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7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention

We must adjust our thinking on feeding hens housed in cage-free systems to allow for their increased movement, social interaction and exposure to environmental hazards.
Cage free does not necessarily mean free-range layers. Hens are still kept in-house on floors with bedding material or in open aviaries (multi-storied cages with open access).
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Education key for sustainable poultry and egg sector

Education not only helps to raise the poultry sector’s productivity, but its application can help to ensure that production is more sustainable.

Education is essential not only for ensuring that poultry and egg farms are as productive as possible, but also to ensure that their practices contribute to the sector’s sustainability.
 


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Brazil, one of the most sustainable poultry producers

With strict legislation governing land and resource use, sustainability is inherent in the Brazilian poultry industry.

Brazil is often criticized for failing to care for its natural resources, but is this really the case? Are the country’s livestock producers being unfairly blamed?


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How poultry production can adapt to climate change

Poultry production will need to adapt to climate change’s emerging challenges. Thankfully, there are numerous approaches that could offer solutions.

Climate change will make poultry production increasingly difficult in some regions, but work is already underway to help the industry to adapt.


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Positive atmosphere flourishes at EuroTier 2022

Weather conditions at this year’s EuroTier were far from hospitable, just the opposite to atmosphere in the show halls.

With a focus on sustainability and welfare, the center of attention at this year’s EuroTier was firmly inside the show halls and not with the protestors at the showground entrance.


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The poultry, egg winners at Innov’Space 2022

Online services and the environment featured strongly among the winning products at this year’s SPACE innovation awards.

Numerous new products and services were on display at the latest edition of French agricultural trade show SPACE, and there were plenty of award winners for use in the poultry industry.


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How the poultry sector can better manage water resources

As demand for poultry meat rises, greater pressure will be put on water resources, but there are ways that chicken producers can use water more sparingly.

Demand for water in the poultry industry is set to rise, yet available water is coming under more pressure. There are, however, numerous ways producers can make better use of this valuable resource.


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The next phase of the poultry nutritional health market

The range of poultry nutritional health productions has grown significantly over the last two decades, but it will be their precise application that will really change producers’ fortunes.

The next stage of the market for poultry nutritional health products will not be characterized by more products but by their precise application.


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3 ways algae can improve egg quality

Algae in layer diets can have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens
The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.
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