What are the unintended consequences of genetic selection over the years? What does it mean for the bird in its environment?
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 on the ovary. Studies have shown that full access feeding results in poor reproductive performance. With limited nutrients and fat storage and a biological drive for breast growth, the modern […]