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Waste or By-product? Replacing Cost with Value through Effective Hatchery Waste Management
The application of the 'Pyramid of Waste' to hatchery waste management is explained by Sander Koster of Pas Reform....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Europe Dominates World Egg Trade
As a region, Europe accounts for most of the global trade in eggs and egg products, explains industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Poultry Industry Byproduct is Valuable Natural Fertiliser
Georgia produces 1.4 billion meat-type chickens and 300 billion table eggs a year, making it the largest poultry-producing state in the US, and all that poultry creates a valuable byproduct - litter, writes Sharon Dowdy of the University of Georgia's...
Risk Factors for Development of Vent Pecking and Cannibalism in Free-range and Organic Laying Hens
A new study from the University of Bristol confirms the link between severe feather pecking and vent pecking or cannibalism and identifies some management factors that appear to increase the likelihood of these undesirable behaviours....
Effects of Dietary Supplementation with Probiotic or Synbiotic on Broiler Haematology and Intestinal Integrity
Supplementation of probiotic and synbiotics had positive effects on the performance of broilers, thereby improving their haematological and intestinal histological aspects, according to new research from Kurdistan in Iraq....
Effects of Dietary DDGS on Growth, Oxidative Stress and Immune Function in Broilers
This Chinese study reveals that corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) included in a broiler diet at a level of 15 per cent had some beneficial effects on immune functions in the birds for broilers to some degree, without adversely affecting...
Microbial Communities Present in the Lower Respiratory Tract of Clinically Healthy Birds in Pakistan
Based on examination of the respiratory tract samples from a number of birds from three farms in Punjab province, researchers found a diverse population of bacteria, including some opportunistic respiratory pathogens in apparently healthy birds....
Breeder and Hatchery Factors Impact Broiler Performance
New research presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, US, earlier this year explored the effects of broiler breeder and hatchery management on the hatchability of chicks and subsequent broiler performance....
Specific Approach to Incubating Big Eggs Pays Off
Larger eggs require a specific approach during incubation, which is explained by Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Slow Growth for European Egg Sector
Europe's share of global egg production is falling, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans. The ban on conventional battery cages for laying hens in the European Union from 2012 prompted short-term contraction in its member states, while output continued...
Effects of Housing System on the Costs of Commercial Egg Production
Recent research at the University of California-Davis shows that, compared to conventional battery cages, a dozen eggs cost 13 per cent more to produce when hens are housed in enriched cages and 36 per cent more when they are kept in aviaries....
Eggshell Temperature Manipulations During Hatching Influence Hatchability, Broiler Performance and Ascites Incidence
Both short- and long-term periods of elevated temperatures during incubations were found in this Turkish study to affect embryo development, incubation results, broiler performance and the incidence of ascites....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2014
Among the notable items in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) were outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Europe and Great Britain, a continued increase in diagnoses of blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens, infectious...
Avian Influenza Update and FAQ
An update on avian influenza and frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist), both at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption Continues to Grow in Americas
Egg consumption per person in the Americas continues to grow and to remain well ahead of the global average, observes industry analyst, Terry Evans....
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