Feed costs comprise the single most expensive component in producing poultry or other types of
meat animals. As a result, effort to reduce nutrient variability within feeds will yield a significant return
to commercial operations. Proper ingredient processing and storage, adequate maintenance of mill
equipment and routine testing of the final feed are essential to insure optimum animal response to
feed nutrients, while controlling feed costs. Nutritionists and feedmill operators should work together
to closely monitor feed preparation, and final feed specifications. The bottom-line result will be a
reduction in the cost to produce a unit of meat or eggs.