Modern technology is increasingly being used on breeder farms, creating increases in data generation. This data can be analyzed by the farmer to make smarter decisions to improve flock performance and efficiency. As genetics improve yearly, so will efficiencies...
Reductions in the use of medically important antimicrobials demonstrate the poultry industry’s commitment to stewardship of these valuable medications, Randall Singer, DVM, MPVM, PhD, told Poultry Health Today. Singer’s comments were based on data reflecting antimicrobial use in poultry from...
Two recent studies assessed the prevalence of various infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) strains in Europe in recent years, with QX and 793b proving the most common causes of virulent disease in chickens. The findings are based on molecular analyses of...
With cold weather approaching, rodents will be looking for warmth and shelter. Anyone who visits and works daily on a farm knows that rodents like our warm facilities, delicious meals, and temperate water. Everything is free and sometimes readily...
Summer interns helping at the 2019 World Tech School. Pictured (from left): Mackane Burchfield, Iris Wormington, and Maricela Maqueda. Other than the tunnel vision view of poultry farming I had from growing up on a broiler farm, my first real...
Source: Poultryhealthtoday.com Resistance is unlikely to be a problem in coccidiosis bioshuttle programs, Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health Today. Bioshuttle programs start with hatchery vaccination against coccidiosis followed by use of an in-feed anticoccidial. Alternative products are...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com The US poultry industry is on high alert following reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infecting wild birds and commercial flocks in poultry-dense regions of the US broiler market.  The USDA-ARS National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia,...
Calculating moisture loss from the egg during the incubation process is a vital tool in achieving good chick quality and hatchability. This allows you to know just how much water is being removed from the egg during incubation.   Weigh the...
Each year at this time I like to reflect on what the big events were over the last twelve months. Here are the news articles and stories getting the most interest on the Janzen Ag Tech Blog in 2020. Covid-19....
The reproductive system of the female chicken is in two parts: the ovary and oviduct. The reproductive system of the female chicken is in two parts: the ovary and oviduct. Unlike most female animals, which have two functioning ovaries, the...
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