Involvement of calcium and phosphorus in bone and shell quality of early maturing commercial layers
Leghorn strains are continuously changing to meet market demands. The age of
maturity in commercial pullets has steadily decreased, and egg output and case
weights continue to increase. Consequently, nutritional management also needs to
change to meet the genetic potential of the new strains. When new genetic lines
are introduced, issues such as calcium and phosphorus management need to be
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Keywords: nutrition, shell, eggs, layers, feed, additives, ingredients, health, genetics, breeding
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