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Title: Effects of Different Target Trajectories on the Broiler Performance in Growth Control
Authors: Cangar, Ozlem ×
Aerts, Jean-Marie
Vranken, Erik
Berckmans, Daniel #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Poultry Science Association
Series Title: Poultry Science vol:87 issue:11 pages:2196-2207
Abstract: Applying altered trajectories in broiler growth control with early feed restriction and a consequent accelerated catch-up growth has been approved to result in a better feed conversion ratio and a reduction in mortality. The properties of the growth trajectory and the resulting time and duration of the feed restriction can be crucial for animal welfare and production performance. The objective of this work was to test broiler growth control strategy online in field conditions using different target trajectories. Several experiments were conducted, and the best target trajectory has been proven to result in an end weight of 2,616 g and feed conversion ratio of 1.54 for Ross-type birds and an end weight of 2,472 g and a feed conversion ratio of 1.67 for Cobb-type birds.
ISSN: 0032-5791
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division M3-BIORES: Measure, Model & Manage Bioresponses (-)
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