Optimising grist presentation

Optimising grist presentation

The Humphrey Feeds team are highly skilled poultry specialists who will work with you on your farm to ensure that you have the right birds and the right feed, which is presented in optimal form (grist) that they want to eat.

Finding the optimum grist for each stage of your flock’s development is a key element to optimising your poultry’s performance.

Particle size, uniformity, hardness, durability, colour and smell are all factors that need to be considered when evaluating poultry feed presentation requirements, and at Humphrey Feeds we have the years of knowledge and the experts to ensure that your flock is consuming the optimal levels of nutrients.

Here are a few examples of how our feeds look once they have been processed.


Crumbs are fed to young birds, so the particle size needs to be small and relatively uniform, yet providing all the necessary nutrition in each particle.

Crumbs are made from pellets that have been crumbled (reduced in size).


Mash is a phrase that covers a variety of particle sizes.  It is loose and unprocessed and therefore the ingredients are separated and may differ in size.  

The Humphrey Feeds manufacturing process has a special grinder, with electronic control which mixes a combination of motor speeds with a variety of screens to deliver specific grists.  

The specific grist instructions are hard coded into each of the 500+ diets that we produce to ensure optimal suitability for purpose.


Easy to manage, store and deliver, pellets are the most common feed type for young birds and meat birds.  Fine ground mash is mixed with steam, then textured through a pellet press to produce uniformly sized compact cylinders of ingredients.