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Thursday 19th April 2018.
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To feed or not to feed? The importance of early chick feeding
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, addresses whether feeding individual chicks immediately after hatch is beneficial to the uniform growth of the flock as a whole.
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Best practice on the farm by Aviagen: Rodent control
Prof. Dr Ludwig Theuvsen, Hauke Tergast and Jörg Hurlin evaluate working time requirements of different grading and vaccination processes. Working towards uniformity and with the aim of optimising flock management, they compiled scientific data to compare manual and automated grading and vaccination processes.
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This Week's Articles and Analysis

To feed or not to feed? The importance of early chick feeding
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, addresses whether feeding individual chicks immediately after hatch is beneficial to the uniform growth of the flock as a whole

Welfare and cost benefits through automated grading and vaccination
Evaluation of working time requirements of different grading and vaccination processes by Professor Ludwig Theuvsen, Hauke Tergast, Jörg Hurlin

CHICken: A new book
With just over 24 hours left to go in their Kickstarter campaign, Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti want to give chickens "their moment in the spotlight"

Company News

Hy-Line International adds to technical service team
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, has added to its Southeast Asia team Ms. Princess Cortez as Technical Service Specialist. She will be based in the Philippines.
Clostridium perfringens on broiler meat can survive processing, potentially sicken consumers
Most broiler producers know the economic impact of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens, particularly in birds raised without antibiotics.
Aviagen Gold Coast customer conference well received and attended
Aviagen ANZ held a comprehensive one and a half day conference to address both new developments and the leading flock management practices to a large group of managers from poultry companies across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
MSD Animal Health receives marketing authorisation from European Commission for expanded indication of Panacur® AquaSol for chickens
Addition of a new therapeutic indication to combat the intestinal parasite, Capillaria spp. (L5 and adult stages).
Woody breast continues to baffle researchers
Woody breast is a relatively new disease that adversely affects meat quality during processing, but poultry scientists still don’t understand its underlying causes, said Luke Borst, DVM, PhD, a veterinary anatomic pathologist at North Carolina State University.
Big Dutchman provides equipment for two broiler breeder houses in Belgium
The equipment includes the well-proven feed pan “Male Pan” that wears down the beak naturally.
Find out how (and why) to improve the gut health of your flock with a free ebook
"Poultry Diseases Influenced by Gastrointestinal Health" by A. Gino Lorenzoni DVM, MSc, PhD is a guide to how and why to improve the gut health of your flock

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

No-touch meat packaging for millennials
Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs
NFU South East prepared to respond to government on future farm policy
Pirbright research to boost vaccine production

   United States

Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
206 million eggs recalled by Indiana farm
ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will explore the transformative power of ideas and their ability to change the poultry industry
Dates announced for the 2019 Latin American Poultry Summit

   Hong Kong

US egg recall could affect 2 million eggs in Hong Kong


Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?


Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability


Too many eggs, not enough tech: Egg glut in Nigeria a result of a paucity technology


Maple Leafs Foods invests in Entomo Farms to expand cricket farming production


FAI Director, Paul Cook, joins McDonald’s new Chicken Sustainability Advisory Council

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