How do gut health and disease influence feeding & efficiency in broiler breeders?

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 program. Compromised gut health affects digestion and nutrient absorption which contribute to reduced feed efficiency and increased disease susceptibility. What role do microbiota, fungi, protozoa and viruses play in the […]

How do we feed breeders for optimum productivity and welfare?

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 […]