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We keep our customers informed by publishing a wealth of technical information and industry best practices. Below you will find all of that information collected and organized so you can have access to it any time you need it.

Choice of Ventilation Key Decision in Any New Project

In hot summer weather house design becomes critical in ensuring optimal airflow for the cooling and comfort of the birds. Yet when designing a modern broiler house the priority is all too often driven by the need for quick returns and not long-term bird performance.

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The Chick Quality Versus Quantity Conundrum

Cobb always strives to ensure that the chicks we hatch and deliver to our customers are the best quality possible. Find out how we do it.

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Broiler Management Strategies for Cold Weather

Similarly to humans, broilers also need well-balanced, energy rich diets to maintain their body temperature during the cold season. And they must keep FCR at a low rate of course. Proper heating and ventilation are just as important however. Finding the right balance between these factors demands an integrated approach.

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Advancements in Lighting Technology

When purchasing lighting, it's important to understand the differences between various light sources and the terminology included on the packaging. The right bulbs could not only lower your electric bill, but impact flock performance.

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Brooding – Key Performance Indicators

The brooding period – the first 14 days of the broiler’s life – is the most important stage because chicks are forming the building blocks for future performance. Their skeletal, muscular and neurological systems are all developing at an extremely rapid pace.

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A New Look at Feeding Broiler Breeder Males

Breeding companies each have their own views on feeding broiler breeder males and on the optimum mature weight guidelines to achieve high fertility throughout the life of the flock. One shared attribute is the emphasis placed on improved feed conversion.

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Special Care Needed With Alternative Feed Materials

Alternate and local ingredients have the potential to dramatically decrease dietary costs in broiler feed. However, to maintain broiler performance, the ingredients must be evaluated and tested to ensure optimal quality.

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How to Prevent Mycoplasma

Cobb’s comprehensive, proactive biosecurity standards are designed to keep birds safe and healthy and to protect them from common diseases such as mycoplasma. In fact, Cobb helps customers prevent mycoplasma from occurring in their own breeder and broiler flocks by providing biosecurity Best Management Practices.

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Feeding Modern Day Broiler Breeder Hens

Proper management is just as important in production as it is in rearing. In fact, today’s growers must constantly manage hens to keep them at an ideal weight, despite their ability to grow faster and convert feed more efficiently.

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