Layers, free-range egg facilities

The introduction of Biocat OSAA ‘L’ into the water feed lines of free-range egg facilities can produce rapid increases in layer hen egg production, reduced feed consumption and can deliver noticeable improvement in layer hen welfare.

At a Suffolk 16000 bird free-range egg production facility Biocat OSAA ‘L’ was introduced for the removal of slime and biofilm in layer hen water feed lines as a replacement for chemicals traditionally used. Initial observations were that egg production started two weeks earlier than previous flocks, feed consumption was reduced by 8% and egg production increased by 4%.

A complete case history of the success will be available on completion of the cycle in autumn 2020.

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