During September 2017, Novus organized Breeder Forum in Jakarta
(Indonesia) and Hyderabad (India) to update our customers on the recent trends
in broiler breeder and trace mineral nutrition. Focused concepts regarding the nutrition and
management strategies for broiler breeders and how to maximize energy
utilization for poultry were shared to the attendees. The key note speakers for the event were Dr. Craig Coon,
poultry nutritionist and professor at the University of Arkansas, and Dr.
Sudipto Haldar, research and development director from Agrivet Consultancy in
in Jakarta took place at the Bandara International Hotel on 20th September and
was well attended by close to 60 delegates from around the region. In
Hyderabad, the event was held at the Sheraton Hotel on 22nd September and was
attended by around 30 delegates.
Dr. Coon, whose main interest lies in Broiler Breeder Nutrition with specific emphasis on nutrient
partitioning for improved production performance, emphasized on these focused topics in relation to current broiler breeder trends. He also shared that future breeder nutrition strategies will be different than now as producers will be forced to feed
more energy in
additional maintenance requirements for increased lean mass. As such, feed withdrawal
will be changed. He discussed on how genetics may target the protein turnover
and muscle loss in breeder to support this function. In that breeder hens
will likely utilize more glucose and amino acids to make eggs up until 37-40 weeks of age, while fat will be more vital
last half of the hen’s productive life, when both de novo lipogenesis and egg production decline and
lean mass would
maintenance energy. Dr. Coon also suggested not to overfeed protein in breeder hens, as to reduce egg size
and optimize energy utilization, pointing out to potential decrease
in fertility and hatchability.
To maximize energy utilization for poultry, Dr. Sudipto Haldar
discussed the importance of formulating feeds closer to requirements. Using digestible amino
acid values, instead of total
and applying specific enzymes would be helpful to
increase nutrient digestibility of alternative raw material ingredients.
He also stressed
the importance of trace mineral nutrition in poultry breeder nutrition. Using mineral
chelates to precisely target for specific animal performance responses will eventually demand its extensive use in feed
Novus provides science
based knowledge sharing platforms such as Novus Forums and Seminars for our
most valued partners and customers. Reputable international and local professionals are invited to share their
knowledge and industry updates in animal husbandry and other related topics with the aim to help our clients further
improve their profitable business.
Novus Breeder Forum Jakarta
Novus Breeder Forum Hyderabad
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