Influencing the future
Feeding Breeders Webinar Series
Over several weeks in the summer of 2022, leading academics, producers, and industry personnel gathered for weekly webinars to discuss the future of Feeding Broiler Breeders.
Feeding Breeders Summit
A group of industry experts gathered in Canmore, Alberta on August 31 & September 1, 2022 to pose questions, share stories, discover
and explore solutions to sustainably
manage broiler breeder feeding strategies.
Broiler breeder management is challenging. If too much feed is available, birds can become overweight. If feed is limited, competition at the feeder results in
Gut health is a complex balance involving the birds microbiota, immunology and physiology and affected by many factors including the birds’ environment, feed, and feeding
Improving animal welfare is an industry priority. Broiler breeders are feed restricted to control body weight and improve productivity. Have the feeding requirements of today’s
There are variations in broiler breeder management across the globe. From this collective experience there is the opportunity to learn what is working and what
How does feeding interact with management practices & affect reproductive physiology & chick output?
The objective for broiler breeders is to optimize the production of fertile eggs that hatch into healthy and efficient-growing broilers. Body weight, body composition, physiological,
How do we meet the nutritional requirements of broiler breeders today? Why is gut health important during stress periods in the breeders lifecycle?
Bird genetics and metabolism have changed significantly over decades of selection for growth and efficiency. Have the nutritional requirements of the birds changed too? Feed
How have the changes in broiler genetics affected male and female broiler breeders over the past 60 years?
To manage for reproductive output, feed restriction programs have been implemented to limit growth of the breeder which affects the number of large yellow follicles