News about pullets

Study aims to cut egg wastage and improve margins

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (Bfrepa) has launched a study intended to reduce the number of...

Preventing severe feather pecking

What can laying hen farmers do to prevent severe feather pecking (SFP)? In all segments of the egg production...

New layer breed to hit UK market

Layer breeder H&N International, a subsidiary of Lohmann Tierzucht, is launching a new brown bird to the UK...

First IBQX vaccine for the UK poultry industry

Zoetis has announced the availability in the UK and Ireland of the first specific vaccine against the QX...

Bolivians consuming more poultry products

The per capita egg consumption in Bolivia increased from 130 units to 143 units last year, meanwhile chicken...

Poultryman Colin Saunders passes away aged 67

Poultry industry stalwart Colin Saunders has died aged 67, following a period of illness. Mr Saunders had a...

Growth registered in Zambian poultry industry

Zambia has seen an impressive growth in terms of eggs and meat production spurred largely by small-scale farmers...

Potters Poultry appoints Antony Taylor

Antony Taylor has been appointed sales and marketing director of Potter’s Poultry, a UK-based poultry equipment...

Backgroundarticles about pullets

A guide to giving hens the best start in life

Whether a pullet rearer or introducing young birds into lay, getting hens off to a good start is essential to a...

Prepare breeder flocks for top performance

In the early 90s Cobb started collecting information on breeder flocks worldwide and a clear cut pattern for...

Advancements in 
lighting technology

An important element in modern poultry farming systems, is the lighting programme. Pullets, layers, breeders and...

Breeder management: Do not forget the males

Trace minerals play an important role in broiler breeder nutrition. These essential nutrients improve breeder...

Reviewing 50 years 
in the egg industry

The International Egg Commission (IEC) is a unique organisation that is 
keeping track of worldwide egg...

Going back to basics in rearing pays off

To deliver a good rearing flock to the production farm, the basic criteria of good infrastructure and management...

Current trends in the US egg industry

The US egg industry is steadily moving forward. In 2013, the total production is expected to increase slightly...

Wohlfahrt eggs: Three generations of success

Consistency in applying the fundamentals of best business practice has kept Wohlfahrt Poultry Farm in business...

Production costs of eggs at record high level

A combination of high feed prices, legislation and especially the cage ban has put the production costs of eggs...

Improve intestinal flora with benzoic acid

Broiler performance can be enhanced by improving their intestinal flora with benzoic acid. However, due to...

Feeding to prevent feather pecking in layers

In laying hens, animal welfare is particularly focused on feather pecking behaviour. In this respect nutrition...

Kidney damage is emerging in laying hens

Kidney damage heavily influences the welfare of laying hens and eventually may even lead to mortality. This can...