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POULTRY FEED FORMULATIONS

Greatest challenges faced in antibiotic-free p
poultryy p
production
Overcoming
Overcoming the
the related
related production
production losses
losses
Significant
Significant capital
capital investments
investments to
to improve
improve animal
animal welfare
welfare
Difficulty
Difficulty implementing
implementing changes
changes at
at the
the farm
farm level
level
Learning
Learning curve
curve for
for nutritionists
nutritionists
Feed
Feed additive
additive costs
costs
Inconsistent research,
research, unknown
unknown results
results
Inconsistent
0
0

10
10

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20
30
20
30
Response
percentage
Response percentage (%)
(%)

40
40

50
50

Survey
feel the
the cost
cost (49
(49 percent)
Survey respondents
respondents feel
percent) and
and effi
efficacy
cacy (37
(37 percent)
percent) of
of feed
feed additives
additives as
as antibiotic
antibiotic
alternatives complicate
complicate the
alternatives
the transition
transition to
to antibiotic-free
antibiotic-free poultry
poultry production.
production. However,
However, implementation
implementation of
of
changes
on
the
farm
(44
percent)
pose
further
challenges.
changes on the farm (44 percent) pose further challenges.

Total cost of antibiotic-free poultry rations
Costs less than standard rations
Costs the same as standard rations
Costs 1 to 5% more than standard rations
Costs 5 to 10% more than standard rations
Costs 10% or more than standard rations
Not applicable
0

5

10
15
20
Response percentage (%)

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While
While more
more than
than 50
50 percent
percent of
of respondents
respondents have
have experienced
experienced some
some
increases
in
the
cost
of
the
antibiotic-free
poultry
rations,
14
percent
increases in the cost of the antibiotic-free poultry rations, 14 percent
feel they
they have
have cost
cost less
less or
feel
or stayed
stayed the
the same
same (10
(10 percent).
percent).
Of the respondents who raise
and feed cage-free laying hens (27
percent), 21 percent feel their feed
conversion is 1 to 3 percent higher
than with cage-housed hens; 17 percent feel it's 4 to 7 percent higher.
Meanwhile, 16 percent feel their

FCR stayed the same, and 13 percent report it being lower.

Focus on antibiotic-free
production
Eighty percent of survey participants are involved in some level of

25

percent higher feed conversion. Ten
antibiotic-free
poultry
production:
22
percent feel it's
the same.
However,
percent
are
100
percent
antibiotic
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(ABF);
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Meanwhile, 16 percent feel their
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and 13(AGPs)
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biggest
challenges
to
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upgrades to
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improve
animal
welfareantibiotic
(40 percent)
percent are
100 percent
free
and
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(ABF); 24 percent report between 50
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Poultry International - June 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
2018 Poultry Nutrition & Feed Survey: Poultry feed formulations driven by consumers, market
Global poultry trade may become turbulent in 2018
Newly formed Avara takes third spot in UK poultry sector
Why chicken is the sustainable meat option
Poultry veterinary provision undergoing signifi cant change
8 considerations for cage-free laying hen nutrition
Taking the extra steps for poultry wastewater reuse
6 poultry processing tips to improve carcass quality
Products
Marketplace
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Cover2
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Contents
Poultry International - June 2018 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - June 2018 - News
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Poultry International - June 2018 - 2018 Poultry Nutrition & Feed Survey: Poultry feed formulations driven by consumers, market
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Global poultry trade may become turbulent in 2018
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Newly formed Avara takes third spot in UK poultry sector
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Why chicken is the sustainable meat option
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Poultry veterinary provision undergoing signifi cant change
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Poultry International - June 2018 - 8 considerations for cage-free laying hen nutrition
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Poultry International - June 2018 - Taking the extra steps for poultry wastewater reuse
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Poultry International - June 2018 - 6 poultry processing tips to improve carcass quality
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