By: Dr. Ram Moorthy D
Country Head - India
With the soaring soya price every day, ‘balancing C.P. (Crude Protein) level in the Poultry feed formulation is a challenge and with Soya Alternatives it’s real task.
However, low feed cost feed formulation is the need of the hour and inevitable.
We have discussed in this article in detail the ‘Pros & Cons’ of the ‘Soya Alternatives’ and their ‘limitations of usage’ in the poultry feed formulation to get the maximum outputs.
This article will be a handy and useful guide to use ‘Soya Alternatives’ in the Poultry feed formulation.
Why Soya is Important in Poultry Feed?
Soya is an unbeatable protein source in Poultry feed for the following reasons
Top 5 Soya Producing Countries
Brazil, USA, Argentina, China and India - These 5 countries contribute more than 70% of world’s soya source.
Why Soya Price is Abnormally High & Unpredictable
Challenges in Poultry Feed Cost due to High Priced Soya
Sudden Increase for Soya demand and Advance payment to Soya bean - Blocks Cash Flow rotation in Poultry Industry.
Soya Inflation rate a serious concern
Soya inflation rate Per Kg Average is 80% vs Grains of 11%
Soya Alternatives - limitations and to be used as combinations
In addition to the above list, DDGs (Dried Distillers Grains), Guar meal , MGM – Maize/Corn Gluten meal and Wheat Gluten meal can be used as per the claims and advise by the consulting vets recommendations as Soya alternatives.
Enzymes – The best Biotech tools
Their usage will be inevitable as high qty of Soya alternatives of Plant based Qty (dominated)
Practical ways to get the maximum output from Enzymes
Enzymes should be mixed -grounded with 50 Kg of RSM, DOGN, SFC & MBM.
Later this Enzyme Pre - Mix can be transferred to Main feed
Soya Alternatives & Feed Additives - TWINS & inseparable
Soya alternatives and AGPs & other feed additives are inseparable
Permitted AGPs, Organic acids, Probiotics, Prebiotics & Toxin binders to be used little more extra than the regular dosage as per the feed formulation ‘given by the consultants (Vets)
Unconventional Feed Formulation - The best reply to High Priced Soya
If we are open minded and untraditional in tuning our Poultry feed formulation with the awareness of facts of Soya Alternatives’ and their own limitations as discussed here, We can easily replace Soya as much as possible which can ease the cash flow rotation of Poultry industry.