Short-term temperature training in the hatcher improves stress response in broiler chickens?

An alternative approach to improve functional traits alongside with the production efficiency of fast growing broiler chickens provides temperature training in the hatcher (PTT:...

Three common turkey diet deficiencies

When a nutritionist is brought in to evaluate the performance of a flock, loss of appetite and lack of growth are common symptoms that...

The selection element in whole grain feeding regimes

Seven dietary treatments consisting of a ground grain control and six treatments with pre- and post-pellet whole grain inclusions of 7.5, 15.0 and 30.0%...

Gut health, intestinal innate immunity and performance

Gut health is a very important determinant for health and performance in particular in production animals. The intestinal innate immune system is pivotal in...

Dietary energy, digestible lysine and available phosphorus levels influence growth performance and carcass traits...

Energy (E) and amino acids (AA) are two of the most expensive components in broiler diets. There is no general consensus regarding the interaction...

Research shows how Infectious Laryngotracheitis can spread from vaccinated flocks

The research on how Infectious Laryngotracheitis can spread from vaccinated flocks was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Claxton Poultry...

Macroscopic lesion scoring correlates with gut morphology changes in a newly developed dysbacteriosis model

Conventional broilers often experience intestinal problems between 20 and 30 days of age, caused by a microbial imbalance in the gut, which is referred...

Trouw Nutrition presents research during the Poultry Science Association Meeting

Synergistic use of different feed additives may support producers’ antibiotic reduction programmes.Reducing antibiotic use in poultry production is an urgent objective shared by stakeholders...

Genetic preservation through cryopreservation

With agriculture intensification, genetic diversity of livestock and poultry breeds has significantly declined over the last few decades. To fight against its erosion of...

Marel Poultry, worry-free transfer performance up to 15,000 bph

For contemporary poultry processing plants, Marel Poultry has developed LineLink transfer systems, particularly suitable for capacities up to 15,000 bph. LineLink DE transfers products...

Better hatch and post-hatch performance

Hatchability, chick quality and post-hatch performance improve substantially when embryo-response parameters are actively controlled during incubation. The BioStreamerTM concept, developed by Petersime, continually monitors...

Red mite problem greatly reduced with Q-Perch

Red mites are parasites that are found on average 83% of the European poultry farms. They weaken the laying hens, which can lead to...

Egg deposition of maternal testosterone is controlled by the pre-ovulatory peak of luteinizing hormone

Variability of androgen concentrations in the avian egg is often explained by an adaptive hypothesis according to which differential maternal deposition of yolk hormones...

Biosecurity and surveillance in times of Avian Influenza

Biosecurity is today a primary factor in farming. The poultry world has entered a new era driven by increasingly demanding consumer and regulatory expectations....

Precision feeding of broiler breeders

Precision livestock feeding relies on real-time sensor feedback from individual birds to decide whether or not to allocate feed, according to the needs of...

To feed or not to feed? That is the question. Is the early feeding...

Development of the avian embryo, or chick, can be categorized into one of two strategies designed to meet very different physiological and biological needs....

Microbiological consequences of different housing systems for laying hens, with particular reference to Salmonella...

A significant proportion of human illnesses caused by Salmonella are linked to the consumption of contaminated eggs. In response, substantial government and private industry...

Ileal amino acids digestibility in response to increasing phytase dose or MCP levels in...

Commercial broiler feed is formulated mainly with plant based ingredients including cereals and oil seeds. These ingredients provide low available P because 70-80% of...

Effects of corticosterone injection at embryonic day eleven on broiler growth and tonic immobility

Elevated corticosterone in ovo can have significant lasting impacts in avian species, including poultry. Stress in broiler breeder hens can lead to elevated corticosterone...

Analysis of anti-Ascaridia galli antibody levels in egg yolk to detect parasite infection in...

In recent years, in response to consumer concerns regarding welfare of birds, there has been a move from caged to free-range production systems. This...

Poultry Probiotics Market to amass huge profits as an alternative to antibiotics

Poultry probiotics market has witnessed phenomenal gains over the recent years, with the growing pressure regarding reducing the use of antibiotics in the food...

Gaining a better understanding of incubation in a hatchery

The contemporary hatchery is a complex installation. The core part is the incubators, supported by the devices that facilitate their function and auxiliary machines...

Comparison of four injection sites for Se bacterin vaccine in commercial pullets

As commercial pullets farming transitions from rearing a bird on a single level in conventional-style housing to rearing a bird in a multi-level aviary,...

Re-programming of broiler growth and immunity through changes in breeder hen bodyweight

Reprogramming of broiler growth and developmental events is increasingly recognised as having lifelong effects on animal health, welfare and productivity. Whilst most studies have...

The value of digestibility coefficients and protein

At all times and for all human cultures animal protein took an important part of nutrient supply and has been always of a high...

Use of multiple strains of infectious bronchitis vaccines to induce protection against new IB...

USPOULTRY (www.uspoultry.org.) and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., in which researchers found...

Genomic analysis of chicken ecotypes from Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Egypt: impact of different...

Environmental conditions and extremes of temperature or humidity are major contributors to oxidative cell damage and may also compromise the animal’s immune system. The...

Checking and calibrating sensors: essential preventive hatchery maintenance

We expect incubators to function 24/7 without disruption - and with the highest levels of accuracy from the sensors in particular, on whose outputs...

Marel Poultry: Unrivalled reliability at all-time high speed

Marel Poultry is taking into account the fast growing and urbanizing world population, the production of poultry meat is expected to increase considerably. Processing...

Solar energy ensures cost-efficiency

Solar energy radiation means revenues – at least for farmers who have successfully harnessed renewable energies. However, with the latest amendment to the Renewable...

Cage free pullet management

The conditions in cage free systems differ from the traditional cage housing systems and require a different management approach. Alternative production systems can be...

Genetic evaluation of body weight and tibia resistance in broilers

In this study, genetic parameters of important traits related to body weight and bone resistance were investigated in a paternal broiler line. Data from...

The fertilization process and embryo mortality during incubation. What is the Relationship?

The goal of a successful incubation operation is to produce the maximum number of quality chicks from the fewest breeders housed in order to...

Progress in extended testing and performance standards at Hendrix Genetics

The company’s mission to breed layers capable of producing 500 first quality eggs per hen housed has been a guiding principle at Hendrix Genetics...

Antibiotic-resistance: the contribution of the viruses in GIT microbiome

The GIT, or rather the gastro intestinal tract, is the organ of the all organism mostly colonized by the microbial population: it hosts more...

The cost of mycoplasma infection in poultry

Sometimes some Mycoplasma infections cause disease in poultry and this has been extensively studied and worried about by veterinarians, poultry producers and veterinary authorities....

Why do we need low protein meat chicken diets?

The current level of protein used in meat chicken diets is linked to various issues observed in the industry including feed cost and feed...

Marel unlocks new profitable opportunities for convenience poultry production

RevoPortioner with Helix Drum, Active Batter Applicator and RevoCrumb by Marel.By combining innovative technologies for portioning, batter and crumb, unlocks new profitable opportunities for convenience...

Effective ventilation key to Cobb500™ development

Effective ventilation plays a key role in the health and performance of broiler flocks. Nigel Strain, Cobb senior regional technical manager for Europe, the...

Biosecurity practices and investments implemented by today’s poultry producers

One brick higher The 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus devastated the United States poultry industry. A novel Eurasian-North American H5N2 was...

Peak food and our quest for an ethical and ecologically sustainable production

Crude analyses of sustainable global resource use suggest that the peak rate year for commercial poultry production was reached in 2006 while projections indicate...

Effect of difference doses of Newcastle disease vaccine immunization on broilers

Influence on growth performance, plasma variables and immune response As a member of the Paramyxoviridae group, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is the key causative agent...

Factors that contribute to consistent quality poult starts

The process of egg production, hatching, processing and delivery of a quality poult are all important and stressful points that impact the lives of...

Hy-Line accelerates genetic progress across all lines

“We are achieving progress in all lines faster than has ever been seen before,” noted Dr. Danny Lubritz, research and development director for Hy-Line...

Hatching for egg quality

Hatching for egg quality implies caring of various factors. The age of the flock, number of storage days and incubation program are typically included...

A new perspective on feeding broiler breeders

Due to sophisticated genetic selection programs carried out by poultry breeding companies such as Aviagen, today’s broilers can grow with very efficient feed conversion...

Roxell pan feeder system: the ultimate alternative to beak treatments

Jan Hoving from Zeewolde (NL) tested this Roxell solution at his rearing farm. For him, the decision to use Natural Beak Smoothing was a...

Incubation and the role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in embryo development

The practice, or “art”, of artificially incubation of the avian egg dates back some 3,000 years to the ancient Egyptian mud/brick oven type rooms...

Relationship between plumage and body condition in non-debeaked laying hens

As result of the EU Council Directive 99/74/EC of 19 July 1999 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens, the use...

In Observance of Earth Day USPOULTRY highlights poultry and egg farm and poultry facilities...

In observance of Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association  highlighted two videos from its series emphasizing environmental stewardship on...

Collaborative regulatory approach can reduce antibiotic use in animal production

As global concern about the human health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance continues rises, governments continue to introduce legislation to curb antibiotic use in...

Site and extent of digestion on poultry production

In poultry formulation and production of feed has evolved extensively in the last century with the identification of required nutrients, and subsequent and continuing...

Evaluation of anti-inflammatory capacities of bacillus-based probiotics using an in vitro intestinal cell model

With the evolution of genetic potential of modern broilers, transforming the large feed intake into protein deposition is a real challenge for the digestive...

Welfare and cost benefits through automated grading and vaccination

Evaluation of working time requirements of different grading and vaccination processes.One of the most important measures for the quality of poultry breeding stock is...

Management techniques for a hot climate

Hot conditions significantly affect the performance of layers, particularly in temperatures higher than 30°C. Getting good technical results requires some adjustments in the management...

Higher stocking densities decrease performance without altering turkey meat quality

Quality of turkey meat is important but consumers are also concerned for the well-being of animals raised for meat production. However, some in the...

The challenging world of a primary breeder, matching genetic programs to market requirements

It is Hubbard’s genetic commitment to offer a wide range of products ranging from conventional cost-efficient broilers to slow(er) growing Premium chickens. It is...

The Finnish Landrace Breed and a successful conservation program in Finland

Finnish landrace breed chicken is classified as a light egg layer. Meat is also consumed subsistence production and it is described as tasteful. There is...

Cobb suggesting management tips to maximize male fertility

The role of males in poultry breeding is extremely important. Each male is responsible for fertilizing 10 or more females. Each hen produces at...

Effect of two different fibre sources on growth and immune function in grower layer-pullets

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of two different fibre sources on pullet growth, gut immune tissue, and lymphocyte proliferation of strain...

Major histocompatibility complex and genetic resistance to Infectious Bronchitis Virus

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is an endemic disease of chickens responsible for considerable economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. IBV replication leads to...

In-ovo vaccination requires good hatchery management

In-ovo vaccination is gaining popularity and is being used in an increasing number of hatcheries. A driving force behind this is the increasing number...

Pirbright research to boost vaccine production

Scientists at the Pirbright Institute have received money, which will enable research into boosting vaccine yields by up to ten fold. The funding was...

Research questions role of poultry processing plants in stormwater contamination

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

Volovskiy Broiler LLC equipped with a Meyn 6,000 bph Maestro based slaughtering and processing...

Volovskiy Broiler LLC (Volovskiy Broiler) is now equipped with a Meyn 6,000 bph Maestro­ based slaughtering and processing line, including an integrated 3,000 bph...

Effects of probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 on performance and intestinal microbiota of chickens

Probiotics (direct fed microbials) are a potential alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for improving animal production and preventing enteric pathogen infections. The Authors are...

Omaz launches OMAZ Controller Plus

Omaz Controller Plus has been designed for the intelligent control of poultry house equipment and engineering.OMAZ, an industry leader within this business sector with...

TrayTrack, a unique inline overhead concept for optimum tray logistics

The traceability of trays Once trays have been filled with product, poultry processors will often be faced with how to transport them to packaging equipment...

Alternative housing system’s impact on feeding pullets and layers

In order to satisfy consumer demands for their food to be produced a more “humane” manner the retail outlets are pushing the egg industry...

A new poultry research center at the University of Bristol

A state-of-the art poultry research centre offering specialist, industry-focused research into both laying hen and broiler health, welfare, behavior and productivity has recently been...

Research provides possibility to automate grading of woody breast fillets

In a recently completed research project, Dr. Casey Owens at the Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, used automated vision grading to detect...

The future of probiotics

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., in...

Meyn launches the new Opening machine 240 with the patented cutting mechanism

The next generation Meyn Opening machine 240, works with a “Swivel” movement to ensure an exact cut to reduce intestine damage at high speeds,...

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...

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