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Dr. Ferry Leenstra
Wageningen UR Livestock Research
Postbus 65
8200 AB Lelystad
The Netherlands
Tel. + 31 320 238517
Fax + 31 320 238050


LowInputBreeds Technical Notes

New LowInputBreeds Technical Note: Raising cockerels from free range egg production


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Worldwide most males from layer type poultry are currently killed at hatch.  Yet farmers with laying hens, consulted in the LowInputBreeds project, revealed they despised this practice and look for possibilities to raise cockerels possibly working with dual purpose chickens.

This technical note explains the best option with regard to resource use efficiency and what production costs might be to raise and market cockerels of specialized layer strains.

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Contact: Ferry Leenstra, Wageningen University

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