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Participatory breeding system for laying hens

Leenstra, Ferry (2010) Participatory breeding system for laying hens. LowInputBreeds Newsletter , April 2010 (2), p. 4.

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Summary

Livestock breeds (and breeding systems) developed for
intensive production systems often do not perform as
expected in organic and extensive systems. For these
alternative systems animals need good social and
ranging behaviour, which is in general not necessary in
intensive systems with greater confinement for the
animals. Although this is the case in all the livestock
species (e.g. dairy cows, pigs and sheep), in poultry, the
differences between organic/free range and
conventional systems are comparatively large


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:222623
Deposited By: Maas, ir Jelle
ID Code:19244
Deposited On:05 Aug 2011 07:17
Last Modified:05 Aug 2011 09:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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