Reducing protein needs over the broilers life helps to avoid over-feeding and waste.
This tools explains how you can gradually reduce the feed protein content in 5 feeding phases rather than the typical 3.
This tool explains feeding phases in poultry, they are the different divisions that are established in order to obtain maximum utilization of feed and nutrients. A trial which compared two feed restriction treatments of broilers was done at Lycee Nature; both of which protein feed was gradually reduced. The first was reduced over 3 feeding periods and the second over 5. The purpose was to progressively reduce protein content of feed at the end of the fattening period without impacting broilers performance. Results shows that reducting protein use in 3 or 5 phases allowed equal performance in broilers. This document can help farmers and feed producers to adapt feeding formulation and ration planning in order to reduce feed waste, which implies saved production costs.