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How to add mineral elements to broiler?

How to add mineral elements to broiler?


what kinds of mineral elements Broiler easily lacking, and what to add in the 

feed supplement?



1. salt supplement to prevent broilers from sodium and chlorine deficiency.


Usually, dietary salt in broiler feed is between 0.37% and 0.5%. The amount 

must be accurate in the feed, and Serious calculation must be made for animal

feed salinity. If you use the fish meal in the diet, you must first analyze the salinity, 

for once excessive use of salted fish meal, broilers will be caused salt poisoning.


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2. Calcium-phosphorus-containing feed are : Stone powder, Bone meal, and

egg shell powder, as well as dicalcium phosphate.


Bone meal of livestock, mostly bone of pigs, cattle and sheep, is characterized by 

high steam pressure process, and then Sterilized,  finally drying and crushing into 

powder products. Acording to different processing methods,  Bone meals can be 

divided into steamed bone meal, unglued bone meal and roasted bone meal. 

The use of bone meal in broiler feed is 2% (1% ~ 3%).


Another example is dicalcium phosphate (dicalcium phosphate); dicalcium phosphate

is white or off-white powder. And it is a good calcium and phosphorus feed source. 

dicalcium phosphate  can be 1.5% (1.2% ~ 2.0%) in broiler feed.


Also Read: Food Consumption in Broiler Feed

The quality of bone meal depends on the degree of removal of organic matter, high 

organic content of bone, rich in calcium, low phosphorus. And bone meal often carry a

large number of bacteria, moldy and with unpleasant odor. 

Due to the large quality variation of raw material and the unstable source of bone meal, 

more and more feed manufacturers are adding bone-sourced calcium hydrogen phosphate

and sodium hydrogen phosphate. Large-scale feed mills use less bone meal.