TBG, a global leader in poultry equipment and hatchery solutions announced last week that it will combine the operations of its Jamesway and Chick Master businesses. The move, to be completed by March of 2021, will establish a new combined...
Institution: University of California, Davis Principal Investigator: Dr. R. A. Gallardo, Professor University of California, Davis Department of Population Health and Reproduction 1089 Veterinary Medicine Dr. VM3B School of Veterinary Medicine Davis, CA 95616 Avian Reoviruses (ARV) are distributed worldwide in chickens, turkeys and other bird species...
The egg industry is currently going through its fair share of challenges. With production outstripping consumption and prices being squeezed, producers are looking for more ways to improve the efficiency of their businesses. To try to achieve this, many are...
Make Informed Decisions with Extension Help As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country and around the world, more and more people in the U.S. are considering backyard chickens to produce their own meat and eggs. We often...
A basic knowledge of how to identify and classify fowl may be helpful. Domestic fowl are divided into classes, breeds, and varieties. Class A grouping of breeds according to the geographic area of their origin or to similar characteristics. Breed An established group...
Mary E. Henry, Jessica M. Ryals, Alicia Halbritter, and Derek L. Barber2 Raising backyard chickens is an increasingly popular way to explore self-sufficiency, connect with how our food is produced, and gain experience for future dabbling in food production. Besides...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com The vital role the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) plays in nutrient absorption and the immune response is probably much more complex and dynamic than most of us realize. We do know, however, that maintaining good intestinal health and minimizing...
The arrival of winter weather could increase the risk of wet litter in poultry houses, causing health problems for chickens, says Pat Meggs, national sales manager for Cumberland. He notes that chickens give off the equivalent of 5 to 7...
How Composting Works When done correctly, there are few disadvantages to composting manure from your backyard flock; however, there will be some loss of nitrogen, and the process takes time and labor. Additionally, if compost is repeatedly spread on the...
Whether you are an experienced grower looking to review best practices or someone who is new to turkey farming, our How-To videos will guide you through common tasks in turkey management. This video addresses how to set up Stir...
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