03 مايو 2020

The top issues in the layer industry are the disease, sub optimal management practices, and decreased egg production, all of which can result in lower gain for producers. Preventing these factors will improve egg production
When chickens are not good fed, egg production will decrease. This is mostly caused by a lack of drinking water and low feed intake levels Chickens tend to eat less when the feed is not tasty or when they are stressed due to environmental factors, especially when it gets too hot
Therefore, clean drinking water and high quality feed should be available at all times

Management and lighting

good biosecurity practices and lighting management are important for  chickens. When the lights are off, chickens do not eat and this results in low egg production
Lights should be checked regularly so that they do not get dimmer
On the other hand, when chickens are exposed to too much light, they reach sexual maturity at an early stage and they lay very small eggs

Need for efficiency

Predictions suggest that in 2050, 9 billion people will need to be fed worldwide. Planet Earth is a limited system in terms of natural resources So, the challenge is to get more food from the same limited system. The answer is greater efficiency. Efficiency must consider all the stages in the food production chain. Genetic companies are focused on improving laying efficiency. In 1998, a layer was able to lay 310 eggs in 72 weeks Today, it is 320 eggs in the same period

The feed is another key factor for layers’ efficiency. Since feed represents between 60% and 70% of the total cost of egg production, a lot of attention is paid to improving feed efficiency. Selected phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) are capable of supporting layer performance in these ways

The power of phytogenics

Phytogenics have traditionally been used as flavors and spices in human nutrition and medicine or even for food preservation. The incredible biodiversity of the plant kingdom provides a large variety of different herbs and spices with an enormous number of active substances exerting different effects in the organism. These effects range from stimulating endogenous enzyme secretion, influencing gut microbiota and enhancing gut protection

Their mechanism of action depends on the chemical structure of the active substances. Spices, herbs, essential oils or extracts make different effects

Other plant compounds support better digestibility by boosting digestive secretions such as bile, mucus, and saliva, as well as enhancing enzyme activity 
Constant and reliable results in animals, however, can only be achieved with a well-defined formulation of a phytogenic blend 






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