8.2 % weight increase with Penergetic-t
Successful poultry breeding strongly depends on measures taken at the farm. The origin of the animals, feed quality and suitable poultry housing all play an equally important role. In intensive poultry breeding there is also always the question of achieving a maximum yield with as little feed as possible. The growth of chicks is closely connected to the feed composition and good feed conversion. Here, the stomach in particular has to be considered.
We know today that large populations of micro-organisms (up to 1011/g) live in the chickens’ guts. Such a concentration of metabolically active micro-organisms has a big influence on feed conversion and feed energy generation. These micro-organisms react very sensitively to changes in environmental conditions. Wrong feed composition, bad digestion or a weak immune system can lead to an increase in harmful bacteria. By using antibiotics the population of harmful micro-flora can be reduced and the growth efficiency of the host can be improved. Several antibiotic preparations are already contained in compound feeds to improve growth and resistance. [Read more...]