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A commercial turkey operation in North Carolina has tested positive for avian flu following a test by a veterinary lab, the first time the virus has been found in the state’s poultry industry. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer...
Egg sanitation plays an important role in optimizing quality and overall hatchability. Watch this video to learn how to test sanitation levels in a machine, prepare eggs for sanitation, and more. This video uses a water-based machine with chlorine...
With warm weather around the corner, it is time to make sure your tunnel system is running properly. It is easy to forget about the little things and overlook the essential preparations that are needed for optimum tunnel ventilation...
National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Ronnie Parker presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named "Chocolate" to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. "Chocolate" and his alternate, "Chip," received a formal pardon from the holiday...
USPOULTRY approved approximately $60,000 in funding for a new research grant to evaluate strategies to reduce Salmonella Reading colonization in turkeys through the Board Research Initiative program. The topic and request for proposal were selected by the USPOULTRY board...
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...
Table of Contents Handy Hints  Criteria Norms During Growth Norms After Maturity Trouble Shooting Checklist Temperature (At birds height) Under Brooders Day Old - 1 week: 35°C 1-2: 32°C 2-3: 29°C 3-4: 27°C 4-5: 21-24°C Room Temperature 21-22°C (Bird's comfort) Too High: pasty cloacas, spreading and flapping, crowding away from heat source Too Low: feather ruffling, huddling...
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Butterball has unveiled its annual "Thanksgiving Outlook" for 2023, offering insights into consumer strategies and sentiments for this year's holiday. Butterball, in collaboration with Circana, conducted an online survey involving...
It’s that time of the season… when summer is on its way and turkey farmers need to start thinking about how they will keep their feathered friends cool. Environmental comfort is crucial to turkeys’ health and development. Read on...
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