Housing systems in laying hen husbandry- First part

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A status report This analysis is an abridged version of a report which the author prepared for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in London, UK. In...

Understanding poultry lighting

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A short guide to poultry lighting for layer farmers

Housing systems in laying hen husbandry – second part

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A status report This analysis is an abridged version of a report which the Author prepared for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in London, UK. In...

New technologies in housing, equipment and computer controls

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The poultry housing and equipment industry continues to develop, introducing new technologies in line with trends in modern communications and ventilation systems. As expected...

Optimal fat utilisation by Intra Liposol at broilers

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It is difficult - especially for young animals - to optimally digest the range of fats and oils in the diet. This leads to...

Windrowing properly done

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Windrowing litter between flocks has been used commercially since the 1980’s and continues to evolve to meet numerous production challenges. The goal is to...

ERPA, the European rural poultry association to defend rural poultry producers

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Rural poultry production is important in volume and has a large social role; it was therefore essential to have a specific organization to represent...

Light intensity and led lights

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Light intensity can be measured in three ways: luminous intensity, luminous flux and luminous power. Led Lights are here analyzed. Luminous flux is the total...

Broilers perform better with intermittent lighting programs

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Roles of certain parts of the digestive tract of chickens seems to have been lost with the evolution of time and commercial practices. Gizzards...

The effect of on-range insect feeding on range usage of free range laying hens

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In Australia, on-range feeding of free-range laying hens can be frequently observed and is especially common in mobile sheds. While the biosecurity risk of...

Optimal outdoor stocking density in free-range hens

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Consumer concern for laying hen welfare is leading to an increase in alternative housing systems that provide valued resources designed to cater to hens’...

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

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In the absence of beak treatment adhering to proven and agreed best practice management practices is key. The roles of good stockmanship and promoting...

Poultry litter pasteurisation

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Heaping of used poultry litter reliably induces significant elevations in temperature due to the actions of variety of aerobic bacteria and fungi. Temperatures typically...

How to house happy birds by Vencomatic Group

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Happy birds produce best. Aviary systems were invented to provide laying hens with maximum freedom, while using floor space efficiently. Aviaries consist of multiple...

Different light sources

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The value of regulating the photoperiod of poultry and livestock to stimulate reproduction has been recognized for many years and is used regularly by...

Breeding for robustness in turkeys

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Turkey breeders have invested in selection methodologies to ensure the commercial cross is capable of delivering outstanding performance with good welfare under a variety...

Visual identification of potential feather pecking

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Feather pecking behaviour is common in floor-housed laying hens a behavior, which is positively associated with developing feather pecking habits. It has been suggested that...

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

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

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