More About Chicken • An international anti-fake website

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We report moreaboutchicken.com It is a particularly interesting international site because it supports and disseminates useful information to safeguard the reputation of the poultry sector so...

Biosecurity in poultry farming: an effective tool to fight infectious diseases

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This is the first of a series of technical articles on biosecurity in poultry farming produced within the European project “NetPoulSafe - Networking European...
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Histopathological evaluation of Histomonas meleagridis on ceca and the bursa of Fabricius in turkeys

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Histomoniasis is caused by Histomonas meleagridis, a flagellated protozoan parasite. It causes systemic infection in turkeys and induces characteristic lesions in ceca and liver....

Some common issues of the first week in brooding turkey poults

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Turkey poults are very sensitive to environmental conditions and any uncomfortable situation very quickly leads to a problem and even sometimes a disaster. Any...

BRICS expansion: what does this mean for the poultry industry?

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At their meeting this year in August in South Africa, the current five BRICS member countries decided to admit six more countries on January...

Round table: achieving science-backed sustainable poultry production in the EU

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The debate organized on October 11 by AVEC in partnership with Agra Facts and Elanco Animal Health tackled the issue of sustainability from multiple...

Ovostella chooses Eurosilos Sirp fiberglass silos

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The Ovostella agricultural company of Ghedi (BS) is a historic user of Eurosilos Sirp fiberglass silos. We interviewed the owner, Domenico Varini , to...

Pas Reform Academy collaborates with Tyson Foods in the US to train key hatchery...

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Pas Reform Academy organized a three-day hatchery training program in collaboration with Tyson Foods. Royal Pas Reform recognizes the crucial importance of staff operational and...
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RoboBatcher robotic packing of chicken tenders

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Until now, in those markets where chicken tenders (aka tenderloins or inner fillets) are sold on trays for supermarkets, these packs have been put...

Vegetable meat? Practically a fake

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Vegetable meat is in fact a fake. It is so for many reasons, which the readers of More About Chicken will be able to...

Avian Influenza, featured topic at the 2024 Latin American Poultry Summit

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The theme, “A Look at Avian Influenza to Prevent Its Spread and Recover from the Damages It Caused,” will be explored through a robust...

FAO highlights contribution of animal source foods to healthy diets

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FAO’s Committee on Agriculture requested a comprehensive, science- and evidence-based global assessment of the contribution of livestock to food security, sustainable food systems, nutrition...

Requirement of digestible calcium at different dietary concentrations of digestible phosphorus for broiler growers

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An experiment was conducted to determine the digestible calcium (Ca) and digestible phosphorus (P) requirements of 11-24 days old broiler chickens. L.S. David1, M.R. Abdollahi1,...

Researchers evaluate the effects of heat stress in poults

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in which researchers evaluated the effects...

Seeking sustainability in the poultry industry

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Becoming sustainable is a must for long-term viability and profitability, and the poultry industry has to meet the needs of the industry, consumers, and...

Expanding poultry processor commits to sustainability and robotics

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Avicarvil is a leading poultry producer, processor and retailer in Romania with an annual farming and processing capacity of over 30 million chickens/year. The...

Detection of antibodies against Chlamydia species in chicken serum

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Avian chlamydiosis is a bacterial infection caused by Chlamydia bacteria. The currently available tests distinguish Chlamydia species based on genetic material. Researchers from Wageningen...

Aviagen Turkeys Breeding Seminar – Montevarchi (AR), Italy

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The 5th Italian Seminar in breeder production organized by Aviagen Turkeys (ATL), which Zootecnica International was honoured to attend, was held on May 16 at...

The importance of minimum ventilation and how to calculate it

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Providing birds with the correct house environment is key to unlocking the full genetic potential and performance of a flock. Poultry growers often focus...

The remarkable dynamics of the global poultry industry: 50 years in retrospective. Part 1...

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In two papers the author will analyse the development of poultry over the past fifty years and document the remarkable growth of global egg...

Hybrid Feed – New approach in layer hen feed at start of production

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The actual genetic improvements in layer hens are providing the market with a layer hen producing saleable size eggs quicker than before and extending...

Researchers investigate how laying hens visually perceive the resources in cage-free housing

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at Purdue University in which researchers investigated how laying hens visually...

Biological control of Salmonella in the poultry industry: a European perspective

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Salmonella remains one of the most important foodborne bacterial pathogens worldwide, and is frequently linked with the consumption of contaminated poultry meat and eggs....

The path to 100-week layers

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New research, funded by the Canadian Poultry Research Council, seeks to maintain hen health through longer lay cycle. For laying hens, strong bones and good...

Extension of the injection syringes programme for the poultry production industry

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Socorex Isba SA is a Swiss manufacturer of self-refilling injection syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system. Simple conception, perfect hand balance and...

VIV ASIA 2023: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS UNDERPINING THE LEADING MARKET POSITION

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The event delivered a dynamic, expansive marketplace to 47,527 attendees which featured Feed to Food products and services from more than 1,186 global manufacturers...

The data is in – Balanced breeding brings improved productivity and sustainability to the...

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New animation illustrates how balanced breeding contributions over the past 20 years serve to protect the planet for future generations Through balanced breeding and innovation,...

VIV ASIA 2023 is coming!

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VIV Asia is the biggest and most complete feed to food event in Asia, dedicated to the world of livestock production, animal husbandry and...

IPPE 2023 – International Production & Processing Expo

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IPPE is the world's largest annual display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services used in the production and processing of eggs, meat, and poultry...

Small volume, reliable animal injection syringe

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The animal health syringe Socorex® ultra 1810 is the very first model to deliver highly accurate and reproducible doses starting from 0.02 mL. With...

Royal Pas Reform has appointed Eric Stodel as the company’s new CEO

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Royal Pas Reform has appointed Eric Stodel as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2023. Stodel (57) brings a wealth of...

Over 35 ShowCo members ready for VIV Asia 2023

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Over 35 companies from the ShowCo Association will attend VIV ASIA in March (8 – 10). The association brings together leading companies that supply key...

Hendrix Genetics appoints Richard Maatman as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Member of the...

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Hendrix Genetics, a global multi-species animal genetics company, announces the appointment of Richard Maatman as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He will join Hendrix Genetics...

Poultry injections – selection of the adequate syringes

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Injection syringes are common tools in poultry farms, where all know about the importance of protecting animal health to avoid potential economic consequences in...

VIV Europe is coming back full-power

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The road is heading towards the leading feed to food event in 2022, May 31-June 2.  VIV Europe will be the first animal husbandry event...

Managing eggs and chicks from young breeders

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First week mortality is often higher in chicks from very young breeders (25-30 weeks) than in chicks from older breeders. What causes these chicks...

Formulating layer diets beyond the least-cost model

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Due to the high cost of feed for poultry, there is continuous pressure to formulate ‘least-cost’ diets that meet nutritional requirements. However, the main...

Gut health in poultry production: why, what and how

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Gut health has become a dominant topic in the global poultry industry. But why did the topic emerge to become so important to the...

Upcoming events for the poultry and livestock industries

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Main poultry shows and meetings scheduled in 2022. Conferences, workshops, training courses and other events which focus on poultry production, management, nutrition, diseases and product...

Flip-overs: causes and solutions in brooding

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The poult start is an extension of the hatching process. The whole process, including poult placement, is only as strong as its weakest link. William...

A dose response of a heat stable phytase on broiler performance and nutrient digestibility

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Phytases have been heavily researched for decades and been used commercially since the early 1990s. Phytase from microbial origin is therefore added to monogastric...

Pre-harvest interventions and implications of safety for turkey processing

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Increasing consumer attention toward low fat, high protein diets, and demand for healthy foods has led to a significant increase in the production and...

Sustainable chicken meat production is enhanced by tangibly reduced crude protein diets

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The environmental impact of soyabean meal is estimated to be approximately three times that of grain and successful implementation of reduced crude protein diets...

Growth begins in the gut

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In the race to replace antibiotics on Canadian poultry farms, some producers have successfully adopted yeast-based prebiotic supplements. But there’s more potential to enhance...

Six questions about high-volume chicken fillet portioning

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Modern technology and software bring an infinite number of cutting options. The huge volumes of chicken fillet needed to satisfy global demand go way beyond...

Poultry Sustainability Framework clears development milestones, set to launch in 2022

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The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs announced that its full supply chain sustainability assessment tool can be included in chicken, turkey and...

Facco’s different solutions for feed dispensation

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Facco’s feeding system is the result of years of study and experience that allowed to optimize and refine the characteristics and methods of feeding’s...
VIV Europe

VIV Europe is coming back full-power. Visitors registration now open!

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The road is heading towards the leading feed to food event in 2022, May 31 – June 2. VIV Europe will be the first animal...

Second-hand poultry equipment for sale

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Second-hand Vencomatic poultry equipment for sale, excellent condition, for floor farming of hens or breeders. Capacity: floor farming for 16,000 birds in 2 poultry houses...

Five tools of the trade to strengthen global poultry supply

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Securing the global food supply is of prime importance to the health and well-being of people in communities around the world. However, international poultry...

Compound feed production in 2021 is expected to slightly decrease

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2021 EU compound feed production has been affected by the spread of animal diseases and the continuing Global grain market rally. EU 27 compound feed...

NEW DATES FIERAGRICOLA 2022
2 – 5 MARCH 2022

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After consulting with companies and trade associations, and in line with the decisions also taken by other main European trade fair organisers following the...

Sustainable poultry production through responsible, balanced breeding

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Our global population is predicted to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050. As we approach the challenge of how to produce enough food to...

IPPE 2022, January 25-27, 2022 back in-person!

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The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) continues to evolve to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors. For 2022, the show will...

Biosecurity: cleaning and disinfection

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The first step of any disease prevention program starts with a comprehensive plan for cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning poultry breeder houses  The first step of any...

Saving money and time by doubling injection productivity – with no compromise

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At a time when several new cases of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza are being reported in poultry all over Europe, one needs to focus...

Hy-Line International offers exclusive benchmarking program

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Vision Egg analyzes customer data to emphasize flock performance and profitability. Hy-Line International, the global leader in poultry layer genetics, provides unique support to its...

The optimal solution for any poultry feeding need

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Poultry farms, of any size, location and species they are earmarked for, constantly need to supply the best economic result, in terms of both...

Business leaders, global experts convene in effort to move livestock production to climate-neutrality

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Science-based solutions explored, focus areas identified during landmark dialogue on how to balance nourishing the world while curbing climate impact.  Global leaders from one of...

A brand new system for duck and turkey egg transportation

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Following the very successful EggsCargoSystem® for chicken eggs, GI-OVO has now also developed the EggsCargoSystem XL.  The XL system is specially designed for the transport...

Albonat®, innovation from nature

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In the current context of reduction of the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector and with the intention of providing its own contribution...

Back to basics: we need to concentrate on basic management skills

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As we move to using less antibiotics in the production of poultry, many alternative products have been developed. While some are affective in specific...

Fatty acids in ABF poultry production: a nutritionist’s perspective

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The beneficial role of short-chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids on gut health and reducing pathogen colonization has been well documented over...

Zvezdan Kičeec appointed as Sales and Technical Manager for Eastern Europe and CIS

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Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Zvezdan Kičeec as Sales and Technical Manager for the Eastern Europe and CIS countries. Zvezdan...

Comparative sustainability of differing dietary amino acids and energy regimes for individual laying hens...

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Poultry production has been identified as an efficient source of terrestrial, farmed animal protein. However, in tandem with all food production, sustainability into the...

Digital Open Day Pondeuses J.L. Inc.

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On November 24th, you will have the opportunity to participate at the digital Open Day Pondeuses J.L. Inc.  to take a virtual look inside...

Layer nutrition associated with different production systems

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The egg industry continues to grow; in the past this was in cage production, but today’s growth is focused on alternative production systems such...

Top climate Lubing System: cooling, humidification and dust removal through water pressure

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The Top climate LUBING system is developed to effectively humidify, cool and reduce dust in the air inside the hall, through the principle of...

Breeder Feed and Nutritional Guidelines available to download in other languages

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For optimum breeder performance, both males and females must achieve adequate physiological development and follow the breed body-weight standards through rear and lay. This...

Biodiversity – breeding choice for the markets of today and tomorrow

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In this article, Aviagen® Ltd R & D Manager Brendan Duggan discusses the second of Aviagen’s Top 5 Commitments, Biodiversity, and how this commitment...

Perches: environmental enrichment or mechanical challenge?

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The study compared the impact of wire ramps and perches on meat chicken mobility and the incidence of detached femoral caps (DFC), which can...

VIV MEA 2021, back again with an in-person event

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VIV MEA, the international Feed to Food trade show, returns to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 23-25 November 2021 for its third...

Import of poultry meat and products from areas in Netherlands and Denmark suspended

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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on November 4 that in view of notifications from the...

MPF: Where Poultry Meets

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Registration & Hotel Reservations Open November 8 for 2022 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention Registration and hotel reservations for attendees to the 2022 Midwest Poultry Federation -...

In memory of Jim Hunnable

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 Jim Hunnable, born in May 1947 in Braintree (Essex), started his career in the poultry business at the age of 15 in 1962 as...

SPACE 2021: a great edition for starting and meeting again

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The 35th edition of SPACE, inaugurating its new format, was held from 14 to 16 September, in person, at the Parc-Expo in Rennes, and...

Water quality guidelines for turkeys

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Turkeys typically consume twice as much water as feed, so it is important to provide a clean, healthy water supply. Water not only serves...

The European Poultry Meat Sector commits to develop a Sustainability Charter

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During the General Assembly of AVEC – The European Poultry Meat Association – members committed to develop a Sustainability Charter which will be published...

ICCF publishes its guidance document on ‘Manufacturing Process and Specification’

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The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) Steering Committee is pleased to announce that it has...

Enumeration of Ascaridia Galli eggs in chicken excreta

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Excreta counting techniques in eggs can provide valuable information for assessing flock infection levels, selecting nematode resistant chicken breeds and for determining anthelmintic efficacy.  Although...

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