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Unformatted text preview: weight basis, but water intake can vary greatly between birds. Other factors include the energy density of the diet, the type of protein used in the feed, and the amount of fiber. 1. Birds grow fast without hormones because of a more efficient feed conversion and lower mortality rate. 2. Havenstein and coworkers concluded from the study that the modern poultry industry makes mass amounts of high quality protein. The effects of rapid growth can be attributed to industry and university personal. To maintain this efficiency more people must work even harder in the years to come. Hard work, scientific information, record keeping, and communication have aided the industry in producing high quality and efficient products. 3. In the last 15-20 years several changes have been made including allowing the birds to have 23 hours of light and more feed intake. Growers also need to maintain an ideal growing environment to ensure rapid growth rate and health....
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- Fall '06