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BROILER FEED FORM
Chickens prefer to pick coarse
particles, and this is observed at
all ages. Regarding feed intake,
one pellet is equal to one particle,
regardless of the size. This fact has
different consequences:
■ Broilers receive more energy and
nutrients at the same time when
fed with pellets. Because feed
intake is time-limited, this is an
important factor to consider when
maximizing feed intake, especially in young birds.
■ Chickens choose particles by
form, color, size and consistency. A more uniform diet and a
narrower range of particle sizes
reduce the time spent searching
for and selecting larger particles.
■ Preferred particles, such as coarse

Different feed forms with the same nutrient composition (from left to
right: crumbles, pellets, mash). Broilers choose feed particles by form,
color, size and consistency and prefer feed that is easy to pick like
crumbles or pellets. Courtesy Buhler Group
corn, cannot be segregated in
pellets like they can in mash. This
results in a more balanced supply
of nutrients because sufficient
intake can be ensured, including
minor components such as additives with a different density,
like minerals (heavy) or fibrous
components (light).
Due to the higher feed intake,

performance is increased when
animals are fed pellets compared
with mash feeding, which explains
why the majority of broiler feed is
pelletized. Therefore, it is also necessary to compare the different pellet
qualities, which are measured in
percentage of fines. Performance is
the same in broilers fed with poorquality pellets as those fed with mash.

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Feed Strategy - September 2019

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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
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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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