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Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
Effects of Feeder Space Allocations During Rearing, Female Strain and Feed Rate on Broiler Breeder Female Performance
Researchers in North Carolina observed some differences in breeder performance as a result of female strain and feed trough space. They also reported lower cumulative mortality when the feed allowance between photostimulation and peak production was increased...
Poultry Litter Sampling
Sampling poultry litter to obtain a nutrient content analysis is an important step for managing manure nutrients appropriately, according to Casey W. Ritz, Paul F. Vendrell and Armando Tasistro of the University of Georgia....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: European Egg Consumption Linked to Production and Population
FAO data indicate that egg consumption in Europe increased slightly between 2000 and 2009 at a little over 12kg per person, reports industry watcher, Terry Evans. Other and more up-to-date estimates show considerable variation between the individual countries...
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production. Part 3
The third and final part of this Technical Update discusses the roles of nutrition and disease in the formation and maintenance of a healthy skeleton of pullets and laying hens....
Litter Quality and Broiler Performance
Any investment made by broiler growers and integrators in improving the environmental conditions for their birds - including through the choice and management of litter - can potentially return a significant dividend, according to Casey W. Ritz, Brian...
Where to Put the Chick Paper?
Placing paper under the drinking lines and making some feed available there too has the added advantage of getting the chicks to drink and feed as quickly as possible, advises Martin 'Tiny' Barten, senior hatchery specialist with Pas Reform....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Europe Exports Most Shell Eggs
More than 60 per cent of global trade in shell eggs occurs to or from countries in Europe, mainly those in the European Union, reports industry watcher, Terry Evans, while there are also active businesses in dried egg and liquid egg products....
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production. Part 2
The second part of this article from HyLine describes the importance of good quality pullets for achieving healthy growth and productivity, what happens to the skeleton at sexual maturity, bone quality during the productive phase and how to monitor keel...
Chickens Open Wide for Gelatin Bead Vaccine
A new vaccine delivery system developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service to prevent diseases like coccidiosis seems to be more attractive to chicks than traditional methods.By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff....
Controlling Flies on Poultry Farms
Byron Stein, Editor of 'The Drumstick' in Australia talks to Dr Garry Levot from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) about the flies commonly affecting poultry farms and how to control them....
Poultry Litter Ash Can Replace Dicalcium Phosphate in Broiler Diets
Poultry litter ash - produced by the burning of poultry litter - can be used as a phosphorus source in broiler diets, according to new research from Auburn University....
Measuring Water Sanitation: Don't Be Fooled by Parts Per Million
If you are measuring chlorine levels in poultry drinkers, you are only seeing part of the picture on the effectiveness of your water sanitation procedure, according to Byron Stein in 'The Drumstick' from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production
A guide to bone biology in the laying hen is explained by Hy-Line....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Growth in European Egg Production is Outside the EU
Europe's contribution to global egg production is declining but output within the region is growing, particularly in Russia and Ukraine, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans....
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