Health and industry issues facing the US turkey industry

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In preparation for this report to the USAHA Committee on Poultry & Other Avian Species, the subcommittee chairman, Dr. Clark, surveyed turkey industry professionals...

Multi-strain infection by infectious bronchitis variant viruses in broiler and breeder flocks in Latin...

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Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes a highly contagious upper-respiratory tract disease in chickens and some strains are nephropathogenic. The virus can also cause significant...

Brazil welcomes 85 million Petersime Easter chicks

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During the Easter week, the first eggs were set in the new Petersime hatchery of Lar Cooperativa Agroindustrial in Brazil. It marks the official...

Dynamics and patterns of the egg industry in Latin America

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In this paper, an overview will be given on the development of the laying hen inventories and of egg production between 2007 and 2017....

Mexico, gut health improving feed additive improves yellow skin pigmentation in broilers fed AGP-free...

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A Trouw Nutrition research trial conducted in Mexico has shown that a gut health improving additive, (Presan®-FY), containing a synergistic blend of organic acids,...

Bacteriological study of the eggs of laying hens housed in cage and floor

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Eggs from 10 commercial brands were selected in different types of housing: cage and on the floor (free of cage) obtained from 4 supermarket chains to...

Full house for Platinum Brooding Program

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Dr. Stewart Ritchie and his team recently presented the popular Platinum Brooding® Program in Cambridge, Ontario. The extremely well received program is based on the...

Belgium meets Brazil, Aviagen EPI and Belgabroed visit to Aviagen Latin America

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Building customer relationships and sharing knowledge on a global and local scale is an Aviagen® core principle, and recently a visit of industry professionals...

Why tunnel ventilation is not a reality in Brazil

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Brazil has vastly different poultry production profiles across its different states, each one with different ventilation practices, processes and realities. But one thing remains...

Eggs to fight malnutrition in Nepal, Honduras and Ethiopia

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Cobb-Vantress and OneEgg – an organization attacking poverty and malnutrition through sustainable community development – recently launched new chapters in Nepal, Honduras and Ethiopia....

Resources and tools to write a good biosecurity plan

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Poultry industries in the United States (U.S.) have been in a unique situation after the 2014-2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak. Analysis and...

Successful Hatchery-Breeder management is all in the details

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“Successful hatchery and breeder management is all in the details,” remarked Chad Mason, broiler/hatchery manager at Columbia Farms, during USPOULTRY’s 2018 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, held in...

Ovoset Pro: A gentle workhorse

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Tony Norris and his wife Susan started Norris Farms, a broiler breeder egg farm, 12 years ago near Swansea, South Carolina. Norris Farms consists...

Marek’s Disease Virus concentration in Central Pennsylvania

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Marek's disease virus, a herpesvirus that is the causative agent of Marek's disease, is a worldwide economic burden on poultry farming. However, little is...

A New Era of Veterinary Oversight: An Update

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In June of 2015 The Food and Drug Administration announced their final rule on Veterinary Feed Directives. This rule is intended to improve how...

Crop stress in Argentina

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Lack of rain on the Pampas in Argentina this year lowered estimates for the Argentine harvest of corn and soybeans. With that notable exception,...

MEA Meeting in Brazil

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MEA Meeting: “Order and progress,” the slogan displayed prominently on the Brazilian flag, was also befitting for the Ross® Middle East and Africa Association MEA. The...

Delmarva’s chicken industry grows more slowly than rest of U.S.

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Delmarva's chicken industry grew at slower pace in 2019 with respect to the chicken industry did elsewhere in the U.S., new data released by...

Susceptibility of antibiotics used in commercial farms in Peru

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Antibiotics are used in treatment of respiratory diseases mainly caused by secondary bacterial infections such as Escherichia coli. The widely use of antibiotics in...

EU-Brazil partnership for sustainable soy

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The third meeting since the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on a Brazil-EU partnership for sustainable soy took place on 21 November 2018...

House of Raeford’s affiliate Columbia Farms: leading the way in the USA

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In the USA, House of Raeford’s affiliate Columbia Farms was first to adopt SmartCare™, with a Lifetime Services contract to support its state-of-the-art SmartPro™...

Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market

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New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in...

Modest growth, environmental progress emerge in annual chicken industry data

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Delmarva's meat chicken industry processed 4.2 billion pounds of Delmarva-raised chickens in 2017, resulting in a wholesale value of $3.4 billion, according to new...

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