- Improves the production efficiency and carcass quality
- Improves the economic efficiency
- Prevents the incidence of metabolic disorders such as sudden death syndrome (SDS) ascites (abdominal dropsy), as well as skeletal abnormalities.
- Free of any kind of animal protein sources
- Includes two concentrations; 2.5% and 5%
- The first holder of Iranian national standard certification for the production of all kinds of poultry feed concentrates
- The first holder of rank A certificate for the production of poultry feeds issued by Iran Veterinary Organization
- The first holder of a license code for exporting products (IR) issued by Iran Veterinary Organization
Economy Concentrate, Economic Feed
Over the last few years, breeding programs have mostly been oriented toward the growth rate and feed conversion ratio. However, due to the intensive rearing period of broiler chickens in most poultry farms, new problems have arisen for them. High growth rates increase the incidence of metabolic disorders such as sudden death syndrome (SDS), ascites (abdominal dropsy), and skeletal abnormalities. The economy concentrate of Sepahan Daneh Company has been adjusted by paying special attention to this issue and put at the disposal of the rearing units. Using of economy concentrates, while preventing such problems, can also prepare the ground for achieving the best performance results. Hence, given a better preference for heavy chickens in most parts of the country, use of this concentrate has improved the economic efficiency at the end of rearing period.
The characteristics of economy concentrate diets
Using phytase enzyme in the combination of economy concentrates causes the breakdown of phytate molecule (Figure 1) and release of energy and amino acids in the diet. Moreover, the phytase enzyme causes the release of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, and manganese, and also enhances the absorption capability of calcium, phosphorus, and mineral elements. In addition, the diets are formulated based on the amount of sodium and chlorine in the consumptive water (salinity) and then they are recommended so that the anion-cation balance along with potassium in the diet can be maintained properly depending on the amount of feed intake and the age of chickens. In addition, by adding the amino acid threonine (the third essential amino acid in poultry feeding) to economy concentrates, the balance of amino acids in the recommended diets are maintained properly and this improves the efficiency of use of nutrients in the diet.
Figure 1: The structure of phytic acid
The performance of the enriched concentrate in broiler flocks
Given that the quality and quantity of protein sources in the diet have been very variable (and often dwindling), it seems necessary that in desirable rearing conditions, in order to produce chickens weighing from 2800 to over 3200 grams in less than 60 days, a concentrat be produced that covers the disadvantages of protein sources in the diet. This nutritional management has been applied to economy concentrate in five age ranges, and the growth trend and the slope of the growth curve have been considered in such a way that chickens have a growth rate with a moderate slope from the age of 12 to 24 days. Therefore, nutritional stress is not exerted on chickens and feed intake gradually increases to over 100 grams per day. By this time, the main organs such as heart, liver, kidneys, and digestive tract will have developed and the body becomes ready to consume the compensatory diet to achieve the desired weight. By consuming this concentrate the nutritional stress is decreased during the rearing period and the flock will gradually reach the desired weight with an appropriate conversion ratio. Furthermore, by consuming this concentrate and with an appropriate nutritional management, mortality can be minimized in case the flock is affected by a disease. A group of the recommended diets of economy concentrate contains wheat or oil, and another group is free of wheat or oil which are used depending on the type of climate and raw materials for rearing.
Broiler Flock Management
Leg problems are a group of debilitating agents with infectious and non-infectious origins, which affect strains with high growth rates among broilers. Although increasing the growth rate reduces the duration of rearing period, it is also associated with leg problems. The considerable point is that the most leg problems occur at the end of the rearing period which lead to the decrease in chickens' growth rate and their removal from the flock. Controlling the growth rate is one of the solutions to reduce this problem, using nutritional and managerial programs (such as lighting programs) can be helpful in this regard. Among the practical methods to reduce the incidence of leg problems is completely supplying the mineral and vitamin needs in the diet throughout the rearing period. This important issue has been resolved by using the first-week super starter feed and economy concentrates.