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Pullet and layer flock uniformity: an epidemiological industry-based approach to improve feed efficiency

Published Authors G. Parkinson, J.R Roberts and R. Horn Organisation AECL, University of New England, University of Adelaide Research Timing 31st Oct 2011 - 16th Dec 2015 Category Tag Export to PDF

This research project aimed to investigate the variability among farms and flocks, for flock growth rates and uniformity, and to establish benchmarks of industry performance. Some laboratory modelling was undertaken on important issues to clarify causal relationships that can then be compared to data obtained from the cross sectional and experimental farm studies. The project showed that high peak production and good persistency of production can be achieved in flocks with an average body weight of 1.8-1.85 kg at 30-40 weeks of age.