Optivite's activities in the primary producing markets of the world have placed us at the forefront of ostrich production issues. Optivite's team has considerable experience and specific expertise enabling us to address many of the production problems encountered by ostrich breeders and rearers.
The main areas of concern are egg production and hatchability, early mortality, impacted gut and growth performance. Significant factors are bacterial and mould contamination of feed, presence of mycotoxins and poor quality feeds with low digestibility. Optivite have developed products and techniques to deal with all these issues areas and to improve performance and produce financial rewards.
Treating breeder feed with Genex Ostrich and Mycobond has resulted in a 10-15% increase in viable chick production. With the cost of a season's treatment at 14 euros per breeder and a return of 154 euros, the Return On Investment is therefore 11:1.
Genex Ostrich can help reduce 0-3 month mortality from a typical 15% to just 5%. The cost of treating with Genex Ostrich during this period is 0.65 euros per bird. Taking an extra 10% of birds through to slaughter equates to the equivalent of 27 euros per bird - an impressive Return On Investment of 41:1
The palatability of Genex Ostrich also improves feed intake and hence growth rates.
Enzymes, in the form of Optizyme have been shown to improve growth rates by at least 10% in finishing birds. 40kg feed saved in the period (65-90kg) saves 11 euros per bird, compared to a treatment cost of 1 euros per bird, realises a Return On Investment of 11:1
Optivite manufacture Vitamin Mineral Premixes with superior specifications to those usually offered in the ostrich sector. In this way they support the higher levels of bird performance experienced by our customers.
Optomega omega-3 fatty acid supplement has been shown through continued research and development to improve many of the key production parameters and to increase profitability and efficiency.
Optivite distributors in the strategically important ostrich producing markets of the world are equipped to assist with the needs of the local producer.
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