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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia Dominates Duck Production
Asia's domination of world duck production continues, with production increasing over the last 15 years, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
The Laying Hen Housing Research Project
Research into laying hen housing by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply has shown a variety of pluses and minuses between three different systems – cage-free aviary housing, enriched colony housing and conventional cage....
Welfare and Efficiency in Poultry Production
Demand for chicken meat is rising around the world and this is leading to calls for greater efficiency and sustainable intensification....
Poultry Welfare during Transport
Poultry are exposed to a number of stress factors during transport, but problems with temperature stress could be the main threat....
LED Bulbs: Much to Offer the Poultry Industry
The light emitting diode (LED) bulb is an energy saving alternative to other light sources commonly used in poultry production. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers explain how to get the best out of LEDs...
UK Disease Report: Necrotic Enteritis, Mycoplasma
Necrotic enteritis, a Mycoplasma outbreak and Salmonella all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in April 2015....
Impact of Feeding Chelates on Shell Quality, Tibia Strength and Immunity in Laying Hens
This study from researchers at Novus International looked at how changes in the trace mineral content of layer diets affects eggshell quality and other aspects of layer health and performance....
Controlling Rodents on the Poultry Farm
Rodents, such as rats and mice, are a major concern on poultry farms due to building damage and feed loss. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe common rodents found on poultry farms and how to deal...
Effects of Light Colour on Poultry Health and Welfare
Three articles published in this month's issue of Poultry Science focussed on the effects of different colours and types of light in poultry production. What can the latest research tell us about how best to light poultry barns?...
How to Keep Your Backyard Flock Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Help your flock stay happy and healthy by remembering these essential summertime tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Faster-Growing Broiler Breeds Have Less Dietary Flexibility
As breeders select for more productive qualities in poultry breeds, other characteristics that may be useful in different conditions can sometimes be lost. Faster growing broiler breeds are less able to cope with a varied diet than those with lower growth...
Bed Bugs: Difficult Pests to Control in Poultry Breeder Flocks
Bed bug infestations in poultry houses have negative consequences for poultry health, welfare and productivity. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe the life cycle of bed bugs, the impacts on flocks,...
Antibiotic Growth Promoters Versus Drug-Free Poultry Production
The use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry production is a global human health concern due to increasing resistance by pathogens to these drugs. This study from M-L. Gaucher and colleagues, published in the journal Poultry Science, set out...
Impacts of Bird Flu Outbreak on China's Poultry Meat Supply Chain
Live bird markets in China are instrumental in the transmission of avian flu between birds and humans, meaning that there may be a need to restructure the poultry supply chain in future to avoid dangerous epidemics....
Cheap Berry Extracts Could Reduce Salmonella Growth
The ongoing trend to reduce antibiotic use in poultry production has led some scientists to search for alternative, natural antimicrobials. This study by S. Salaheen and colleagues, recently published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, asked...
 
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