Part of the company’s slower-growing line of broiler breeders, Ranger Savanna combines excellent welfare, efficiency and gourmet traits
EDINBURGH, Scotland. – Aviagen® has announced that the Ranger Savanna™ broiler breeder has just been approved by Italy’s Unaitalia slow-grow program. Ranger Savanna is part of the company’s robust slower-growing and coloured breed options.
With a mix of brown and white plumage, the feather-sexable Ranger Savanna is a naked neck, slower-growing breed that features silky skin, excellent meat quality and flavor. It offers growers and integrators a balance of outstanding welfare and performance, including strong feed efficiency and a healthy growth rate. An active, easy-to-manage bird, it yields excellent meat conformation and texture. Its environmental and temperature resilience makes it ideal for diverse and hot climates.
Poultry welfare champion
To be accepted under the Unaitalia scheme, chicken breeds are evaluated by an independent organization according to the highest welfare standards, which cover every aspect of an animal’s life, including health, diet, environment and care.
Rowan Range – The right bird portfolio for the slower-growing market
Biodiversity is one of Aviagen’s Top 5 corporate commitments. By maintaining large, diverse gene pools, Aviagen is able to offer the industry’s widest selection of broiler breeding stock, while contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger.
The Ranger Savanna is an example of Aviagen’s commitment to biodiversity in action, developing a world-class naked neck, slower-growing bird specifically suited to the needs of valued customers in specific climates.
“We are committed to offering our customers choice, enabling them to address a range of consumer preferences in the market today,” Aviagen Italia General Manager and Business Manager for the Rowan Range Claudio Ambrogio explained. “Ranger Savanna is positioned at 50g average daily gain (ADG), close to the Ranger Classic, and is a great offering for customers wanting a slower-growing bird that is economically viable, while balancing welfare excellence with beneficial production qualities.”
Claudio added that the company works closely with customers to keep a close pulse check on the market, staying ahead of changing market trends and customer needs. “We will continue to expand our breed portfolio for the slower-growing and other market segments as we see developing needs for now and in the future.”