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Performance and production efficiency

Production efficiency is achieved when the animal reaches a high level of performance and feed intake while maintaining good health. Feed alone accounts for most of a livestock farmer’s total costs. Optimise your investment in layer hens by ensuring efficient intake of nutrients that translate to robust egg production, good health and enhanced overall productivity.

Maximising egg production in layers

Measuring the production of layer hen is done through the number of good eggs they produce each year. Protect your investment by providing your hens with proper nutrition and a comfortable, well-lit environment, free of diseases and stress that can lead to a drop in egg production.

Quality of layers’ eggs

Good, healthy and consistent egg quality means better, and more marketable table eggs and higher profitability. Some important parameters of overall egg quality are shell and albumen quality, yolk colour, cleanliness, size, uniformity and being free from Salmonella. Forming a high-quality eggshell requires a substantial amount of calcium, delivered via feed. Additional measures for older hens might be necessary since their ability to utilise calcium decreases significantly, while their egg weight rises.

Uniformity and weight at rearing

Foster optimal egg production from the beginning by keeping your flock at a uniform, healthy weight throughout the critical rearing period. As pullets develop into young hens during the first 15-18 weeks of life, minimise variations in their weight, which can cause changes in the onset of egg production.

Eggshell quality programme

This Trouw Nutrition programme is focused on supporting you in producing more first-class eggs. Because when every decision impacts your animal performance and business success, you want to build on more than just intuition.

Our offering for supporting layer performance

Production Efficiency Programme

Production Efficiency Programme

Supporting the animal to achieve the highest possible level of performance and feed efficiency while maintaining the appropriate health status.

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NutriOpt Optimal Diets (Split-feeding)

NutriOpt Optimal Diets (Split-feeding)

The split-feeding programme is an innovative approach towards feeding birds. It aims to feed different nutrients at different times of the day. Split-feeding improves shell quality, reduces feed costs and excretion of nutrients.

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Careful management of diet and maintenance of good health in layers are key to optimising performance.