A comprehensive review of all aspects of commercial Production systems, this book provides an up-to-date look at broiler breeder Production and management. Starting with specialized genetic programs as developed by the primary breeders and ending with two chapters on practical, hands-on aspects of breeder management, the resource includes extensive coverage of health management, feeding systems, environmental control, lighting programs, and male and female reProduction. Recognizing the diversity of management systems worldwide, it includes breeders in both temperate and warm climates as well as controlled environment versus curtain-sided housing systems.
S. Leeson is a professor and department chair of the department of animal and poultry science at the University of Guelph. J. D. Summers is a former professor in the department of animal and poultry science at the University of Guelph. They both live in Guelph, Ontario.