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Friday 19th October 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

Ryan Johnson
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Editor’s weekly pick

Sustainability: the challenge of ranking hen housing systems

To date, decisions to move to cage-free egg production have been largely consumer and activist driven, especially in Europe. But in order to make a well-informed, science-based decision all possible parameters should be assessed, including hen welfare, environmental impact, egg quality and safety, worker health and safety and economics. How then do we choose the best production system, especially when animal welfare under each system both aligns and conflicts with sustainability goals?

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Sustainability: the challenge of ranking hen housing systems
To date, decisions to move to cage-free egg production have been largely consumer and activist driven, especially in Europe. But in order to make a well-informed, science-based decision all possible parameters should be assessed, including hen welfare, environmental impact, egg quality and safety, worker health and safety and economics. How then do we choose the best production system, especially when animal welfare under each system both aligns and conflicts with sustainability goals?

Company News

Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producers
Poultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders of feed medications in high demand force poultry companies to resort to plan B or C.
Arbor Acres celebrates 85 years of customer commitment and growth
Event to tout theme, “Our bird, your business – future success”
Reducing the impact of heat stress using synbiotics
Heat stress negatively affects bird performance around the world. Synbiotics are an interesting tool for reducing this negative impact. Synbiotics modulate the immune response to the stress caused by high temperatures, consequently improving bird performance.
Pure breed presents first training academy for Ross customers
Pure Breed, the distributor of Ross® broiler breeders in Saudi Arabia, welcomed close to 145 customers to Riyadh during July 23-24 for its inaugural training academy.
New fixed volume animal injection syringes
The new Swiss made syringes are available in four volumes.
SweChick customers benefit from cross-service forums
Attendees shared best practices and ideas for improving production quality at cross-veterinary service meeting.


Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

No-deal Brexit potentially catastrophic for farm animal welfare, consumers and farmers, warns RSPCA
Fair funding for farmers across the UK
RSPCA responds to second reading of Agriculture Bill, animal welfare support
2018 Free Range Award winners unveiled
Cockerel found roaming around housing estate

   Nigeria

Hi-tech peer-to-peer networks let Nigerian poultry farmers log on for cash

   Global

How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
World Egg Day: HSI welcomes global progress towards cage-free production

   United States

Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia's agricultural industry
Cal-Maine Foods to acquire Featherland Eggs Farms
Free IPPE Education Programme provides updates on regulatory changes in animal food industry

   Canada

Canada and EU strengthen ties, create new opportunities for producers and processors

   China

China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens

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Probiotics in Poultry

Probiotics in Poultry

The chapters of this book illustrate various studies which show the efficacy of probiotics in reducing livestock and poultry diseases, potentially reducing the need for antibiotic intervention, in addition to improving production performance.

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