Commercially Available Broiler Breeds In Nepal

Commercially available broiler breeds in Nepal

  • Cob 500
  • Cobb400
  • Marshall
  • Hub bird classic

COBB 500

The world’s most effective broiler has the lowest feed conversion, best growth rate and an ability to thrive on low density, less costly nutrition. These attributes combine to give the Cobb500 the competitive advantage of the lowest cost per kilogram or pound of live-weight produced for the growing customer base worldwide.

  • Lowest cost of live weight produced
  • Superior performance on lower cost feed rations
  • Most feed efficient
  • Excellent growth rate
  • Best broiler uniformity for processing

Source: http://www.cobb-vantress.com/products/cobb-500

Age(Days) Weight for age(gm) Daily gain(gm) Cumulative feed conversion Daily feed consumption(gm)
7  1.85 28 0.902 35
14 465 53 1.165 68
21 943 78  1.264 111
28 1524 86  1.402 152
35 2191 99  1.530 189
42 2857 93  1.675 216

Source:http://www.cobb-vantress.com/docs/default-source/cobb-500 guides/Cobb500_Broiler_Performance_And_Nutrition_Supplement.pdf

2. Hub bird classic:

Hub bird classic broilers are strong initial growth coupled with very good FCR. Its robustness and adaptability are evident under any temperature and feed condition. Its overall benefits allow it to obtain the lowest cost price for live, whole bird or ready-to cook market with high meat yield. Its adaptability to any environment makes good performance in temperate as well as tropical areas.

Perfomance Summary:

Age(days) Average Body weight (gm) Cumulative Daily gain(gm) Cumulative Feed consumption(gm) Average Feed conversion
5 140 20 106  
10 301 26 292  
15 561 35 617  1.10
20 909 43 1112 1.22
25 1315 51 1773 1.35
30 1758 57 2577 1.47
35 2229 63 3505 1.57
40 2489 66 4530 1.68

Source:http://www.hubbardbreeders.com/media/psbroclassic16072015__032128500_1305_14092015

3. Marshal:

The breed is specially designed to be able to provide excellent feed conversion in the hot and tropical conditions of India and Asia.

Trials have shown that a parent bird consumed an average of 389g per broiler chick while a commercial bird reached a body weight of 2.6kg in 42 days with a cumulative feed consumption of 4.5kg or an FCR of 1.7, according to Dr U. Dasgupta, director of marketing for Marshall Breeders.

Source: http://www.efeedlink.com/contents/11-20-2009/be94e98f-4593-4ddb-ba4b-4307c574c7a8-a181.html

4. COBB 400:

 

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