VIDEO: Before using feed additives, focus on management

VIDEO: Before using feed additives, focus on management

At the Feed Strategy Roundtable, a specialist from Perdue Farms suggests looking at management issues like water sanitation before changing feed strategy or combining antibiotic replacement additives.

Antibiotic replacement animal feed additives can improve feed strategies in many instances. However, they can be a waste of money for farmers if they haven’t focused first on proper farm management, said Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president of Perdue Farms, during his presentation at the 2018 Feed Strategy Roundtable, Antibiotic growth promoters: Feed additive alternatives & replacement strategies, sponsored by Provimi and held at the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).