Reduce Layer Diet Costs, But Not Your Egg Production
A study conducted by Virginia Tech indicated how ExPress® soy meal (high-shear dry extrusion followed by mechanical oil pressing from Insta-Pro) could be used to improve feed efficiency. The layers ate less feed – about 80 grams per bird over the 15–19-week pullet phase and 19-37 weeks of the laying phase – when ExPress® meal was used in place of commodity, solvent-extracted soybean meal and oil. Often, the added fat required with commodity soybean meal is quite expensive. Added oils in a solvent-extracted diet can make up as much as 20% of total diet costs but switching to ExPress® soymeal can save up to $20.12 per ton in feed costs.
For additional information on our research with layers, consider checking out previous blogs below!
Read a summary of the potential savings to a layer producer by simply switching to ExPress® soymeal.
Read how ExPress® meal contributes to the growing market for sustainable and chemical free animal products.
A detailed breakdown of the benefits of Express® soymeal in layer diets compared to solvent-extracted meal.
A summary from Dr. Dave Albin of the layer feeding trial results from Virginia Tech.