Performance Targets and Indicators of Success

Topic Progress:

Laying birds

  • Mortality at 16 weeks: 1.8%
  • Laying onset: 16 – 18 weeks
  • Early peak production at 1 – 1.5 months from laying onset.
  • Peak egg production: 95 – 98%
  • Long peak production of 6 – 8 months
  • Production period: 12 – 18 months at above 80%
  • Mortality from 16 weeks – 78 weeks: 3.5%
  • Feed to egg ratio (kg/kg) – 2.10
  • Strong and brown egg shells; less breakages; more income

Broiler birds

  • Mortality at slaughter: less than 5%
  • Age at slaughter: 5 – 6 weeks
  • Birds have 1.2 – 1.6Kg dressed weight
  • Harvests of 6 – 7 crops per house per year.
  • Feed conversion ratio: 1.8 – 2.0