How are Quality Chicken Premixes made?

How are Quality Chicken Premixes Made?

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:48 PM

High quality Chicken Premixes contain all the essential nutrients and additions required for proper growth and health of the chicken. It should have the essential vitamins, minerals, feed supplements, diluents and medicaments. So when you want to find the best feed for your poultry, make sure it is of high quality and safe.

High Quality Premixes
High quality Chicken Premixes should be made using principles of quality control and management. Choose a brand that follows manufacturing practices covering all aspects of production including raw materials, processing, and mixing among other basic manufacturing processes.

The right premixes not only contain vitamins and minerals in the right proportion, but these nutrients are also highly bioavailable. Nutrients exist in a variety of forms and have varying degree of bioavailability.

Stability is an important condition for vitamins. Potency, bioavailability and reactivity are crucial conditions for minerals.  Quality Chicken Premixes will have the right form of ingredient that is also readily available.

Premixes usually have long shelf life. The kind of ingredients used, especially the vitamins should have long stability. These nutrients should be stable so that they don’t get affected or destroyed when mixed with other ingredients.

Coated varieties are typically known for offering high level of stability. Spray dried forms, for example, also help in improving the flow-ability of Chicken Premixes.

Raw Materials
The source of the raw materials should also be checked before you get your Chicken Premixes. It is recommended that the brand should procure the raw materials from approved vendors. All the ingredients should be in the right proportion based on the specifications provided by a qualified and certified nutritionist. At the same time, make sure to check that manufacturer has procured the raw materials along with certificate of analysis.

The quality and safety of Chicken Premixes also depends on sampling and analysis of the raw materials. Make sure that the manufacturer has a QA program does sampling from different layers. They should also use industry-standard analysis techniques and the process should be handled by experienced and well-trained professionals.

Once sampled and analyzed, the raw materials should be processed to ensure that they meet the specifications laid down for the Chicken Premixes. Typical premix processing involves sieving and milling.

This process involves removal of foreign materials from the raw materials. It also involves separation of coarse ingredients. This process is usually performed in mechanical sifters or vibratory sifters. The raw materials obtained after this process is usually ground. Proper QA measures must be followed, while also ensuring that the sifters are cleaned properly before and after using. The brand must take all steps to ensure that there is no risk of contamination.

Typically, multi-mills are used for achieving the desired particle size in Chicken Premixes. The manufacturer must perform regular checks for detecting any wear on the moving parts of the mill. This is also crucial for preventing contamination.

You should also ensure that the Chicken Premixes are within your budget and have satisfactory physical characteristics.

Some types of Chicken Premixes are mashed and offered in there loose form. This is the finest type of chicken feed and is usually given to baby chicken. Usually known as mash, it is easy to digest, but sometimes it can also be given to mature chicken. It may be added to hot water to be given to the flock. Its texture however increases the amount of waste. Mash can also be available in a coarse form known as crumble. Its texture can be compared to oatmeal.

The above-mentioned information can provide you valuable insights before you choose the best quality Chicken Premixes for your poultry.