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Non-coated, Intrinsically Heat Stable Enzymes: Needs, Challenges & Opportunities
GLOBAL - The upward trend in commercial animal feed conditioning temperatures aimed at improving pellet quality, as well as enhancing feed hygiene, continually tests the stability limits of various feed additives, write Dr. Ajay Bhoyar, senior manager,...
How Will Climate Change Affect Poultry Disease Problems?
Relatively little science has so far been done on how climate change would affect poultry diseases. Prof Celia Abolnik imagines it would result in increased disease pressure, especially in cooler areas, writes Glenneis Kriel....
Coccidial Vaccination and Feed Strategy
GLOBAL - Feeding strategy should be considered when vaccinating with a live coccidial vaccine, especially under antibiotic free conditions. The immune response to live coccidial vaccine requires exposure to multiple life cycles of each of the Eimeria...
Comparison of L-Methionine, DL-Methionine and Methionine Hydroxy Analogue in a High Ambient Temperature Environment
GLOBAL - The industrial application of synthetic sources of amino acids for animal feed has been occurring for over 50 years. Chemically synthesized DL-methionine, 50 percent L-methionine and 50 percent D-methionine, was one of those amino acids added...
Modern Birds Have Expensive Tastes
While great strides have been made in improving commercial traits of layers and broilers, the difference between the cost of production and the returns realised still governs whether these traits are worth realising to the full. Prof Rob Gous, Emeritus...
How to Help Your Chickens Beat the Big Freeze
As winter weather swirls around the coop, keeping the flock hearty through the cold, dark days requires some extra effort. Chickens need support during this time of the year. Christine Heinrichs, backyard poultry keeper and author of How to Raise Chickens...
No More Culls? Male Layer Chicks Might Soon Be Spared Death Sentence
Male layer chicks form a huge welfare conundrum for the egg industry around the world, writes The Poultry Site's Editor Alice Mitchell....
Consumers Drive Turkey Production Trends
With the United States producing almost half the world’s turkey meat, Glenneis Kriel talked to Joel Brandenberger, president of the National Turkey Federation in the US, to find out the latest trends affecting American turkey production....
Responsible Disposal of Hatchery Waste
The chicken meat industry continues to grow globally; and so does the volume of hatchery waste: eggshell debris and fluff, infertile eggs, dead embryos, culled chicks, egg fluids, as well as wastewater from cleaning and disinfecting equipment and processing...
Putting Down Perfect Bedding for Your Poultry
Litter management has a huge impact on poultry health and comfort. Glenneis Kriel asked Jan Grobbelaar, an independent poultry consultant, for advice on how producers can make the most of poultry bedding....
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
How Poultry Performed Globally in 2016 – and What to Expect in 2017
Growth was slow in the global production of meats in 2016 – but, according to a UN report, the poultry sector outstripped other meats by a factor of five. Poultry industry analyst Terry Evans reports on figures that suggest that well over a third of...
‘Like a War Zone 24/7’: 2016 Winner of the WPVA-Zoetis Young Poultry Veterinarian Award Describes Poultry Farming in the Philippines
The Poultry Site meets Dennis Villaseñor Umali DVM PhD, currently working at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños, and hears about the 31-year-old’s innovative system...
Nutriad 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey in Wheat
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
Feeder Colour Preference of Broilers and its Effects on Performance
The objective of this study was to determine if broilers have a preference for colour of feeders (based upon feed consumption) and if the colour of the feeders has an effect on performance. ...
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