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By Ruth Harrison

A reprint of a ebook initially released in 1964, with new contributions atmosphere a contemporary context. the unique ebook is made from 10 chapters protecting and describing the tools of in depth farming of chook and cattle through the Sixties. It was once aimed toward developing expertise in regards to the creation of animals less than synthetic and harmful stipulations that succeed in factory-like installations. concentration is given on broiler chickens, chook packing stations, battery birds, veal calves, foundation of caliber, volume as opposed to caliber and animal cruelty and laws. on hand In Print

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In a broiler breeding programme carried out on Essex farms (Farming Express, 28th September 1961) work … is directed by the findings of computers in the United States. It is a programme based on tens of thousands of figures. The result is a bird which, under commercial conditions, reaches a liveweight of 31–2 lb. in 63 days with a feed conversion rate of 2·3…. 70,000 chicks a year are wing-banded…. The performance of every one of these chicks, its parents and grandparents has to be recorded and tabulated.

The most common faults in management which may lead to vice are boredom, overcrowding in badly ventilated houses, too low perches, exposed Broiler Chickens 49 nests, poor feathering in chicks, lack of feeding space, unbalanced food or shortage of water, and heavy infestation with insect pests…. ) Feather-pecking and cannibalism are but minor hazards compared with others facing the broiler manager. Disease is probably the greatest. Poultry World (26th July 1962) reported a talk given by Mrs K. M.

A) (b) (c) 2. (a) (b) (c) 3. (a) (b) of one feed against another, or several others. of optimum feed-change times. g. mash versus pellets. tests of one broiler type against another. tests of one strain against another. tests of relative performance of cockerels and pullets. the comparative testing of coccidiostats. the testing of one antibiotic, or other growth-promoting additive, against another. 4. (a) tests to determine optimum bird densities. (b) tests to determine the effect of old as compared with new litter.

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