Is there a future for slow growing broilers?
The future of the Dutch poultry industry can be found in creating a
slower growing broiler, but with superior growth compared to organic broilers or
the French 'Label rouge' birds. A team of specialists in poultry and consumer
welfare suggested this in an advice to the Minister of Agriculture. Reasons
enough for the Spelderholt Institute to conduct a trial to evaluate the
consequences of a switch to a slower growing broiler.
This article can also be found at World Poultry
Volume 17 number 8. To view the article online simply click on the link
Keywords: breeding, broilers, growth,
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