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Effects of Dietary Omega-3:Omega-6 Fatty Acid Ratios on Reproduction in Young Roosters
Polyunsaturated fatty acids enhanced the reproductive performance of young male breeders in this experiment from China....
Attitudes and Perceptions of Family Farmers in Brazil on Problems of Raising Broilers
Farmers who raise chickens for meat using alternative systems - either antibiotic-free or on free range - usually rely on corn (maize) and soybean meal and they mentioned to researchers that subclinical coccidiosis is the main disease challenge....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Europe’s Population Set to Decline
Europe is the only global region where a decline in the human population has been occurring since year 2000 and the trend is forecast to continue. As industry analyst, Terry Evans, explains, it has the highest egg consumption per person, mainly as the...
Nighttime Air Quality in the Poultry House
It could cost thousands of dollars if producers do not pay sufficient attention to the air quality in broiler houses at night, warn Michael Czarick (Extension Engineer), Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research...
Effects of Four Different Doses of E. coli Phytase on Femur Properties of 16-week-old Turkeys
Dietary supplementation with a phytase enzyme improved the geometric, densitometric and mechanical properties of the femur leg bone in turkeys in this Polish experiment....
Evaluation of Different Water Flow Rates of Nipple Drinkers on Broiler Productivity
There was a tendency for broilers receiving water at the slowest rate to be lighter in weight than the other treatments in this Honduran study. While litter was wetter under the drinkers for the highest water flow rates during the earlier phases, the...
Welfare and Performance in Layers Following Temporary Exclusion from the Litter Area on Introduction to Layer Facility
Temporary exclusion from the litter area on introducing pullets to the laying facility had no adverse impacts on the welfare of the birds and even improved some parameters of well-being, according to new Swedish research....
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....
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