Canadian Poultry Magazine

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Research examines alternative feeding programs, photostimulation periods for broiler breeders

Study finds age at sexual maturity can be significantly advanced.

November 8, 2019
By Canadian Poultry magazine


Dr. Drew Benson and colleagues from the University of Georgia recently completed a research project where he investigated how alternative feeding regimes and the shortening of the rearing period of broiler breeders could be economically beneficial to the poultry industry.

Research showed that age at sexual maturity in broiler breeder pullets can be significantly advanced with the use of a less restrictive growth curve during rearing to reach target body weight and surpass the trigger for sexual maturation as early as 15 weeks of age.

For a summary of this research, click here.