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Urbanisation Drives Asian Egg Demand
The growth of the middle classes and urbanisation of the population in Asia is radically changing the economy in Asian countries as well as the egg industries, reports poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans, for 5m Publishing....
Managing Heat and Minimum Ventilation Systems in the Broiler House
It is important that, from the first day, the broiler house, heating system and ventilation equipment are all in top working order. Researchers from several US universities explain how to do that in 'MSU Cares' from Mississippi State University....
Importance of Hatchery Climate to Chick Quality
Hatchery managers need to take into account the conditions outside the incubators and not rely on pre-defined set points, advises Martin 'Tiny' Barten, senior hatchery specialist with Pas Reform....
Necrotic Enteritis: Applications for the Poultry Industry
A review of the aetiology, epidemiology, predisposing factors, clinical signs, prevention and treatment of this economically important intestinal disease of poultry by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University....
Effect of Eggshell Abnormalities on Table Egg Quality during Storage
Eggshell apex abnormalities were found by researchers in Brazil to increase egg weight loss during storage and reduce shell strength but the internal quality of these egg was no different from those of normal shape....
Energy Content and Amino Acid Digestibility Are Affected by Removal of Oil from DDGS
Research at Auburn University shows that low-oil distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has a much lower energy level and a different digestible amino acid profile, information that will help more precisely to formulate broiler feeds using different...
Protect Backyard Birds from Predators
Knowing your enemy is critical if you expect to win the war against predators and protect your backyard poultry flock, according to experts from several US universities writing in 'MSU Cares' from Mississippi State University Extension Service....
Effect of Various Sources and Levels of Iodine for Young Laying Hens
Researchers in Poland have been able to increase the iodine level in eggs using iodine supplementation of a diet based on maize and soybean meal but not one containing rapeseed meal....
Dietary Amino Acid Density and Energy Level Affect Growth and Meat Yield of Broilers Reared in Summer
Without affecting feed costs, researchers at Mississippi State University were able to affect the performance and carcass yield of broilers reared under hot conditions in summer with different diets in both strains of bird....
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Poultry Meat Uptake in Europe Sure to Slow
Poultry meat consumption in the Russian Federation and Ukraine has increased quite rapidly in recent years and has now caught up with the average for the European Union, according to Terry Evans in his final report looking at the chicken meat industry...
Range Management for Disease Control: Guidelines to Protect Your Free-range Flock from Exotic Disease
Advice on minimising the risk of disease on free-range poultry farms from Dr Margaret MacKenzie of Inghams Enterprises in Australia, published in 'Drumstick' from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Incubation Temperature and Humidity Affect Chicken Embryo Development
Adjustments in the temperature during incubation had more adverse effects on embryo mortality and malformations than manipulation of the humidity, according to a new study from Portugal....
Antimicrobial Efficacy of Lauric Arginate against Campylobacter and Spoilage Organisms on Chicken Breast Fillets
New research from Mississippi State University reveals that lauric arginate (LAE) is effective in reducing Campylobacter jejuni counts on chicken breast fillets....
Role of Relative Humidity and Environmental Management in Live Eimeria Vaccination of Replacement Layer Pullets
A low level of relative humidity in the poultry house resulted in the failure of coccidiosis vaccination in this work at the University of Guelph in Canada....
 
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