Effects of light intensity on broiler welfare, productivity and leg health

Researchers investigated the welfare implications of behavioural changes induced by varying light programs. Here the effects of light intensity on broiler welfare and productivity are reported.

Raising broilers antibiotic-free

Best management practices are a key component in raising chicken without antibiotic with more attention to details of production and biosecurity.

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...

Poultry litter quality: investigating the interrelationship between litter moisture content, pH, water activity and...

Wet litter is a recognized issue in commercial poultry production and litter quality has come under great scrutiny with the introduction of farming scheme...

Fear in turkeys, implications for productivity and wellbeing

From an evolutionary standpoint, fear is an adaptive response that promotes survival by enabling animals to avoid injury and death. Because of the important impact that fear has on animal well-being, fear has formed the basis of many scientific studies and is included as part of welfare assessment programs such as the Welfare Quality Assessment Protocol for poultry.

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...

Automated assessment of health and welfare in commercial broiler chicken flocks using optical flow

Assessing the health and welfare of growing broiler chickens is mainly done post mortem, using measures taken at the slaughter plant (% birds with...

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