Breeder hen dietary L-carnitine affects progeny carcase traits.

(1) Ross 308 broiler breeder hens were given diets containing 0 or 25 mg L-carnitine/kg from 21 weeks of age. (2) Hens were inseminated with semen from Ross broiler breeder males and subsequent growth performance and carcase traits, of progeny obtained from hatches at 30, 35 and 37 weeks of age, were evaluated. (3) Progeny were hatched in a common facility… CONTINUE READING