Paprika: a pigmentation agent in layer feed

Paprika: a pigmentation agent in layer feed

Feed mills might prefer paprika because it is harvested and produced without the touch of a human hand, keeping it cleaner and with a high level of food safety and in a dock-to-stock quality.  (Courtesy Amir Cahaner)

This natural pigment is good for layers, farmers and consumers, and can provide market differentiation for egg producers.

There are many markets in the world in which egg yolk pigmentation is very important. Yolk color can be a differentiating characteristic for egg quality and layer health, as well as a way to distinguish between brands.

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