Poultry World edition 5 of 2022 is now online

28-06 | Updated on 18-09 | |
Poultry World edition 5 of 2022 is now online

This 5th edition of Poultry World highlights egg production and mandatory OKT certification for table eggs in Germany. We explore how automatic lameness detection can be achieved through smart farming technologies and consider full data integration and its benefits on a farm in Denmark.

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“Net zero doesn’t cut it”

At the latest edition of the Alltech ONE Conference, speakers painted a new perspective on sustainability and on the steps beyond that. Is ‘net zero’ enough, or should we be aiming for ‘net positive’?

Full data integration gives peace of mind

In this edition, we visit Denmark’s Mansson farm, which is home to 2,000 ha of organic vegetable production, a biogas plant and some 230,000 organic layers. In the farm’s earlier days, an Excel spreadsheet was sufficient, but today, with the production of 72 million eggs per year, the team has implemented Poultry Plan software for full data integration.

Effect of eugenol and garlic compounds on necrotic enteritis challenge

Necrotic enteritis continues to be a major challenge in poultry production, and with the need to reduce antibiotics, the sector is seeking new solutions. A trial in the US, which used a blend of eugenol and garlic compounds, was shown to promote broiler performance when under necrotic enteritis challenge conditions.

Automatic lameness detection using smart broiler farming

Broiler welfare and a farmer’s profitability are impacted by lameness, and while it is a challenge to observe individual birds for gait and posture, early and accurate lameness detection and treatment are essential.

Engineering techniques to monitor, model and manage animal production in broiler farming aims to increase the farmer’s ability to maintain contact with individual animals. Photo: Hans Prinsen
Engineering techniques to monitor, model and manage animal production in broiler farming aims to increase the farmer’s ability to maintain contact with individual animals. Photo: Hans Prinsen

OKT certification mandatory for table eggs

Since the beginning of the year, all table eggs sold in Germany have to be OKT certified. To prevent sacrificing hatchlings, or ‘Ohne Küken Töten (OKT)’, poultry farm Lehnertz began OKT certification for its organic laying hens in 2019. It is believed that OKT certification may eventually become mandatory throughout the EU.

Water as a renewable and sustainable energy source

In this article, we consider the potential of water as a renewable and sustainable energy source. Its advantages in broiler production are many.

Where the fork hits the plate

Changes to an animal’s genetics, growth rate, nutrition, locomotion and metabolism can have an effect on skeletal muscle composition and, therefore, meat quality. What is the role of minerals and how can oxidative stress be combated?

Healthy birds for best performance

The best feed conversion and performance can only be achieved by healthy animals, for which the highest standards of management, hygiene and feed quality are required.

Russian poultry industry takes a hit

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine resulted in the mass exodus of Western companies from the Russian market, leaving the local poultry industry in search of alternative sources of feed additives, hatching eggs, equipment, packaging and labelling.

The current crisis is the biggest challenge Russian poultry farmers have faced since Soviet times. Here, truck drivers wait days to cross the border.
The current crisis is the biggest challenge Russian poultry farmers have faced since Soviet times. Here, truck drivers wait days to cross the border.

Broiler welfare can be improved through market-driven initiatives

While the effects of national legislation may be undermined by price competition from lower welfare imported products, the effects of market-driven initiatives may be limited by consumer unwillingness to pay the extra cost.

Early feeding for layer chicks

To reach high production and persistence, optimum nutrition is crucial, particularly in the early stages of a chicken’s life. From hatch to about 6 weeks, for example, the development of the chick’s digestive and immune systems takes centre stage and most of the nutrients are directed towards the development of organs. In this article we look at the most important nutrients at each stage.

Dietary phosphorus: how low can we go?

With a focus on phosphorous, Canadian researchers looked at how precise we can be when adding this mineral to poultry diets.

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist



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