Effects of ad libitum and restricted feeding on semen quantity and quality, body composition, and blood chemistry of caged broiler breeder males.

@article{Sexton1989EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of ad libitum and restricted feeding on semen quantity and quality, body composition, and blood chemistry of caged broiler breeder males.},
  author={Kenneth Sexton and J A Renden and David Marple and Robert J. Kemppainen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1989},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={569-76}
}
One hundred eighty, 16-wk-old, caged broiler breeder males were randomly assigned to one of three feeding treatments: 1) restricted feeding (RES), breeder-recommended levels minus 25%; 2) control feeding (CON), breeder-recommended levels; 3) full-fed (FF), ad libitum feeding. Each group received the same corn-soybean diet, with 15.5% CP and 2,878 kcal ME/kg feed. The males were ejaculated twice weekly, and BW, semen characteristics, hematocrits (HCT), and serum testosterone (T) were determined… CONTINUE READING