When evaluating a layer flock’s performance, certain parameters are used in order to establish a minimum threshold of quality. The most common parameters include: Feed conversion, export of egg mass and number of eggs per housed hen (HH). Nowadays, other criteria are gaining relevance, such as SALEABLE EGGS per housed hen, as well as its COMMERCIAL VALUE by weight, be it from cage or alternative systems. →
When we talk about the rearing phase of broiler breeder pullets, we look for help in broiler chickens’ starter manuals. The environmental conditions are essential, but the feeding management will be better if we think they are broiler breeder pullets and not chickens. Our objective is not to obtain an excess on early bodyweight with voracious animals and great ease to gain weight because of its improved feed conversion ratio. Therefore, the main objective is to have uniform pullets without exceeding bodyweights. →
19 May - Reproduction and genetics
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