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Lameness in Poultry – How Much is it Costing Your Poultry Operation?

Lameness is a growing problem in modern poultry production that decreases bird performance and operation profitability. One of the major contributors to the worldwide...

FFAR Announces $4M Animal Welfare Technology Research Initiative, In Partnership With McDonald’s

SMART Broiler Initiative Harnesses Technology to Improve Poultry Welfare Assessments The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announces the launch of the SMART Broiler,...

Rethink biosecurity

uick facts Biosecurity is key to preventing and reducing disease risk, including avian influenza. Enforce biosecurity basics including isolation, flow control, sanitation and cleaning and...

Small Flock Series: Incubation of Poultry

Jesse J. Lyons Department of Animal Sciences Hatching eggs — watching an egg turn into a baby chick — is a learning experience for students of...

Grand opening for Hendrix Genetic’s Beresford South Dakota turkey hatchery

After months of construction, Hendrix Genetics finalized its turkey hatchery in Beresford, South Dakota. It will soon start producing Hybrid Turkeys' commercial poults for...

HACCP in the Egg Industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System

Voluntary participation in HACCP-type programs reduces the risk of marketing eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis and maintains consumer confidence in egg products. Foreword This manual provides...

How Much Water Does Your Evaporative Cooling System Need?

Figure 1. A typical broiler house with an evaporative cooling system and tunnel exhaust fans. The exhaust fans are visible at the far left,...

Storage of Broiler Litter1

R. A. Bucklin, J. P. Jacob, R. A. Nordstedt, D. R. Sloan, R. S. Tervola, and F. B. Mather2 With the introduction of new environmental...

Factors Affecting Egg Production in Backyard Chicken Flocks1

Jacqueline P. Jacob, Henry R. Wilson, Richard D. Miles, Gary D. Butcher, and F. Ben Mather2 The laying cycle of a chicken flock usually covers...

Subscription-Based Organic Chicken Feed Company Launches

Mile Four is a new eCommerce store shipping fresh, organic whole grain chicken feed nationwide. Offering subscription and one-time sales, the company is targeting...
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