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Feed Prices Expected with Rise with Diminishing Corn Stockpiles

By March 12, 2012News, PLT

With U.S. corn stockpiles at their lowest level in 16 years, Goldman Sachs analysts are predicting a 9 percent surge in corn prices over the next 6 months. What does that mean for already cash-strapped poultry growers and producers? Any steps they can take to lower chicken feed conversion will greatly affect profitability.

Any factor that lowers a bird’s desire to eat and drink can raise feed conversion—namely paw burns, blindness and respiratory tract lesions caused by large amounts of ammonia in the brood chamber. Studies have shown that ammonia levels of 50-75 PPM can reduce food consumption and growth rate.

PLT® litter acidifier not only eliminates ammonia, it has been shown to have a positive impact on chicken feed conversion.