Harkers Hormoform 20kg

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Hormoform The History
Hormoform was first launched in 1954, after 2 years feeding trials, involving
some of the leading fanciers. Hormoform is a supplementary feed, which was
probably the first truly scientifically, formulated supplementary feed ever offered
to the racing pigeon. The results were remarkable. Fertility and virility
improved and Hormoform’s influence on the production of crop milk ensured
strong well-grown youngsters. Birds raced better than ever and, as a result,
demand for Hormoform has increased steadily since its introduction. This and
the fact that most of the important races have now been won by Hormoform
prepared birds, demonstrates the satisfaction and confidence fanciers have
found in this product. The Formulation Hormoform is a compound of
energy-yielding fats and oils, animal and vegetable protein, yeast, cod-liver
oil, malt extract, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements supported
on a cut-wheat base. The calculated typical analysis is as follows: 12% Protein
8.8% oil 5.1% Fibre The protein in Hormoform is designed to complement the
protein in the traditional diet not replace it. The nutrients contained in
Hormoform include: Vitamin A Nicotinic Acid Vitamin D3 Calcium Pantothenate
Vitamin K Biotin Vitamin D1 (Thiamine) Inositol Vitamin B2 (Riboflavine)
Choline Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Amino Benzoic Acid Vitamin B12 Lysine Chloride
Cystine Glycine Iodine Calcium Cobalt Sodium Chloride Copper Phosphorus
Manganese Zinc Iron Arginine Methionine Tryptophane The Principle behind Hormoform
Hormoform is formulated to supplement the traditional mixture, meaning, for
example that if a vitamin is recognised as being at a low level in the
traditional mix, it will be included at a high level in Hormoform. Over the
years, the formulation of Hormoform has been adjusted to take advantage of the
most recent research. These small but significant changes enable the fancier
who used Hormoform to benefit from the latest developments in nutritional
science, at the same time relying on a feeding system that has stood the test
of time. Most Recent Change Most recently, the role of methionine in relation
to feather quality has been identified. Feathers are made up of a protein
called Keratin. This protein contains a large percentage of sulphur, an element
that is mainly absorbed from the diet in the form of methionine (free sulphur
cannot be absorbed and passes straight through the bird). Methionine is an
amino acid (from which proteins are made) and the bird is totally reliant on
its presence in the feed. Because of the importance of feather quality and the
fact that traditional feed mixtures may be low in methionine, the most recent
improvement to Hormoform has been to increase the level of methionine included
in the mix. This means that birds fed Hormoform are unlikely to be deficient in
methionine so feather quality will be optimised. Feeding Instructions Resting
Birds – 57g (2oz) per 450g (1lb) feed Racing Birds – 71g (2.5oz) per 450g (1lb)
feed Breeding Birds – 86g (3oz) per 450g (1lb) feed Hormoform should be given
daily with the feed at the recommended strength. Hormoform can also be given
separately, in a container, for the birds to feed to their own individual