Broiler economic performance modelling

Traditionally, it has been the norm to formulate broiler diets based around maximum animal performance. However, this can require a highly concentrated and protein rich diet, which can be costly and thus have a negative impact on profitability. 

Our global R&D has developed a flexible, precise tool to help you calculate the optimum energy and amino acid levels required for optimum broiler meat production. By combining economic data with technical data, it is possible to accurately formulate the best possible diet for your livestock to produce the best return on investment.

The broiler economic model also allows you to view a body development curve based on how you formulate nutrients in the diet. This makes it a powerful tool to evaluate feeding strategies in advance, and see the predicted effects on growth rate, feed conversion, and carcass and breast yield. 

Broiler model

NutriOpt Broiler model:

  • Applies to different broiler breeds.
  • Allows you to project and review different nutritional strategies.
  • Models optimum economic performance.

If you are interested in making use of Trouw Nutrition's NutriOpt precision feeding system, please contact the Trouw Nutrition branch nearest to you for more details. Or send an e-mail to: info@trouwnutrition.com

 

 

 

Advanced layer split-feeding nutritional add-on 

Egg production is a physiologically complex process for the hen, involving the mobilisation of different amounts and types of nutrients at different times of the day. Precise feeding is required in order to match the circadian biological rhythm of the animal. 

By opting for a split-feeding regime, it is possible to achieve improved eggshell quality and laying persistency on a reduced nutrients intake, when compared with a single-feed approach.

• The morning feed delivers the nutrition for energy, protein and phosphorous for egg lay production.

• The afternoon feed meets the requirements for eggshell formation. 

This not only offers a reduction in feed and production costs, but also results in more effective delivery of feed ingredients, with less excretion of nutrients. With your NutriOpt split-feeding add-on, it is possible to calculate the precise supply of nutrients required for the two daily feeds, in order to ensure optimum egg formation for your flock. 

NutriOpt Split-feeding:

  • Provides access to an optimum cost formulation additive matrix.
  • Reduces feed and production costs, while increasing eggshell quality and laying persistency.
  • Ensures less excretion of nutrients.

If you are interested in making use of Trouw Nutrition's NutriOpt precision feeding system, please contact the Trouw Nutrition branch nearest to you for more details. Or send an e-mail to: info@trouwnutrition.com.

Feed structure nutritional add-on for broilers and layers 

The absorption of nutrients is the key to optimal bird development. It is necessary to ensure the gizzards are properly stimulated, since gizzard functionality determines the level of nutrient absorption by the bird.
Finely ground feed reduces the level of gizzard stimulation, which reduces nutrient absorption. Coarse feed, however, stimulates gizzard development and functionality, leading to a higher absorption of nutrients by the birds.

gizzard function

Our aim is to help you find the perfect feed balance to optimise efficiencies through improved transit times and digestibility of nutrients. By using scientific methods to accurately pinpoint the optimal quality and quantity of structural components needed in your birds’ diet, you could significantly reduce your production costs and increase profitability.

NutriOpt Feed structure for broilers and layers:

  • Reduces feed and production costs through accurate nutrition.
  • Gives a seamless integration into cost formulation solutions.
  • Uses a data matrix which allows nutrient levels to be precisely attributed to structural component sources.
  • Provides recommendations for identifying structural sources and handling in feed mills

If you are interested in making use of Trouw Nutrition's NutriOpt precision feeding system, please contact the Trouw Nutrition branch nearest to you for more details. Or send an e-mail to: info@trouwnutrition.com.

Broiler breeder feed recommendations

Genetic changes in broiler breeders mean that their body weight gain, feed conversion ratio and meat yield over time have gradually improved. However, broiler breeder management techniques such as feed allocation and body weight targets have not kept up with these changes. As a result, broiler breeders are increasingly suffering from feed and nutrient restrictions that are detrimental to their welfare and have a negative impact on their performance later in life. 

Trouw Nutrition has developed a special broiler breeder feeding strategy, which is now available via the NutriOpt precision feeding system. These recommendations contain special feeding strategies for the different phases of rearing. They are aimed at reducing hunger and adjusting body weight targets, while also improving the animals' wellbeing. 

During the rearing phase, a combination of high body weight targets and diluted diets is used, which increases the time the birds spend eating. The dilution of the diet increases eating motivation and reduces pecking behaviour. Research indicates that a mash diet is more effective than a crumble diet in increasing the amount of time spent eating. 

In the production phase, rearing breeder hens to higher target body weights supports an improved overall performance in the production of hatching eggs, irrespective of the diet the birds are fed. However, a diluted diet is useful in that it reduces non-desirable activities (such as pecking) by keeping the birds busy eating. Therefore, the NutriOpt broiler breeder feed recommendations include advice on how to obtain a higher body weight in combination with a diluted diet. 

When young breeders are given a diluted diet, offspring performance does not change. Raising breeders to a higher body weight, however, does have a positive impact on offspring production, as research shows that it not only improves animal welfare, but also reduces the mortality rate of the offspring. 

NutriOpt broiler breed feed recommendations: 

• Reduced hunger and pecking activities
• Improved animal welfare
• Improved laying percentage

If you are interested in making use of Trouw Nutrition's NutriOpt precision feeding system, please contact the Trouw Nutrition branch nearest to you for more details. Or send an e-mail to: info@trouwnutrition.com.

 

 

Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens

The start of the laying period is crucial for hens, as this is the time when a relatively large number of problems can occur that may negatively affect their subsequent laying performance and persistency. At the onset of the laying period, the laying percentage increases rapidly. However, feed intake does not increase at a proportional rate, and this can lead to negative nutrient balances.

To counter this problem, Trouw Nutrition has introduced the NutriOpt Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens. By following these instructions, it is possible to optimise the supply of nutrients at the onset of laying, thereby improving hens' performance and at the same time reducing feed costs.

The nutrient intake should be maximised in order to prevent the body's nutrient reserves being mobilised at the start of the laying period.

Nutrient intake can be maximised in two ways:
• Assuming feed intake capacity is not a limiting factor, energy content can be reduced in the pre-peak laying period.
• If feed intake capacity is a limiting factor, then a more concentrated feed may be provided.

The optimised diet resulted in five major improvements in the productivity of laying hens between 18 and 32 weeks old:
• Increased nutrient intake
• Higher laying percentage
• Increased egg weight
• Larger egg mass
• Lower feed conversion rate

If you are interested in making use of Trouw Nutrition's NutriOpt precision feeding system, please contact the Trouw Nutrition branch nearest to you for more details. Or send an e-mail to: info@trouwnutrition.com.

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