Comparison of a modern broiler line and a heritage line unselected since the 1950s.

@article{Schmidt2009ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a modern broiler line and a heritage line unselected since the 1950s.},
  author={Carl J. Schmidt and Michael E. Persia and Erika Feierstein and Bernadette Kingham and William W. Saylor},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={2610-9}
}
Selecting chicken for improved meat production has altered the relative growth of organs in modern broiler lines compared with heritage lines. In this study, we compared the growth and feed efficiency of a heritage line, UIUC, with a modern production line, Ross 708, for 5 wk posthatch. During this period, the BW and feed efficiency of the modern strain was higher than that of the heritage line, indicating that the Ross 708 birds were more efficient than the UIUC birds at converting feed to… CONTINUE READING