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Can highly digestible specialty proteins in broiler starter feed fill the antibiotic-free gap?

Can highly digestible specialty proteins in broiler starter feed fill the antibiotic-free gap?

Growth-promoting antibiotics have become a no-go in starter feeds for newly hatched chicks. So what can manufacturers do now to enhance early growth and overall broiler performance?

In an article for WATTAgNet, nutrition editor Ioannis Macromichalis considers the issue of feed digestibility and some of the highly digestible specialty proteins that are filling the antibiotic-free gap. Research suggests they are worth the extra cost.

(Referral to the article is made possible with kind permission from WATT AgNet).

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