Most people who are involved in commer-
cial egg production, have seen management
guides for different strains of layers before and
may think “if you have seen one, you’ve seen
them all”. Others take the contents more se-
riously and expect frequent updates to find
specific data which apply to the current gen-
eration of layers and current management
practices. Newcomers in the business may
need more detailed explanations than can be
presented in this compact format.
We hope that each reader will find some use-
ful information, to confirm proven manage-
ment practices or to stimulate improvements.
Why should you study this management guide?
TOP PERFORMANCE BY
In recent decades, advanced methods have
significantly improved breeding quality. Due
to the development of powerful electronic
data processing systems, it has become pos-
sible to put the theory of selection system-
atically into practice – thus turning modern
quantitative genetics into reality.
From very early on,
used these new statistical techniques and
can therefore offer an extensive range of
experience and know-how. A highly quali-
fiedteam of specialists
utilization of the latest research results. The
market’s changing demands can therefore
be met quickly and effectively.
The basic requirements for performing ge-
netic progress are:
Individual performance recording of the
pure line birds