Importance and Impact of Uniformity for Commercial Layer Flocks

A layer flock is typically made up of thousands of individuals, yet the flock is managed as a single unit.  Beginning with the pullet, management and nutritional strategies can be used to increase flock uniformity, which will have profound impacts on layer flock health, productivity, and shell quality.

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Doug Korver, Ph. D.
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science University of Alberta

Dr. Doug Korver received a Ph. D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis.  In addition to practical research on feedstuff quality and dietary supplement evaluation in poultry diets, Doug Korver’s work focuses on nutrition-immune function interactions and bone biology in poultry.  He has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, and 10 book chapters.  In 2016, he spent a 6-month sabbatical in Colombia, working with a major broiler integrator.  He is currently part of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s committee to revise and update the 1994 Nutrient Requirements of Poultry.

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