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Poultry Genetics for Pastured Production



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By Anne Fanatico and Skip Polson, Heifer International
Updated by Holly Born

Published: 2005

Updated: 2005

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Introduction

While most pastured poultry producers in North America raise the same fast-growing Cornish-and- White-Rock-cross broilers used in conventional confined production, many producers are interested in alternative genetic types that may be more suitable for outdoor production or for niche markets. This publication released in April 2005 provides information on the Cornish Rock crosses in outdoor production, discusses several slower-growing breeds, and provides information on hatcheries that offer these alternative breeds.

Table of Contents

The Conventional Industry Dominates the Scene
Producer Preferences
The Importance of Access
Other Decision Factors
Beyond Cornish Crosses

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