In this edition of Poultry World, we discuss how a hen’s plumage affects her wellbeing and performance, and how longer feeders lead to better plumage. Poultry World travels to Poland where the poultry industry is ready to regain its position on the global market, and to Belgian to a unique location for a poultry farm – an airbase.
Following a devastating blow over the past 6 months due to the AP pandemic and then Covid-19, the Polish poultry industry is on the road to recovery. Companies are ready to regain their position on the global market, and plan to expand into Africa and Asia. However, obstacles remain.
A Belgian broiler farm is in a unique location – on an airbase. Should the farmer wish to expand, he would need a municipal permit as well as permission from NATO.
A hen’s plumage plays a big role in her internal thermal insulation. Hens that are 50% bald consume almost 20% more feed compared to laying hens with intact plumage. For breeder hens, poor plumage leads to reduced fertilisation.
In this article, Poultry World looks into 2 male restaurant feeding designs.
Important factors to note to reduce antibiotics in broilers are early feeding, feed quality, physical structure and safety.
In Vietnam it was found that backyard produces quicky sold their birds as a response to viral outbreaks of bird flu to avoid financial losses. Could small-scale farmers be increasing the risk of transmission?
Skin pigmentation is widely considered as an indicator or a bird’s health, and meat quality, and so failing to achieve adequate levels of yellow pigmentation can result in lower value end products.
Russia may overcome a shortage of protein on its domestic feed market thanks to several independent projects working on bioprotein production, which could give bioprotein production in te country a second chance.
Early feeding refers to giving food and drink to ducks as soon as they hatch. In this article, Poultry World looks into the benefits for both the animals and the breeders.
Bangladesh has experienced a 12-year low in poultry prices, which has only partially recovered. A turbulent remainder of the year is expected.
New feeding systems aim to feed birds individually according to body weight and target body weight. This, together with novel feed additives, is improving the feed efficiency of broilers.
Functional oils may offer a viable alternative to antibiotics. Research evaluated the effect of functional oils on growth, as well as carcass and meat characteristics, and intestinal morphology of commercial turkey toms.