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  • Poultry and eggs remain the major source of food poisoning in the US
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Poultry and eggs continue to cause substantial foodborne illnesses in the United States. […]

  • Mortality due to feather pecking can be reduced through breeding
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Mortality rates due to feather pecking can be reduced through breeding, according to new European research published this week. […]

  • US: Polluting poultry farms in the spotlight
    on May 15, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Locating large polluting poultry and pig farms have for some time caused issues for environmental regulators in the United States. But now scholars at Stanford Law School have created an algorithm that reads satellite images which can help regulators identify facilities more efficiently than before. […]

  • Disease changes landscape for years
    on May 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The poultry sector had its fair share of disease problems. Avian influenza, mainly caused by wild birds, has hit the industry hard. That said, we are able to cope with the new reality and even if the disease hits, it doesn’t take long to restock our houses. […]

  • How broiler feed complements performance
    on May 13, 2019 at 7:00 am

    A broiler bird’s first seven days represents a quarter of its life, and the period at which growth is fastest. One nutritionist explains how important a role feed has to play in that performance, and some of the elements that make up diet formulation. […]

  • Managing egg size
    on May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Balancing bird welfare with the public’s love affair with large eggs has prompted one company to produce an e-book for farmers to help them manage the issue. […]

  • Accuracy improves hatching results
    on May 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    In running a hatchery with a capacity of 2 million eggs a week, it is the small improvements that make all the difference. Pornthep Chongkol, manager of the Betagro hatchery in Chaibadan Thailand has an eye for detail and walks Poultry World through his facility. […]

  • Robotics revolution happening now
    on May 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

    In the developed world it is becoming increasingly hard to source labour to do some of the less pleasant tasks on poultry farms, and some argue that a key way to improve welfare is to improve the amount of environmental monitoring that takes place on farm. Here, we review a project to develop a device, and consider some alternatives that are already on the market. […]

  • Laboratories able to quantify fipronil in eggs
    on May 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Tests to see if official control laboratories across the European Union are able to find fipronil in eggs have shown the overwhelming majority of participants were able to do so. […]

  • Science behind macroalgae activities
    on May 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Trials in research centres and field studies have confirmed that when distributed continuously to broilers during starter and grower phases, macroalgae can accelerate the shift from innate to adaptive immunity, improve gut protection and improve technical performance. […]

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