This is an explanation of what is happening each day as a chicken embryo develops, complete with candling pictures. The egg I am using is a silver spangled spitzhauben. Definitions you may need: Vitteline membrane: The membrane that surrounds the yolk...
Feeding pelleted diets improves broiler production efficiency through increased feed intake and live weight gain as well as improved feed conversion ratio. Pelleting technology became available in the 1930's and is now used in the manufacturing of nearly all commercial...
All animals need to receive a nutritious diet in order to maintain good health and production. In the wild, animals consume a wide variety of feed ingredients. Today the nutrient requirements of farm animals and the nutrients provided by...
Michigan’s largest egg producer is breaking ground in Pennsylvania. The Saranac-based Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch plans construction this month on Blue Springs Egg Farm, a sustainable cage-free, egg-laying facility, in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, according to a press release. The Blue Springs final...
Raising chickens in the garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. By having chickens in your garden, you can have an all-in-one solution for a natural weed killer, organic fertilizer, natural insecticide and lawn...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Vigorous research and the application of cutting-edge technology by Zoetis scientists were behind the development of the newest recombinant vaccine to protect broilers from Newcastle and Marek’s disease viruses. The vaccine, Poulvac® Procerta™ HVT-ND, was years in the making,...
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recently recognized 215 chicken and turkey facilities with safety awards. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. Award...
Follow along with Jeff and Kendra, hosts of “The Coop With Meyer Hatchery” podcast,  as they share each month what you need to know for keeping chickens. They discuss things to consider for housing, predators, feeding, and much more. Before...
Employee safety always has been and will always be a priority for the chicken industry. Chicken processors continue to focus their efforts on preventing workplace injuries by implementing ergonomics and medical intervention steps, while continually introducing new technology and...
Officials with a food processing plant, George’s Prepared Foods, announced they were closing their Caryville location, leaving nearly 200 people jobless. Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton told WVLT News that he was trying to keep the plant open. “I have contacted...
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