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Prof. Dietmar Flock, Editor
Prof. Dietmar Flock, Editor
 

Articles

Management of Pullets and Laying Hens under Tropical  Conditions

Management of Pullets and Laying Hens under Tropical Conditions

Environmental temperatures play a major role in the optimal rearing of layer pullets, the basis of a financially successful production period of the layer bird. The optimal temperature for a white ...
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Genomic selection in layer and broiler breeding

Genomic selection in layer and broiler breeding

The development of technology enables more accurate and efficient selection of breeding animals. This is particularly relevant for poultry, for which short generation intervals and relatively large ...
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Secondary Plant Compounds are more than Essential Oils

Secondary Plant Compounds are more than Essential Oils

The use of antibiotics for growth promoting purposes in livestock is now banned for almost one decade in the European Union. This has forced the development of alternative products replacing their ...
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Free-range egg production in Australia –  industry trends and challenges

Free-range egg production in Australia – industry trends and challenges

In Australia, free-range egg production is a rapidly growing sector with an estimated grocery market value share of 48% of total table egg production. It can be estimated that around 200 commercial ...
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Economics of Dual-Purpose Breeds

Economics of Dual-Purpose Breeds

The use of Dual Purpose Breeds (DPB) is considered a strategy to avoid killing of day-old male chicks of layer lines. Since these males grow slowly and have a poor feed conversion rate, DPB have been ...
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