Management needs for layers have been constantly changing as a result of the genetic selection for improved productivity practiced by the egg-type poultry breeding companies. Productivity changes are well documented in strain performance reports from layer random sample tests and management reports. Changing physiological needs for optimal reproduction have been met by improvements in health care, housing, and nutrition. Layer reproductive management can be controlled during the course of physiological development through the use of pullet and layer phase lighting programs, body weight-management programs, and environmental temperature control.

Gaining Weight 101

Gaining Weight 101

Find out why long exhausting workouts may do more harm than good. Most of the body-building workout and diet regimens out there are designed for the guys that gain muscle and fat easily. They focus on eating less and working out more in order to cut the excess fat from their bodies while adding needed muscle tone.

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