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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Asia: Biggest Exporter of Processed Chicken
Asia is the region that exports the most processed chicken products, according to poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Poultry Mortality Disposal: Methods Following Catastrophic Loss
Preparing for a crisis is important to lessen the stress and confusion that can accompany disaster recovery. Dr Casey W. Ritz of the University of Georgia's Department of Poultry Science explains the options for the disposal of dead and culled poultry....
Attention to Brooding Can Help Get You to the Top of the Grower Pool
For thriving chicks and a uniform flock, attention needs to be paid to details of house conditions, biosecurity and feeding via careful monitoring, according to poultry veterinarian, Richard Jackson writing in 'The Drumstick' from the New South Wales...
Potential Contract Growers Face Important Decisions
Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor) and Dr Morgan Farnell (Associate Professor), all at the Poultry Science Department at Mississippi State University, explain the important items to consider when deciding on contract...
Effect of Monochromatic LED Light on Reproductive Traits of Laying Hens
New research from China suggests that light colour can affect egg production as well as egg weight, shape, composition, fertility and hatchability....
Dutch Solution for More Welfare-friendly Egg Production
A near-crisis in the egg industry in the Netherlands a decade ago sparked a whole new way of looking at egg production to address better the three Ps – people, planet and profit – with hen welfare at its heart. Jackie Linden visited the Brandsen family...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Poultry Set to Become No.1 Meat in Asia
Global poultry meat production is forecast to increase by 1.6 per cent in 2014, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, in the first part of the 2014 series of Global Poultry Trends, and it is expected to overtake pig meat in 2020. Asia accounts for...
Australian Researchers Examine Litter Management for Broilers
An update on research at Australia's Poultry CRC on litter quality in broiler houses and how it can impact bird welfare....
Effect of Feeder Space During Growing and Laying Periods and Feeding Rate on Broiler Breeder Female Reproduction
A study at North Carolina State University has new light on the effects of feeder management during the rearing and laying phases on broiler breeder performance, revealing that females given similar feeder space during both phases produced the most eggs...
Effects of Electrical Stunning Methods on Broiler Meat Quality
No stunning or medium-voltage stunning conditions reduced meat water-holding capacity and decrease meat shear force when compared with either low- or high-voltage stunning, according to new research from Nanjing, China....
Developing Tools to Fight Marek’s Disease
Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research service (ARS) are developing new tests and vaccines that are making it easier to detect viruses in chickens and protect them from the cancer-like diseases some of them cause....
Effects of Grinding Method, Particle Size and Physical Form of Diet on Digestion in Laying Hens
New research from Germany reveals that feeding a coarsely ground or mash diet stimulates the development of the gut organs, and that mash feeding increases glucose transport capacity through changes in the intestinal microstructure....
Links Between Locomotion, Litter Conditions and Bodyweight and Footpad Dermatitis in Turkeys
Footpad dermatitis and gait score were found to be related to bodyweight at market age by researchers at North Carolina State University following a survey of more than 40 commercial turkey flocks. They also found that litter condition was a major factor...
Value of Poultry Litter in South Georgia
The University of Georgia's Claudia S. Dunkley and Dan L. Cunningham (both Extension Poultry Scientists at the Department of Poultry Science) and Glendon H. Harris (Extension Soil Scientist at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences) reveal the results...
Motor Size is Poor Indicator of Fan Power Usage
Purchasing an energy-efficient fan is actually quite simple, say Michael Czarick and John Worley, Extension Engineers at the University of Georgia. They recommend ignoring the size of the motor and comparing fans based on how much air they move at the...
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