Why broiler growers prefer pellets over meal feeds

Why broiler growers prefer pellets over meal feeds

There are several reasons why pelleted feeds are a better option than meal feeds for broilers. (A_noina | Shutterstock.com)

Although more expensive, pellets have certain benefits appreciated by growers

Here, we will examine the reasons that make pellet feeding a preferable option for broilers. Before that, and in contrast with pigs, it should be noted that broilers prefer a rather small(er) pellet size, and definitely a much more durable pellet as they do not have to chew it. This has certain implications in feed formulation and pellet processing, but experienced nutritionists and pelleting operators are already aware of these issues. We need only to remind ourselves why it pays to feed such pellets to broilers.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | October 2020