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In the Midwest, we’ve historically had more than enough water for everyone. Agricultural, industrial, and residential uses have all developed more or less peacefully (at least in terms of access to water). This usually meant a laissez-faire approach to...
Seasonal changes can affect hatch results, including first week mortality. This could be through factors affecting conditions inside the setter and hatcher, or factors affecting the hatching eggs or chicks. Inside setters and hatchers The external climate changes with the...
For Frank Reese in McPherson County, protecting his turkey flock has been his life’s mission, passion and livelihood. The Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Lindsborg is Reese’s avian sanctuary – protecting heritage turkey breeds. “Those white turkeys over there are White...
What is the best turkey mating ratio for good fertility? That’s a question many first-time turkey keepers ask. Often as not, they get many different answers. Here’s why: Turkey Type The first thing to consider is the type of turkeys in...
AMES, Iowa — Proposed federal draft models designed to guide emissions forecasting for broiler operations need improvement and clarification, according to an in-depth analysis led by Iowa State University scientists. In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a set...
Written by: Victoria Broehm   |  Eggs, Feed safety This past week, there have been an uptick in social media videos and news stories perpetuating false claims about commercial chicken feed and its impact on the availability and price of eggs....
The Department of Justice's (DOJ) legal action against agricultural data company Agri Stats has seen additional states joining the lawsuit. Initially filed in September, the complaint alleges that Agri Stats orchestrated "anticompetitive information exchanges among broiler chicken, pork, and...
In a groundbreaking initiative, four leading research institutions in the United States are spearheading the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics tailored for the poultry processing sector. Supported by a substantial four-year, $5 million grant from the US...
Mitigating heat stress in poultry production is a challenge. Tunnel ventilation with evaporative cooling has been used for many years to improve thermal comfort and production efficiency. Increasing ventilation rate (cfm) generally increases air speed (ft/min) and the “wind...
Rule marks an important first step toward broader fairness for our nation’s poultry growers November 8, 2023 Contact: Steve Etka, steveetka@gmail.com, 703-519-7772 Alexandria, Virginia - The Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform (CCAR) applauds the finalization of the “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting...
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