Number of pages: 1
Type of document: Conference Poster
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More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
Monique W. P. Bestman MSc.;
Cynthia Verwer Ph.D.
Language of document: English
Title in English: Body condition in different genotypes in organic and free range egg production
Abstract / summary in English:
Organic and free range egg production is increasing. In these systems the same genotypes are kept as in cage or barn systems. Although organic and free range systems aim to increase animal welfare, they show feather pecking, smothering and a higher mortality because of predators. EU-project LowInputBreeds aims at improving performance, animal health, welfare and product quality in organic and free range systems.
Keywords in English: Organic and free range egg production, animal welfare, feather pecking, LowInputBreeds