Pullet rearing is key to cage-free flock success
Layer management experts say properly rearing pullets can make the difference between a high-performing cage-free flock and a disaster.
Farmers are looking for three things when raising pullets: consistent weight gain, flock uniformity, and high livability. Cage-free husbandry makes achieving these goals much more complicated than in a conventional system.
In a conventional cage system, the amount of food, water and ventilation can be controlled and consistent throughout the…