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Feed efficiency and feeding behaviour in Pekin ducks

International Hatchery Practice • Volume 32 Number 8

Feed efficiency has become more and more important for all kinds of animal production, in response to rising feed costs and awareness of limited resources and environmental issues. Therefore, individual feed intake of birds is measured and used in selection programmes.

by Hans-Heinrich Thiele, Poultry Breeding and Genetics, Ihlienworth, Germany & Bernard Alletru, Gourmaud Selection, Group ORVIA, Montréverd, France.