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Odour, Dust and Non-methane Volatile Organic-Compound Emissions from Tunnel-ventilated Layer Chicken Sheds
This Australian study on two egg farms shows that odour emission rates vary with the amount of manure accumulation on the manure belts as well as diurnal and seasonal changes in ventilation rate, while dust emissions increased only with ventilation rate....
Food Loss: Questions About the Amount and Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Learning from the Shape and Texture of Hatching Eggs
The shape and texture of the shells is a good reflection of the health and well being of the breeder flock, explains Marleen Boerjan, Director of R&D at the Pas Reform Academy....
Mortality Management Options for Georgia Poultry Growers
The pros and cons of the various options for the disposal of dead birds are explained by Dr Casey W. Ritz, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia. Much of the information provided is applicable to other US states and countries....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2013
Among the highlights in this quarterly report are the re-emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in China as well as in the UK the detection of livestock-associated MRSA and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers....
Chlorine Dioxide Versus Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Byron Stein, Editor of 'Drumstick', explores the differences between conventional chlorination and chlorine dioxide for water sanitation....
Do We Understand Hatch of Fertiles Correctly?
Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist at the Pas Reform Academy, explains the different ways to calculate egg hatchability....
Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris....
Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to Humans
Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Centre explains how influenza viruses jump from animals to people and what can be done to mitigate risks for public health....
Potential of Defatted Microalgae from the Biofuel Industry as a Feed Ingredient in Pig and Poultry Diets
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs, laying hens and broilers, according to Cornell University researchers. ...
Controlling Salmonella in the Food Chain in the European Union: Progress over the Last 10 Years
A review of the incidence of foodborne Salmonella in humans in the European Union over the last 10 years and the programmes and regulations that have contributed to the decline in chickens and, more recently, turkeys....
Coexisting with Neighbours: A Poultry Farmer’s Guide
Treating neighbours with concern and respect will help ensure continuation of appropriate, responsible farming practices in the future, according to Dr Casey W. Ritz of the University of Georgia, who gives practical advice to help achieve good relations....
Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
Health Check for Poultry Against Avian Influenza
A brief overview of recent research by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists into the avian influenza virus as they investigate the types of viruses involved, the role of ducks and the vaccines available....
Waste to Energy: Potential of Biodigestion
Poultry CRC in Australia has investigated the potential to mitigate waste streams from poultry hatcheries and processing facilities - and recover energy in the process. ...
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