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Poultry Feeds | Classification

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Classification of Poultry Feeds

Classification of Poultry feeds varies species to species as well as purpose also. For instances, Broiler poultry feeds for the production of meat, layer feed for egg production, quail & turkey feed for the the the fixed purpose either egg or meat.

but, having a different purpose using poultry feeds, basic classification of poultry less same. According to poultry species, poultry feeds mainly classified into three types-

a) Mash Poultry Feed

Mash feed defined as the poultry feed made by g raw- ingredients that physically unchangeable for the feeding of poultry. For instance, Maize, Soya meal, Rice police, Protein concentrate, white bran are generally used for making poultry mash feed but without physical alterations.

Mash poultry Feed made by raw materials without physical alteration
Mash poultry Feed

Besides, quality & nutritive values like crude protein (CP), Metabolic energy (ME/Kg), Ash keep in the same by calculating either software-based system or hand- calculation.

Mash feed commonly used in laying chicken, quail, Turkey, dominated local bird, less popular in broiler due to slow growth & time consuming the marketable age in some south Asian country.

Poultry Mash Feed using a layer feed for the egg production

Mash feed commonly used in laying chicken, quail, Turkey, dominated local bird, less popular in broiler due to slow growth & time consuming the marketable age in some south Asian country.

Pellet Poultry Feed

Pellet feed defined as the poultry feed made by boiling the raw- ingredients converting to pellet form which mostly used in poultry feed. Simply, raw materials are physically altered by steam operation convert to more consumable to poultry.

Pellet Feed
Poultry grower pellet feed

It is the most digestible compared to other types because pellet form is uniquely soft, easy to intake, and far-reaching stimulate growth inducer poultry feed. Pellet feed having Quality & other nutritive value alive the same but more metabolic.

It is easily fill up the physical demands of poultry due to body components of birds shortly received all feed nutritive value because of higher biological value.

It is normally used in short birds’ life cycling. For instance, Broiler birds can reach marketable age within 30 days, but in some countries, it varies 45 days.

Most pellet form poultry feed using in broiler diet at grower feed. In other species, the same criteria more or less the same.

Crumble feed

Crumble poultry feed less similar to pellet form but one differentiate point, these types of feed more use as a starter feed. there are some reasons crumble feed use as a starter feed.

broiler starter feed, Layer starter feed, Turkey starter feed
Poultry crumble feed using as a starter feed for all types of birds

Firstly, the particle size of crumble feeds smaller compared to other types. Secondly, poultry can easily pick up by their beak at an early age because of beak size of chicks is tiny can not take longer feed particles.

See Also

Poultry Feed formulation | Standard Requirements

Broiler bird | Requirements & Management

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