Acta Vet. Brno 2016, 85: 395-403

Effects of the origin and caponisation on carcass and meat traits in cockerels and capons aged 18 weeks

Marek Adamski, Joanna Kuźniacka, Mirosław Banaszak

University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, Department of Poultry Breeding and Animal Material Evaluation, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Received January 25, 2016
Accepted August 31, 2016


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