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Dietary Amino Acid Density and Energy Level Affect Growth and Meat Yield of Broilers Reared in Summer
Without affecting feed costs, researchers at Mississippi State University were able to affect the performance and carcass yield of broilers reared under hot conditions in summer with different diets in both strains of bird....
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Poultry Meat Uptake in Europe Sure to Slow
Poultry meat consumption in the Russian Federation and Ukraine has increased quite rapidly in recent years and has now caught up with the average for the European Union, according to Terry Evans in his final report looking at the chicken meat industry...
Range Management for Disease Control: Guidelines to Protect Your Free-range Flock from Exotic Disease
Advice on minimising the risk of disease on free-range poultry farms from Dr Margaret MacKenzie of Inghams Enterprises in Australia, published in 'Drumstick' from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Incubation Temperature and Humidity Affect Chicken Embryo Development
Adjustments in the temperature during incubation had more adverse effects on embryo mortality and malformations than manipulation of the humidity, according to a new study from Portugal....
Antimicrobial Efficacy of Lauric Arginate against Campylobacter and Spoilage Organisms on Chicken Breast Fillets
New research from Mississippi State University reveals that lauric arginate (LAE) is effective in reducing Campylobacter jejuni counts on chicken breast fillets....
Role of Relative Humidity and Environmental Management in Live Eimeria Vaccination of Replacement Layer Pullets
A low level of relative humidity in the poultry house resulted in the failure of coccidiosis vaccination in this work at the University of Guelph in Canada....
Poultry Meat Sector in Australia
Chicken meat production is forecast to achieve a record and reach 1.13 million tonnes in 2014-15 as both domestic uptake and exports are set to rise, according to Caitlin Murray and Beth Deards in the ABARES Agricultural Commodities report for the September...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Europe's Chicken Exports Double
Exports of fresh/frozen chicken from European countries almost doubled between 2000 and 2011 to reach 3.5 million tonnes in the latter year, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Short Term Outlook for EU Poultry Market 2014-2015
Poultry meat production keeps on increasing in spite of the higher availability of other meats, according to the 'Short Term Outlook for EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2014 and 2015' from the European Commission. ...
Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK
Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations, according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards...
Introducing EuPoul: Smart Solution to Mass Euthanasia of Poultry
An egg farmer from New South Wales has developed a better way to euthanise his spent hens. This is his interview with Byron Stein, editor of The Drumstick Newsletter from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Moment of Hatch and Feed Access Affect Chicken Development
Early hatchers developed and grew differently from mid-term and late hatchers within a 24-hour hatch window in this Dutch work, and even a short delay in access to feed after hatch impacted growth and development during the first seven days....
Amino Acid Supplemented Diets Varying in Protein Levels for Laying Hens
A new study from China examines the responses of laying hens to lower-protein diets with supplements of individual essential amino acids. Diets lower in crude protein did not affect egg production or bodyweight yet they did lower nitrogen excretion....
Novel Protein Sources and Improved Starter Feed Formulation for Broilers
Poultry CRC project leaders, Professor Bob Swick and Professor Paul Iji, at the University of New England have recently completed a research project aimed at identifying ingredients and feed formulations that can improve the growth of broiler chicks,...
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