The EFG Broiler model is directly integrated with WinFeed 3. This means that Client Feeds and Compositions defined in WinFeed can be selected to be used in a feeding schedule in the broiler model. Alternatively, if you want to use existing specifications for feeds in the model, these can be defined in the BM feeds input folder. Any BM feeds defined here are then available for use in a feeding schedule.
If you decide to enter your own values, care must be taken to ensure that the correct information is entered as all the values in the table are converted to inputs required by the broiler model (e.g. the calculation of the effective energy content), so any errors entered will result in incorrect outputs from the broiler simulation.
Note that this approach is not available in the amino acid and nutrient density optimisers as it would be impossible to formulate a range of lysine levels or nutrient densities with the information given.
- AMEn – Apparent N-corrected Metabolizable Energy content.
- Protein, Lipid, Water and Ash specified as percentages or g/kg as selected under Options. The Carbohydrate content is calculated as the balance of the others, and cannot be edited. If the percentages entered sum to over 100%, the last number that was changed is automatically changed to the maximum allowed.
- Protein and Lipid Digestibility as percentages.
- Cost of feed per ton(ne).
The two columns show the total content of each amino acid as a percentage or g/kg of the feed, and the percentage digestibility of each amino acid. Where the values of amino acid contents are left as zero the amino acid will not be considered in the simulation. e.g. to simulate a lysine experiment only lysine values need to be entered.