Feeding management of broiler breeders

Modern strains of fast-growing broilers have been selected for fast growth, feed efficiency and high feed intake, and broilers are processed once they achieve...

Antioxidants in broiler breeder diets can affect offspring performance

In a series of experiments, it was shown that antioxidants in broiler breeder diets can affect broiler performance trans-generationally. To study this, a polyphenol...

Development of molecular tests and an in vitro assay to identify Blackhead Disease reservoirs...

The article shows clearly how the disease most likely spreads and clarifies which cleaning and disinfecting methods are effective in decontaminating facilities and equipment.Heterakis...

Management of slow growing broilers for profit

Chicken is consumed in larger quantities than either beef or pork largely due to its relatively low fat and high protein content when compared...

The ability of meat chickens to extract energy from wheat

The apparent metabolisable energy (MJ/kg dry matter) values for wheats were determined in two conventional energy balance experiments on meat chickens. A blend of...

Nutritional implications of antibiotic free rearing of broilers

The gradual reduction in the use of AGP coincided with an increase in the therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm level. Especially in broiler...

Breast meat quality affected by wooden myopathy

Wooden breast (WB) is a myopathy that affects meat quality traits in modern broilers and it has been associated with an increased BW gain...

NSP enzymes, gut microbiota and fermentation products

Arabinoxylans account for 50-70% of the NSP feed enzymes present in cereal grains and make up the majority of cell wall NSP in corn,...

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) outbreaks in laying hens in Konya province

Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) epidemic cases characterized with respiratory symptoms, hemorrhagic tracheitis and laryngitis findings were identified in laying hen’s enterprises in Konya province.Ten Lohman-breed...

Impact of grain type on performance in broilers under Necrotic Enteritis challenge

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of grain type on performance and gut microbiota composition in broiler chickens under a...

Light intensity preferences of broiler chickens in farms

There has been a growing interest in the relationship between light intensity and welfare for commercial broiler chickens. A choice approach was employed to...

Impact of stress on feather cover of laying hens

Feather pecking is a behavior in which individual laying hens peck repetitively at the plumage of conspecifics, causing poor feather. Although FP can be...

Does negative pressure created by exhaust fans affect poultry?

Most poultry are raised in houses that use a negative pressure ventilation systems to aid in maintaining air quality, house temperature, and air movement....

Genetic selection in layers

Close to 10 years ago, Hendrix Genetics Layers started remodeling their breeding program. A range of restructuring activities, directly affecting the breeding operations made...

Foodborne pathogens in poultry production

Foodborne pathogens continue as a considerable threat to public health. Intensification of livestock production, especially poultry, facilitates diseases transmission by increasing population size and...

Engineering vaccines for multiple strains of Infectious Bronchitis Virus

In new work funded by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) researchers at The Pirbright Institute and The Roslin Institute have published...

Low protein diets in broilers

Some recent research at the Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Poultry Research Farm has been focused on low protein diets in broilers. Many nutritionists rely...

Wet litter. Factors associated with the shed micro-environment and litter properties

Wet litter in meat chicken sheds occurs as the result of multiple, interrelated causes. This paper discusses some of the sources of water in...

Challenges in poultry feeding

Poultry producers around the world continue to struggle with high production costs for poultry feeding, largely due to volatility in prices for basic feed...

Nutritional strategies against pathogens in poultry

Salmonella Enteritidis and Campylobacter jejuni are the two major foodborne pathogens transmitted through poultry products. Since chickens are the reservoir hosts of these pathogens,...

Timing is everything in early feeding

Early feeding is now a critical point. When using nature as a reference to what are the optimum requirements of the day-old chick, we...

Improving poultry product shelf life and safety

A funded research project was completed at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Athens, Ga., that has revealed a method to improve poultry product...

Evaluation of factors that affect susceptibility and control of reovirus-induced viral arthritis in broiler...

The USPOULTRY Foundation announces the completion of a funded research project at AviServe LLC in Newark, Del. (USA), that has revealed a new tool for...

Automatic laying nests require good management

Martin Barten, senior hatchery specialist form Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, tells his experience about a good management of the automatic laying nests.“Pas Reform’s involvement...

Reducing water usage in turkey processing

Virginia Poultry recently installed several liquid/solids separation screens for reducing water usage in its turkey feather and offal processing. The two new primary and...

How to improve hen fertility

Following specific procedures to increase hen fertility will not eliminate drops in fertility, but it may also reduce the need to trouble-shoot breeder flocks.Artificial...

Innovation is the key for sustainability

Today it is important innovation, and it is the main way to sustainability. Here, we introduce René and Jolanda van Doren who have together...

An alternative method to fight Avian Influenza Virus

A recent project was completed at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in which researchers developed a mobile system that can inactivate Avian...

H7N9 flu mutation identified that allows immune system escape

The research, published in the Journal of Virology, demonstrated that small genetic differences in the virus surface proteins can prevent antibodies that protect against...

Metabolic differences in the blood of chick embryos

A study was conducted in order to investigate metabolic differences in the blood of chick embryos and post-hatch chicks from two egg sizes and...

Research reveals method to improve Escherichia coli vaccines

A funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. was completed, in which researchers revealed a method to improve Escherichia coli...

Pellet quality and its effects on poultry performance

Pellet quality provided to meat birds throughout the industry is highly variable. Feeding birds pellets of poor quality can in part be attributed to...

Expanding feed milling capacity and quality at New Rosendale’s

At a time when the North American feed industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation driven by new rules, heightened market expectations and ground-breaking technology...

The five principles of broiler brooding for modern broilers

Investing in new technologies, while important, is not the only way to reach top performance potential in broilers. Simple efforts such as paying attention...

Keel bone integrity in layers – Observations, nutritional remedies, and myth-busting

The issue of keel bone deformities and abnormalities is different depending on various housing systems for the birds. Keel fractures have received a lot...

Compatibility of a new multi-strain probiotic with a live-attenuated Salmonella vaccine in chickens

A pilot study was undertaken to assess the compatibility of a new multistrain probiotic with a live-attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium (ST) vaccine. Experimental units were...

Mesostigmata Dermanyssina mouthparts evolution: from predatorism to parasitism

Dermanyssina represents the most species-rich, ecological diverse and geographically wide spread cohort of Gamasida. They are found worldwide and include free living predaceous or...

Effects of dietary insoluble and soluble non-starch polysaccharides on performance and ileal and excreta...

This study examined the effect of dietary insoluble and soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in common broiler diets on performance and ileal and excreta moisture...

Cleaning and disinfection as strategic tools for avian production

Biosecurity, defined as all measures taken to prevent both the introduction and the spread of infectious agents on the farm, is of key importance...

Corn co-products in broilers

The expansion of the ethanol industry has increased the availability of a variety of corn co-products as feedstuffs for livestock and poultry. Of the...

NRGene to offer the first broad soy diversity & haplotype database

All-by-all full genome comparison of 30+ varieties to rapidly improve nutrition and hardiness and reduce resource requirementsNRGene, the leading genomic big data company, has...

Non-antibiotic intestinal interventions

As the countdown towards implementation of the FDA’s Guidance for Industry 213 continues, interest in non-antibiotic intestinal interventions has increased. Earliest efforts in this...

Selection criteria in turkey breeding

The turkey industry supply chain flows from the breeders through a number of multiplication phases, which culminate in commercial birds being grown and processed...

Taking phytase superdosing from scientific concept to commercial application: a UK example

Scientific research is based on carefully designed experiments, performed in carefully controlled conditions with the outcome measured as accurately as possible, using a range...

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...

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...

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...

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