Feed prices: what can we do?

03-04-2008 | |
Yegani

Feed prices, as the major expenditure of poultry production, have been rising lately. This situation has increased production cost in poultry farms and is already reflected in the price of poultry products at grocery stores.

Feed prices, as the major expenditure of poultry production, have been rising lately. This situation has increased production cost in poultry farms and is already reflected in the price of poultry products at grocery stores.

It is expected that this effect on consumer prices will be more significant in developing countries. Evidence indicates that there will be another increase in food prices during this summer.

Rising feed cost is a huge problem for the animal industries right now. What can we do to reduce the effects of this increase in the poultry industry? It seems that using alternative feed ingredients could be of help.

This strategy is, however, dependent on the accessibility of alternative ingredients in different parts of the world and also on regulatory limitations in animal commercial feed manufacturing. It may be needed to enhance availability of nutrients in these feedstuffs in order to incorporate them in poultry diets.
What are your experiences or suggestions?

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