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Broiler feed form, particle size
assists performance
Exploring the possibilities for modifying and controlling
particle size during broiler feed processing
ANNA KREIS

Adaptation of particle size can be the ideal way to improve animal performance and health as long as
the animals' requirements and factors influencing feed processing are understood. chayakorn lotongkum | iStock.com

B

roiler production is one of the agricultural
production segments to have experienced the
greatest changes over recent decades. This
development has been brought about by market growth
and the huge progress that has been made in production performance and efficiency. The primary objective is to reach the targeted slaughter weight within a
minimal growth period while considering flock uniformity, animal welfare and environmental issues.
Productivity mainly depends on the feed intake and
production performance of the birds, and can be optimized by adapting the feed form and particle size.
Common feed forms in animal feed are pellets, crumbles or mash. However, in the broiler industry, pellets and

crumbles are mainly used. In less intensive areas, mash
production for broilers is common too. Furthermore, the
size of the single particles is a crucial factor that influences
bird performance and health, independent of the feed form.

Feed intake regulated by
feed form and pellet quality
Although the feeding behavior of birds can be challenging to take into account in feed production, it also
provides an opportunity to control feed intake. Pelleted
broiler feed has various advantages such as decreased
feed wastage and improved feed hygiene. However, the
most important difference compared with mash feeds
is increased feed intake.
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Feed Strategy - September 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF
Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
Products
Advertisers’ Index
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Feed Strategy - September 2019
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - CT2
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover1
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
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