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Austin Alonzo

Austin Alonzo

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


Sen. Chris Coons speaks on China, USMCA

A leader of the Senate Chicken Caucus shared his insights on the trade war and the pending ratification of the new NAFTA.
One of the chicken industry’s biggest supporters in Washington said he’s looking at two key trade issues affecting poultry: China and the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.
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What does science say about poultry sustainability?

Going forward, the poultry industry will need to need to prove it's part of a sustainable future.
Environmental sustainability is steadily becoming a more critical issue for both consumers and poultry producers. But, what does the science say about poultry’s impact on the planet?
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In research and reality slower-growing birds costs more

Changing to slower-growing breeds will negatively impact the environment and the sustainability of the poultry industry.
A widespread switch to slower-growing broiler genetics would require the chicken industry to use far more resources, and charge significantly higher prices, to produce the same amount of meat.
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Wayne Farms grows and diversifies in changing market

The country’s seventh-largest poultry company is embracing antibiotic-free, marketing enhanced-welfare birds and launching new brands.
Wayne Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry companies, is changing quickly to meet what it anticipates will be consumer demands of the future.
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To control coccidia, control litter moisture

The parasitic microorganism cannot reproduce in certain conditions, so keeping broiler litter dry will cut down on its population and the diseases it causes, such as necrotic enteritis.
Controlling litter moisture is the key to controlling coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis in broiler houses.
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