s largest single-build hatchery
French chicken farmer shares antibiotic-free success
3 animal antibiotics, human health risk questions answered
Tips for feeding chickens in a start-up poultry business
How to optimize chicken feather plucking during processing
Products
Marketplace
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Cover2
Poultry International - March 2018 - Contents
Poultry International - March 2018 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - March 2018 - News
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Brazilian poultry industry outlook positive for 2018
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Poultry International - March 2018 - 8
Poultry International - March 2018 - 9
Poultry International - March 2018 - Why European egg production may be flat in 2018
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Poultry International - March 2018 - VIV Europe to address challenges for food, ag sectors
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Moy Park opens UK’s largest single-build hatchery
Poultry International - March 2018 - 17
Poultry International - March 2018 - French chicken farmer shares antibiotic-free success
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Poultry International - March 2018 - 20
Poultry International - March 2018 - 21
Poultry International - March 2018 - 3 animal antibiotics, human health risk questions answered
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Tips for feeding chickens in a start-up poultry business
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Poultry International - March 2018 - How to optimize chicken feather plucking during processing
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Products
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Poultry International - March 2018 - Marketplace
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