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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.
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.
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.
Proposals for 8 giant broiler houses containing 350,000 birds in Gloucestershire have been dropped.
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?
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.
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.
If birds sit on their backside with their feet pointing forward, something’s wrong.
New research has suggested that the immune response of broilers does not develop fast enough to fight off campylobacter present in the gut.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Using industrial salt instead of edible salt at certain ages can cause rickets in your flock.
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.
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 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.