Heygates Country Layers Pellets: 20kg
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Heygates Country Layers Pellets 20kg
Country Layers pellets provide a complete feed for free range laying birds. Traditional quality ingredients are used to make a 3mm pellet. Calcium is added to provide strong shells, together with all the necessary minerals and vitamins for a healthy bird.
To give an attractive yolk colour, pigments extracted from marigold petals are added together with another compound which occurs naturally in the skins of oranges.
Country Layers should be fed ad lib to laying birds. A typical bird will eat between 130 and 140 grammes per day.
If mixed corn or wheat is to be fed then it should be in small quantities in the afternoon. Too much will reduce the bird's appetite for the layers pellets and they may not get enough protein, minerals and vitamins.
A constant supply of fresh water and grit should be provided.
Country Layers Pellets are made using traditional quality ingredients. To make pellets the ingredients are carefully mixed in just the right proportions, ground into a meal, steam cooked to improve digestibility and extruded into a 3mm pellet.
The yolk colouring pigments added to Country Layers are Citrazanaxathin which occurs naturally in the skins of oranges and Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are produced from marigold petals.
The Heygates mill at Bugbrooke is ideally situated on the edge of the main wheat growing area in East Anglia and wheat is also grown on Heygates' own farms. Only the best quality wheat is used in poultry feeds where it provides energy and protein.
Wheatfeed is made in the Heygates flour mills which are on the same site as the feed mill at Bugbrooke. When white flour is produced the highly nutritious outer layers of the wheat become wheatfeed. When the flour millers make wheatfeed to use in layers feeds they include the wheatgerm so your feed is full of wheatgerm goodness.
High Protein Soya Bean Meal
Oil is extracted from soya beans for industrial purposes and the remaining meal is a high protein animal feed. Soya Bean Meal is one of the best quality protein sources since it contains more of the essential amino acids than other cheaper alternatives.
This is simply a natural ground chalk product which provides essential calcium for strong eggshells.
Maize Germ Meal
After Maize oil is extracted from maize germ (for use in human foods such as margerine) the remaining meal is a valuable source of protein and energy for use in animal feeds.
Sunflower Seed Extract
Sunflowers are grown to produce cooking oil. After most of the oil has been extracted the rest of the seed provides a highly nutritious animal feed.
A pure vegetable oil is added as a source of energy. In the layers meal it also helps to ensure that the product is not too dusty by absorbing any very small floury ingredients.
Dicalcium phosphate is made from rock phosphate and is a source of the essential mineral phosphorus.
Salt is added where necessary to balance the sodium content in the feed.
Sodium bicarbonate (just the same as baking powder!) is another source of digestible sodium which is essential for a healthy bird.
Vitamins and Minerals
The Heygates team of poultry nutritionists constantly monitor the raw materials being used and add a vitamin and mineral supplement to make sure that all the bird's requirements are met.