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Improved productivity in laying hens supports a sustainable future

During the past few months, many industries are feeling the impact of COVID-19. A very challenging start to the year to say the least....

Factors to Consider When Transitioning Broilers From Half House to Full House

When brooding broilers, growers can utilize either the partial house or full house brooding method.Partial house brooding uses half of the house square footage...

Biosecurity Plan Audits for Poultry Producers due by September 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Veterinary Services (USDA-APHIS-VS) is giving poultry producers until September 20, 2020 to have a written...

Proper Drinker Management To Improve Bird Welfare

Considerable time and resources have been invested to develop watering management tools specifically for enclosed watering systems to help farmers produce healthy flocks and...

Data Collection: Poultry Integrations1

Gary D. Butcher and Amir H. Nilipour2 The poultry industry continues to rapidly expand throughout many regions of the world. World production of chicken and...

Ask an Expert: How to prevent blackhead in outdoor production

Welcome to Ask an Expert, our article series where we answer questions submitted by you. This month, Phil asked how to prevent blackhead in...

Hatching Egg Care

The obvious purpose of a hatching egg is to produce a healthy broiler chick or poult. Unfortunately, many factors and variables influence the success...

Biosecurity at the Barn entrance –A critical control point

Biosecurity measures are in place to protect poultry flocks from transmissible infections — but how effective are they really? Researchers in Quebec and Ontario...

Writing a biosecurity plan using NPIP audit principles

Quick facts It is a best practice to have, maintain and use a site-specific, operational biosecurity plan, no matter the annual production size. A...

Small Flock Poultry: Raising Healthy Birds

Many people in Ontario own small flocks of poultry, such as backyard chickens or other birds raised for meat and/or eggs, hobby birds, show/ornamental...
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