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With half the world feeding mash feed to layers, and the other half feeding crumbles, which feed form is better than the other, and why?
Five egg industry professionals offered their insight on managing pullets, layers and their surroundings for maximum productivity.
In northern Europe, the race is on to gain as much experience as possible with managing layers with untreated beaks.
Layers in enriched colonies have more freedom to move around and interact with each other and their environment, and this is expected to increase their energy
Adding high-fiber ingredients in diets for layer chicks does not harm performance
Already established in the EU, and a rapidly growing trend in the US, feeding cage-free layers requires some rethinking to remain profitable.
Setting up a program for diagnosing gut health challenges in layers and pullets is of increasing importance as more flocks are housed cage free.
ABN nutrition experts suggest feed programs may need to be revised. Beware of cold temperatures affecting feed intake and layer performance
The cage-free movement is taking the global egg industry by storm, and the world’s leading genetics companies are changing their layer stock to perform better
Blending ginger and Chinese herbal medicine may support feed intake and egg production in heat stressed layers in place of antibiotic use, say researchers.