Pork production: The right start for small piggeries – put the menu first and get the feeding right

The right balance in a pig's diet is the key to successful feeding and profitable pig farming, whether they are free-ranging or penned. Pigs are monogastric omnivores like humans, and cannot digest the amounts of fibre that ruminants thrive on. They eat a combination of plant- and animal- based ingredients.  There…

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Poultry production: Feeding the modern broiler

Small- to medium-sized poultry producers should keep a close eye on production costs - particularly on how much feed, and what type, they’re using – without compromising optimal nutrition. Feed is one of a poultry producer’s biggest expenses, contributing 60% to 70% of total broiler production costs. Although feed prices…

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