Brett Ramirez, agricultural engineering and animal science professor at Iowa State University spoke with Egg Industry Insight Managing Editor Deven King about efficiently drying manure in layer houses to ensure air quality.
The 2019 National Egg Laying Industry Needs Assessment surveyed egg farmers on topics related to current employee education, undergraduate education and research needs. This would allow university poultry extension faculty and industry members to better identify and create training programs for poultry farm employees.
The 2021 First Lady's Commemorative Egg was unveiled along with a historic pledge by America's egg farmers to donate more than 90 million eggs this year as part of egg producers' long-standing dedication to proving eggs for holidays and those in need.
Starve-outs and yolk infections of chicks during the first week continue to be of moderate importance, indicating there is still work to be done in breeder hatch egg sanitation, hatchery and brooding management.