Consumption of low nutritious poultry feed in Russia has increased over 2011 according to the analytical agency Soya news.
According to market analysis, at the end of 2011, 35% of the poultry industry’s compound feed was low nutritious feed; in 2010 low nutritious feed represented only 23% of the total compound feed consumed.
Experts say this trend is a result of the increasing cost of raw materials for laying hen and broiler feed.
Poultry producers now face choosing between either maximizing productivity or maximizing efficiency.
Additional complications stem from the gastrointestinal stress poultry experience when feed volume is increased, making it difficult to cuts production process costs.
Nowadays many producers see low nutritious compound feed as the best opportunity to solve all these problems.
Balanced compound feed with low levels of nutrients in greater volumes could provide just the same level of egg production and weight gain as a compound feed of normal composition.
Reducing nutrient levels in feed leads to a decrease in prices and increase conversion.
However, the first point is working much faster than the second, so the costs are ultimately declining.
The usage of such feed will let the producer to decrease the cost of production process by 15-20%.
In terms of quantity there more feed is needed, but even with an increase in units consumed such method of feeding makes poultry production more profitable.
Low nutritious compound feed in 2010, was mainly being used by small and medium-sized producers. Last year many large poultry farms also started purchasing these feeds, in their search to optimize the production process in tightening market competition conditions. (Vladislav Vorotnikov)
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