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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia Accounts for a Third of Chicken Meat Output
Although the forecast growth for poultry meat production to 2024 has been revised downwards from 2.25 per cent per year to 2.0 per cent by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
How Can We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
How to Reduce Negative Effects of Noise on Chickens
This article from Ronnie Cons, EVP C&C Packing Inc., discusses the negative effects of noise on the health of chickens and how to prevent them....
Optimising Water Quality for Organic Bird Production
Water is the last frontier in animal production. Taking water quality seriously could pay dividends with healthier birds, better feed conversions and reduced production costs, said Dr Susan Watkins from the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at...
Emerging UK Avian Disease Threats: January-March 2015
Threats of avian influenza, colibacillosis and unusual diagnoses of leucosis are among the disease detections in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), which looks back at disease threats emerging during the first quarter of 2015....
Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry and Pigs
The use of antibiotics in feed for growth promotion has long been restricted in the EU, but there has been a lot of research activity looking at possible alternative compounds. This article looks at the potential for feed additives such as organic acids,...
Value of Using a Marek's Vector rHVT-H5 in Avian Influenza Vaccination
This article by Yannick Gardin and colleagues from Ceva describes the development of Vectormune® AI, and the benefits of the vaccine for protecting chickens from avian influenza....
Greater Bioavailability of Chelates Found When Compared to Inorganic Zinc in Broiler Chicks
A new study compared the bioavailability of different forms of zinc when fed to broilers with the objective of developing more effective and efficient poultry nutrition options for producers....
Poultry Welfare during Transport
Poultry are exposed to a number of stress factors during transport, but problems with temperature stress could be the main threat....
Impact of Feeding Chelates on Shell Quality, Tibia Strength and Immunity in Laying Hens
This study from researchers at Novus International looked at how changes in the trace mineral content of layer diets affects eggshell quality and other aspects of layer health and performance....
UK Disease Report: Necrotic Enteritis, Mycoplasma
Necrotic enteritis, a Mycoplasma outbreak and Salmonella all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in April 2015....
LED Bulbs: Much to Offer the Poultry Industry
The light emitting diode (LED) bulb is an energy saving alternative to other light sources commonly used in poultry production. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers explain how to get the best out of LEDs...
How to Keep Your Backyard Flock Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Help your flock stay happy and healthy by remembering these essential summertime tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Effects of Light Colour on Poultry Health and Welfare
Three articles published in this month's issue of Poultry Science focussed on the effects of different colours and types of light in poultry production. What can the latest research tell us about how best to light poultry barns?...
Controlling Rodents on the Poultry Farm
Rodents, such as rats and mice, are a major concern on poultry farms due to building damage and feed loss. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe common rodents found on poultry farms and how to deal...
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