Carcass and meat quality of dual-purpose chickens (Lohmann Dual, Belgian Malines, Schweizerhuhn) in comparison to broiler and layer chicken types.

@article{Mueller2018CarcassAM,
  title={Carcass and meat quality of dual-purpose chickens (Lohmann Dual, Belgian Malines, Schweizerhuhn) in comparison to broiler and layer chicken types.},
  author={Sandro Manuel Mueller and Michael Kreuzer and Michael Siegrist and K Mannale and Ruth E. Messikommer and Isabelle D M Gangnat},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2018},
  volume={97 9},
  pages={
          3325-3336
        }
}
Currently, there is an intensive ethical discussion about the practice of culling day-old layer cockerels. One solution to avoid this practice could be using dual-purpose types, where males are fattened for meat and females used for egg production. The aim of the present study was to compare fattening performance, carcass conformation, and composition as well as meat quality of Lohmann Dual, a novel dual-purpose type, and 2 traditional dual-purpose types (Belgian Malines and Schweizerhuhn) with… CONTINUE READING
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