A flock with over-fleshing, uneven body weight, heavy eggs, and back feather losses inevitably renders a reduced chick output. The ability to acquire knowledge relating to nutrition, its implementation, and human management leads to the best outcome.
The purpose of this book is to learn optimum techniques for obtaining the highest number of chicks or eggs through in-depth analysis of scientific knowledge, field experiences, and proven guidance on the art of broiler breeders. The chapters include sigmoidal growth curve, body weight uniformity, peak double-yolk eggs, egg weight, eggshell quality, feather cover, the persistence of egg production, male body condition, chick quality, genetics, and leadership and management in the poultry industry. For most chapters, there is an emphasis on modeling or applied nutrition to determine the optimum nutrient allocation or dietary nutrients.
Uncover Golden Eggs for Broiler Breeders is intended for students, academic and industry professionals, and poultry farmers and managers.