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Geneticists Play Important Role in Breeder Selection

As more and more is asked of modern broiler, so genetics companies have to keep an even closer eye on health and welfare, as Frank Siewerdt, Cobb director of genetics

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Integrated Poultry Fish Farming System

Integrated Farming System is a resource management strategy to achieve economic and sustained agricultural production to meet diverse requirements of farm household while preserving the resource base and maintaining high

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Fleshing Important in Optimal Broiler Breeding

At 12 weeks the frame size of broiler breeders is over 90% complete. From that moment the body condition or fleshing should gradually increase. To really know if the birds

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How to Rear Parent Flocks for Peak Production

Broiler breeds such as the Cobb500 are selected to efficiently convert feed to body weight. Therefore, it is important in rearing parent flocks to understand how to feed the birds

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ERADICATION OF MICROBES AND PARASITES WITH IMMUNOMODULATORY ACTIONS; A HERBAL APPROACH

Among the livestock sectors poultry production systems are the most intensively reared with developments especially in the areas of nutrition, disease control, genetic improvement, management and organization of dietary requirements

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How to Rear Parent Flocks for Peak Production

Broiler breeds such as the Cobb500 are selected to efficiently convert feed to body weight. Therefore, it is important in rearing parent flocks to understand how to feed the birds

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Avian Influenza Virus Evolution and Diversity

Diversity, flexibility, adaptability: three key features that contribute to the efficient transmission and continued existence of influenza A viruses. Influenza A viruses (IVA) are enveloped viruses, classified as a genus

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Interview: Matthew Macdonald, Founder, New Macdonalds Farm

Matthew Macdonald and his wife, Lou – along with their three young sons – set up New Macdonalds Farm on 15 acres in Box, Wiltshire in 2009. Having built up

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Antibiotic-free Poultry Production

The use of sound management practices, appropriate dietary adjustments and good vaccines and vaccination practices could go a long way in reducing producers’ reliance on antibiotics for disease prevention. GlenneisKrielmeetsDr

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A HERBAL APPROACH TO KEEP CHICK COOL IN SUMMERS ‘COOL-A-CHICK’

INTRODUCTION Spring has now past and we are creeping forward into the summer. Whilst this is great for most of us as it means holidays and great weather, spare a