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Adding sunflower meal to layer diets may lower manure-based emissions of hydrogen sulfide, and improve intestinal microflora, say researchers.
Supplementing broiler diets with an enzyme blend may improve bird growth and energy use while adding rice bran could increase gizzard weight and be a cheaper
Feeding excess protein is a common practice to keep feed cost low, but it ends up robbing profitability from the back door, as it reduces broiler productivity