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Dutch poultry farmers reducing soya with help from ForFarmers

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Some Dutch poultry farmers have been reducing the amount of soya in their chicken feed with the help of researchers at ForFarmers.

Specialists at the feed company’s Nutritional Innovation Centre at Lochem in the Netherlands have been looking at ways of reducing soya, which has to be imported from North and South America

And Forfarmers says it is now possible for produce a soya-free poultry feed without affecting the performance of the birds, although the company says the feed is more expensive than the standard diet with soya included.

FarmingUK TV spoke to both ForFarmers and Dutch poultry farmer Paul Grefte about the advantages and disadvantages of going soya free.