Feather Meal

Feather Meal

Containing up to 80% protein, and rich in nitrogen, feather meal is a source of amino acid and slow-release, organic, high-nitrogen. In fact, it has a higher content in dietary minerals and most of amino acids than fish meal. The content of its cystine ranks top in all the natural food. It is water soluble.

As a high nutrient feed valued by the livestock industry, our feather meal is widely used. It is an excellent digestible protein and energy source. It can promote the health and growth of fur of animals. It could prevent some diseases like hoof disease, unhairing, dermatitis, etc. Chicken feather meal can reduce the cost of feed and improve the laying rate.

Feather meal is produced by hydrolyzing clean, undecomposed feathers from slaughtered poultry. The protein in feather meal is degraded slowly in the rumen compared to most other protein sources. A combination of feather meal and urea produced average daily gains in growing beef cattle similar to that achieved with soybean meal.

Feather meal is derived from a very different form of protein. Keratin, a protein that occurs in hair, hoofs, horns and feathers, and is very indigestible when fed to animals as protein or introduced to the soil as fertilizer. The structure of keratin is very tight and not easily broken down by soil bacteria. This attribute makes feathers an excellent long-term source of nitrogen but not appropriate for the plant's immediate needs.

Related Names
Protein Forage | Protein Fodder | High Protein Feed | Rich Protein Feedstuff

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As a specialized feather meal manufacturer and supplier in China, Tianyu Feed Additive also offers betaine hydrochloride, choline chloride, allicin, feed grade yeast powder, vitamin B6, pyridoxine, and more.