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 aggressive birds eating more, which reduces flock uniformity. What technologies are available to help manage feeding breeders? Is it possible to have the ideal amount of feed available to the […]
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 broiler breeders changed? Could the feeding program be managed differently to affect welfare? How do we effectively measure and improve hunger and bird welfare? Do the benefits of feeding more […]
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 needs to change. Where should changes be prioritized to elevate the industry? With the escalation of feed costs and demands to minimize the environmental footprint, efficiency of production is increasingly […]
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, and metabolic thresholds must be reached in order for sexual maturation of broiler breeder hens. Investigation on these thresholds will provide a better understanding of the physiological mechanisms driving the […]