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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...
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 the process of commercial broiler production, bodyweight is one of the important indicators to measure the production efficiency and the health of a flock. Currently, broilers are mainly raised in cage-free condition, and are primarily manually weighed, which...
Written by David R. Laatsch Feed suppliers, farm supply businesses, local hatcheries and mail order (online) hatcheries make good sources of strong, healthy baby chicks. Pooling your order with other project members can reduce your initial investment because discounts...
Why Are Heaters Used in Broiler Production? The first stage of broiler production is called brooding and lasts approximately 8–14 days, depending on the integrator and weather conditions. During brooding, chicks are usually housed in only a portion of the...
New animation illustrates how balanced breeding contributions over the past 20years serve to protect the planet for future generations. Through balanced breeding and innovation, Aviagen® has delivered improved productivity and sustainability to the broiler industry and is committed to continue...
Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives. The people and companies involved in raising chickens for food share the public’s concern. To assist...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com With many poultry operations switching to no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) production, management and disease control have become even more critical components. Without antibiotics, hatching-egg quality, hatchery cleanliness, feed quality and farm management — including litter and air quality, ventilation control, temperature...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Producers raising broilers with no or fewer antibiotics need to pay more attention to diseases that can compromise flock immunity and make birds more susceptible to primary and secondary infections, according to poultry specialists speaking at an industry roundtable.   “If we can prevent birds from becoming immune-suppressed...
Broiler production welfare audits are an essential part of poultry operations. These welfare audits are to ensure the safe and humane treatment of animals, and in turn make sure the grower and consumer are benefiting from a good product. Auditors...
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