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The Importance of Day Old Chick Quality
A 1-day old chick has the potential to become a broiler chicken, a layer or breeder. Given this versatility, the quality of day old chicks (DOCs) matters immensely to poultry businesses. This article addresses key development stages, focusing on most...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia, a Key Chicken Meat Trading Region
Asia is a major poultry meat trading region, as a big importer of some products and an exporter of others, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
Protecting Your Poultry Business With Avian Flu Insurance
Reuben Dourte discusses the problems posed by a depopulation order following an avian influenza outbreak, and the ways that poultry operators can use insurance to protect themselves from these losses....
Tips for Starting a Successful Backyard Laying Season
Help hens lay farm fresh eggs by providing comfortable nests and quality feed, using these useful tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Understanding and Combatting Mycotoxins in Poultry Feed
Understanding the occurrence and prevalence of mycotoxins and their effects on poultry is becoming more and more imperative as research over the last couple of decades has shown that mycotoxins are commonly prevalent in majority of feed ingredients....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia Accounts for a Third of Chicken Meat Output
Although the forecast growth for poultry meat production to 2024 has been revised downwards from 2.25 per cent per year to 2.0 per cent by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Global Poultry Feed and Feed Additive Markets Growing
The global poultry feed market is expected to grow to $220 billion market by 2020....
Optimising Water Quality for Organic Bird Production
Water is the last frontier in animal production. Taking water quality seriously could pay dividends with healthier birds, better feed conversions and reduced production costs, said Dr Susan Watkins from the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at...
How to Reduce Negative Effects of Noise on Chickens
This article from Ronnie Cons, EVP C&C Packing Inc., discusses the negative effects of noise on the health of chickens and how to prevent them....
How Can We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
One or Two Legs: Importance of Catching Method for Broiler Welfare
The catching of broilers prior to transport and slaughter is the subject of much concern from animal welfare organisations and the general public. A study by Nina Langkabel and colleagues in the August issue of Poultry Science looked at two possible ways...
Emerging UK Avian Disease Threats: January-March 2015
Threats of avian influenza, colibacillosis and unusual diagnoses of leucosis are among the disease detections in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), which looks back at disease threats emerging during the first quarter of 2015....
Alternatives to Pine Shavings for Poultry Bedding
Bedding is one of the most important but yet often overlooked parts of poultry production....
Measuring Waddles in Ducks
Walking ability has an important impact on chicken health and welfare, and ducks are no different. A study published by Maja Makagon and colleagues in August's issue of Poultry Science evaluated a system for measuring waddles in Pekin ducks....
Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry and Pigs
The use of antibiotics in feed for growth promotion has long been restricted in the EU, but there has been a lot of research activity looking at possible alternative compounds. This article looks at the potential for feed additives such as organic acids,...
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