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/PageFiles/35306/001_boerderij-image-1431895.jpegMeasuring outside air temperature

News Having an accurate outside temperature sensor wired into a house���s environmental controller can be helpful in managing the environment within a poultry house. During cold weather some controllers are able to adjust minimum ventilation rates based on outside temperature. This can be helpful because a...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/Housing/2013/12/Measuring-outside-air-temperature-1431839W/

/PageFiles/35303/001_boerderij-image-1431809.jpegFactors to consider in choosing poultry house lighting

News Energy conservation is as important as ever. Growers pay energy bills out of their earnings. The more they pay for power, the less net return on the flock. Efforts to install motors, fans and lights, the components that use the most electricity in poultry houses, are being considered by growers. How...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/Housing/2013/12/Factors-to-consider-in-choosing-poultry-house-lighting-1431794W/

/PageFiles/35302/001_boerderij-image-1431787.jpegHousing system impacts on egg microbiology

News Alternative hen housing is becoming more commonplace in the egg market. However, a complete understanding of the implications for alternative housing systems on egg safety has not been achieved. A study in the USA examined the impact of housing Hy-Line Brown, Hy-Line Silver Brown, and Barred Plymout...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Eggs/2013/12/Housing-system-impacts-on-egg-microbiology-1431783W/

/PageFiles/35261/001_boerderij-image-1354627.jpegWohlfahrt eggs: Three generations of success

News Consistency in applying the fundamentals of best business practice has kept Wohlfahrt Poultry Farm in business for three generations. This is especially important since the farm relies heavily on the human factor to get the job done. By Kate Whittle The two farms making up Wohlf...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Eggs/2013/12/Wohlfahrt-eggs-Three-generations-of-success-1354601W/

/PageFiles/29856/001_boerderij-image-1424764.jpegPig aggression can be stopped by using candies

News A pig fight can be interrupted by providing more interesting alternatives. In trials in Hanover, Germany, pigs were successfully taught to respond to the sound of a feeder. The feeder in the experiment at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, Germany, included chocolate candies.The researc...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/Housing/2013/12/Pig-aggression-can-be-stopped-by-using-candies-1424760W/

/PageFiles/29851/001_boerderij-image-1402297.jpegVentilating alone is not enough – know the air flow

News Optimising a good climate in pig houses is a matter of accuracy. No rule of thumb exists ��� requirements of a ventilation system are largely dependent on the outside climate, a pig house interior, occupancy rate as well as the air inlet system used. By Patrick van Dijk, Fancom, the Netherlands �� Wo...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/Environment/2013/12/Ventilating-alone-is-not-enough--know-the-air-flow-1402257W/

/PageFiles/29806/001_boerderij-image-1415432.jpegWhat If? In vitro meat

Blog What if we did not have live animals but still had delicious meat to eat? Wouldn���t that solve animal welfare and environmental problems? Wouldn���t everyone be much happier? The topic of in vitro meat is interesting conversation among people in almost any venue.�� From social gatherings to class disc...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Pork-Processing/Consumer-Issues/2013/11/What-If-In-vitro-meat-1415421W/

/PageFiles/29798/001_boerderij-image-1413393.jpegOsborne: New hog feeder launched

News Osborne Industries, Inc., has announced the launch of its all new Stainless Steel Rectangular Hog Feeders to its swine management equipment line. Double-sided wean-to-finish rectangular feeder models are available for dry and wet/dry feeding. The feeders are constructed with heavy duty, 304 welded s...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/General/2013/11/Osborne-New-hog-feeder-launched-1413375W/

/PageFiles/29757/001_boerderij-image-1231745.jpegFinisher pigs having a ball

News Since January 2013, providing distraction materials to sows ���and pigs has become mandatory in the EU. A host of different solutions have been shown at trade shows, but funnily enough, pigs don���t seem too interested. What if a toy did capture their interest? By Vincent ter Beek Why make a pig ...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/Environment/2013/11/Finisher-pigs-having-a-ball-1231743W/

/PageFiles/35111/001_boerderij-image-1401320.jpegUS egg study reveals reduction in environmental impact

News While US egg production has increased over the past 50 years, the industry has also been able to significantly decrease its environmental footprint, a landmark study by the Egg Industry Center shows. Researchers conducted a lifecycle analysis of US egg production from 1960 to 2010 to evaluate enviro...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Eggs/2013/11/US-egg-study-reveals-reduction-in-environmental-impact-1401310W/

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