The skin becomes a more and more important product, both from a valorization point of view and to reduce processing waste. Photo: Dick van Doorn

Valorisation and optimisation

Optimised carcass yield is worldwide becoming increasingly important. For example, the skins of broilers were...

The medullary bone is the calcium reservoir of the bird and forms shortly before the egg production starts.

Preventing keel bone damage

According to experts from all over Europe, keel bone damage is a multifactorial problem in laying hens. A...

Photo: Mirian Hendriks

Breeding a healthier hen is possible

Postdoctoral researcher Tom Berghof discovered that it’s possible to breed selectively on the amount of ‘natural...

Three of the best Ugandan poultry farmers were present at the event. Second from the right is Anzoa Clara Aya of Aya Mixed farm in Uganda. Photos: Dick van Doorn

East-African poultry sector matures

With a global increase in demand for poultry and eggs in countries with growing populations and an increase in...

Photo: Dick van Doorn

Re-learning how to grow broilers

Worldwide slow-growing broilers are gaining ground. However, it's still an art to adapt one's management style...

Human health and animal health are closely related, as addressed  during the 3rd IHSIG symposium ‘One World, One Health’. [Photos: Phileo, Lesaffre Animal Care]

Diagnosing dysbiosis in broilers

In October, 2015, IHSIG held the 3rd symposium ‘One World, One Health’ in Ghent, Belgium. Different scientists...

The flock Dekalb White hens in an aviary  system at Van Loon reached 100 weeks of age and produced 500.5 eggs per hen housed. [Photos; Dick van Doorn]

500 eggs in 100 weeks

Breeding companies worldwide are striving continuously to bring the production results of laying hens to a...