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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGERIAL AND NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY OF HEAVY BROILER CHICKENS Project Number: 6406-32630-005-05
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 01, 2008
End Date: Sep 30, 2011

Objective:
The objectives of this research are to evaluate energy usage patterns in modern broiler housing throughout the production cycle and to determine the effects of energy saving measures on thermal conditions and production efficiency in broiler chickens during the brooding phase.

Approach:
Effects of reduced energy usage regimens and measures to improve energy efficiency in modern broiler housing on the thermal environment and subsequent production efficiency will be evaluated.

Last Modified: 11/26/2014
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