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Lameness is a growing problem in modern poultry production that decreases bird performance and operation profitability. One of the major contributors to the worldwide poultry lameness issue is Bacterial Chondronecrosis and Osteomyelitis (BCO). BCO typically affects at least 1.5...
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 educational support for the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program certification training and enhancing food safety...
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 disinfection. Keep biosecurity practices strict, accessible and simple. Know common biosecurity breaks. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...
  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...
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 a span of about 12 months. Egg production begins when the birds reach about 18–22...
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 the growing backyard chicken market. "We want to make raising backyard chickens as simple as possible...
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 regulations, poultry producers are being challenged to develop environmentally friendly means of utilizing broiler litter....
Broiler Breeder Management How-to’s provided by Aviagen Tip #2 Routine measurement of the spacing between the pin (pelvic) bones allows correct determination of female sexual maturity and when lay is about to begin.
Following a recent announcement by Hendrix Genetics about changes to its Executive Committee, we are pleased to welcome a new Managing Director to the turkey business, Alan Rickard. Alan joins the turkey team, representing the Hybrid Turkeys brand, on February...
Source: Jamaica Observer Gentry's Poultry located in South Carolina now being operated by local company The Jamaica Broilers Group Limited (JBG) as part of its expansion programme especially in the United States has finalised an asset purchase agreement with Gentry's...
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