Feed is the greatest expense in commercial poultry production therefore it is important to purchase feed from a reputable miller who can assure consistency in the quality and performance of the feed. Variations in the nutrient composition and quality of feed ingredients results in variations in feed composition and texture. These are due to variations in raw feed ingredients from season to season and even shipment to shipment.
It is important to avoid mixing feed from several millers, adding other protein sources (fish meal etc) and mineral salts (DCP) as this changes the balance in the feed thereby affecting performance. Excess of these products also negatively affects the final product e.g. fishy tinge in eggs / meat due to more than 5% fish meal in feed.