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New Poultry Enterprise Helps Sustain Rural Families in Brazil
Brazilian farms can be made more sustainable by integrating poultry and beef cattle production, explains Murilo Quintiliano of Food Animal Initiative (FAI) Brazil....
Enterobacteriaceae and Salmonella Recovered from Non-sanitised and Sanitised Broiler Hatching Eggs
Applying a sanitiser was effective in reducing the numbers of Enterobacteria on hatching eggs, a new study by the Agricultural Research Service and University of Georgia has shown, while the number of Salmonella was so low that it was difficult to judge...
Tool to Measure Biosecurity at Broiler Farms and Relationship with Performance and Antimicrobial Use
Research from Belgium using an online questionnaire to assess biosecurity on poultry farms reveals that while the theory is well understood, there is room for improvement in practice....
Environmental Footprint of Poultry Meat and Eggs
Converting to all-organic production systems would result in a 40 per cent increase in global warming potential for egg production, according to Professor Kenneth E. Anderson, Poultry Extension Specialist with the Prestage Department of Poultry at North...
Backyard Chickens in the United States: Survey of Flock Owners
A survey of almost 1,500 owners of backyard poultry flocks in the US reveals information that may contribute to maintaining good biosecurity and improving the health and welfare of backyard flocks....
Energy Savings on Farm: Where Will You Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck?
If you are serious about saving money and being more efficient, then you really must consider measuring how much, where and when you are using energy, according to E.J. McGahan, B.R. Warren, R.J. Davis, F. Phillips and T. Naylor in a paper presented at...
Global Warming: How Does It Relate to Poultry?
Understanding how greenhouse gas (GHG) figures are generated and what the poultry industry can do to further reduce the impact remains important, explains Claudia S. Dunkley, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia's Department of Poultry...
Poultry CRC Broiler Breeder Research in a Commercial Setting
Poultry CRC-supported PhD student, Sarah Weaver, at the University of Adelaide in Austalia in researching the relationship between breeder hen environment and subsequent broiler chick performance....
Importance of Hatchery Climate to Chick Quality
Hatchery managers need to take into account the conditions outside the incubators and not rely on pre-defined set points, advises Martin 'Tiny' Barten, senior hatchery specialist with Pas Reform....
Energy Content and Amino Acid Digestibility Are Affected by Removal of Oil from DDGS
Research at Auburn University shows that low-oil distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has a much lower energy level and a different digestible amino acid profile, information that will help more precisely to formulate broiler feeds using different...
Protect Backyard Birds from Predators
Knowing your enemy is critical if you expect to win the war against predators and protect your backyard poultry flock, according to experts from several US universities writing in 'MSU Cares' from Mississippi State University Extension Service....
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
Range Management for Disease Control: Guidelines to Protect Your Free-range Flock from Exotic Disease
Advice on minimising the risk of disease on free-range poultry farms from Dr Margaret MacKenzie of Inghams Enterprises in Australia, published in 'Drumstick' from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Incubation Temperature and Humidity Affect Chicken Embryo Development
Adjustments in the temperature during incubation had more adverse effects on embryo mortality and malformations than manipulation of the humidity, according to a new study from Portugal....
Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK
Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations, according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards...
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