Schothorst Feed Research conducts research with turkeys in floor pens and in metabolic cages. The trials conducted in the floor pens are suitable for testing feed compositions and additives. The trials conducted in the metabolic cages are suitable for digestibility studies. In each facility growth, feed intake and feed conversion can be accurately determined for each pen. Depending on the goal of the research, several other observations can be performed on the animals such as nutrient digestibility on ileal level, bone quality, and gastrointestinal microflora.


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"All of this makes that the collaboration with Schothorst in the last 12 years for us has been very satisfactory"Suso Mendez, nutritionist Coren (Spain)
"»It is especially regarding the energy evaluation, and especially for alternative rawmaterials that we acquire knowledge from Schothorst. Fiber fraction is probably the area where there is the greatest difference between Danish and Dutch feed evaluation”."Hans Aae, Group R&D Director at DLG Group