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Helping broiler breeder chickens feel full for longer

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RESEARCHERS from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Newcastle University, The Roslin Institute and Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) have been awarded £400,000 by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to study how to improve the diet of broiler breeder chickens.

SRUC explains that the welfare of broiler breeders has long been a concern within the poultry industry. Broiler breeders produce the chickens that are raised for meat and, like their offspring, share the same potential for fast growth. However, they live much longer and their access to food …

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