Aviagen has launched an updated version of its parent stock nutrition specifications for its Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands.
Regularly reviewed by the company’s nutrition team, the new specifications are designed to reflect “ongoing improvements” in bird performance as well as the latest available research. As a result, the new versions have been updated with a focus on body weight and egg weight control, production persistency, better fertility and hatchability to ensure that the bird’s needs are met at every age.
New items include the introduction of a “breeder three diet” to keep better control of body weight and egg weight after 50 weeks; an improved amino acids profile to help support feathering and intestinal health, and recommendations for two, three and four-stage rearing programmes, created to provide farmers with a greater choice of appropriate diets for their local conditions.
“We believe the updated nutrient values provided in the new recommendations are finely tuned to satisfy the bird’s current needs for maintenance, growth and egg production,” said Aviagen’s global nutrition team leader, Alex Corzo.