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Vocalisation Study Provides Insight into the Well-being of Birds in Grow-out Houses
Sensors capable of reliably monitoring the well-being of birds reared in confined housing currently do not exist but researchers from Georgia Tech Research Institute are making progress on using the noises made by broilers to indicate health or welfare...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Goose Meat Output Slows
Global goose meat production, like that of all the other poultry meat sectors, has slowed in recent years, writes poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans. ...
How Can I Keep the Livestock Watering System from Freezing in Winter?
Tips for keeping vital water supplies to farm livestock in winter from the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Record World Duck Meat Production in 2013
Global duck meat output reached a record high in 2011, the latest year for which data are available, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans. Asia as a region dominates the world production league table and China accounts for almost 80 per cent of...
Improving Performance of Laying Hens in Hot Regions by Desert Coolers
Egg layers in a deep litter house fitted with desert coolers laid significantly more eggs and with a better feed conversion than birds in a control house without a cooling system, according to a recent experiment in Jordan. The net margin per bird was...
Bacteriophage-induced Reduction in Salmonella Enteritidis Counts in the Crop of Broiler Chickens
Research from Brazil shows that bacteriophage therapy of broilers can reduce Salmonella contamination of their carcasses by lowering the number of bacteria in the live birds....
Sambucus nigra Extracts Inhibit Infectious Bronchitis Virus at an Early Point during Replication
Sambucus nigra (common elderberry) extract was found in an in-vitro studies in the US to inhibit the Infectious Bronchitis virus at an early point in infection....
Studies on Newly Emerging Reassortant Very Virulent Infectious Bursal Disease Viruses
Current breeder vaccination programmes may not adequately protect birds against the more recent very virulent strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), concludes an Ohio State University researcher from a new study....
Evaluation of Different Strategies for Broiler Feed Formulation Using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy
Using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for the amino acid content of the raw materials in the feed formulation for broilers improved bodyweights, without affecting feed conversion, according to new research from Mexico....
Increasing Sidewall Height Does Not Significantly Increase Heating Costs
The cost of heating a poultry house is affected much more by the amount of insulation in the house than the height of the ceiling, explains Michael Czarick, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia, US....
Nepal Celebrates its First National Poultry Day
Dr Krishna Kaphle, Associate Professor at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science at Tribhuvan University in Nepal reports on the progress made and challenges ahead for his country's poultry industry following its first National Chicken Day in...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Meat Consumption Exceeds Global Average in the Americas
Poultry uptake is forecast to rise faster than pork and beef worldwide in the coming decade, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans in this final part of his examination of trends in the broiler industry in the Americas, where chicken meat consumption...
Meat Products in the European Union 2013-2023
Poultry consumption is expected to increase both as a proportion of total meat consumption and in absolute terms in the European Union, according to a new European Commission report entitled 'Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2013-2023'....
Break-out Analyses Guide for Hatcheries
Joseph M. Mauldin, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, explains what break-out analysis of eggs directly after laying, at candling and at hatch can tell the managers of the breeder...
Immune Responses to Eimeria tenella Sporozoite Protein as Vaccine to Broiler against Coccidiosis
A new study from Syria found two types of immune responses, humoral and cellular immune responses to sporozoite antigen which conferred effective protection to broilers against one of the pathogens causing coccidiosis....
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