Tracking Broiler Flock Performance

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2022: $175,000.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2025
Grant Recipient: Cornell University
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Amy Barkley
Cornell University
The published values for broiler flock efficiency that many producers follow to determine their costs of production are those shared by commercial production guides, which raise broiler chickens in climate controlled facilities with water and feed needs fine-tuned. In a pasture-raised scenario, the variable conditions in weather, temperature, predation, breed, and feed variation mean that the efficiency is going to vary from flock-to-flock. Instead of relying on book values for performance, farms can use this fact sheet to evaluate their flocks' efficiency to help fine-tune their production practices to get the most from their flocks.
Fact Sheet
Amy Barkley, Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Amy Barkley
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Cornell Cooperative Extension
21 S. Grove St
East Aurora, NY 14052
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.