Comparison of Poultry Breeds
Producers like the Cornish Cross poultry variety because they have been bred for fast production and high feed efficiency. However, they don’t perform well on pasture, so producers are looking for an efficient breed alternative to the Cornish. In this trial, the growth rates of Cornish Cross, Freedom Ranger, and Black Broilers were tested in both Tractor and Day Range systems. The Freedom Ranger and Black Broiler did not grow as fast as the Cornish Cross in either system.