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Austin Alonzo

Austin Alonzo

Austin Alonzo is editor of WATT PoultryUSA. To contact Alonzo, email


Study: Slower-growing birds would harm environment

A new study estimates as many as 68 percent more slower-growing broiler birds would be needed to produce the same amount of breast meat as conventional birds.
Slower-growing broiler birds could bring a far more significant environmental and economic impact than previously estimated, according to a new study.
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Turkey production drops as producers face oversupply

The top turkey companies experienced their greatest year-over-year decline in production since the avian influenza outbreak in 2015.
As a whole, the top U.S. turkey companies produced 60 million less pounds of live turkeys in 2018 after increasing production in 2016 and 2017. That’s the steepest decline since the avian influenza outbreak of 2015.
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Wayne Farms plans companywide hatchery upgrades

The company’s senior director of live operations said the integrator is adding single-stage incubation, increased airflow and in-hatchery feeding.
Wayne Farms will upgrade its hatcheries to single-stage incubation, according to one of the company’s live production leaders.
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New system draws data from poultry houses

PrognostiX helps to collect better data, make better decisions and raise better birds.
A new startup agri-tech company is working to improve broiler farming using a series of digital sensors to collect real-time data from the poultry house itself.
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