Global Parent Stock
Nutrition Specifications Summary Overview 2021
As we continue to increase the genetic potential for reproductive performance the importance of optimizing nutrition becomes more critical and important in overall flock performance. Therefore, our 2021 Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications aim to not only capture opportunities for performance, but also detail critical areas of balance between energy and protein (Amino Acid). Energy level is given as a reference, not as a recommendation The level of dLysine relative to energy is critical as is the overall Amino Acid balance.
The new Nutrition Specifications aim to support continued optimal performance across our global customer base while emphasizing:
4 1 Early Development
2 Plumage Quality
3 Welfare Behavior and Leg Health
Egg Quality Composition, Size, and Egg Shell
Three primary areas
MODELING Aviagen has developed sophisticated models to estimate energy and amino acid weekly requirements on a feed intake basis, considering growth, maintenance, lay and egg composition.
Information derived from modeling, in particular amino acid levels, is then tested in trial flocks
3 FIELD EXPERIENCE Working closely with customers, Aviagen nutritionists are familiar with the application (heuristic, realistic, practical and field) of the Nutrition Specifications and their impact on product performance.
Principles and Focus in Nutrition Strategy REAR Optimize: Welfare traits
Body conformation, control of muscle deposition, promotion of fat reserves
Biological reproductive performance
Optimization of progeny chick quality
LAY Support of:
Hatching Egg (HE) weight
Global Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications 2021 - Summary overview