Feed is an essential input in to the chicken growing process and its cost makes up about 60% of the overall production costs. Feed is formulated carefully to match the nutritional requirements of chickens at their various phases of development. This is done at large feedmills and this video shows what these mills look like and what is involved in feed formulation and processing. On-going research regarding bird nutrition contributes to the continuing improvements in efficiency experienced by the Australian chicken meat industry.
The clip is an extract from the secondary school DVD "From Hatchery to Home". To read about the school DVDs, click here.
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