Poultry
Poultry

Feedworks provides leading edge nutritional and functional feed additives for the poultry industry. Given we have a freedom of choice we only work with those products that meet our internal review process. All products meet AgVet regulations audited to industry codes of practice.

Hard to Crack

Hard to Crack

One of the great challenges for egg producers is finding ways to enable the hen to lay higher quality eggs for longer, improving the economics and sustainability of egg production post-peak lay to increase payback. Hard to Crack is a formula for mid-late lay to not only prolong the laying cycle but also reduce feed costs.

  • 20ppm of Zinpro Availa Iron- To improve eggshell colour (noticeable to the eye), egg quality, plus improve FCR and even eggs produced. Availa Fe is critical to pigment deposition pathways and reduces the amount of iron available for pathogenic bacterial growth.
  • 20ppm of Zinpro Availa Zinc - An important cofactor for enzymatic synthesis of carbonic anhydrase. Availa zinc will assist in maximising egg quality, shell integrity and improve immune function.
  • 10ppm of Zinpro Availa Manganese Manganese is critical for the synthesis eggshell membrane components (proteoglycans), improving mammillary layer thickness and nucleation site deposition. Availa manganese will therefor improve eggshell metabolism and egg breaking strength.
  • 75 g/t application of Panbonis- In short, the hen™s ability to synthesise bioactive Vitamin D3 declines with age which contributes to the decline in eggshell quality after peak lay. Panbonis supports the hen™s ability to absorb calcium which is highly dependent on 1,25 (OH)2D3 binding to Vitamin D receptor cells in targeted tissues. Supplementation at + 50 weeks of age has shown Increases in: laying rate (2.6%), egg mass (3.8g/d), eggshell breaking strength (2.5kgs), 1st grade eggs (5.4%). Whilst leading to a decrease in FCR 6.1 points & 2nd grade eggs by 1.1%. Panbonis also allows a reduction of total calcium by 0.2% and avail P by 0.04% which will save feed costs.