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Broiler Husbandry

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Set drinkers for the best broiler performance

Drinker height did not impact the amount of caked litter in the broiler houses; conversely, it did affect bird weight and feed conversion.
Drinker height did not impact the amount of caked litter in the broiler houses; conversely, it did affect bird weight and feed conversion.
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EU agreement on broiler welfare

Following a prolonged period of disagreement between EU farm ministers, the European Commission finally agreed a new Directive covering the welfare of broilers on 8 May 2007. All producers will have to meet minimum standards, while having the option...
Following a prolonged period of disagreement between EU farm ministers, the European Commission finally agreed a new Directive covering the welfare of broilers on 8 May 2007. All producers will have to meet minimum standards, while having the option to introduce stricter levels of animal welfare if they wish.
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Global broiler production to maintain growth

Despite current uncertainties, the long term outlook for broiler production remains bright.
Global broiler production to maintain growth Despite current uncertainties, the long term outlook for broiler production remains bright. By Terry Evans Global broiler production will stand at close to 80 million metric tons by 2018, forecasts the US'  Food and Agricultural Policy Resea
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EU and US broiler lighting compared

The correct lighting programme is likely to become increasingly important in broiler production, but which guidelines to follow?
The correct lighting programme is likely to become increasingly important in broiler production, but which guidelines to follow?
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Tyson is back with attitude

Company executives say that cutting its own broiler production further will not be the key to Tyson's return to profitability.
Company executives say that cutting its own broiler production further will not be the key to Tyson's return to profitability.
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Growers harness the sun, manage nutrients

Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award-winning farms are using the best that technology and nature have to offer to enhance their operations and the environment.
Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award-winning farms are using the best that technology and nature have to offer to enhance their operations and the environment.
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