The effect of monochromatic photo-stimulation on growth and reproduction of broiler birds

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Broilers in-ovo or with post hatch photo-stimulation with green light (GL) were heavier from dark incubated birds. Furthermore, we defined the cellular and molecular...

The future of brooding

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It is essential that newly hatched poults are provided with the best possible starting conditions in brooding. This is a fundamental first step to...

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...

Managing heat and minimum ventilation systems in the broiler house

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When outside temperatures drop and gas prices rise, maintaining the desired inside broiler house air temperature and ventilating to meet air quality needs can...

Identification of broiler poultry house dust components using chemical and physical analysis

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Dust found in poultry housing is a complex substance most likely comprised of a mixture of excreta, feather, feed and bedding material. M. Ahaduzzaman, L....

Management of precise broiler production in farm level and technology usage

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Farming broilers today has some very real challenges, namely birds are reaching their kill weights quicker, the profits from farming chicken are under pressure,...

Balancing beetles with the bottom line

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Darkling beetles, commonly referred to as litter beetles, are a widely encountered pest for those in the broiler production industry. Litter beetles are holometabolous...

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...

Pulsed ultraviolet light processing of eggs

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In recent years, pulsed ultraviolet light has been shown to reduce microbial pathogens on the surface of shell eggs, crucial for maintaining good chick...

Developing and implementing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)

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As part of the modernization programs at USDA, FSIS is amending the egg products inspection regulations and is now requiring plants that produce egg...

Brooding

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Getting chicks off to a good start is very important to overall flock performance. At no time does a bird grow faster than during...

LED lights in turkey farms

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With the rise of the energy efficient light emitting diode – LED – bulbs in today’s market, there is an opportunity to refine...

The impact of anthelmintic resistance in parasites of poultry

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

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...

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...

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...

The benefits of nipple drinker catch trays

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

Maternal stress, the potential impact on broiler breeders and subsequent chick development

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Managing stress in broiler breeders has been a continual topic of discussion since the early 1980’s, but our understanding of stress and its influence...

Artificial structures mitigate simulated adverse pop-hole conditions

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There is some evidence that commercial meat chickens prefer to access the range through ‘favoured’ pop-holes; however what makes pop-holes attractive or aversive is...

How preheating temperature can affect litter drying

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One of the purposes of preheating a broiler house is to ensure the litter is properly dried prior to chick placement. Research has shown...

Management of ectoparasites in cage-free housing systems

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As cage-free systems become more frequent in poultry production, we are forced to evaluate how pest control measures should adapt to ensure efficacy. The...

Water quality critical to broiler performance

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Water is the most important nutrient for poultry. Although the necessity of providing a plentiful supply and sufficient access is well understood, the importance...

Challenges and opportunities in establishing a new turkey parent stock operation in a remote...

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The Russian turkey market has shown substantial growth during the last decade with new and very large companies willing and able to invest considerable...

Improved fly control on poultry facilities with microbial products

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Parasitoid wasps and the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana were both examined to see if augmentative releases of the pathogenic organisms can help lower house...

Variable speed tunnel fans

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Since October 2017, a study has been underway to examine the use of variable-speed tunnel fans to reduce fan operating cost. The study is...

The use of antibiotics in the poultry industry

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Antimicrobial resistance in human and animal isolates in the E.U. remains a significant problem despite the bans of antibiotic growth promoters and the reductions...

How does your turkey grow?

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Predicting how a turkey flock might grow under different nutritional and environmental conditions is a question of interest to everyone involved in turkey production...

Management best practices: small details can have the big-gest impact

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Raising turkeys is equal parts science and art. It involves precise measurement of various factors throughout the life of the flock. It also requires...

Consequences of outdoor ranging on external and inter-nal health parameters of hens from different...

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Free-range layer pullets are typically reared indoors within Australia, but adult layers go outdoors which might cause poorer adaptation due to the mismatch between...

Protein nutrition of breeders to improve production, hatchability and offspring performance – First Part

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The last decades, poultry meat is becoming the most important protein sources in human diet and production is worldwide growing. Global poultry meat production...

First week management of turkey poults

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In commercial turkey production we aim to replicate and improve on what a mother turkey supplies to her young in the wild, this include...

Best practice in broiler house management

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How the right technology and proactive management can ensure best practice in housing on broiler farms In partnership with Cobb, this article examines best practice...

Management of chicken manure

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The laying hen produces an average of 150 to 200 g of fresh manure, which is considered a source of pollution due to the...

The importance of monitoring chicks water usage

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Getting chicks off to a good start is very important to overall flock performance. At no time does a bird grow faster than during...

Biosecurity: protecting animal health to sustain the supply chain

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Safeguarding animal health is of paramount importance to any country’s economy and food supply. Livestock with a clean health status is an important requirement...

Economics of broiler production systems in the Netherlands

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In 2017, farmers of conventional, slower growing and biological broiler strains had similar incomes. The so-called ‘middle segment’ systems, the Dutch Retail Broiler (DRB)...

A correct lighting is essential in poultry houses

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Many poultry producers appreciate the importance of light in maximising performance. Whether chickens or turkeys, laying hens, commercial growers or parent stock, all poultry...

Best practice in egg production

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How robust management and proactive measures can drive best practice for egg production on poultry farms. In partnership with Cobb, this article examines best practice...

Best practice in biosecurity

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How to effectively manage and reinforce best practice in biosecurity on broiler farms This article examines best practice in broiler production, focusing specifically on biosecurity....

Targeted approaches to achieving good litter quality

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Turkeys spend their life in close contact with litter material. The aim is to establish and maintain good, dry litter conditions and an environment...

Intra Chickpaper: double grip prevents legs to slip in chicks

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Splayed legs in chicks is a condition that occurs in newly hatched chicks. It is caused by a weakness or injury in the tendons...

Hot weather management and nutrition

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Thermoregulation is the ability of birds to maintain their body temperature across a range of environmental temperatures and in hot weather. Turkeys use a...

Dietary xylanase improves growth performance and cost savings in broiler chickens fed a corn-soybean...

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The increased demand to reduce production costs, as well as concerns about the environment, have resulted in pressure on poultry producers to increase dietary...

Graded levels of stocking density for turkey toms raised to 16 weeks of age

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Stocking density can be one of the most important drivers of economic return; however it can greatly influence bird performance, health, and welfare. In...

Best practice in management

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How management best practice can help support profitability on broiler farms In partnership with Cobb, this new series of articles will examine best practice in...

Egg bacteriological study

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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...

Enhancing turkey welfare one step at a time

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Researchers of Wageningen Livestock Research have been able to define when a turkey takes a step. This is an important milestone to automating gait...

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 epidemiology of the...

Minimizing interventions for turkey beak treatment in Germany

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Germany wants to play a leading role in Europe in poultry and turkey welfare issues. Fundamental changes have been made to husbandry systems during...

Raising Pullets in Alternative Systems

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Productive and profitable layers begin with good quality pullets. Having the correct body weight and body type at the start of egg production will...

Big data for poultry. What is possible? – second part

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The term big data may at first appear incongruous to animal agriculture. However, by capturing, analysing, reporting and sharing of through-production chain data with...

Current trends in litter management

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As much of the broiler industry transitions to antibiotic free production based on consumer demand, broiler house management is changing more substantially than it...

Big data for poultry – first part

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The term big data may at first appear incongruous to animal agriculture. However, by capturing, analysing, reporting and sharing of through-production chain data with...

How to improve indoor air quality in poultry housing

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in which researchers provided...

Efficacy and economics of oral fluralaner for the treatment of northern fowl mites in...

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Once mites are observed in one area of the barn they tend to progressively spread to the whole barn and subsequently to the next...

Effects of feed presentation on growth performance and gut health of turkeys

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The combined effect of feed presentation parameters bears considerable implications for the digestive health and growth performance of turkeys. This topic is very relevant...

Spotty Liver Disease in cage-free brown laying hens

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Missouri has a large amount of egg production that uses alternative housing methods such as cage-free farming. The development of the alternative systems began...

Researchers use laser for broiler house enrichment

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in which researchers used...

Poultry house climate

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Poultry climate is a key factor in faming. High temperatures and a high humidity: in Germany, short periods in the summer months where temperatures...

Turkey Breeding – Making the most of genetic potential

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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...

Research shows practical method to reduce litter moisture

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

Maintaining hatching egg quality through good hygiene and handling

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The microbiological status of a hatching egg is highest immediately after the egg is laid. The objective, therefore, is to ensure that quality is...

Spent hens: Can we improve their welfare?

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The aim of this study was to observe the improvement in welfare indicators of spent hens kept in three different housing systems. Sixteen Isa...

Some basic suggestions to improve breeder management

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Dr. Keith Bramwell, a former professor in the Department of Poultry Science at The University of Arkansas, and Hatchery Consultant for Jamesway Incubator Company...

Using sensor technology against feather pecking in laying hens

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In collaboration between Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR), Breed4Food and the COST Action GroupHouseNet, a review paper was written on how sensor technologies can...

How much cold pressed canola meal can we use in layer diets?

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Canola meal has been available for the layer feed industry in Australia for over 30 years. However, very little has been used due to...

Sentinel Birds: An old strategy that can enhance current diagnostic tools

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The use of sentinel birds such as specific-pathogen-free (SPF) leghorns has been used extensively to learn about local presence of pathogens in farms, either...

Effect of ammonia on the immune response to infectious bronchitis virus vaccination

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Commercial broilers in the grow-out stage are commonly exposed to ammonia which can have an effect on infectious bronchitis virus vaccination. Ammonia concentrations are...

Backyard chickens

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Are backyard chickens just a transient phenomenon? Current craze? Foodies’ desire for fresh eggs? Baby boomers or young families wanting to get closer to...

Hot weather management

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Hot weather can have a detrimental effect on flock performance and in extreme cases cause heat loss. While you cannot control outside weather conditions,...

Assessment of the use of perches to improve leg health in meat chickens

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Poor leg health in Australian fast growing meat chickens is a major welfare issue, resultant from long-term genetic selection for bird size and growth rate...

Eco-friendly heating for efficient poultry breeding

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The new standards for commercial poultry breeding have been requiring more sustainable, efficient and cleaner technologies. Along with it, the organic poultry production is...

Diagnostic strategies for the control of avian Mycoplasmas

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Mycoplasmas are bacteria without the cell wall which cause infections in poultry especially at respiratory and articular level. They are the smallest single-celled organisms found...

Animal breeding reduces environmental impacts

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Results of a study show that breeding reduces environmental impacts of animal products by about 1% per year. This is achieved without specific selection...

Minimizing antibiotic use in broiler production

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Many countries are being asked to reduce or eliminate antibiotic use in poultry, due to growing concerns about the use of antibiotics in food-producing...

Raising turkeys without antibiotics

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Alternative management – paying attention to detail and supportive care strategies can be utilized to produce turkeys without antibiotics in this new era. Dr. Steven...

Considerations for a better quality of chicks

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During the incubation period, embryonic growth and development are affected by different factors, as breeder age, the incubation temperature and the availability of egg...

Essential oils – Opportunities to improve food safety in organic poultry production and processing.

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Organic poultry – A growing sector with challenges Poultry is the most widely available organic meat in the U.S. and predicted to have increased consumer...

Farmers’ perceived importance of biosecurity practices and actual performance on farm

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It is prudent in today’s age that farmers uphold high-level compliance of biosecurity practices on Australian commercial chicken farms. This is especially so with...

10 alerting signs of poor ventilation

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Proper ventilation is basic in poultry farming as it reduces mortality, stimulates early feed intake, improves flock uniformity, and ensures an adequate temperature regulation. Here...

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