Cargill has introduced REVEAL™ Layers, a non-invasive near-infrared (NIR) technology that helps producers and nutritionists make real-time decisions regarding hens’ diets to support their flocks’ long-term production and performance.
It is believed that overdeveloped fat pads in laying hens are problematic for long-term egg production and optimal liver function.
According to Cargill, REVEAL Layers uses NIR light technology to measure the bird’s fat pads. The results are then uploaded and analyzed, providing producers and nutritionists with actionable data that can be used to adapt the diet to achieve the optimal layer body composition.
Not only could this trim feed costs, the company says, but it can also help to maximize egg production and boost profitability.
“REVEAL Layers is part of Cargill’s holistic approach to monitor body fat and egg production, supporting the producer and nutritionist to make educated decisions regarding the diet,” explains Lieske van Eck, senior scientist at Cargill.
“As we navigate the challenges of feeding a growing global population, these insights pave the way for more sustainable and efficient poultry production.”
For more information on REVEAL Layers, contact Lieske van Eck.
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