Background update:Jun 1, 2006

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 below.

Keywords: breeding, broilers, growth, organic


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