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Sustainable Innovations in South Africa
One farmer is fighting harsh conditions with all-in-one micro-coops and a seriously tough breed of chicken, writes Chris McCullough....
How Sustainable is American Poultry Farming?
As global demand for protein puts increasing pressure on resources worldwide, broilers are emerging as a sector where sustainable mass-production is possible, writes Karen Christensen, Associate Professor, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science....
Christmas is Coming
Join the British Goose Producers Association on a visit to Lancashire farmers Johnson & Swarbrick as they prepare for peak season, writes Ellen Hardy, ThePoultrySite Editor....
Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 2: Onset of immunity – attenuated vaccines
Recently, 2 new products have been introduced to the market; here is a study of the efficacy of each of the 3 vaccines. ...
Exploring a World without Food Animals
What would happen if US farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? ...
Red Mite: An Underestimated Problem in Poultry Production
Are poultry red mites as indestructible as they seem? We asked the experts for some advice on how to control these elusive bloodsuckers, writes Melanie Epp....
Breeding Resistant Chickens for Improved Food Safety
A recent test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens....
Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 1 -precocity and pathogenicity
Only the Paracox R 8 vaccine demonstrated oocyst output for all species at 96h in the trial. ...
The Poultry Farmer-Processor Relationship: A Relationship Built Upon Trust and Communication
This article will address how to enhance the relationship between the Poultry farmer and the processor to whom he supplies the chickens grown on his farm. Before we can start this discussion we must first describe the Canadian Supply Management system...
Poultry Red Mite expert roundtable
In order to facilitate information sharing between members of the full value chain including researchers, egg producers, industry (i.e., egg packers), and pharmaceutical companies, MSD Animal Health organized and sponsored a Poultry Red Mite Expert Roundtable...
Pheasant Roadkill Peaks in Autumn and Late Winter
Chickens' motives for crossing the road are often questioned - but pheasants should probably avoid it altogether, new research suggests. ...
Immunity and Immune Foundation
The real key to success in the poultry industry is a healthy immune status. Good diseases control is a balance between infectious or non-infectious disease agents and optimal immunity. Immunity is mediated by two immune mechanisms: cell mediated and humoral....
Pigeons Better at Multitasking Than Humans
Pigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans - and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. The authors...
Chick Quality Hatchery Impact on Performance
This presentation explains that today’s hatcheries must not look at hatch only. Although, companies seem to make hatch a priority, we all must remember that integrated as well as independent companies are in the meat business....
Social Environment Matters for Duck Penis Size
Most birds lack genitalia, but male ducks are known for their long, spiraling penises, which have evolved through an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with females....
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