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/PageFiles/36059/001_boerderij-image-1479625.jpegOnline tool to benchmark feather loss in laying hens

News A collaborative project in the UK has produced a new online tool to help monitor and benchmark feather loss in laying hens. AssureWel, a five-year collaborative project led by the RSPCA, Soil Association and the University of Bristol, created the tool so that non-caged laying hen producers can comp...

/PageFiles/22677/001_boerderij-image-1465678.jpegExtrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch

News Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...

/PageFiles/35584/001_boerderij-image-1465609.jpegAvangardco increases flock population by 18%

News Ukrainian egg producer, Avangardco has increased its total flock population by 18% year-on-year to 32.5 million heads as of 31 December 2013, and the population of laying hens increased by 18% year-on-year to 27.0 million heads from 22.8 million heads. In 2013, the increase in poultry flock followed...

/PageFiles/22604/001_boerderij-image-1454919.jpegHow to prepare grassland for post-lambing

News Many sheep producers aren’t getting the most they can out of grass. But measuring and monitoring grass growth in accordance with sheep demands during lambing could help drastically reduce feed costs and achieve finishing targets earlier. "You have to rest leys to grow more grass and that's the ...

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