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Future of Poultry Nutrition: How to Feed Chickens More Sustainably
Finding solutions to the challenge of producing poultry more sustainably was the theme of a recent conference in the UK. The meeting explored all aspects of sustainability – economics, environment and ethics. Feed accounts for a high proportion of the...
Questions and Answers on Highly Pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza
A summary of current knowledge on the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Steady Rise in Chicken Meat Output for Africa and Oceania
In Africa and Oceania, chicken meat production increased by more than four per cent annually between 2000 and 2012, the most recent year recorded, reports industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his review of the poultry meat sector in those two regions....
New Poultry Enterprise Helps Sustain Rural Families in Brazil
Brazilian farms can be made more sustainable by integrating poultry and beef cattle production, explains Murilo Quintiliano of Food Animal Initiative (FAI) Brazil....
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Turkey Production
Nearly three years in development, the UK’s University of Newcastle and Cranfield University and industry partners have introduced a new tool firstly to assess and then to improve the environmental impact of turkey production, reports Jackie Linden....
Tool to Measure Biosecurity at Broiler Farms and Relationship with Performance and Antimicrobial Use
Research from Belgium using an online questionnaire to assess biosecurity on poultry farms reveals that while the theory is well understood, there is room for improvement in practice....
Enterobacteriaceae and Salmonella Recovered from Non-sanitised and Sanitised Broiler Hatching Eggs
Applying a sanitiser was effective in reducing the numbers of Enterobacteria on hatching eggs, a new study by the Agricultural Research Service and University of Georgia has shown, while the number of Salmonella was so low that it was difficult to judge...
Environmental Footprint of Poultry Meat and Eggs
Converting to all-organic production systems would result in a 40 per cent increase in global warming potential for egg production, according to Professor Kenneth E. Anderson, Poultry Extension Specialist with the Prestage Department of Poultry at North...
Energy Savings on Farm: Where Will You Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck?
If you are serious about saving money and being more efficient, then you really must consider measuring how much, where and when you are using energy, according to E.J. McGahan, B.R. Warren, R.J. Davis, F. Phillips and T. Naylor in a paper presented at...
Backyard Chickens in the United States: Survey of Flock Owners
A survey of almost 1,500 owners of backyard poultry flocks in the US reveals information that may contribute to maintaining good biosecurity and improving the health and welfare of backyard flocks....
Killing of Spent Laying Hens Using Carbon Dioxide in Poultry Barns
Examining records from Swedish farms over a three-year period, researchers in Sweden found that overall, whole-house killing of spent hens using carbon dioxide gas was carried out correctly but they were able to identify some areas for potential errors....
Copper and Lysine Density Responses in Commercial Broilers
Dietary copper supplementation improved the growth rate of broilers in a recent study from China but there was no evidence of an interaction between copper and amino acid density on bird performance....
Global Warming: How Does It Relate to Poultry?
Understanding how greenhouse gas (GHG) figures are generated and what the poultry industry can do to further reduce the impact remains important, explains Claudia S. Dunkley, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia's Department of Poultry...
Poultry CRC Broiler Breeder Research in a Commercial Setting
Poultry CRC-supported PhD student, Sarah Weaver, at the University of Adelaide in Austalia in researching the relationship between breeder hen environment and subsequent broiler chick performance....
Effect of High-dose Irradiation on Quality Characteristics of Ready-to-eat Broiler Breast Fillets
High-dose irradiation of chicken breast fillets followed by storage at room temperature shows potential for the safe preservation of ready-to-eat products, according to new research from Brazil....
 
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