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Placing chicks demands skills and knowledge
Broiler chicks undergo a stressful time from the moment of hatch up to their placement on the farm. That final moment of putting them in the house, also demands special skills of the placement team. Knowledge is just as important. By Ken Marshall, poultry consultant, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa ...
Scottish farmer wins top Cobb flock award
The award for the top Cobb flock for Europe, Middle East and Africa has been won for the fourth year running by the UK – this time going to Scottish farmer Mark Robson of Pressen Hill Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire. The award is based on results from more than 40 million Cobb500 parent stock placed in ...
Breeder age to determine incubation settings
Eggs from breeder flocks of different ages, have a difference in composition. As a result, embryonic energy utilisation and heat production are different. This is worth taking into account to optimise incubation settings, thus achieving high hatchery performances and good chick quality. ...
Adequate rearing for persistent flock performance
Well-developed and evenly sized birds are the basis for good broiler breeder flock performance. This starts with proper rearing from the day of hatch. Critical points in the management of the flock must be taken seriously to achieving this goal. By Jorge E. Amado, Technical Service Manager (Cent...