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Here’s what the egg farm of the future looks like
NETHERLANDS - By placing hen welfare and the planet first, can you come up with a better business model for egg production? The innovators at Dutch farm Kipster think so...
What’s the real issue with early chick feeding?
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, presents the pros and cons of giving commercial chicks immediate access to food and water. ...
A laser-like focus on disease prevention
Biosecurity measures are integral to the prevention of avian influenza and other avian diseases, and poultry farmers must remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure their flocks remain clear of the virus...
Protecting the immune system in poultry - Early vaccination with Vaxxitek HVT-IBD
The economical impact of immunosuppression in poultry can be huge....
Making the grade: Aviagen's online grading tools help maximise flock potential
Aviagen has developed a set of online grading tools to help with the grading process and enhance flock uniformity - making your flocks easier to manage, be more predictable in response and have more persistent production...
Robots: the new frontier in poultry production
While uptake is slow, robotics promises to improve poultry production efficiencies and ultimately boost food security ...
Is precision poultry production possible?
While detailed behaviour tracking in larger livestock has proved a valuable tool for improving efficiency, a poultry flock’s greater population and erratic habits have made chickens much harder to pin down. Until now. Meet the Swiss researchers whose...
What happens to chickens at processing plants?
The processing plant is the midway point in the farm-to-fork food chain. The goal for processing plants is simple: transform healthy flocks using well-maintained equipment, operated under sanitary conditions, and with effective food safety systems, into...
Advanced genetics and genomics tackle constraints on smallholder poultry production
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing a greater role in disease prevention...
In ovo feeding: ingesting the facts
The quality of a newly hatched chick is a major factor in determining its health, liveability and growth. However, many poultry farmers will tell you that they have seen the proportion of weak or low-quality chicks arriving from the hatchery increase...
Managing bird welfare – A practical guide by Aviagen
The Aviagen® poster ‘Managing Flock Welfare’ highlights the key aspects of bird welfare which should be considered during daily flock management. ...
Best Practice in the Breeder House: Biosecurity Aviagen
Biosecurity creates hygienic conditions within the poultry house to minimise adverse effects and to prevent the spread of disease optimise bird performance and welfare, ad provide assurance on food safety issues...
Poultry product labelling and consumer understanding
Demand for poultry products is on the rise in line with the diversity of production methods attempting to meet this demand, but how much do consumers understand about these methods?...
Seven innovative companies shaping the poultry industry
The poultry industry, like many other fields, is seeing its share of technological innovations due, in part, to small startups focused on a specific problem in need of improvement. Andrew Amelinckx reports on seven companies that are transforming everything...
Assessing the economic burden of avian infectious bronchitis on poultry farms in Brazil
Taken together, the results show a significant and measurable economic impact on the broiler and breeder industries, with an age-dependent increasing trend and an association with multiple genetic types of the virus....
 
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