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Troubleshooting hen performance by benchmarking
Nowadays, chicken breeds are becoming more and more efficient. With the continuous improvements in genetics, housing and feeding equipment, good and accurate record keeping throughout the bird's life is becoming crucial. With accurate records, managers can more easily identify areas for improvement for future flocks.
Explore the World Poultry Health Tool which gives the latest insights on the 40+ most common poultry diseases, focusing on causes, clinical signs and proven treatment and control measures to take in account.
Worrying increase in antimicrobial drug use in US livestock
Domestic sales and distribution of antimicrobials approved for use in food producing animals in the US increased by 22% from 2009 through 2014. This is stated in the latest FDA report on this topic.
US consumers mistaken over poultry industry
Nearly 80% of Americans mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids, when in fact no chicken sold or raised in the US is given hormones or steroids. This is one of the findings of a National Chicken Council (NCC) survey on consumers’ perceptions about chicken production.
Effect of chilling rates on quality of duck fatty liver
Animal products, including ‘foie gras’ (fatty liver), have to be chilled as soon as possible after slaughter. The chilling method and chilling rate are crucial and can affect the technological and organoleptical qualities of the final product.
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