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on September 10, 2019

In research and reality slower-growing birds costs more

Changing to slower-growing breeds will negatively impact the environment and the sustainability of the poultry industry.

A widespread switch to slower-growing broiler genetics would require the chicken industry to use far more resources, and charge significantly higher prices, to produce the same amount of meat.

As part of the 2019 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in Minneapolis, Anthony Pescatore, associate department chair and extension professor at the…

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