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Increasing Sidewall Height Does Not Significantly Increase Heating Costs
The cost of heating a poultry house is affected much more by the amount of insulation in the house than the height of the ceiling, explains Michael Czarick, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia, US....
Meat Products in the European Union 2013-2023
Poultry consumption is expected to increase both as a proportion of total meat consumption and in absolute terms in the European Union, according to a new European Commission report entitled 'Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2013-2023'....
Immune Responses to Eimeria tenella Sporozoite Protein as Vaccine to Broiler against Coccidiosis
A new study from Syria found two types of immune responses, humoral and cellular immune responses to sporozoite antigen which conferred effective protection to broilers against one of the pathogens causing coccidiosis....
Break-out Analyses Guide for Hatcheries
Joseph M. Mauldin, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, explains what break-out analysis of eggs directly after laying, at candling and at hatch can tell the managers of the breeder...
Disaster Relief: Care for Pets, Livestock, Poultry and Crops in a Radiological Emergency
Advice on what to do to care for farm animals, pets and crops in case of an escape of radioactivity or nuclear emergency from Dr Brigid Elchos, Agroterrorism Coordinator and State Public Health Veterinarian with Mississippi Board of Animal Health....
Modelling as a Research Tool in Poultry Science
Professor Rob Gous reviews the use of models in developing our understanding of the poultry science in this newly published research paper....
New Vaccine to Protect Against Two Important Poultry Diseases
North Carolina State University scientists have achieved a biological characterisation of a serotype 1 Marek's disease virus-vectored bi-valent vaccine for infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease....
Assessing the Risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Transmission through Poultry Movements in Bali, Indonesia
An international group of researchers has found that live poultry movements play in transmitting the H5N1 avian flu virus in Indonesia, and that a variety of control measures is necessary to reduce disease spread....
Intelligent Cutting 2.0: Rebuilding the Poultry Deboning Robot
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed the first year of a three-year project to rebuild their Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System, with the goal of making it into a bionic poultry deboner that can rival the cutting...
Maximising Poultry Manure Use Through Nutrient Management Planning
Information about the appropriate application and most effective use of poultry fertiliser by Casey W. Ritz and William C. Merka, Extension Poultry Scientists with the University of Georgia....
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which was held on 9 January 2014 at the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland....
IPPE Expands into New Areas
The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be bigger than ever this year with more than 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibition space and a range of new features and exhibitors....
IPPE to Offer Varied Educational Programmes
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be offering a wide variety of free education programmes for visitors....
Effect of Different Intermediate Amendments on pH and Ammonia Emissions of Composted Poultry Mortalities
Composting with poultry litter may not be an appropriate best management practice if the aim is to minimise ammonia emissions during the disposal of dead birds, according to researchers in Canada....
Impact of Broiler Production System Practices on Consumer Perceptions of Animal Welfare
A survey of Dutch university students offers an interesting insight into consumer perceptions of animal welfare regarding broiler production. There were differences as a result of gender and experience of farming but the attribute most highly ranked and...
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