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Nutriad Great Britain and Ireland 2018 mycotoxin survey in wheat
The presence of mycotoxins in feed and foodstuffs is an important concern for human and animal health. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Claviceps species of fungi are ubiquitous in nature and under ideal conditions, often infect crops and forages in the field,...
NutriAd Poland 2018: Survey of mycotoxins in wheat
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals....
Cell mates – why lab-grown meat might be the future of poultry consumption
For the last three decades, the search for meat substitutes has been a focus of food scientists around the world. Some, such as tofu and seitan, have been around for centuries. But the next big substitute for meat may be meat itself ...
Measuring up: methionine sources
Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 percent, despite supply disruptions. ...
Data capture and genetic progress in feed conversion
Today’s broiler shows a marked improvement over the broiler of the middle of the last century, but it is still a relatively inefficient converter of feed into meat....
Loading egg incubators for optimal heat balance (Part 3)
This series of 3 articles shows you the best possible ways to mix eggs from different flocks in the incubator. ...
Norwegian researchers study two broiler-catching methods
Can both bird-welfare standards and commercial margins be improved by changing the way broilers are caught prior to slaughter? New Norwegian research has been getting to grips with the issue...
Fly Management: Surveillance and control
Fly infestations pose a significant challenge for poultry operations. Whether concentrated in a pit system, holding shed, or on a litter floor, poultry manure is an ideal medium for fly reproduction....
Use flock data to make better decisions
The goal of any broiler breeder program is to produce the greatest number of hatching eggs per hen housed and life of flock hatch to give us the most chicks per hen housed....
Mortality composting the right way: Tips for poultry producers
Mortality disposal is critical to every poultry farm’s biosecurity programme. Composting is a safe, biosecure and efficient way of managing everyday losses. However, it must be done correctly or issues can arise...
Great leadership delivers great results by Zoetis CEO, Juan Ramón Alaix
Zoetis Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix offers his perspective on the qualities and attributes of leaders who deliver great business results....
IBV vaccination protects broilers despite ammonia exposure
A recent study corroborates previous findings that broilers properly vaccinated for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) are protected from IBV challenge despite exposure to moderate levels of ammonia...
UK group evaluates Campylobacter reduction methods
A recent longitudinal study found that offering financial incentives and ceasing the practice of thinning led to a reduction in the prevalence of Campylobacter...
Poultry farmers: how to take care of your mental health
As anyone who’s ever done it knows all too well, running a poultry farm can be a stressful endeavour. But how can you tell when the strain is having serious repercussions for your mental health? And what can you do to help yourself? Dr Nicola Davies,...
Why German consumers are willing to pay more for poultry from male birds
Organic farmers and a standards label in Germany are backing an experiment that might transform the egg industry, both commercially and in raising animal-welfare prospects. Instead of macerating male chicks they’re rearing them for meat...
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