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How to control early chick mortality in the broiler house

Broiler mortality usually peaks 3-4 days after placement but with the proper care and attention, growers can keep the number of lost chicks low.
Keeping early chick mortality starts with only accepting good quality chicks, but there are numerous factors that can aid in ensuring chick survival.
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Scandi Standard scaling back in Sweden, Ireland

Company will reduce intake of birds and downsize staff as it navigates challenges to business in those countries

Scandi Standard will make adjustments to its poultry production in Sweden and Ireland during the fourth quarter of 2021, the company announced in its interim report, issued on November 12.


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Tyson Foods: Hatch rate has improved

Company goes back to breeding male that has provided good results for years

Six months after Tyson Foods’ Donnie King said its male breeding stock was not performing as it should, he pointed out that the company is not dealing with the same problems now that a change in its male stock has been made.


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What’s happening in the European poultry industry?

With consumption lower and numerous pressures on various fronts, European poultry producers have been fighting the perfect storm.
The European poultry has faced difficulties on various fronts, all ow which have combined to result in, what it describes as “the perfect storm.”
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UK poultry producers helping to end greenwashing

Meaningless environmental claims should be harder to make on completion of new public/private project.

New U.K. environmental metrics should make environmental action easier to communicate for food producers and make meaningless claims less convincing for consumers.


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