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1,200 birds distributed under PM’s ‘Backyard Poultry’ initiative

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration’s Agriculture Department on Friday distributed around 1,200 poultry birds among deserving women under Prime Minister’s ‘Backyard Poultry’ initiative. The initiative was aimed at addressing stunted growth in poor households, providing nourishment, supplementing family incomes through sale of organic eggs, besides creating job and making women to participate in poverty alleviation, Director Agriculture Waqar Anwar told…

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…

Can robots replace the farmer in the broiler house?

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute evaluated the feasibility of using commercially available robotic systems to perform growout house management tasks. Replacing the farmer with robots in the broiler house The systems were outfitted with 2D and 3D sensors/cameras and operated in an experimental growout facility at UGA's Poultry Research Farm in Athens, Georgia. Video and audio data were collected with 500 birds for a 6-week growout cycle in a miniature-scale house.…

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…

US: HPAI confirmed in Californian turkey flock

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California. This is the first finding of HPAI in commercial poultry during the ongoing disease incident in the Pacific Flyway. Samples from the flock, which experienced increased mortality, were tested at the California Animal Health & Food Safety…

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…

How Will Increase in Broiler Production Affect Meat Prices?

13 January 2015 US - Looking at the weekly statistcs for the main species, one item stands out—the sharp increase in broiler production and the implications this has for meat prices in 2015, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner. There was plenty of talk in early 2014 about the potential for higher chicken production given the decline in corn prices (remember corn went as high as $8 per bu. in the fall of 2012 to around $4.5/bu in the fall of 2013). That production growth failed to…

China Bans Imports of All US Poultry, Products

13 January 2015 - Poultry Site - CHINA & US - The Chinese government has announced that it will ban all imports of US poultry and egg products because of recent detections in the US of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard poultry and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. The US industry says it expected China to take a regional approach, at the most, in line with international trade guidelines. In a joint announcement posted on official websites in China, the…

Keeping the hatchery clean and disinfected: Poultry Industry

By Colin Russell, 
consultant microbiologist, Aviagen, UK While hatcheries have been in use within the poultry industry for many years, growing in size and complexity, many of the issues relating to hatchery hygiene have not changed. Our greater understanding of cause and effect and our ability to identify monitor and control disease causing agents has given us more robust methods to protect our chicks from infection but at the same time more challenges to overcome. Periodically even the…

Get sensitized on upcoming threats for Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab

by Dr. Muhammad Rasheed - Lack of understanding on Policy Framework It's very satisfying that development of livestock sector has priority in discussion, presentation and implementation by all relevant icons. The whole scenario is leading towards “Reforms in Livestock Sector for Development”. The workable strategy already indicated in Livestock development strategy document by PRMP with approval of concerned authorities indicate shift from Curative to Preventive and Production. Moreover,…

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