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Biochar improves meat quality of chicken, under intensive production conditions


Chicken is a very popular meat and as a result of that, intensive farming produces a great deal of what is on offer. With people wanting to pay less and eat more the producers are under economic pressures too, and with 70 - 75% of the production cost being their feed, any impact to that can impact chicken availability.


The goal of this study is to improve chicken carcasses and reduce feed cost. The core element of this experiment are the food additives and I will briefly cover the relevant points to this:

Additives to the chicken food improve feed conversation and poultry health, this is food to sustenance and therefore growth and development, and better poultry health is good not just for the chickens but for costs too.


Minerals are an important part of the food additives affect on the poultries digestion and metabolic process. The minerals act as a catalyst for many enzymatic processes and are part of hundreds of molecules involved in 'intermediary metabolism, hormone secretion, antibacterial effects and immune defence.


So what did they find?

The poultry growth, the quality of the meat that came from it, and also the appetite of the chickens under these intensive farming conditions.


What did they do with this information?

They were curious as to whether the inorganic salts they usually supplement the minerals could be switched out with Biochar. They tried various ratios and found the preferred ratio to provide the minerals needed and maximise the positive effects above, as well as improve the meat redness, was; 75% Biochar to 25% mineral supplement.


In conclusion

Biochar can replace mineral supplements due to the composition of it.

Do it at 75% Biochar to 25% mineral supplement and you may benefit from the other findings above also.


Keywords

#meat #chicken #biochar #supplement #mineralization

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