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To feed or not to feed? The importance of early chick feeding
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, addresses whether feeding individual chicks immediately after hatch is beneficial to the uniform growth of the flock as a whole...
Flocking to digital: The future of poultry technologies
Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech, has his finger on the latest developments in new technology which could reshape the poultry industry in the coming years...
Proper water pressure, volume essential to good flock performance
Raising commercial chickens successfully requires an adequate water supply. This means enough water pressure and volume to meet flock demands...
Practicing good broiler stockmanship is the key to minimising antibiotic use – Part 1 of 2
The emergence of antibiotic-free (ABF) or minimal-use antibiotic programmes around the world has focused attention on the importance of stockmanship and best-practice management techniques in the broiler house...
Safety concerns regarding coccidiosis vaccines. Comparison of attenuated and non-attenuated vaccines
Eimeria vaccines for poultry are mainly composed of live oocysts. Concerns about the safety of coccidiosis vaccines have been raised by field users. The aim of this study was to compare the safety parameters of commercial non-attenuated and attenuated...
EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality
NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing....
Poultry expertise at IDEXX
"In a rapidly evolving poultry production environment with fewer treatment options, disease prevention and identification are more important than ever. Reliable lab diagnostics play a crucial role in safeguarding the health of poultry flocks around the...
Is your biosecurity as good as you think it is?
Chances are that the biosecurity compliance level on your farm, or the farms in your area, is not up to scratch, no matter where you are located on the planet....
Sustainable Innovations in South Africa
One farmer is fighting harsh conditions with all-in-one micro-coops and a seriously tough breed of chicken, writes Chris McCullough....
Christmas is Coming
Join the British Goose Producers Association on a visit to Lancashire farmers Johnson & Swarbrick as they prepare for peak season, writes Ellen Hardy, ThePoultrySite Editor....
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...
Pheasant Roadkill Peaks in Autumn and Late Winter
Chickens' motives for crossing the road are often questioned - but pheasants should probably avoid it altogether, new research suggests. ...
Social Environment Matters for Duck Penis Size
Most birds lack genitalia, but male ducks are known for their long, spiraling penises, which have evolved through an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with females....
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...
Is Your Biosecurity as Good as You Think it is?
Why levels of biosecurity compliance on poultry farms around the world are sub-par, and what can be done about it. By Treena Hein....
 
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