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Automated assessment of health and welfare in commercial broiler chicken flocks...

Assessing the health and welfare of growing broiler chickens is mainly done post mortem, using measures taken at the slaughter plant (% birds with...

Measurement of energy utilization in chickens

Although corn prices have dropped from historic highs in the past years, energy continues to be one of the driving costs in poultry feeding....

Using more bioavailable sources of trace minerals pays off

A study of broiler breeder performance was conducted using three separate minerals programmes. The objective was to determine if productivity could be maintained at...

Spanish visitors see parallels in Thai poultry industry

On a visit to Thailand hosted by Cobb Asia, a group of Spanish poultry executives saw key similarities in the chicken industry in the...

How to reduce antibiotics in broiler production?

There is an increased awareness recently in relation to the sensible use of antibiotics within poultry and livestock production. When looking at broiler production,...

Phosphorus: how low can we go in broiler diets?

Phosphorus (P) is essential for all forms of life. Dietary P content either in excess of, or below requirements may adversely affect broiler performance....

Aviagen appoints Khalil Nassar for Arbor Acres for Middle East and...

Aviagen has appointed Khalil Nassar as international commercial manager Arbor Acres for the Middle East and Africa. Khalil brings a wealth of knowledge and...

Necrotic Enteritis, wet litter and odour: their interrelationship

Necrotic enteritis (NE) affected flocks have poor enteric health and nutrient digestibility leading to decreased performance and increased excretion of nutrients. Evidence suggests that...

COBB investment targets growth of Asian market

The expansion of Cobb activities to serve the Asian region was the focus of interest for the company at the VIV Asia exhibition in...

Poultry litter quality: investigating the interrelationship between litter moisture content, pH,...

Wet litter is a recognized issue in commercial poultry production and litter quality has come under great scrutiny with the introduction of farming scheme...

Feed borne mycotoxins: the threat to poultry?

Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by molds (fungi) that can infest crops pre-harvest and can continue to flourish under sub-optimal storage conditions. Grains with high...

Free-range broilers behavioural time budgets: inside and outside of the shed

The demand for free-range chicken meat is increasing. Free-range products are usually perceived as more welfare friendly by consumers and particularly fulfil the belief that the ability to perform natural behaviour leads to better welfare.