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Why We Don’t Use Hormones in Poultry Feeds!

Why We Don’t Use Hormones in Poultry Feeds!

By Rick Kleyn, SPESFEED (Pty) Ltd. I am in a fairly unique situation. I deal with feed, farmers and agriculture in my professional life but I live amongst affluent consumers. When I meet people at a braai or school function it does not take long for the subject of...

The 10 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Birds

The 10 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Birds

By Rick Kleyn The correct diet is essential to the well being, breeding success and longevity of your pet bird. Not only should you feed your bird the correct diet, but you also need to avoid feeding those ingredients which may be harmful. Here are ten things that...

Protein and Energy Levels of Broiler Breeder Diets?

Protein and Energy Levels of Broiler Breeder Diets?

By Rick Kleyn,  Introduction The protein and energy levels that are recommended for use in broiler breeder diets represent an area that is filled with confusion and contradiction. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of these differences and to attempt to...

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 profit driven. The decision as to which feeding strategy is used has a...

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 for live things. In this article, biosecurity will mean the protecting of...

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 exposed to me a whole new way of thinking about what I do for a living....

Strategies for Managing Expensive Feed on Farm

Strategies for Managing Expensive Feed on Farm

By Rick Kleyn, SPESFEED (Pty) Ltd Introduction The recent increase in poultry feed prices has come about because of two main factors. Firstly, last years maize crop was perhaps smaller than anticipated and secondly our currency has fallen dramatically over those of...

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