Feeding Broiler Chickens for Profit

Feeding Broiler Chickens for Profit

Rick Kleyn, SPESFEED (Pty) Ltd Despite the fact that feed prices have softened and that broiler prices have firmed on the back of higher demands, the way in which we feed our birds must always be ...

Biosecurity and the Bird Keeper

Biosecurity and the Bird Keeper

By Rick Kleyn The term biosecurity, a relatively new word in our vocabulary, is not found in many dictionaries. It’s broad meaning is the literal safety of live things, or the freedom from care ...

Towards Better Feeding of Captive Birds

Towards Better Feeding of Captive Birds

By Rick Kleyn, MSc (Agric), Nutritionist, Avi-Products (Pty) Ltd. As of professional nutritionist who has worked in intensive animal agriculture for many years, my involvement at Avi-Products has ...

Koi Food – Look Beyond the Label!

Koi Food – Look Beyond the Label!

By Rick Kleyn (MSc Agric) – Animal Nutritionist I am a new member of the South African Koi Keepers Society and new to keeping Koi. I have just bought my first fish and put them into my new pond. ...

Feeding and the Modern Layer Pullet

Feeding and the Modern Layer Pullet

By Rick Kleyn, SPESFEED (Pty) Ltd. Modern layer breeds are constantly changing through genetic selection and improvement. The principle aim of the primary breeding companies is to ensure that the ...

Feeding Baby Birds

Feeding Baby Birds

By Rick Kleyn, Animal Nutritionist It is that time of the year where many small birds, mostly passerines, are found “abandoned” by their parents in streets and gardens all over the ...

Biofuels and Agribusiness

Biofuels and Agribusiness

By Rick Kleyn, SPESFEED (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Biofuels are truly the topic de jure in agricultural circles. It is likely to be the single most important event in agriculture for decades. Those ...

Wildlife nutrition & feeding

Wildlife nutrition & feeding

By Brett Roosendaal, SPESFEED cc, Nutritional Consultants, P.O. Box 10294, Rivonia 2128. Tel: (011) 803 2050. In their natural environment wild species have little need for supplementary feeding ...

To be or not to be – integrated

To be or not to be – integrated

By Rick Kleyn Writing editorial comment is a fairly daunting task for someone who normally writes quasi-scientific articles. In this forum I am allowed to express an opinion without having to ...

Feeding Iguanas

Feeding Iguanas

By Rick Kleyn Iguanas are not kept as pets in South Africa to the same degree that they are kept in other parts of the world, but they are becoming increasingly popular. They are true lizards but ...

Feeding your Turtle or Tortoise

Feeding your Turtle or Tortoise

By Rick Kleyn There are many species of turtles and tortoises, each of which may have different nutritional and housing requirements. In addition, in South Africa, there are restrictions on ...

Contact: rick@spesfeed.co.za / +27 31 766 0016.