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How do you measure performance in the poultry industry?

In the United States and Canada, the poultry industry’s standard performance measurement is the feed conversion ratio (FCR). Calculating FCR is as simple as taking the total amount of feed consumed by the flock and dividing it by the amount of weight gained or the number of eggs produced. In other words, FCR equals input divided by output.

Disruptive technology

Improving productivity is the primary way in which companies – particularly in the developed world – are able to improve profits. And when compared with the rest of agriculture, the poultry sector is undoubtedly best at chasing these gains.

Business update: Dynamic period in poultry sector

New acquisitions, products, and investments have been announced in the international poultry scene recently. Where is the action? And what is there to look out for? This concise overview gets you up to date.

Plans dropped to build broiler units to house 350,000 birds

Proposals for 8 giant broiler houses containing 350,000 birds in Gloucestershire have been dropped.

US broiler farmers fight chicken cartel

American broiler farmers are in the midst of a lawsuit against large meat processors, Tyson Foods being one. A ‘chicken cartel’ allegedly kept payment to farmers artificially low. The big question is: On which side is president Donald Trump?

MHP plans 2nd poultry processing plant in Europe

Ukraine’s largest poultry producer, agricultural holding MHP, is going to purchase its 2nd plant in the European Union (EU), possibly in Slovakia, company executives have revealed.

Endoscopic system for sexing day-old chicks

Sexing day-old chicks is very important for poultry production. Females are used exclusively for commercial layers, whereas males are preferable in commercial broilers due to their fast growth.

How to recognise Enterococcus cecorum infection

If birds sit on their backside with their feet pointing forward, something’s wrong.

Research reveals key challenge for Campylobacter vaccine

New research has suggested that the immune response of broilers does not develop fast enough to fight off campylobacter present in the gut.

Teff grain for broiler feed

Not all countries in the world have an ample supply of corn available to include in their poultry diets. The quest for alternatives is often driven by crops that are locally available. That led to research into sorghum and now into teff grain.

Coming soon: Future Farming

Technology and precision farming can often seem baffling, however, a new global magazine being launched in April is set to help farmers make sense of this fast moving sector.

Effects of free-ranging on meat taste in slow-growing birds

Demand for meat from free-range broiler chickens is increasing. Consumers believe that free-range access is important for broiler chicken welfare. However, welfare is not the only driver.

China: Uncertain poultry production

China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020.

Investors push food giants on antibiotic use

Fast food giants such as McDonald’s Corporation and Yum! Brands are responding to calls from a $2 trillion investor coalition to reduce the overuse of medically important antibiotics by large meat and poultry producers, a new report suggests.

First ‘lab-grown’ chicken and duck meat potions created

An American firm has created the first ‘lab-grown’ portions of chicken and duck meat. And according to reports from those present at the product’s launch in late March, the taste and texture is close to real chicken.

Watch out with salt

Using industrial salt instead of edible salt at certain ages can cause rickets in your flock.

French AI outbreak slowly easing

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the French duck industry as the spread of avian influenza, which has decimated the industry in the south west of the country, has slowed in the past 2 weeks.

H7N9 risk addressed in China

A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. This would reduce the risk associated with virus spread and impacts on public health, according to Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Wild birds an unlikely source of Newcastle disease

Wild ducks and shorebirds do not appear to carry Newcastle disease viruses that sicken or kill poultry, according to a new study led by the US Geological Survey.

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