EIC releases US national flock performance study
Report provides benchmark for production of white egg strains
Part 11(EEU34) of a U.S. national flock performance study titled "Flock Profiling Software and Replacement Program Evaluation–2010" has been released by the Egg Industry Center and the University of California-Riverside.
The report provides a benchmark for the production of white egg strains with tables depicting livability, hen-day egg production, egg weight and feed consumption. The report also shows grade distribution, feed costs and revenue by grade for the period during which the survey was conducted. The live-bird production parameters are of value to all producers, although it will be necessary to adjust financial data to reflect the recent escalation in feed costs and the prevailing value of eggs. Interpretation of the figures presented should take into account the specific structure, housing systems of a farm or complex when comparing production parameters with those depicted in the study.