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Cover for Breeding for sustainability: maintaining and enhancing multi-trait genetic improvement.

In this chapter, the theory and evidence from experimental and commercial populations which give some guide on the maintenance of genetic variation in poultry is discussed. Highlights focus on how accuracy in selection and rates of improvement in all traits can be increased best to utilize this...

Author(s)
Hill, W. G.; Wolc, A.; O'Sullivan, N. P.; Avendaño, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Broiler chickens.

This chapter describes the intensive farming practices applied to broiler chickens in the USA and UK. Focus is given on the advantages (economic) and disadvantages (animal welfare and increased risk of disease spread) of the housing and feeding conditions in this farming system.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternative systems for meat chickens and turkeys: production, health and welfare.

Legislative and assurance scheme requirements for standard and alternative indoor and outdoor broiler and turkey production systems are described. Generally, health and welfare are protected to various extents by a series of input requirements, largely related to stocking density, light,...

Author(s)
Jones, T. A.; Berk, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper