Preparing ourselves for Q4
During the past month, we have observed a welcome increase in unit revenue which bodes well for the fourth quarter of 2009.
With stable feed prices, albeit unseasonably high soybean meal cost in relation to corn, most producers should be in a more favorable position than during the weeks following Easter.
This edition of Egg Industry reviews egg cartons which are available in the U.S. with reference to their respective advantages, application and cost.
An interview with Dave Zacek of Lohmann Animal Health provides an insight into vaccines and their contribution to productivity of our flocks.
A new interactive feature involving monthly mini-case studies has been introduced which it is hoped will generate some responses and interaction among readers.
As we move into Fall, it is not too early to consider winterizing. While planning modified ventilation programs, sealing houses and dietary formulations for winter, we still have at least one month of moderate weather which is generally beneficial to production.
Egg Industry wishes our readers a productive and disease-free Fall.