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Poultry Industry

Four Common Minimum Ventilation Mistakes: Poultry

February 02, 2015 - Poultry Site - The four basic requirements of successful minimum ventilation are explained by Jess Campbell, Jim Donald, Dennis Brothers and Gene Simpson National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University College of Agriculture. In wintertime, most of problems growers, service technicians and managers call NPTC for help on have to do with wet floors, too high ammonia, high fuel bills and poor performance. More often than not these problems are the direct result…

Duck Farming Tips

4 Vital Tips on Duck Farming Some consider duck farming to be a rewarding hobby, while for others, it‘s a way to earn a lucrative income. Whatever your reasons may be in raising ducks, it’s important that you know the proper way to go about it, before you get started on the endeavor. If you’re thinking of raising ducks in your home, here are 4 starter tips to get you on the right track. 1. Have the proper equipment The first thing that you need to do if you seriously want to get into…

Threat to poultry industry

January 19th , 2015 - Mohiuddin Aazim - The KP government’s ban on exports of poultry products to Afghanistan has added one more to the list of many other problems facing the industry. The poultry industry fears if the ban is not lifted immediately, India and other countries will capture the huge Afghan market for poultry products making Pakistan’s reentry difficult. The Pakistan Poultry Association has sought intervention of the federal government and reminded the authorities that…

Weekly Overview: Poultry Industry Addresses Some of the Big Issues

13 April 2014 GLOBAL - In the last week, we have reported from the recent International Egg Commission conference on topics including welfare, environmental sustainability and feed security, writes Jackie Linden. Other topics in the news this week have been the WTO's failure to agree over food safety, FAO's draft guidelines for the environmental impact of poultry production and a new proposal to deal with food waste. Last week, members of the International Egg Commission (IEC) gathered in…

Genomics to help meet future world food needs

More than two-thirds of the extra food needed to feed the world’s expanding population will need to come through advances in technology, Jerry Moye, president of Cobb-Vantress Inc, told leaders of the UK farming industry. Genomics to help meet future world food needs Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, he said to meet the doubling in food supply estimated to be required in 2050 improved efficiency would have to contribute some 70% along with additional farmland and increased cropping.…

Influenza A(H7N9): Impacts on the Poultry Industry

26 April 2013 CHINA - An update on the current situation on H7N9 flu in people and the impacts on the poultry industry by senior editor, Jackie Linden. The latest information from WHO (on 25 April) gives a total of 109 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, of whom, 22 have died. Since the first reported case in February, all the cases were in China's neighbouring, easternmost provinces of Jiansu, Anhui, Shanghai and Zhejiang. On 25 April, however, came the first…

The future is looking bright for the poultry industry

Dec 30, 2012 When estimating the future you need to have some knowledge of the past, said Osler Desouzart when he started his lively presentation on the last day of the World Poultry Congress in Salvador, Brazil. In this respect, he explained that there are few points that are relevant. Most important is that since 1965 food production has surpassed world population increase and that the human diet has changed towards more animal product intake at the cost of basic staples, such as roots…

Poultry industry facing numerous challenges

HASSAN ABBAS October 30, 2012: Poultry industry is facing many challenges in Pakistan. One of the most important threats is Newcastle diseases and avian influenza viruses that has adversely affected the investment and growth rate of poultry industry in many countries. Avian influenza is a viral disease caused by different serotypes of Avian influenza virus. Dr Mobeen Sarwar, PhD scholar at Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore under the…

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