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Performance and production efficiency

Production efficiency is achieved when the animal reaches a high level of performance and feed intake while maintaining good health. Feed alone accounts for most of a livestock farmer’s total costs. Optimise your investment in layer hens by ensuring efficient intake of nutrients that translate to robust egg production, good health and enhanced overall productivity.

Maximising egg production in layers

Measuring the production of layer hen is done through the number of good eggs they produce each year. Protect your investment by providing your hens with proper nutrition and a comfortable, well-lit environment, free of diseases and stress that can lead to a drop in egg production.

Quality of layers’ eggs

Good, healthy and consistent egg quality means better, and more marketable table eggs and higher profitability. Some important parameters of overall egg quality are shell and albumen quality, yolk colour, cleanliness, size, uniformity and being free from Salmonella. Forming a high-quality eggshell requires a substantial amount of calcium, delivered via feed. Additional measures for older hens might be necessary since their ability to utilise calcium decreases significantly, while their egg weight rises.

Uniformity and weight at rearing

Foster optimal egg production from the beginning by keeping your flock at a uniform, healthy weight throughout the critical rearing period. As pullets develop into young hens during the first 15-18 weeks of life, minimise variations in their weight, which can cause changes in the onset of egg production.

Our offering for supporting layer performance

Hendrix - Protein concentratesss
Trouw Premixes - Premixes to rely on
Enrich livestock nutrition with Maxcare feed supplements
NutriCool - Beating the heat

Want to find out how to improve your eggshells?

Eggshell Quality Programme

Trouw Nutrition has developed a program which takes all aspects of optimal eggshell quality into account.

  • Feed
  • Farm 
  • Health 

Need support identifying the cause of your eggshell challenges?

We’re happy to help! Discover our Eggshell Quality Programme and find out how to get the best eggshell. 

Eggshell Quality Programme

Careful management of diet and maintenance of good health in layers are key to optimising performance.