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Study: Preparing for 2018 beak trimming ban
Researchers at Wageningen University are involved in the development of simple yet reliable protocols that will allow farmers and advisors to monitor the effects of non-beak trimming, in preparation for the September 1st 2018 ban. Beak trimming is a common practice, except for organic layer flocks. ...
Sanitised waterlines for healthy next flock
An evaluation of poultry farm water supplies was conducted to determine if a difference in microbial build up existed for waterlines from commercial broiler houses which sanitize or do not sanitize the water systems. Swab samples from waterlines were taken from each of these four types of barns from...
Successful antibiotic free broiler production
As more companies around the globe consider antibiotic free (ABF) broiler production, it is important to understand all the factors that can impact daily activities and the success of such a move. Managers will expect similar costs and performance, but should realise that ABF production will requ...
New Cobb flock award presented in France
A new award for the top Cobb flock in France has been presented to the Jadault family of Menomblet, Vendée, working with the Boyé hatchery. Their winning flock of 8000 Cobb500 parents achieved 150.89 chicks during 39 weeks of production. Roy Mutimer, general manager of Cobb Europe, stated "With our...