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Dutch Solution for More Welfare-friendly Egg Production

07 September 2014 - PoultrySite A near-crisis in the egg industry in the Netherlands a decade ago sparked a whole new way of looking at egg production to address better the three Ps – people, planet and profit – with hen welfare at its heart. Jackie Linden visited the Brandsen family farm recently to see the Rondel system. Peter Koelewijn, General Manager Roundel®, is passionate about the egg industry, and especially about restoring the position of the sector in society, which requires…

When Your Egg Basket Runneth Over: 4 Ways To Use Up Eggs

May 31, 2014 -Tess Pennington -The Sleuth Journal - Health, Nutrition, Food, Eggs Our chickens have been in egg laying overload now that the temperatures are warming up. In fact, I’m getting so many eggs that my egg basket runneth over. This is a good problem to have! Many argue on whether or not to wash the bloom off the egg. It’s entirely your preference. If you leave the bloom on, the eggs last much longer. A con to this, is that the eggs aren’t always clean. In fact, many times,…

In-ovo vaccination for enhanced biosecurity: World Poultry

By Ad Bal Poultry production around the world continues to expand in the face of a recovering economy and increasing consumer demand. But alongside this growth, commercial hatcheries are facing increased market competition, fluctuating cost pressures and challenges to improve disease prevention. In order to tackle these challenges, Sanovo Vax introduced the new ‘Vaxxinator 1000’ in-ovo vaccination system. This is an advanced device, designed to improve overall production by minimising…

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Eggs

1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources. 2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs. 3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9…

Reducing Losses from Blackhead Disease: Poultry

Poultry Site- New research from the University of Georgia reveals that chicken litter may pose a risk of transmitting blackhead to turkey flocks, while their work to vaccinate birds against the disease was unsuccessful. Drs Robert Beckstead and Larry R. McDougald of the University of Georgia report that they used molecular techniques were used to track outbreaks of Blackhead Disease (histomoniasis), to correlate these outbreaks with specific isolates of Histomonas meleagridis, and to…

Effect of floor laying on production efficiency in ducks

It has been estimated that about 20% (but this may be as high as 40%) of eggs may be laid outside of the nest box in any production system. "Floor laying considerably decreases production efficiency because of a direct loss of production either due to risk of egg-shell cracking and contamination, or an increase in cost of production because the eggs need to be hand-picked" said UWA's Professor Irek Malecki, who is working on the project with Blache. The project aims seeks to determine…

Wohlfahrt eggs: Three generations of success

By Kate Whittle The two farms making up Wohlfahrt Poultry, located in the Gauteng region, have a capacity of 460,000 hens, including rearing houses for chicks. It averages a production rate of 90% between the age of 23 and 80 weeks and produces around 11.4 million eggs per month. "It's a family business", says AJ Wohlfahrt, the farms sales and marketing manager. "Our business has the added competitive advantage of having the whole family involved in its operations. AJ's sister Andrinet is…

Bolivia evaluates avian genetics from Colombia: Livestock Research

By Maria de los Angeles Livestock Research: Bolivia is considering importing avian genetic material from Colombia in the form of fertile eggs and day-old chicks. Bolivia evaluates avian genetics from Colombia. Livestock Poultry Representatives of the National Agricultural Health and Food Safety (SENASAG) of Bolivia will make ​​a technical visit to Avicol in Colombia, to verify that health requirements are met, and that trade can proceed. The technical delegation will also verify the…

Why We Should Eat Eggs Every Morning: Nutrition

By Maggie Park Eggs have had a hard time in the press, but their misrepresentation is being vindicated by new studies. It has now been shown that eggs do not cause heart disease. In fact, eating eggs actually improves your blood cholesterol levels. Read on to find out why you should add eggs to your morning ritual. •Eggs can help you lose weight. The balance of protein and fat in an egg is enough to keep you full. That mid-morning snack attack can be a phenomenon in your past. In…

Family Farmers Need Congress to Pass ‘Egg Bill’ to Survive

30 April 2013 US - Egg farmers say they need Congress to include the Egg Products Inspection Act ("Egg Bill"), introduced recently in Congress, as part of this year's Farm Bill or many of them may soon be forced out of business. "Most egg farms are family-owned, independent businesses which provide an essential low-cost source of protein to 300 million consumers every day," said Chad Gregory, president of United Egg Producers which represents farmers producing 90 per cent of the eggs in…

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