Quote: "In conclusion, the demand for inexpensive, affordable poultry meat has pushed chickens and turkeys to their physiological limits – impacting the welfare and muscular health of the birds, as well as the quality of their meat. Studies are underway in an attempt to unravel the biological mechanisms behind muscle problems in poultry. These studies will eventually lead to the establishment of biomarkers for future breeding strategies that balance welfare with the economic value of meat products."
Post by Matt Lhamon on Jun 23, 2018 21:41:22 GMT -5
They do not have much of a poultry science department at Ohio State anymore, I would put more credence University of Arkansas, Georgia, NC, Mississippi St, etc. When my daughter worked for Tyson a few years ago they hatched 1,500,000 chicks a week at they hatchery, I am not thinking woody breasts were much of an issue.
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Post by Joe Emenheiser on Jun 30, 2018 22:53:50 GMT -5
Fearmongering. Even if the industry discovers it has gone too far in the wrong direction, it has the genetic diversity, knowledge, technology, and funding available to change course faster than almost anyone in exhibition poultry can imagine.