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On-farm traying: a smart idea?
On breeder farms eggs are traditionally collected in paper or plastic trays that each hold 30 eggs. Typically, these are stacked six-high and transported to the hatchery in boxes, crates, trolleys or on pallets....
Is your biosecurity as good as you think it is?
Chances are that the biosecurity compliance level on your farm, or the farms in your area, is not up to scratch, no matter where you are located on the planet....
Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy will allow farmers to achieve this....
Commercial and backyard poultry production: Bringing two worlds together for better biosecurity
The poultry world is made up of two very distinct sides. One is the multibillion-dollar commercial poultry industry that supplies high-quality, reasonably priced protein to the US and much of the rest of the world. ...
How to... Set up a spot brooding circle by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
Water Management 101
With water in increasingly short supply in many parts of the world, the pressure is on to make high-consumption industries such as poultry farming as efficient as possible, writes Glenneis Kriel....
Top 10 Energy Saving Tips
Energy represents one of the biggest costs in poultry production. This article points out ways in which costs can be reduced in intensive production systems....
Zero Waste to Landfill? How One Major Food Firm Made it a Reality
Sending zero waste to landfill is an admirable thing to aspire to but impossible to achieve in reality, right? Wrong. West Liberty Foods, a major US meat-processing company, has been certified landfill free for the past five years. Andrew Amelinckx finds...
Sustainable Innovations in South Africa
One farmer is fighting harsh conditions with all-in-one micro-coops and a seriously tough breed of chicken, writes Chris McCullough....
How Sustainable is American Poultry Farming?
As global demand for protein puts increasing pressure on resources worldwide, broilers are emerging as a sector where sustainable mass-production is possible, writes Karen Christensen, Associate Professor, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science....
Christmas is Coming
Join the British Goose Producers Association on a visit to Lancashire farmers Johnson & Swarbrick as they prepare for peak season, writes Ellen Hardy, ThePoultrySite Editor....
Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 2: Onset of immunity – attenuated vaccines
Recently, 2 new products have been introduced to the market; here is a study of the efficacy of each of the 3 vaccines. ...
Exploring a World without Food Animals
What would happen if US farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? ...
Red Mite: An Underestimated Problem in Poultry Production
Are poultry red mites as indestructible as they seem? We asked the experts for some advice on how to control these elusive bloodsuckers, writes Melanie Epp....
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