Turkeys – Making the most of genetic potential

Genetic Potential Successful and profitable turkey production occurs across a wide range of production systems and farming environments. Breed choice, farming facilities, equipment, management, nutrition...

Biosecurity measures and new vaccines to combat the spread of bird flu

The recent H5N6 bird flu outbreak is confined to the south of England, partly due to the introduction of an Avian Influenza Protection Zone...

Managing bird behaviour in organic production systems

This topic is presented on by John Brunnquell, the founder and current president of Egg Innovations, which is the largest exclusive producer of free...

Researchers develop method for making new types of vaccines

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens,...

Infectious Bursal Disease antibody levels and viral load in commercial broiler chickens

Infectious bursal disease (IBD) disease is caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) of the genus Avibirna-viridae and family Birna-viridae. IBDV is found worldwide...

Informative Processing School in Malaysia

A highly successful four-day processing school was held in Malaysia for Aviagen® personnel to improve their knowledge and understanding of the impact of the...

Vitamin D in laying hens: how high is high enough?

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine in the United States reviewed current literature and changed the estimated average requirement of 400 IU/day to a...

Partially slotted flooring systems for market toms – What are the possibilities?

Avian influenza virus is stable longer in moist and cool conditions. Depending on seasonal and production conditions barn air and litter (bedding) moisture can...

Marel Poultry’s AMF-i sets the world’s benchmark

Marel Poultry’s AMF-i innovating the poultry processing. Breast cap deboning is an extremely important stage in any poultry processing plant. During this process, end...

Alternatives to antibiotics in organic poultry

Organic poultry production is one of the fastest growing segments of organic agriculture with a 20% average annual increase since the establishment of the...

Effectiveness of a double choice test to assess dietary taste preferences in broilers

Investigations into the taste system of broilers can help to improve poultry feeding strategies. However, a comprehensive study on dietary taste preferences for broilers...

Use of injection syringes in the animal production industry

Animal health is an important factor to consider, as any disease outbreak can potentially have drastic economical consequences. For this reason, planning and preparing...

A cost-effective solution to partially replace vitamin E

Oxidative imbalance can reduce animal productivity. If severe, it can lead to inflammation, reduced immune function and increased susceptibility to disease. Livestock producers typically...

The bioavailability of zinc in poultry: what does literature say?

Zinc bioavailability: zinc is an essential trace element for all the animals, including broilers. In case of deficiency, alteration of growth performance and distortion...

How to minimize peracetic acid exposure in poultry plants

Peracetic acid has been used increasingly in the food and medical industries as a disinfectant, and its use in poultry processing has further enhanced...

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off

Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the...

Intestinal barrier function – A case to be studied in reduced protein diets

Maintaining intestinal health and growth remains a concern as demands increase to limit the use of antibiotics in poultry production. There is also an...

DNA region in chickens identified for disease resistance

One region in the DNA explains a large difference in possible disease resistance betweenchickens. This was discovered by researchers of Wageningen University & Research...

Improving hens health and productivity

Scientists at Roslin and two other institutions receive funding from FFAR to improve health and productivity of egg-laying hens. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture...

When the hatchery power supply fails

In a contemporary hatchery all the parameters influencing incubation – such as temperature, humidity, ventilation and the turning of eggs – are based on...

Poultry expertise at IDEXX

In a rapidly evolving poultry production environment with fewer treatment options, disease prevention and identification are more important than ever. Reliable lab diagnostics play...

Ventilation and heating issues during cold weather

Many problems during cool and cold weather can be traced to inappropriate ventilation rates. Poor broiler health, respiratory problems, and breast blisters are common...

Poultry lighting

With LED technologies, farmers can today vary the color, intensity and photoperiod of the poultry lighting in houses and barns to improve production. While incandescent,...

Investigation of nutritional diseases at the veterinary diagnostic lab

Here below the role the veterinary diagnostic laboratory can play in helping to confirm nutritional diseases in a flock has been described. Regardless issues...

Researchers develop practical solar heater for poultry houses

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers...

Reaching full potential with Innova IMPAQT

A real-time impact on performance, availability and quality A modern poultry processing plant is a complex network of interconnecting processes operating at high speed. It...

Stork inline thigh filleting up to high capacities

Thigh meat consumption on the rise - a global trend The market for thigh filleting is opening up, offering plenty of opportunities worldwide. To benefit...

Seminars highlighting innovations in broiler farming

Two interesting specialist seminars for broiler farming were held on the 16th and 17th of November in Visbek and Hamm, Germany. The companies BEST3,...

Maternal derived antibodies have a role on the impact of Original XPC

The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of maternally derived antibodies on the immune-modulatory capacity of XPC on antigen-specific humoral immune...

Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of thermophylic Campylobacters in poultry

Campylobacter spp. is a leading cause of foodborne diarrhea. The most common source of infection is contaminated food, mainly poultry meat. The uncontrolled use of...

Improving feeding efficiency with innovating products

At Trouw Nutrition they have focused their innovation in the poultry business on finding new ways of achieving improved feeding efficiency and enhanced performance...

Minnesota Turkey launches 3rd “day in the life of a turkey farmer” video

Minnesota turkey grower Loren Brey of Brey Farms, New Ulm, Minn., was recently featured in “A Day in the Life of a Turkey Farmer”...

A cost-effective poultry feed additives solution to partially replace vitamin E

Livestock producers typically use feed additives such as vitamin E to increase the antioxidant capacity of animals and minimise economic losses. Recently, the price of...

The challenges and future of poultry diagnostics

A review of the past helps to frame the future of poultry diagnostics. In the United States, the Land-Grant universities provided a fertile environment...

Meyn: a look inside the market for deboning and deskinning

The poultry processing market is still on the road to growth. A CAGR of 4.7% by 2020 in USA alone is evidence of the...

Poultry house environmental control during cold weather

Most people think minimum ventilation in a poultry house is all about air quality but that is only partially correct. First one should define...

Isolation, bioactivity and applications of sulfated polysaccharides from poultry by-products

The broiler chicken meat processing industry produces a large amount of poultry byproducts rich in connective tissue (i.e. keel cartilage, skin, and bone residues),...

Research Rules Out Possible Kinky Back Prevention

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers...

Research shows limited effectiveness for two darkling beetle control products

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in which researchers...

Short chain fatty acids and poultry gut health

Due to customer demands, producers have been asked to change the way they grow production animals, specifically through the removal of antibiotics. With this...

Managing the risk makes the difference in mycotoxin control

A webinar on the results of the 2017 harvest analyses in terms of mycotoxin contamination has been recently held. Two experts on the matter...

Managing CO2 and fresh air to optimise hatchability

Last year I was invited to a layer hatchery that was reporting slightly lower hatchability than its sister hatcheries, despite using eggs from the...

Innovative methods for a multidisciplinary risk management in poultry slaughterhouses

The purpose of controls in slaughterhouses is to ensure food safety and quality as well as to monitor animal health and welfare. Control efficiency can...

Salmonella, creating the most undesirable environment

Background Salmonella non-typhoidal is among the top foodborne bacteria that cause illness within the United States annually.With 1.4 million illness (11% of foodborne bacteria), 19,336...

Reducing antibiotic use without harming profitability is an actual possibility

Ten million people are at risk due to antibiotic resistance, ensures the “Antimicrobial Resistance Review” published by the United Kingdom government in 2014. Of...

Lowering dietary calcium and available phosphorus in broilers

The aim of this trial was to investigate the effect of lowering dietary calcium (Ca) and available phosphorus (av.P) during Starter (0 to 10d),...

Turkey farming – A brief review of welfare and husbandry issues

A literature review was undertaken to examine welfare issues in the turkey farming sector. The major issues are diseases, poor locomotion due to high...

Additivity of ileal amino acid values of sorghum with different protein sources

Sorghum is used widely in Australian poultry diets, primarily as an energy component. It is usually fed in diets that contain wheat but may...

The challenge of feeding modern broiler breeders

Broiler breeders are expected to produce about 150 chicks in 40 weeks of production and even though it is commonly believed that selection for...

Rapid in vitro antimicrobial screening assay against Campylobacter

Research was undertaken to adapt a multi-well antimicrobial assay as a fast and reliable method to screen large numbers of plant extract treatments against...

Biosecurity – practical tips to minimize the human risk of contamination

All poultry operations are under a constant threat from the ever-present enemy of disease and infection. It is imperative in all operations that we...

Active and passive Salmonella surveillance systems

Two surveillance systems have been established in France for the monitoring of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica isolated from the agro-food...

Jamesway’s Webinar talking about the Hatcher

The hatcher is often the forgotten sister of the incubator. Most presentations focus on getting everything right in the incubator, assuming that if the incubation...

Methods for recovery and quantitation of viral nucleic acids from broiler litter

There is a well-recognised problem with both the supply of broiler litter material in some regions, and with the disposal of spent litter. This...

Early introduction of whole-grain diets to broiler chickens

The main problem with introducing whole-grain diets (WGD) to newly hatched chicks is the kernel size  and this has led to such diets being...

Animal Genetics and Diseases

Animal Genetics and Diseases, a conference showcased the exciting potential of genetics as a tool for disease control has recently taken place in Cambridge...

Increasing standardization in real-time PCR diagnostics

How to use it with a modular system and its benefit to laboratory throughput.The IDEXX RealPCR™ real-time PCR reagents aim to provide a new...

Bacterin usage

A good vaccination program, along with proper flock management and biosecurity, plays a key role in the health and productivity of broiler breeders. The...

A practical approach to broiler breeder management in the absence of beak treatment –...

In the absence of beak treatment management strategies, which ensure appropriate bird development and growth and the provision of adequate environment and stimuli, which...

Re-stored turkey eggs outperform untreated eggs stored for 8 to 15 days by 7%

By using heat treatment during storage up to 14 days, as part of your standard hatchery practice, it is possible to gain up to...

A more sustainable poultry production

Researchers must find other approaches to food production and processing - and in particular for poultry production - using new technologies in conjunction with...

Exterior and interior strategies for rodent control

As the weather cools, rodents seek refuge indoors where there is easy access to food and water. Rodents are vectors for spreading disease, which...

Using sunflower meal in broilers with the addition of a carbohydrase complex

Sunflower seeds are extensively grown for oil production for human consumption. Therefore, a great amount of sunflower meal becomes available for use in feed...

Common global poultry welfare practices

A recent article by Hendrix Genetics detailed the creation and roll out of a structured poultry welfare program for all species offered by the breeding company. The...

Dietary non-phytate phosphorus levels for laying hens in the last phase of lay

The phosphorus (P) requirement of laying hens is an area of on-going debate and it is a factor that contributes to hen performance and...

A new view of how class I molecules fight diseases

Classical class I molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play crucial roles in defence against viruses. The class I molecules bind pieces of protein...

Performance benefits of probiotic and protease in broilers subject to Eimeria challenge

Consumer pressure and government regulations are driving US poultry industry to remove antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) from poultry production. Nutrition program including feed additives is...

Incubation temperatures influence muscle growth and energy in broiler embryos

In ovo embryogenesis in broiler can be modulated by alteration of external factors, like the incubation temperatures, as shown in several publications. Embryonic myogenesis in...

Antibiotic-Free turkey production

The production of turkeys without the use of antibiotics is an increasingly common goal across the globe due to the focus on antimicrobial resistance....

Aviagen slower-growing breeds get seal of approval from key European welfare schemes

Europe is experiencing an increase in demand for slower-growing breeds. The momentum of this poultry market sector is likely to follow on an upward...

Replacing soy in broiler diets. Effect on performance, carcass yield and cost of production

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of replacing soybean meal (SBM) in broiler diets on performance, carcass quality and...

Effectiveness of a double choice test to assess dietary taste preferences in broiler chickens

Investigations into the taste system of chickens can help to improve poultry feeding strategies. However, a comprehensive study on dietary taste preferences for broilers...

On-farm control of campylobacter

Campylobacteriosis, primarily caused by the consumption of contaminated chicken products, accounts for the majority of food poisoning cases in Europe and many other developed...

Modification of the chicken intestinal epithelial physical barrier in poultry by dietary factors

The intestinal epithelial physical barrier is the most critical element of maintaining an intact intestinal barrier and made up of a layer of columnar...

Novel Approach Improves Poultry Welfare by Reducing Stress on Chickens

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health within the United States and Canada) recently announced the launch of EXZOLT® (fluralaner), the first systemic...

Evaluating hen behaviour and physiological stressors during Ventilation Shut Down

USPOULTRY announces the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. in which researchers provided insight on using...

Comparison of wheat and maize-based diets on growth performance and meat quality of broiler...

Maize and wheat are a major source of energy in broiler diets. Generally, wheat-based diets are offered to broiler chickens in Europe, Australia and...

Update on Infectious Bronchitis in the United States

Infectious bronchitis infections continued to increase this year in the Ontario broiler, broiler breeder and layer sectors. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) can be spread by...

BBSRC launch the Agriculture and Food Security Strategic Framework

The new framework identifies the key research and innovation priorities of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The new BBSRC’s Agriculture and Food Security...

Monitoring of IBV circulation and prevalence

Infectious bronchitis (IB) is one of the most common viral diseases in chicken production worldwide and IB virus (IBV) is considered the most contagious...

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