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Efficient data management in the hatchery
Optimising hatchery performance requires good data management. Data can be stored in various ways, ranging from simple Excel sheets to sophisticated data management software. It is also not uncommon for a large part of the hatchery’s data to still only...
Flock management tip for breeders: Why grade males at 28 days?
This is the first in a new series called 'Flock Management Tips' presented by Aviagen. ...
Management key to preventing green muscle disease in broilers
Poultry production in the US is at record levels and expected to continue rising thanks to consumer demand[1], especially for white meat. The trend has led to a steady increase in the market weight of broilers - but this sometimes comes with unwanted...
Salmonella control: It’s not just for processing anymore
Poultry companies struggling to meet higher USDA standards for salmonella need to increase control efforts in live production to help avoid dreaded Category 3 designations and potential regulatory action that could shake customer confidence and damage...
How to... Measure nipple drinker flow rate by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
Infectious bronchitis control: Understanding why it’s so difficult
Although infectious bronchitis is traditionally thought of as an upper-respiratory disease, some strains of the virus can cause inflammation of the kidneys or decreased egg production and quality if they infect the oviducts of hens....
Antibiotic-free poultry production
The poultry industry has seen quick changes in regards to the usage of antibiotics. These have resulted in quick responses by the production teams to manage their processes differently....
Using water in concrete slats, by Slat University
Slat University is a series of articles providing useful information on manufacturing, handling and maintaining concrete slats....
Adding steel to precast concrete changes its properties, by Slat University
Slat University is a series of articles providing useful information on manufacturing, handling and maintaining concrete slats....
Corn vs. wheat: which diet results in healthier, happier quails?
New research explores the role diet plays in stress levels of transported quails...
Necrotic enteritis control helps reduce Salmonella colonisation
Maintaining good intestinal health in broilers is essential for minimising the presence of Salmonella in birds sent for processing, Manuel Da Costa, DVM, PhD, associate director for Outcomes Research at Zoetis told Poultry Health Today....
Rethink the golden rules of incubation
Your incubation results might be affected by a lack of accuracy in the rules you’re applying. The rules of incubation have been derived from multi-stage methodology and stay ingrained in our habits even though they are ready for an update in the single-stage...
To manage IBDV, 'let the bird tell you what to do'
Conventional wisdom dictates that infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) field strains should determine the vaccine strategy...
Women in Poultry: Dr Victoria Sandilands
Poultry welfare is either the most discussed or most avoided topic in the industry. As consumers demand greater transparency and higher welfare for both broilers, layers and broiler breeders, recent years have seen more legislation, research and investment...
How to... Take a representative feed sample on farm using a sampling spur by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
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