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Poultry Processing & Slaughter / Poultry Health & Disease / Broiler Husbandry / North America
on October 27, 2016

Heavy broilers tough problem: white striping, woody breast

Broiler meat quality defects known as white striping and woody breast are negatively impacting the U.S. chicken industry, which needs answers about causes and management strategies.

In order to meet increasing consumer demands for high quality poultry meat products, the U.S. broiler industry has utilized genetic selection and improved feeding and management practices to achieve remarkable gains in broiler size, growth rate, feed efficiency and carcass yield over the last 50 years. An increasing proportion of…

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