Reproduction and genetics
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The “good start” of excellent egg production in breeder farms is undoubtedly the rearing phase, which can be subdivided into three phases:
The focus here is quality progeny! For this, it is important to have uniform breeder flocks (In body weight and carcass size), healthy flocks with a high degree of animal welfare, which will produce fertile eggs of the ideal quality and size to shape uniform and healthy broiler flocks.
Many factors interfere, such as:
These factors influence both productivity and the quality of fertile egg production. However, we know that good production practices appropriately implemented in the rearing phase are crucial for the maximum genetic expression of breeding hens, being a facilitator and inducer so that the birds can express the highest degree of health and animal welfare when interacting with the environment. The result of this is
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