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Conclusion

Although this study found that the slow growing strain Rowan Ranger are similar to the fast growing strain Ross 308, there are a few key points where they differ. It seems that the Rowan Ranger have a higher innate fear than Ross 308, keeping them from spreading out on the outside perimeter. Even so, they seem to be more suitable in an organic setting than Ross 308 due to the fact that they seem less hungry and more content, this based on the fact that they perform less feeding behaviour and spend more time laying down. Also, they grow nicely to slaughter weight with a good diet quality whereas Ross 308 need to be qualitative feed restricted to do the same, giving the Rowan Rangers better welfare.


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Last updated: 05/03/16