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3 ways algae can improve egg quality

Algae in layer diets can have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens
The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.
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Tyson: Don’t just care for chickens, care about them

No matter how many chickens are in your operation, think of each one as an individual

For a company like Tyson Foods, which harvests about 43 million broilers every week, it would be easy for people affiliated with the company to forget that each of those chickens is an individual.


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6 components of effective avian flu vaccination

USDA leader shares keys to a successful avian influenza vaccination program during talk at IPPE
The USDA has not approved a highly pathogenic avian influenza vaccination program, but the agency has examined what details would be necessary for such a program to be effective if approved.
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Top world broiler and egg rankings for 2021

More detail added, and greater collaboration makes this year’s rankings better than ever.

The latest edition of Poultry International’s World’s Top Poultry Companies shows reveals some significant changes in the global rankings, and increasing dominance of a handful of companies.


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Moy Park puts poultry farms on the market

In Northern Ireland, the leading poultry producer has set out to sell three of its farms with the view to leasing them back for chicken production.

Three Moy Park poultry farms in Northern Ireland are up for sale and leaseback for around GBP2 million (US$2.4 million).


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Broiler welfare compared under different production systems

Welfare of chickens can be affected more by individual farm management factors than by the perceived animal welfare credentials of the production system, researchers in the Netherlands have found.

A Wageningen University study revealed that health and well-being scores were on average slightly improved for broilers kept in higher welfare production systems, although other factors had a bigger impact than the system.


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OIE becomes WOAH!

Fifteen years after the Office International des Epizooties changed its name to the World Organization for Animal Health, its acronym has followed suit.

The World Organization for Animal Health has finally dropped its legacy acronym, adopting the contraction WOAH.


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