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China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Bobwhite Quail Production 1
Advice on the production of bobwhite quail production from Professor Peter A. Skewes of Clemson University and Professor Emeritus Henry R. Wilson of the University of Florida; Florida Cooperative Extension Service. This article offers general advice and...
Growth, Efficiency and Yield of Commercial Broilers from 1957, 1978 and 2005
A study in Alberta, Canada, reveals that almost 50 years of commercial quantitative genetic selection pressure has achieved the intended beneficial changes in broiler performance. Some unintended consequences, however, represent challenges that may need...
Production, Quality Parameters and Nutritional Comparison of Ostrich Meat to Other Types of Meats
Ostrich meat is now considered as a red meat that is a healthy alternative to beef and poultry meats, according to researchers in Kuwait....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: July-September (Q3) 2014
Among the new and emerging diseases reported are blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens and turkeys, an unusual form of blackhead in partridges, suspected goose parvovirus infection and respiratory cryptosporidiosis in red grouse....
Water Quality and Quantity Influence Flock Performance
Broilers today drink more water than they did 10 to 20 years ago but problems can be avoided by ensuring the birds receive good quality water, monitoring daily water intake and implementing a sound water line cleaning and maintenance programme, according...
Intestinal Events and Nutritional Dynamics Predispose Clostridium Perfringens Virulence in Broilers
The changes occurring in the chicken gut that can lead to a build-up of the pathogen causing necrotic enteritis are outlined by an Auburn University professor, who adds that feed enzyme supplementation can help to create an environment in which the bacteria...
New Investigations into Poultry Meat Quality Issue
The chicken breast meat quality defect known as white striping has been found to affect around half of the samples tested in Brazil and Italy from broiler flocks reared to 42 days and heavier weights, with bird gender and strain affecting both the incidence...
Effects of Cassava Substitute for Maize on Performance and Egg Quality of Laying Hens
Research in Japan reveals that up to 40 per cent of maize could be replaced with cassava meal in layer diets without adversely impacting layer performance or egg quality. ...
Management Requirements for Waterfowl
Advice from Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist in the Animal and Poultry Sciences group with Virginia Cooperative Extension, on the care of small flocks of ducks and geese....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS: Upward Trend in Chicken Meat Consumption in Africa, Oceania
Protein uptake is set to climb more rapidly in Africa, while Australians are eating ever more chicken, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, in the final part of his review of the chicken industries in Africa and Oceania....
Management Programme for Raising Breeder Duck Flocks
Advice on keeping and feeding breeding ducks from Gary S. Davis and Ken E. Anderson, Extension Poultry Specialists with North Carolina State University....
Effect of Lasalocid or Salinomycin on Performance and Immunity Following Coccidia Vaccination of Broilers
A new study in the US has examined the benefits of giving the ionophores, lasalocid or salinomycin, to in-ovo coccidia-vaccinated chickens. ...
Horizontal Transmission of Salmonella Enteritidis in Laying Hens Housed in Conventional or Enriched Cages
Housing type had no significant effect on the transmission of Salmonella Enteritidis infection in this American study....
Study of Kampung Chicken Resistance to Salmonella enteritidis
A new study from Indonesia reveals that the local Kampung chicken are resistant to Salmonella enteritidis infection, which makes their eggs more suitable for a local speciality made with raw eggs....
 
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