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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Poultry Around the World

Mark Clements' view of the world poultry industry with a British twist.

Chicks, ducklings to help solve obesity?

Broiler chicks and ducklings to help improve health in one of the world’s most obese nations.
Encouraging broiler and duck production may help to tackle Tonga's health issues. Government distributes free chicks and ducklings, offers subsidized feed.
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Chickens far more clever than you may think

Our “feathered friends” may be as emotionally, socially and cognitively complex as most other birds and mammals
Long overlooked for their intelligence, chickens are emotionally complex, socially aware and can develop strategies to achieve their aims.
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Avian influenza and the risk from backyard flocks

Poultry owners, whatever their size, should be able to house birds well no matter the circumstances
Backyard flocks, when not properly managed, represent a disease risk to the wider poultry industry, particularly when in contact with wild birds and when avian influenza viruses are circulating.
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Could the dodo feed the world?

At one meter tall and weighing 10-20 kg, could reviving the dodo be an alternative response to growing demand for poultry meat?
As demand for meat continues to rise, could a farmed dodo provide the answer? The recent sale of a dodo skeleton highlights that genetic material is available if science can rise the the challenge.
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Veterinarians key for poultry’s big issues?

Whether the issue is farm profitability, poultry welfare or antibiotic resistance, veterinarians may have a more central role to play
More poultry producers are facing the conflicting pressures of producing more meat, without antibiotics and to higher welfare standards. Giving animal health a greater role in production management may help to resolve this dilemma.
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