Poultry Pen Study Repeat Scheduled for Late July
ZIVO and NutriQuest conducted a poultry pen study in May/June timeframe to establish inclusion rates of ZIVO product in broiler feed. Results from the poultry pen study proved inconclusive, spurring a detailed analysis of the entire study. The poultry pen study followed three (3) successful poultry cage studies. There are significant differences in the design of each type of study. The cage studies utilized 300-400 birds each, while the pen study utilized about 3,000 in total. The length of the cage studies was 28 days, in contrast to the pen study, which ran to 42 days. There were also differences in how the feed was processed and administered.
In the final analysis, both ZIVO and NutriQuest agreed that a repeat study was necessary to account for variables that were not addressed in the transition from cage study to pen study. The repeat study is to commence on or about July 27, 2018 and run for 42 days. A final report is expected to follow several weeks later. The repeat study does not at this time impact the scheduling of any compliance work, nor does it affect the availability of ZIVO feed ingredient later in the year.