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Feeder Colour Preference of Broilers and its Effects on Performance
The objective of this study was to determine if broilers have a preference for colour of feeders (based upon feed consumption) and if the colour of the feeders has an effect on performance. ...
Plucky Idea – Turning Waste Feathers into Sustainable Opportunities
The extraction of keratin protein from chicken feathers poses an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to rid the poultry industry of waste. Glenneis Kriel reports....
Understanding the Hatching Egg
For many years, the hatcher was considered to be merely a ‘finishing’ machine....
The Battle Against Campylobacter – Are We Winning?
Consumer research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) released in August showed that show that two thirds of consumers think the industry should continue to reduce Campylobacter levels beyond the agreed current target of less than 10 per cent of...
Egg Refrigeration Effective in Reducing Salmonella Growth, Despite Sweating
Salmonella prevalence in eggs is a major concern to the egg industry. The results of new research on the subject were presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in January 2016....
Dual-Strain Probiotic Improves Turkey Performance Through Multiple Modes of Action
When it comes to improving turkey health and performance, new research by Chr. Hansen shows that two probiotic strains are better than one....
Bird Flu Control in New Zealand – the One Health Approach
The unprecedented spread of avian influenza (subtype H5N1) across Asia in 2004, and the potential for a new influenza pandemic in humans, triggered organisations working in the human and animal health fields to seriously examine disease transmission risks....
Canada's Innovative Poultry Feed Products Help Solve Industry Issues
Canadian companies have recently been active in producing exciting new products for the poultry industry, including insect feed ingredients approved for use in the US and Canada. Treena Hein reports on these developments and the market potential for the...
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 4: Chick Activity and Behaviour
A well-experienced hatchery manager will instinctively know when he is looking at healthy, active chicks with good levels of reactions and response to stimuli, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV....
New Documentary Celebrates the World of Poultry Showing
‘Chicken People’ is a funny, tender documentary exploring the weird and wonderful world of poultry shows and the people who breed for them, writes Ellen Hardy for The Poultry Site. These aren’t your average broilers or layers; they’re primped,...
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
How Do Drying Techniques Affect Dried Egg Quality?
Egg processing continues to grow around the world, with an increased demand for dried egg products for industrial as well as consumer uses. The results of two poster presentations on dried egg processing were presented at the International Poultry Scientific...
Avian Urolithiasis (Visceral Gout): An Overview
Visceral gout is a condition of chickens that has been recognised for more than 30 years. Due to its striking lesions, many names have been used to describe visceral gout, such as acute toxic nephritis, renal gout, kidney stones, nutritional gout, nephrosis...
Vaccination to Control Coccidiosis in Cage and Floor-reared Layer Pullets
Coccidiosis vaccination for layer pullets has become more common, whether the birds are raised in cages, aviary systems or on the floor, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Halting the Evolution of Marek's Disease Towards More Virulent Forms
Marek's disease is an important affliction of poultry flocks worldwide, and can cause mortality rates of up to 100 per cent. At Merial's Global Avian Forum in Barcelona in April, John Dunn from the US Department of Agriculture's Avian Disease and Oncology...
 
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