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Precisely managing the broiler flock
Poultry growers take great care and devote much attention when brooding young chicks. However the most challenging time on a broiler unit is when the birds reach 21 days old. At that stage it may be more critical to manage the flock. By Richard Jackson, St David's poultry team, Lympstone, ...
New grass mixture offers high protein feed option
Farmers looking to increase the amount of protein produced off farm may be interested in a new unique grass mixture that can be used as a catch crop and an alternative to maize. ProtoPlus from Barenbrug is a spring sown mixture of the tetraploid Italian Ryegrass Barmultra 11, the Crimson Clover Blaz...
UK enforces tougher egg production standards
Compulsory vaccination against Salmonella typhimurium, new restrictions on the use of antibiotics and increased daily flock inspections are among the new requirements of a toughened-up British Lion Code of Practice for the egg sector. The Lion Code 7, launched to coincide with the 15th anniversary o...
Dutch ministry approves Meyn footpad inspection system
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has officially approved the Meyn footpad inspection system as inspection system for footpad lesions in Dutch poultry slaughterhouses. This approval makes it possible to eliminate the manual sampling, analysis and reporting of the footpad lesions per flock. The ...