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Poultry Industry Byproduct is Valuable Natural Fertiliser
Georgia produces 1.4 billion meat-type chickens and 300 billion table eggs a year, making it the largest poultry-producing state in the US, and all that poultry creates a valuable byproduct - litter, writes Sharon Dowdy of the University of Georgia's...
Breeder and Hatchery Factors Impact Broiler Performance
New research presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, US, earlier this year explored the effects of broiler breeder and hatchery management on the hatchability of chicks and subsequent broiler performance....
Specific Approach to Incubating Big Eggs Pays Off
Larger eggs require a specific approach during incubation, which is explained by Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform....
Avian Influenza Update and FAQ
An update on avian influenza and frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist), both at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2014
Among the notable items in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) were outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Europe and Great Britain, a continued increase in diagnoses of blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens, infectious...
Eggshell Temperature Manipulations During Hatching Influence Hatchability, Broiler Performance and Ascites Incidence
Both short- and long-term periods of elevated temperatures during incubations were found in this Turkish study to affect embryo development, incubation results, broiler performance and the incidence of ascites....
Nutrient Content in Mississippi Broiler Litter
Researchers at Mississippi State University, led by Tom Tabler (Extension Professor, MSU Extension Poultry Science) have sampled and analysed litter from more than 200 of the state's broiler farms to determine the effects of various litter treatments...
Growth of Superdosing Markets Start of New Era in Phytase Use
According to recently conducted market research, the use of phytase feed enzymes within the monogastric feed sector has grown to a level of 90 per cent market penetration since their introduction in the 1990s, according to AB Vista....
Effective Fumonisins Counteraction in Poultry
This study from Nutriad demonstrates that the presence of fumonisins in the feed has adverse effects on broiler productivity and health, which can be ameliorated by the inclusion of UNIKE Plus in the diet....
Understanding the True Impact of Non-Starch Polysaccharides in Poultry Diets
Dietary fibre, and non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) in particular, can have a substantial negative impact on monogastric digestion and performance, with restricted digestibility leading to significant reductions in feed efficiency and growth, says AB...
Atlanta Forum Centres on Feeding
Feeding and nutrition formed a key focus for the new research presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, US, in January 2015. In this report, we look at the potential of novel feed ingredients – some new to poultry...
Feeding Poultry at High Environmental Temperatures
A recently published review indicates some nutritional and management changes to help poultry overcome problems associated with heat stress....
Study Examines How to Integrate Poultry with Pasture Species and Agroforestry Production
Researchers at the USDA-ARS at the University of Arkansas report on their investigation into alternative feeding systems, parasite control and pasture enrichment for free-range poultry combined with pasture, cattle and agro-forestry systems. ...
Campylobacter Control in Poultry
Nuriad describes the application of precision-delivery coated butyrate to control Campylobacter in two experiments in broilers....
Review of “Long Crower Chickens” as Poultry Genetic Resources in Indonesia
Researchers in Indonesia have analysed the sounds made by four native chicken breeds, which are valued for their melodious crows in chicken "singing" contests....
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