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Going back to basics in rearing pays off
To deliver a good rearing flock to the production farm, the basic criteria of good infrastructure and management need to be met. Owners or general managers cannot expect good results without giving their farm managers the tools to do the job. Going back to the basics of rearing will easily solve 90%...
It’s all in the behaviour
The use of and reliance on automated systems is steadily increasing. But monitoring bird behaviour remains the best way of determining if the environment within a house is correct. Regularly observing bird behaviour by the same person is essential. He must use all senses and respond to the signals t...
Newcastle disease strikes Swedish laying flock
Sweden has faced an outbreak of Newcastle Disease in a flock of laying hens, the Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health has reported to the OIE. Following a drop in egg production on the farm in Motala in the county of Östergötlands in the south-east of the country, di...
Reducing Campylobacter in poultry
Food borne diseases are receiving high priority in human nutrition. Campylobacter is a major cause of such a gastrointestinal disease, which to a large extent is attributed to poultry. Tackling this contamination throughout the chain seems to be the solution. By Ana B. Vidal, John D. Rodge...