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What does 2019 hold for the UK poultry meat and egg sectors?
The coming year presents an uncertain time for both the poultry meat and egg sectors in the UK, although some in the industry believe it could also be a time of opportunity...
Why German consumers are willing to pay more for poultry from male birds
Organic farmers and a standards label in Germany are backing an experiment that might transform the egg industry, both commercially and in raising animal-welfare prospects. Instead of macerating male chicks they’re rearing them for meat...
Egg farming at the North Pole
How Canadian egg farmers and innovators plan to bring fresh eggs to the furthest reaches of Canada...
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....
Whatever happened to the ostrich farms of Zimbabwe?
The swift decline of one of Zimbabwe’s boom industries is a cautionary tale of just how vulnerable poultry rearing can be in the face of government intervention, writes Ian Nkala...
The global view on bird flu
Enforcing biosecurity has become the chief weapon in the worldwide fight against bird flu, writes Chris McCullough...
Top 10 Energy Saving Tips
Energy represents one of the biggest costs in poultry production. This article points out ways in which costs can be reduced in intensive production systems....
The Poultry Farmer-Processor Relationship: A Relationship Built Upon Trust and Communication
This article will address how to enhance the relationship between the Poultry farmer and the processor to whom he supplies the chickens grown on his farm. Before we can start this discussion we must first describe the Canadian Supply Management system...
Inside a Woodland Chicken Business
Ffinlo Costain meets Daisy’s Woodland Chicken: a small, high welfare farm enterprise based in four acres of broadleaf woodland in Dorset, UK. Its owner, Paul Parker-Goadsby, supplies just over a hundred free range woodland-reared chickens a week to...
The Wider Cost of Zimbabwe’s Bird Flu Outbreak
In June 2017, reports of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in Zimbabwe triggered import bans from other countries in southern Africa. Tawanda Karombo reports from Harare on an outbreak that threatens to turn into a crisis for the region’s poultry...
Is it All Over for Quail Farming in Zimbabwe?
Until recently, quail farming in Zimbabwe was booming as lucrative alternative for small-scale producers – and then it all suddenly went wrong. Ian Nkala reports on how a single ministerial misstep has toppled an entire poultry sector, just as it was...
Interview: Murilo Quintiliano, FAI do Brasil
FAI do Brasil is a farm with a difference; it was created to demonstrate that environmentally and ethically sound agricultural practices can be economically viable. Ellen Hardy meets Executive Director Murilo Quintiliano to find out more....
Is Gas Stunning as Humane as we Think?
Animal health authorities are researching ways to reduce unwanted side-effects of controlled-atmosphere stunning around the world. Glenneis Kriel investigates current concerns and how gas stunning might be improved to minimise the symptoms of discomfort....
How Will Climate Change Affect Poultry Disease Problems?
Relatively little science has so far been done on how climate change would affect poultry diseases. Prof Celia Abolnik imagines it would result in increased disease pressure, especially in cooler areas, writes Glenneis Kriel....
Modern Birds Have Expensive Tastes
While great strides have been made in improving commercial traits of layers and broilers, the difference between the cost of production and the returns realised still governs whether these traits are worth realising to the full. Prof Rob Gous, Emeritus...
 
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