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Laying hen housing systems: It’s about trade-offs

Mortality in aviary housing systems was more than double the mortality rates in both conventional and enriched housing systems.
A study from the Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply resulted in showing several trade-offs among three types of laying hen housing systems: conventional cages, enriched cages and cage-free (aviary) systems.
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Economic gains, sustainability trade-offs in poultry production

Increased efficiency in poultry production since 1965 has benefited the poultry industry economically, but at what cost to the environment?
Changes in modern broiler and hen production over the last 50 years have benefited the poultry meat industry economically but have also come with a trade-off in terms of the industry’s environmental footprint.
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USPOULTRY appoints Hill chairman

Hill previously served as vice chairman of the board of directors
Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). Hill previously served as vice chairman.
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Bell & Evans adding humane hatchery in Pennsylvania

U.S. antibiotic-free poultry company partners with Dutch companies HatchTech and Viscon for new, state-of-the art hatchery
Bell & Evans, HatchTech and Viscon announced plans for the first humane animal welfare focused chick hatchery in the United States. The future hatchery will be located in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.
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Gut health vital to antibiotic-free poultry production

Biomin scientist cites studies linking good poultry gut health to reduced risk of necrotic enteritis
While the demand for poultry raised without antibiotics continues to grow, poultry producers have been more reluctant to adapt to an antibiotic-free program because of the medical benefits that antibiotics provide.
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4 keys to consider with organic acids in pig production

Different organic acid programs will need to be applied, depending on the goals
Organic acids can be a good alternative to antibiotics in pig production, but four key factors should be taken into account when determining the right organic acid program for your operation, said Angelo Lauwaerts, application development and technical science manager for animal nutrition, Eastman Chemical Company.
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10 research abstracts on antibiotics and poultry

Ahead of the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, researchers presented poultry study abstracts during the International Poultry Scientific Forum.
See 10 abstract titles related to the use of antibiotics in poultry production, as presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum, January 25-26, in Atlanta.
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