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Spiking reduces fertility drop in older poultry flocks
Aging hens physiologically need to be mated more often to sustain the same level of fertility as a flock of 35 weeks. Meanwhile roosters become less interested and able to complete mating. So, to get the same fertility level, the older the flock the more attention should be paid to rooster managemen...
Study shows Coccivac-B/Enradin disease control protocol improves flock performance and ROI
It is widely known coccidiosis and clostridia interact to hurt broiler performance. Yet there are few field reports providing economic metrics to demonstrate how controlling these pathogens improves broiler productivity. A study from MSD Animal Health reveals that changes in intestinal disease proce...
Take care when selecting feed for your livestock
When buying feed for cattle, sheep or goats, its vital that you buy only feed that is specifically made for your livestock species. In Australia it is an offence to give any of your ruminants feed that contains "Restricted Animal Material", known as RAM for short. Restricted Animal Material (RAM) is...
Two thirds of flocks suffer smothering, UK survey says
The first large-scale research project quantifying the extent of hen smothering in the UK has suggested two-thirds of free-range flocks may be affected. McDonald's commissioned the survey as part of its UK Sustainable Egg Supply Group and worked with consultants FAI Farms to question every farmer su...