Enhancing early egg size

Forum: Enhancing early egg size by proper management

Published on: 11/16/2011
Author/s : Rajendran Duraisamy (National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology)
Introduction The genetic make up of a layer variety determines its range of possible performance results. Within this genetically defined range, we can alter the production characteristics through our management systems to optimize these traits which are most profitable for our market. Based on International market levels eggs are sold on the basis of egg size. Much preference is given to egg size...
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Ganesh Kumar Dahal Ganesh Kumar Dahal
Managing Director MDH Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.
November 16, 2011
Dear Mr.Rajendran,

Thanks for the useful article. Layer farmers & layer farm managers will be delighted to get useful tips from this article.

Regards,

G.K.Dahal
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Rajendran Duraisamy Rajendran Duraisamy
Senior Scientist
November 16, 2011
Thanks for your valuable comment sir.
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Arshaq Ramzee Arshaq Ramzee
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
November 17, 2011
Very informative article, Author covered all important aspects of egg size.
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Joseph Akayi Nammonywa Joseph Akayi Nammonywa
Animal Health
November 17, 2011
Wonderful,very useful article thanks sir.
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Dr Wisal M.Khan Dr Wisal M.Khan
Doctor of vet Med
November 17, 2011
Very informative and good article it will help the Layers housing peoples , i would like here to add some things more for the right size of eggs is to Take care of the body weight in first 5 weeks is very important , and then also to change of the feed , followed by correct body weight at the age 16 weeks will also help for the good size of eggs .
The other thing is that some is using crumbs feed for the whole period of Layer cycle , they should think to add extra coarse limestone during the pre lay feeding and also during the laying cycle earlier than facing the facing the problems of egg shell even with a good strain of Layer breed , as by using the crumbal Feed the use of fine calcium is not so much digestable and it passes out and the birds starts to consums it resvers from the body and then the problem starts after 40 wks of productions and may be remains till last ,
( studies and exp; confirmed it )
Thanks again for very nice and informative discussion over here at the Forum.
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Dr.m.suresh Dr.m.suresh
Veterinary Doctor
November 17, 2011
Dear dr, very useful article and some times mycotoxin also reduce the egg weight,
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Dr.D.Desinguraja Dr.D.Desinguraja
Animal Nutritionist
November 17, 2011
Very good article.The Egg size in the early stage is a major concern now a days because Now the Egg price determined by Egg size also in some places.
The Same time Body weight Management as well as the Cumulative Energy and Protein intake till the pre lay stage also determine the egg size in the early stage.
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Dr.Thirumeignanam, D., Dr.Thirumeignanam, D.,
PhD in Animal Nutrition
November 17, 2011
Dear Sir,

Thanks for very informative Article.

Regards

Dr.Thirumeignanam
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Rajendran Duraisamy Rajendran Duraisamy
Senior Scientist
November 17, 2011
Thanks for your comment
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Tarusenga Munyanyi Tarusenga Munyanyi
Animal health technologist
November 19, 2011
Nice and well researched material
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Dr. S. Ramalingam Dr. S. Ramalingam
Animal Nutritionist
November 21, 2011
very infomative article
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Rajendran Duraisamy Rajendran Duraisamy
Senior Scientist
November 22, 2011
Thanks Dr.Ramalingam for your comment
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Dr.Nd.Nurul Amin (Dr.N. Amin) Dr.Nd.Nurul Amin (Dr.N. Amin)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
November 22, 2011
Really an excellent and indifferent presentation. This article will fulfill the demand of both the practitioner as well the layer farm rearer.I would like to thank you Mr. Rajendran Duraisamy for your updated research based out look.
Will be looking forward for more good article from you in near future.

Dr.Mohammad Nurul Amin
Principal Scientific Officer
Field Disease Investigation Laboratory(FDIL)
Dept. of Livestock Services & Veterinary Practitioner
Bangldesh
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Dr.M. Saravanan Dr.M. Saravanan
Master of Animal Biotechnology
November 23, 2011
It is very usefull since here the egg grading and pricing is based of egg weight. Thanks sir!
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Dr Kamran Dr Kamran
Agricultural Engineer
November 26, 2011
very informative article but what u think how much egg weight depends upon weekly body weight gain in pre peak condition?
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Rajendran Duraisamy Rajendran Duraisamy
Senior Scientist
November 27, 2011
It depends upon strain
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Dr.Anant Deshpande Dr.Anant Deshpande
Veterinary Doctor
November 27, 2011
Very good article. Thanks Dr.Duraisamy. Sure, nutrition & body weight at sexual maturity play vital role in the egg size & weight. Thanks for discussing various other aspects also.
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Rajendran Duraisamy Rajendran Duraisamy
Senior Scientist
November 27, 2011
Thanks sir
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Dr Jaydip Mulik Dr Jaydip Mulik
Master Of Veterinary Science & Master of Business Administration
November 29, 2011
Dear Mr. Rajendran,

I am really thankful for highlighting on the early egg size problem in commercial layers.

Pullet eggs have more importance in layer farming economics and you have highlighted on the issue very elaborately.

In future we expect from you to do the comparative case study on different layer strains available in India with special emphasis on its economics which will be helpful to many layer farmers to select their strains accordingly.

Regards,

Dr. Jaydip
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Dr. B. Barman Dr. B. Barman
M.V.Sc in Vety Microbilogy, NET
November 29, 2011
Dear Duraisamy,
Your article is excellent and very informative.
I would like to add one of my observations as to egg size.
During growing one has to be very sure that by 1th week the pullet should attain the standard bodyweight and if lower than standard they need to be corrected and if more than standard no attempt should be made to correct body weight after 15th week. Also lisght stimulation only be given to the standard one below standard one group first need to be nourished to attain the standard body weitht before giving the light stimulations.

Thanks and regards,
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