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Challenges in longer laying cycle. Stabilizing egg quality

In the past 50 years, selection, initially at the breed level and then using quantitative genetics coupled with a sophisticated breeding pyramid, has resulted...

Challenges in longer laying cycle. Stabilizing egg quality

In the past 50 years, selection, initially at the breed level and then using quantitative genetics coupled with a sophisticated breeding pyramid, has resulted...

Variation in adsorption of layer salmonella isolates from different mannan oligosaccharide

Mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) have been used to reduce or eliminate pathogen loads in poultry species. Reactive mannan receptor sites on the MOS provide binding...

A new Petersime hatchery for the Australian layer industry

Specialised Breeders Australia, formerly Hy-Line Australia, supplies both Hy-Line Brown and Lohmann Brown day-old chicks and point-of-lay pullets to the Australian layer industry. The...

Dermanyssus gallinae – Growers underline the numerous attempts to counter the...

Dermanyssus gallinae (poultry red mite) is counted amongst the major pitfalls, if not the largest, of the poultry industry worldwide. In addition to causing...

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...