Oregano: improves poultry performance
Ropadiar, a feed supplement for pigs and poultry based
on the natural herb oregano, is being marketed following 18 months of successful
trials on farms in Yorkshire.
The appetiser and flavouring agent, marketed by GE Baker (UK) Ltd of
Woolpit, Suffolk, is said to increases feed intake, and consequently improves
growth rate, particularly with weaners, growing pigs and broilers. Improved
performance has also been recorded in egg layers.
Ropadiar, made by Ropapharm International, the Netherlands, contains
oregano oils extracted from specially-selected plants, which are said to contain
antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidative properties, as well
as having a positive effect on the immune system.
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