Broiler Breeder Production


This book provides an up-to-date look at all aspects of broiler breeder production and management, starting with specialised genetic programs as developed by the primary breeders and ending with two chapters on very practical, hands-on aspects of breeder management.

There is extensive coverage of health management, feeding systems, environmental control, lighting programs and all aspects of male and
female reproduction.

Recognising the diversity of management systems worldwide, the authors cater for breeders in both temperate and warm climates, and also
for controlled environment vs. curtain-sided housing systems.

Ideal for specialists and managers in broiler breeder production.


  • Industry Development, Genetics, & Breeding Programs
  • Reproduction
  • Lighting
  • Health Management
  • Nutrition and Feeding
  • Environmental Control
  • Brooding and management of the growing pullet and rooster
  • Management of adult breeders

About the Authors:

Professors Steven Leeson and John Summers from the Department of
Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, have international reputations in poultry science.

They have made many contributions to poultry science and to poultry production.


Item #: 0969560036