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Poultry Nutrition
on February 1, 2019

Keeping pace with the nutritional needs of broilers

Broilers’ nutritional requirements have changed dramatically over the past 50 years, but how can producers adjust diets accordingly, maximizing profitability?

Today’s broiler is a very different bird to that of 50 years ago, with much improved genetics and far better productivity. Comparisons made between the genetic stocks of broilers from 2001 and 1957 clearly show that a predominant part of this improvement in growth potential is due to genetic selection.

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