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Published on Oct. 10, 2019

Schothorst Feed Research achieves 510,7 eggs

We’re pleased to highlight another successful flock that has surpassed 500 eggs per hen housed. Schothorst Feed Research is an independent research organization, based in the Netherlands, that develops scientific and nutritional knowledge and, together with its clients, translates this knowledge into new, innovative animal feed concepts.

Schothorst Feed Research has raised a flock of Dekalb White hens to produce 510,7 eggs per hen housed in 100 weeks of age. Yet again, this shows impressive genetic potential and constantly evolving progress of the Hendrix Genetics products.

Schothorst Feed Research conducts laying hen research on both small and practical scale. Their small-scale facilities are suitable for testing feed compositions and feed strategies in conditions that are in line with the field. Their laying hen facilities give space to house approximately 25,000 laying hens. Feed producers from more than 25 countries make use of the extensive knowledge of Schothorst Feed Research. They produce together about 8% of the world’s compound feed production!

The results from Schothorst Feed Research show that with the right environment and attentive management techniques, amazing performance is well within reach for egg producers worldwide.

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Flock details

Company Schothorst Feed Research
Breed Dekalb White
Housing system Aviary
Hatch date 17-05-2016
Number of birds housed 12650

Technical results

Cum. mortality during production period 6.4 %
No. eggs hen housed 510.7
No. eggs hen day 520.8
Cum. kg egg mass hen day 31.8
Cum. Kg feed hen housed 64.8
Grams feed per egg 127
Feed conversion hen day 2.08
Total no. eggs collected 6.454.838

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