Conventional and slow-growing broilers are both quite responsive to dietary amino acids. However, when reducing dietary balanced protein (BP), the change in rate of gain on the slower-growing broilers results in a growth curve that is not as steep as it would be if using the current conventional broiler. Amino acid supply and balance, in combination with manipulation of dietary energy density, could enable customers to achieve the desired rate of gain when using slow-growing broilers, depending on the Global Animal Partnership or other certification level the integrator is aiming for.
Corzo, Alex and Silva, Marcelo
"Amino Acid Responses in Conventional and Slow Growing Broilers,"
Proceedings of the Arkansas Nutrition Conference: Vol. 2021, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/panc/vol2021/iss1/8