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Selection for efficiency in broilers: a comparison of residual feed intake with feed conversion ratio

Selection for efficiency in broilers: a comparison of residual feed intake with feed conversion ratio

Proceedings, 5th World Congress, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 7-12 August, 1994 Volume 20 Poultry breeding; avian biotechnology; behaviour genetics; reproductive biotechnology; immunogenetics and disease resistance genetics; breeding in the tropics and extreme environments: 53-56

8443 birds of a broiler fowl line were tested for food consumption for 14 days from 49 days of age, and expected food consumption was determined from the regression of food consumption on weight at start of test and weight gain over the test period. Residual food consumption (RFC) was obtained as the difference between the observed and expected intakes.

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