Local Poultry Feed Options from Hawaii By-Products

Farm n’ Forages

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Why We Invested

To catalyze feed-based animal systems

Poultry production in Hawaii continues to be limited by the high price of feed rations imported from the mainland. The study found that algae replacement diets were able to supplant about 36% of the imported ingredients in an imported commercial layer ration while not affecting layer hen production or health. Based on the analyses, a potential algae/cassava diet is estimated to replace about 41% of imported ingredients while still being nutritionally balanced for optimal egg layer production. That is equivalent to replacing more than 6,800 tons or about 300 container loads of imported feed per year. 

Our Partner

Farm n’ Forages is a Hawaii-based agricultural consulting and contract service. 

How We Partnered

Underwriting the study of available by-products that could be used in a local feed ration and analyzed nutritional values of those possible ingredients

“Building on the work of past knowledge and research, this study of alternative local feed rations focuses on by-products of industry currently available in Hawaii, which have the potential to grow local poultry production.”