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Monday, March 12, 2018
‘Inspect what you expect’ applied to poultry vaccination crews
We’ve all heard the phrase “inspect what you expect,” a cliché that can apply to almost any chore delegated from one person to another. We’ve learned the hard way this can also apply to poultry vaccination crews....
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Incubation and the role of carbon dioxide (CO2) in embryo development
The belief was that CO2 was harmful to the developing embryo and that fresh air and plenty of oxygen was needed for optimum chick development and hatchability. However, with atmospheric CO2 levels typically around 400 ppm, and with averaged measured CO2...
poultry proiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics: application in poultry nutrition
For poultry professionals, it is important to understand the different actions of the various probiotic products on the market, and to use the one that is most suited to their particular requirements....
Improving egg production profits with pullet weight management
Pullet body weight strongly influences sexual maturity and overall reproductive performance of the adult layer. Proper gut health management is key to achieving ideal body weight and ensuring optimal performance and profitability....
Optimising gut health and performance through a phytogenic feed additive
Phytogenic feed additives have gained considerable attention in the feed industry and to an increasing extent producers are incorporating them into their feeding programs. Today, 70–80% of the companies have been or are using phytogenics in broiler...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
Mathieu Lardière appointed as Technical Manager EMEA
Hubbard is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu Lardière as Technical Manager for the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East & North Africa). Mathieu will report to Bruno Briand, Sales Director EMEA....
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Salmonella biofilms resist disinfectants in poultry processing
Common disinfectants used in chiller tanks and dipping stations at poultry processing plants are not effective against Salmonella in its biofilm state, caution Tereza Chylkova and colleagues at the University of California–Davis. [1]...
Monday, March 05, 2018
What happens during egg transfer?
Egg transfer from setters to hatchers is an important step in the hatching process. However, during the process, there are numerous risks that threaten to cause reductions in hatchability, such as mortality and malpositions....
Cobb-Brazil live haul trailers deliver climate control
Cobb-Brazil is investing more than one-million dollars in a new fleet of state-of-the-art chick transporters to make sure chicks arrive to customers in top condition. Brazil’s large landscape with spread-out farms previously presented a challenge for...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Lack of medications, veterinarians hamper turkey industry
The US turkey industry continues to be hampered by a lack of approved efficacious drugs, according to a 2017 survey. Since 2005, four medications have been withdrawn, leaving the industry without any recourse to treat colibacillosis, blackhead and other...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Aviagen announce Greg Hitt as new Regional Technical Manager for the Asia Pacific region
Aviagen® is pleased to announce Greg Hitt as the new Regional Technical Manager for the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, Hitt will lead customer support programs for Aviagen’s Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands of poultry broiler...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Production specialists urged to share insights on no-antibiotics programs, animal welfare
Antibiotics are important for maintaining animal health, but their use has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic resistance globally....
Can improper vaccination make IBV worse?
Improper vaccination not only fails to protect flocks from infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), but it can also make the problem worse, a leading poultry health expert says....
Friday, February 23, 2018
Tools of the trade for optimum, all-round productivity and profitability
Aviagen’s Global Technical Transfer Team provides a diverse range of management tools to ensure optimum all-round productivity and profitability for customers worldwide. ...
Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
IPPE Insights: MSD Animal Health shares innovations, pipeline
If you weren't able to make it to the International Poultry and Processing Expo (IPPE), Taylor Barbosa, head of global poultry with MSD Animal Health, shares event and booth highlights, new product innovations and a mention to the future pipeline. ...
How mutations, antigenic drift affect IBD management
Farms affected by variant infectious bursal disease (IBD) viruses may find that currently available IBD vaccines aren’t always effective, said Daral Jackwood, PhD, professor in food animal research at Ohio State University....
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Aviagen updates 2018 Parent Stock Handbooks with latest best management practices
New Handbooks cover up-to-date, practical and relevant advice for optimal management of Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross parent stock....
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
3 tips for surviving the vitamin A & E supply crisis
A supply disruption of Vitamin A and Vitamin E has led to higher prices, presenting a clear challenge to nutritionists and feed formulators in many markets around the globe. Here we examine the role of Vitamin A and Vitamin E in animal diets, requirements...
Axcentive obtains its first Ecovadis CSR rating
Axcentive have communicated before about its commitment to preserve the environment and its care for all that are closely or loosely related to Axcentive activities. We have been doing things right, but how can we do better on Corporate Social Responsibility...
Petersime launches automation solutions for single-stage hatcheries
More and more hatcheries have invested in single-stage incubation and see their business growing significantly. Because of the higher production of chicks every day, it is crucial to strive for improvement in terms of speed, consistency and cost reduction....
Why infectious bronchitis is so resilient — and what broiler companies can do about it
Control of infectious bronchitis (IB) requires good biosecurity, good management and rigorous administration of a vaccine that matches the circulating virus as closely as possible, John Smith, DVM, MAM, Alectryon LLC, formerly with Fieldale Farms, told...
Monday, February 19, 2018
Aviagen exhibits at 2018 VIV MEA in Abu Dhabi
Aviagen® unveiled a stand with multiple screens and images to support the largest product portfolio in the broiler breeder industry at the 2018 VIV MEA trade show on February 5-7 in Abu Dhabi, UAE....
Friday, February 16, 2018
Webinar Wednesday features Dr. Keith Bramwell: Embryo Diagnosis
Jamesway Incubator Company is very pleased to be offering a series of Webinars which tap into the vast knowledge of our Hatchery Professionals....
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