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LOHMANN MEAT

Broiler Stock Performance Objectives

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 1

Introduction

Page 2

Key Points

Page 3

Table 1: Lohmann Meat Broiler


Male Performance

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Table 2: Lohmann Meat Broiler


Female Performance

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Table 3: Lohmann Meat Broiler


As-Hatched Performance

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Carcase Yield

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Lohmann Meat Broiler Stock Performance Objectives

Introduction
This booklet contains the performance objectives for the Lohmann Meat broiler
chicken to be used with the L.I.R. Broiler Management Programme. The performance
objectives represent production achievable under good management and environmental
conditions, and when feeding recommended nutrient levels. The figures included
represent the top 25% world wide flocks. Average performance may be 10 to 20%
lower.
Monitoring of performance within a broiler production operation gives the opportunity
to identify areas for improvement. The performance objectives should be used to
indicate the genetic potential of the Lohmann Meat broiler. Continuous increase in
performance results from the combination of genetic, management, nutritional and
veterinary improvements. Genetic selection in Aviagens pedigree programmes aims
to deliver balanced improvement in liveweight, FCR and liveability.
The components of yield will vary among processing plants depending on type of
equipment used and the exact portions being produced.
For further information on managing Lohmann Meat broilers, please consult your
local Technical Service Manager.

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Cost effective production of chicken meat depends on achieving good bird performance.
The following points are important to achieve optimum performance of the Lohmann
Meat broiler.

6 Key Points for better Broiler performance:

Maximise day old broiler chick quality by good management of hatching, storage
and transport conditions.

Ensure that both house and floor temperatures are adequate before, during and
after chicks arrival; monitor chick behaviour.

Prior to chick arrival, set up the brooding areas with plenty of supplementary
feeders and drinkers. Ensure that the chicks have easy access to these.

Achieve a first week bodyweight of 160 grams or greater by good management.


This will maximise growth and improve flock uniformity.

Plan and manage stocking density according to the house design (open or
closed).

The physical quality of the feed should not be that of mash or include a high
proportion of fines. Feed a good crumb/crumble as the starter ration. The
crumb size should gradually increase to a short/longer pellet as the bird develops.

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TABLE 1
Lohmann Meat Broiler Male Performance
Day

Liveweight
(g)

Daily Gain
(g)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70

42
54
68
83
101
121
144
170
198
230
265
304
345
390
439
491
547
606
669
735
804
876
951
1029
1110
1193
1279
1367
1456
1548
1641
1736
1831
1928
2026
2124
2223
2322
2421
2520
2619
2717
2815
2912
3009
3104
3199
3293
3385
3476
3566
3655
3742
3827
3911
3994
4074
4153
4231
4307
4381
4453
4523
4593
4659
4725
4788
4850
4911
4969
5026

12
14
15
18
20
23
26
28
32
35
39
41
45
49
52
56
59
63
66
69
72
75
78
81
83
86
88
89
92
93
95
95
97
98
98
99
99
99
99
99
98
98
97
97
95
95
94
92
91
90
89
87
85
84
83
80
79
78
76
74
72
70
70
66
66
63
62
61
58
57

Av. Daily Gain


(g)

Daily Intake
(g)

Cum. Intake
(g)

FCR

12
15
18
21
25
28
32
36
41
45
50
56
61
66
73
78
85
91
98
104
111
118
124
131
137
144
150
157
162
168
175
179
185
190
194
199
204
207
211
215
218
220
224
226
228
230
231
234
234
235
237
237
237
238
238
238
238
238
237
237
235
235
234
232
232
231
229
228
227
225

12
27
45
66
91
119
151
187
228
273
323
379
440
506
579
657
742
833
931
1035
1146
1264
1388
1519
1656
1800
1950
2107
2269
2437
2612
2791
2976
3166
3360
3559
3763
3970
4181
4396
4614
4834
5058
5284
5512
5742
5973
6207
6441
6676
6913
7150
7387
7625
7863
8101
8339
8576
8813
9049
9284
9519
9753
9985
10217
10448
10677
10905
11132
11357

0.222
0.397
0.542
0.653
0.752
0.826
0.888
0.944
0.991
1.030
1.063
1.099
1.128
1.153
1.179
1.201
1.224
1.245
1.267
1.287
1.308
1.329
1.349
1.368
1.388
1.407
1.426
1.447
1.466
1.485
1.505
1.524
1.544
1.563
1.582
1.601
1.621
1.640
1.659
1.679
1.698
1.717
1.737
1.756
1.776
1.795
1.814
1.834
1.853
1.872
1.891
1.911
1.930
1.950
1.969
1.988
2.008
2.027
2.046
2.066
2.085
2.105
2.123
2.143
2.162
2.182
2.201
2.221
2.240
2.260

18.29

38.43

62.43

82.86

95.43

98.71

94.43

85.43

74.14

61.86

In the table values are rounded. This may result in small inaccuracies when using the objectives to calculate other performance statistics.

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TABLE 2
Lohmann Meat Broiler Female Performance
Day

Liveweight
(g)

Daily Gain
(g)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70

42
55
68
83
100
120
141
165
192
221
254
288
326
366
410
456
504
556
610
667
726
788
852
918
986
1056
1128
1201
1276
1352
1429
1507
1586
1666
1746
1827
1908
1989
2070
2151
2232
2312
2392
2471
2550
2628
2705
2781
2857
2931
3005
3077
3148
3218
3287
3354
3420
3485
3549
3611
3672
3732
3790
3847
3902
3956
4009
4061
4111
4160
4207

13
13
15
17
20
21
24
27
29
33
34
38
40
44
46
48
52
54
57
59
62
64
66
68
70
72
73
75
76
77
78
79
80
80
81
81
81
81
81
81
80
80
79
79
78
77
76
76
74
74
72
71
70
69
67
66
65
64
62
61
60
58
57
55
54
53
52
50
49
47

Av. Daily Gain


(g)

Daily Intake
(g)

Cum. Intake
(g)

FCR

13
16
18
21
24
27
30
33
37
41
46
50
55
60
65
71
76
82
87
94
99
105
112
117
123
129
135
141
146
151
157
161
167
171
176
180
184
189
192
195
198
202
205
207
209
212
214
215
218
218
220
221
222
223
223
224
225
225
225
224
224
224
223
223
223
222
221
221
220
219

13
29
47
68
92
119
149
182
219
260
306
356
411
471
536
607
683
765
852
946
1045
1150
1262
1379
1502
1631
1766
1907
2053
2204
2361
2522
2689
2860
3036
3216
3400
3589
3781
3976
4174
4376
4581
4788
4997
5209
5423
5638
5856
6074
6294
6515
6737
6960
7183
7407
7632
7857
8082
8306
8530
8754
8977
9200
9423
9645
9867
10088
10308
10527

0.236
0.426
0.566
0.680
0.767
0.844
0.903
0.948
0.991
1.024
1.063
1.092
1.123
1.149
1.175
1.204
1.228
1.254
1.277
1.303
1.326
1.350
1.375
1.399
1.422
1.446
1.470
1.495
1.518
1.542
1.567
1.590
1.614
1.638
1.662
1.686
1.709
1.734
1.758
1.781
1.805
1.829
1.854
1.878
1.901
1.926
1.950
1.973
1.998
2.021
2.045
2.070
2.094
2.117
2.142
2.166
2.190
2.214
2.238
2.262
2.285
2.310
2.334
2.358
2.382
2.406
2.430
2.454
2.478
2.502

17.57

35.00

54.00

69.71

78.71

80.71

77.00

69.86

61.00

51.43

In the table values are rounded. This may result in small inaccuracies when using the objectives to calculate other performance statistics.

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TABLE 3
Lohmann Meat Broiler As-Hatched Performance
Day

Liveweight
(g)

Daily Gain
(g)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70

42
55
68
83
101
121
143
168
195
226
260
296
336
378
425
474
526
581
640
701
765
832
902
974
1048
1125
1204
1284
1366
1450
1535
1622
1709
1797
1886
1976
2066
2156
2246
2336
2426
2515
2604
2692
2780
2866
2952
3037
3121
3204
3286
3366
3445
3523
3599
3674
3747
3819
3890
3959
4027
4093
4157
4220
4281
4341
4399
4456
4511
4565
4617

13
13
15
18
20
22
25
27
31
34
36
40
42
47
49
52
55
59
61
64
67
70
72
74
77
79
80
82
84
85
87
87
88
89
90
90
90
90
90
90
89
89
88
88
86
86
85
84
83
82
80
79
78
76
75
73
72
71
69
68
66
64
63
61
60
58
57
55
54
52

Av. Daily Gain


(g)

Daily Intake
(g)

Cum. Intake
(g)

FCR

13
15
18
21
25
27
31
35
39
43
48
53
58
63
69
74
81
86
93
99
105
111
118
124
130
137
142
149
154
160
166
170
176
180
185
190
194
198
201
205
208
211
215
216
219
221
222
225
226
226
229
229
229
230
231
231
231
232
231
230
230
229
228
228
227
227
225
225
223
222

13
28
46
67
92
119
150
185
224
267
315
368
426
489
558
632
713
799
892
991
1096
1207
1325
1449
1579
1716
1858
2007
2161
2321
2487
2657
2833
3013
3198
3388
3582
3780
3981
4186
4394
4605
4820
5036
5255
5476
5698
5923
6149
6375
6604
6833
7062
7292
7523
7754
7985
8217
8448
8678
8908
9137
9365
9593
9820
10047
10272
10497
10720
10942

0.236
0.412
0.554
0.663
0.760
0.832
0.893
0.949
0.991
1.027
1.064
1.095
1.127
1.151
1.177
1.202
1.227
1.248
1.272
1.295
1.317
1.338
1.360
1.383
1.404
1.425
1.447
1.469
1.490
1.512
1.533
1.555
1.577
1.598
1.618
1.640
1.661
1.683
1.704
1.725
1.747
1.768
1.790
1.812
1.834
1.855
1.876
1.898
1.919
1.940
1.962
1.983
2.005
2.026
2.048
2.069
2.091
2.112
2.134
2.155
2.176
2.198
2.219
2.241
2.262
2.284
2.305
2.327
2.348
2.370

18.00

36.71

58.14

76.29

87.14

89.71

85.71

77.57

67.57

56.71

In the table values are rounded. This may result in small inaccuracies when using the objectives to calculate other performance statistics.

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Lohmann Meat Broiler Carcase Yield
The following tables indicate how yields of the major portions change with increasing liveweight in each sex.
Eviscerated yield is broken down into breast meat, thigh and drumstick to represent a portioning operation.

TABLE 4
Lohmann Meat Male - Portion
Breast %

Drumstick %

Thigh %

Evis %

70.36

70.72

71.07

71.40

71.73

72.05

72.35

72.94

70.00

72.65

69.62

10.36

10.36

10.36

10.37

10.37

10.37

10.38

10.38

10.38

10.38

10.39

12.19

12.35

12.51

12.66

12.79

12.91

13.02

13.13

13.22

13.31

13.40

16.74

17.06

17.36

17.64

17.90

18.13

18.35

18.56

18.74

18.90

19.03

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

2.6
2.8
Liveweight (kg)

TABLE 5
Lohmann Meat Female - Portion
Breast %

Drumstick %

Thigh %

Evis %

69.12

69.53

69.95

70.33

70.72

71.08

71.43

9.76

9.73

9.70

9.68

9.65

9.63

9.60

12.47

12.63

12.80

12.96

13.09

13.22

13.33

17.28

17.57

17.85

18.10

18.33

18.55

18.75

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2
Liveweight (kg)

2.4

2.6

2.8

Definitions of Terms:
Eviscerated %: eviscerated carcase, without neck, abdominal fat & internal organs, as a percentage of
liveweight.
Total Meat %: sum of breast meat, thigh deboned without skin and drumstick deboned without skin
as a percentage of liveweight.
Breast %:

breast meat without skin and bone removed, as a percentage of liveweight.

Thigh/Drumstick %: whole thigh/drumstick with skin and bone in, as a percentage of liveweight.
sum of deboned thigh without skin and deboned drumstick
Leg Meat %: without skin as a percentage of liveweight.

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