Newly updated versions of the Broiler Handbooks have recently been released for Aviagen’s Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands. “We’ve made a number of enhancements and revisions across the board,” said Aviagen’s global technical transfer manager, Emma Longley. “These will ensure that the Broiler Handbooks will continue to maintain their value as a go-to reference tool for broiler growers worldwide.”
Copies of the handbooks can be downloaded by clicking on the brand names, above.
The Broiler Handbooks have principal sections that cover Chick Management; Feed & Water; Nutrition; Health & Biosecurity; Housing & Environment; Monitoring Live Weight/Uniformity of Performance, and Pre-Processing Management. “Where appropriate, all sections have been updated with new illustrations and figures,” said Longley. “In addition, we’ve made text alterations to cover the latest technologies, whilst also ensuring that we create a user-friendly experience.”
Flock management and best practice advice have been revised in line with current practice and recent genetic improvements, whilst new features include a Key Management Timetable, which gives the critical age objectives for broiler stock, from placement through to pre-processing management. In addition, updated Minimum Ventilation Rates have been included in the handbooks, in accordance with the latest performance improvements.