The impact of R&D in broiler breeding: past, present and future

  • Santiago Avendaño Aviagen Limited


This paper describes the close relationship between Research and Development (R&D) applied to broiler breeding and the global broiler industry. An historical perspective of the use R&D is given in the context of the gene flow from elite populations to commercial tiers of the industry. The impact of global breeding goals on a range of commercially important traits is described. The role of R&D in the long-term improvement of broiler elite populations is discussed. This paper is presented from the point of view of Aviagen, a global distributor of poultry breeding stock globally.


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Avendaño, Santiago. 2011. “The Impact of R&D in Broiler Breeding: Past, Present and Future”. Archivos Latinoamericanos De Producción Animal 19 (1-2).
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