Sample feed formulations for commonly farmed animal species, provided as reference materials
Developed by Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D.
Presented by WATT Global Media
The Animal Feed Formulation Library is a group of commercial feed formulas for major farmed animals. They were developed to represent common current practices in the United States and Europe. Their role is to provide an educational example for those not directly engaged in commercial animal nutrition. As such, these formulas remain incomplete and generic, focusing only on the basic principles of nutrition.
A qualified nutritionist with knowledge of local conditions could use these formulas as a starting point to create farm-specific finished results with authority and responsibility.
To start, please review the disclaimer below and read the General Information page to understand how these formulas were created and what they can or cannot be used for before perusing these formulas.
Table of Contents
In 2020, WATT Global Media and Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D. decided to publish a series of animal feed formulas as a general information resource material. The first set of diets is focused on broilers. These formulas are not complete, but the exclusions, such as additives and vitamin/mineral premix specifications, are either covered in other publications or will be published in the future as part of this library of feed formulas.
This article acts as a guide to describe Mavromichalis’ approach to the development of the series and frames how to use the information found throughout.
Broiler feed formulations and analysis
Each separate broiler feed formulation feature includes analysis of the defined diet and includes sample formulations of rations at different points in the life cycle of the broiler chicken: starter, grower and finisher.
- Traditional US broiler feed formulations with corn, soybean meal and poultry meal with antibiotics
- All-vegetable US broiler feed formulations with corn and soybean meal without antibiotics
- Modern European broiler feed formulations with wheat, soybean meal, rapeseed meal & fish meal without antibiotics
DISCLAIMER: All information under the section of Animal Feed Formulations Library is provided only as an information resource. It is not to be used or relied upon for any academic, commercial, public, private or other purposes. This information is not intended to be education for students or any other professional and does not create a student-mentor relationship. This information is not intended to be consulting for private or public entities and persons and does not create a client-consultant relationship. This information should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with your local nutritionist, extension professional, feed representative or specialist, veterinarian or animal science technician before making any nutrition related decisions or for guidance about any specific nutritional or other issue.
Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., WATT Global Media and their owners, affiliates and employees shall have no liability for any damages, loss, injury, financial or animal performance and results, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance provided in this section, even after your consulting with your advisers.
Additions to the Animal Feed Formulations Library
Broiler Feed Formulations is the first installment in a greater feed formulation series. In 2020, we aim to complete additional species throughout the year and enhance existing formulations with further developments (e.g. with phytase and other enzymes) and extensions (to include other cereals or protein sources) based on audience interest and feedback.