Aviagen cuts target FCR in new guidelines

AVIAGEN has released its 2019 broiler performance objectives that highlight genetic progress made by its Ross 308 in the past five years.

The updated guidelines now suggest a target FCR for birds grown to 2.5kg of 1.53, down from 1.62 in its previous performance objectives.

Breastmeat yield is also up 2.08% to 23.68%.

Aviagen said the targets reflected “continued genetic improvement” and could be achieved in the field under good management conditions.

The firm also issued a new nutrition guideline, but recommendations  remained unaltered.