Summary reports by time, weight or feed
Summary reports are available under the Summary Reports tab when a solution is selected. These reports are presented in Microsoft Excel, enabling further editing and manipulation of the data if necessary.
Summary by day or weight
This report will summarise the growth between two chosen days or body weights. The different chemical and physical components, food intake, food conversion, and income minus food cost are given. The initial and final day:weight may be chosen from the drop-down list.
The summary screen gives details of the feeds that were fed during that period.
The chemical components of the body are displayed as a proportion of the final body weight for the period chosen and as a weight at that live weight, as are the overall and the daily weight gains between the two chosen weights. Food intake is calculated as the total over the period and per day. Food conversion (amount of food per unit weight gain) is given over the period specified for both the bird itself (a biological efficiency) and for the flock (economic efficiency, in which effects of mortality and feed wastage are included). Similarly, the food cost per unit of body-weight gain is displayed for both the bird (biological) and per bird for the flock (economic). Income minus food cost, given as the total for the period and per day, does not consider any costs other than food cost and uses the adjusted flock food intakes (i.e. mortality and feed wastage are included).
As with the chemical components, the physical components of the body are displayed in summary. In addition, the total N excretion for the period by an individual bird and by the population is displayed on this screen.
Summary by feed
This option is useful if a summary is required of the effects of feeding a particular feed, rather than between two specified weights or ages. The calculations are as before, as is the display.