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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Individuals Eat Less Turkey
Few countries actually attempt to measure poultry consumption. In most instances the figures are not measures of the actual quantities consumed, but are estimates of the supplies available for consumption divided by estimates of the population, writes...
Managing Fly Infestations in Poultry and Pig Production
Did you know that fly infestations in pig and poultry buildings could be costing livestock farmers 10 per cent in lost growth rates and egg production? That could equate to over €10 (£8.50) per pig in extra feed requirement....
UK Avian Disease Emerging Threats Report: January-March 2015
The UK's avian disease emerging threats report for the first quarter of 2015 describes cases of enterococcal and streptococcal infections, colibacillosis of several types, and an unusual diagnosis of leucocis in chickens....
Economic Implications of the 2014-2015 Bird Flu
As the infection rate of avian influenza in the US slows, the economic implications could be only just beginning, write John Newton and Todd Kuethe from the University of Illinois' Farmdoc Daily project....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Turkey Trade Tops Million Tonnes
International trade in turkey meat amounts to around 1.1 million tonnes a year, or about six per cent of the total trade in poultry meat, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
Reclaiming Feather Waste
Feathers could be another potential revenue stream for the poultry processing industry, according to a report from the Australian organisation Poultry CRC....
Higher Welfare, Biosecurity and Yields through Turkey Processing Automation
Over the past half century the turkey industry has seen significant changes in the methods used to harvest meat....
Bird Flu Rocking Heart of US Turkey Production Region
The US poultry sector and in particular the turkey sector has been rocked by incidents of avian influenza since the turn of the year....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Costs, Disease, and Lower Demand Hit Turkey Growth
In recent years higher production costs, disease outbreaks and lower consumer demand have made it difficult for the global turkey industry to expand since reaching its peak of almost 5.7 million tonnes in 2012, reports industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Spotlight on Turkey Research
Recent research has shed new light on the likely causes of foot pad dermatitis in turkeys, an alternative to antibiotics that improves growing bird performance and a new treatment that aims to improve breast meat quality....
How to Get Into Partridge Production
Premium markets are available for partridges, and this article from Penn State University outlines the steps you need to take to get into partridge production, and examples of the costs involved....
New Method for Extracting Antimicrobial Protein from Eggs
US researchers have found a way to extract a protein with antimicrobial properties from eggs, without using any organic solvents such as alcohol or acetone....
Why Traditional Poultry Breeds?
Traditional pure breeds carry important, irreplaceable genes, the value of which remains for future events to determine. They are also beautiful, productive, will reproduce your flock and connect you to history, writes Christine Heinrichs....
Fat Coating of Calcium Butyrate Results in Extended Butyrate Release in the Gut of Broilers
Fat coating of butyrate results in absorption along the entire intestinal tract in broilers, offering an explanation for the described beneficial effects as a growth promoter, according to a team of Belgian and Dutch researchers....
Effect of Multi-enzymes in Combination with a Direct-fed Microbial on Performance and Welfare in Commercial Broilers
This experiment conducted by a multinational team revealed that a combination of feed enzymes and direct-fed microbial improved the feed efficiency, health and welfare of broilers reared under conditions similar to those used commercially....
 
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