News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Matthias Gauly

Matthias Gauly is with the University of Göttingen's Department of Animal Science Livestock Production Systems.



Broilers in colony systems — performance and welfare

Use of colony cage systems for broilers can raise productivity, and help to solve bird welfare concerns
Poultry meat consumption around the globe is steadily rising and, consequently, the poultry industry worldwide is registering a growing demand for housing systems.Any poultry producer's decision on a management system, i.e. floor management or a colony with broilers kept in large groups, will depend on several factors, including statutory, local, climatic and other requirements, as well as on the availability of specific resources.
Read more