Authors: Vincenzo Tufarelli, Marco Ragni, Vito Laudadio

 

Journal Title: Agriculture

 

ISSN: 2077-0472 (Online)

 

Publisher: MDPI AG

 

Abstract

 

The present review discusses the existing research findings on the nutritional impact of forages in poultry diet and the significance of forages in sustainable poultry production systems. The nutritional composition and antinutritional factors of the main forages and the pros and cons of feeding forage on poultry meat and egg quality under free-range and organic production systems are also discussed. This review highlights the importance of forages and forage meals in poultry ration, considering that these feedstuffs may have greater value to the success of local poultry production in many regions of the world due to their potential of production.
 
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