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Contribution of feeds from range in organic broiler production

Steenfeldt, S.; Horsted, K. and Sørensen, P. (Eds.) (2014) Contribution of feeds from range in organic broiler production. . Proceedings of Proceedings of the XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stavanger, Norway , 23-27 June, 2014.

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A study with organic broilers with access to a large range area with herbs was performed and the effect of three broiler genotype (JA757, T851, SU51) with different growth rates and different feeding strategies (HP vs LP) on the animals' feed intake, growth and welfare was investigated. The results so far indicate that feed intake from range and animal welfare is dependent on type of allocated feed and growth rate of the broiler genotype. Thus, gait scores and foot and plumage condition showed that the fastest growing broiler genotype had some problems when fed normal broiler feed, whereas this was not the case for the other genotypes. The fastest growing broilers also ate more pelleted broiler feed compared to the slower growing breeds, which in contrast ate more whole wheat. Broilers fed LP feed had a higher intake of feed from range indicated by the crop content.

EPrint Type:Proceedings
Type of presentation:Other
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > SUMMER
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:27352
Deposited On:30 Sep 2014 13:18
Last Modified:15 Dec 2014 10:51
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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