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Arramara's Seaweed Meal in Poultry Feed

  • Arramara seaweed meal can be used to provide similar results to antibiotics, but at reduced cost and less consumer concern.
  • Feeding with seaweed meal improves yolk colour, eggshell strength, and lay. There is no adverse effect on the storability, flavour, or odour of eggs by using our seaweed meal.
  • Where low grade or deficient rations are used, Arramara seaweed meal contains balanced organic nutrients to ensure improved health and growth especially in broilers and layers.
  • Arramara seaweed meal also provides essential iodine (most animals require 0.2mg/kg-0.6mg/kg feed dried weight) which assists in the absorption of nutrients and improves feed conversion and live weight gain in broilers.
  • In a research trial, 6,000 hens were fed 1.25% seaweed meal in their normal ration and this reduced the proportion of thin-shelled eggs from 3% to 1.9%. After 3 months the seaweed addition was stopped and the proportion of thin-shelled eggs increased again to 3%.
  • In trials involving 544 pullets (who were on a deficient diet), egg-laying dropped to between 20% and 30%. Egg production improved when 8% of Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed meal was added to the diet.
  • In trials involving a total of 2,356 chicks, when Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed meal was added to the chick feed without yeast, grass meal or cod liver oil, the seaweed meal produced additional weight gain and an overall improvement in health.
  • In another trial involving 3,052 chicks, supplementation with seaweed meal of chick rations that were deficient in certain vitamins (particularly A & B) resulted in an improvement of growth, feed efficiency, and health.
  • Arramara recommends that 25kg of Ascophyllum nodosum meal be used per ton of feed.

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