Australian barley for broilers: value and opportunity

Published on: 11/22/2021
Author/s : Tim Walker / Poultry consultant, Sydney, Australia. Sponsored by AEGIC in the presentation of this paper.

Barley ranks fourth in global cereal production after corn, wheat and rice. About 65% of the world’s barley produced is fed to animals, including poultry. Australia is a significant global producer of barley, ranking in the top 5 countries with about 5% of global production and is among the top 3 barley exporters accounting for about 30% of malt and 20% of feed barley trade. Australia is a r...

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Dr. M. Aslam Mirza Dr. M. Aslam Mirza
Animal Nutritionist
November 22, 2021
Why should barley be considered for poultry feeding when it has superior feeding value for human beings? It tends to lower blood cholesterol and keeps away colon cancer. It has been reported to save you from coronary heart diseases. Good source of fibre for human gut. It should be considered for superior food products rather than feeding to poultry birds.
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