Poultry production whether it be laying hens or broilers production now demands a lot more from the poultry than was previously the case.
In the past lower levels of growth and production were accepted, however now with intensification, lower margins and genetic improvements a lot more is expected and obtained and for survival in the business required.
Variables such as in the feed and the animal’s environment if they change can have profound effects on the profitability. If a less than ideal environmental exists then a buildup in health challenges whether through disease or parasites can quickly occur. These challenges are now often on birds that have lower levels of resistance than may have been the case in days gone by.
As a consequence many poultry units depend on a plethora of drugs and vaccines to counter this health deficit in their stock as they either progress through their production lifecycle on the farm or are bought in from other farms often bringing with them other disease challenges to add to the mix on the farm.
Natural Farm Health has a range of naturally based programmes to help poultry farmers deal with these new health demands and variable environmental living conditions.
Over the years solutions to many problems have been developed which promote a healthier environment and a more robust resistance to disease challenges. The basis of these programmes is the use of organic acids, herb extracts, and organic compounds.