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Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Producers raising broilers with no or fewer antibiotics need to pay more attention to diseases that can compromise flock immunity and make birds more susceptible to primary and secondary infections, according to poultry specialists speaking at an industry roundtable.   “If we can prevent birds from becoming immune-suppressed...
Source: London Free Press Maple Leaf Foods has taken the wraps off London’s newest industry, and one of the most advanced food processing plants in Canada. The massive poultry plant on Wilton Grove Road, just east of Highbury Avenue, boasts some...
JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), the world’s largest meatpacker, posted an almost 10% drop in net profits, to $766 million, driven by the relative weakness of its U.S. beef and pork units in the second quarter, according to an earnings statement...
Brazilian pork and poultry processor BRF SA (BRFS3.SA) on Wednesday reported a second-quarter net loss of 468 million reais ($91.86 million), wider than the 156.93 million loss forecast by analysts. BRF reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)...
Source: Cackle Hatchery Cannibalism appears in several forms. But they all start in the same basic way. One bird is attracted to peck another. That, in turn, attracts others to join in. Many different conditions can cause cannibalism in chickens. Cannibalism...
Metabolisable energy (ME) is the energy that comes from feed raw materials which is available for animal maintenance and growth. Non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) degrading enzymes release bound energy from the feed ingredients by breaking down fibre. This process also...
President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday proposed a U.S. rule requiring farms to give egg-laying chickens access to the outdoors in order to earn the label "organic," closing loopholes but potentially giving companies up to 15 years to comply. The...
Commodities giant Cargill Inc. said annual revenues soared 23% to a record $165 billion in a fiscal year marked by “extreme events.” Cargill reported its new sales benchmark for the year ending May 31 Wednesday in the company’s annual report,...
 While inflation is slowing, rising cases of bird flu in Sacramento and Sonoma Counties could keep the price of eggs and poultry high. Andrea Nakano reports.
The U of A Department of Poultry Science hosted its annual Poultry Science Youth Conference June 28 to July 1. The department hosted 15 high school students from across Arkansas and Oklahoma on campus during the four-day conference. Participants stayed...
The American Farm Bureau Federation today submitted comments on USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements. AFBF President Zippy Duvall remarked on the rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act. “AFBF appreciates USDA’s efforts to increase transparency in the poultry industry....
Revised by Dr. Gustavo M. Schuenemann, D.V.M., Associate Professor, Extension Veterinarian, Dairy, Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine Original authors: Dr. Gary L. Bowman and Dr. William P. Shulaw In the context of livestock production, biosecurity refers to those...
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) previewed the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) proposed rule in the Federal Register. With this publication, USDA proposes requirements for organic poultry and livestock living conditions, care, transport, and slaughter. This new...
Source: Reuters Mountaire Farms, a top U.S. chicken company, is pressuring its contract farmers to oppose a Biden administration proposal aimed at improving their conditions because the company says it would ultimately reduce farmer pay, according to documents reviewed by...
A new hybrid geothermal and solar energy system is set to dramatically reduce emissions and energy costs for many Australian poultry farms. The University of Melbourne has teamed up with geothermal companies Ground Source Systems and Fourth Element Energy to...

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