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The Importance of Limestone (CaCO₃) in Layer Feed

Posted 14 November 2019 by Markus du Plessis & filed under chicken’s digestive system, Limestone (CaCO₃) in Layer Feed

A chicken’s digestive system is equipped to digest calcium carbonate very effectively. Limestone is the main source of calcium in poultry. The addition of limestone fragments increases the overall skeleton strength of the chickens and helps with the development of the eggshells. In Feedmaster’s Layer Mash 100 Larvadex, two types of limestone are used in a combination to achi..Read More

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The Importance of Limestone (CaCO₃) in Layer Feed

Posted 14 November 2019 by Markus du Plessis & filed under chicken’s digestive system, Limestone (CaCO₃) in Layer Feed

A chicken’s digestive system is equipped to digest calcium carbonate very effectively. Limestone is the main source of calcium in poultry. The addition of limestone fragments increases the overall skeleton strength of the chickens and helps with the development of the eggshells. In Feedmaster’s Layer Mash 100 Larvadex, two types of limestone are used in a combination to achi..Read More

Tags: chicken’s digestive system, Limestone (CaCO₃) in Layer Feed

What are Tannins and why is it necessary for tannin inhibition?

Posted 13 August 2019 by Claudia Isabell Mack & filed under Tannins, tannin inhibition, digestive system, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, starch, microorganisms

The effect of tannins on the digestive system of free-range ruminants was first observed in browsers such as kudus, which died for no apparent reason. It was after some research concluded that even though there was abundant fodder available, something was limiting the digestions of the fodder. This limiting factor was found to be tannins. Tannins are phenolic compounds that form strong bonds with..Read More

Tags: Tannins, tannin inhibition, digestive system, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, starch, microorganisms

Urea’s Pro’s and Con’s during the drought season

Posted 07 August 2019 by Drikus Delport & filed under drought season, Urea poisoning, farmers, cattle

Introduction: During the extreme drought which Namibia is experiencing at the moment, many farmers have lost cattle and sheep to urea poisoning or what they suspect was urea poisoning. The following article will attempt to give background on what urea is and how it can be used in lick supplementation programs. Urea is a non-protein nitrogen (NPN) compound. Farmers should remember that urea conta..Read More

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Dare to Care Disaster Fund

Posted 07 May 2019 by Karlien Kuhn & filed under Disaster Fund

Feedmaster has committed N$125 000 to the NAU’s Dare to Care Disaster Fund in support of relief efforts to the severe drought impacting Namibia. “Our Namibian family of customers and associates are experiencing devastating impact from the drought”, said Jaco Labuschagne, GM of Feedmaster Namibia. “We are on the ground to help our farmers and agricultural stakeholders in Na..Read More

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