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Aviagen’s Slower-Growing Ranger Gold Makes Inroads Into German Market

Aviagen is pleased to announce that its slower-growing breed, the Ranger Gold™, has been awarded full accreditation by the German animal protection organization Tierschutzlabel,...

Effects of early enrichment on range use in free-range laying hens

Free-range laying hen production systems are perceived to be preferable for hens’ ethological needs. However, not all hens use the range daily with some...

Challenges to free-range poultry in low rainfall regions

Free-range poultry production in Australia has increased in market share and continues to grow. New poultry farms are being established to meet increased demand,...

Aviagen improve their Star Status for Slower-Growing Breeds in the Netherlands

Aviagen is pleased to announce that its slower-growing breeds, the Ranger Gold™ and the Rambler Ranger™ have been approved for use under the Better...

Housing systems in laying hen husbandry- Second Part

A status report This analysis is an abridged version of a report which the Author prepared for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in London, UK. In...

Housing systems in laying hen husbandry- First part

A status report This analysis is an abridged version of a report which the author prepared for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in London, UK. In...

Optimal outdoor stocking density in free-range hens

Consumer concern for laying hen welfare is leading to an increase in alternative housing systems that provide valued resources designed to cater to hens’...

The effect of on-range insect feeding on range usage of free...

In Australia, on-range feeding of free-range laying hens can be frequently observed and is especially common in mobile sheds. While the biosecurity risk of...

Dekalb White hens to be first occupants of innovative layer house

Environmentally friendly farm with lots of innovations Four Dutch entrepreneurs are set to build an innovative new layer house in the south region of The...

Nutrient loading on free-range layer farming

A considerable proportion of the dietary nutrients consumed by poultry are excreted in the manure. This becomes an important issue on free-range farms, if...

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.

Effect of pasture and feed additives on the performances and egg...

Free-range egg production is rapidly growing in Australia with an estimated retail value market share of 48 % but free-range laying hens experience many issues which reduce their performances.