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5 keys to successful antibiotic-free poultry production

Find out how to promote the health of birds in no-antibiotics-ever broiler production
There are five guiding principles to successful antibiotic-free poultry production, according to Charles Hofacre, president, Southern Poultry Research Group and University of Georgia professor emeritus.
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Broiler Meat Signals book launched at IPPE

Book offers practical information for every step in poultry production, from the farm to the final stages of processing
The new book, “Broiler Meat Signals – A Practical Guide to Improving Poultry Meat Quality” was officially launched during a special event during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
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Global broiler hybrids require local feeds

Most producers use the generic dietary specifications provided generously by genetic houses, but these are not the last word on the subject.
Most producers use the generic dietary specifications provided generously by genetic houses, but these are not the last word on the subject.
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Which countries consume the greatest volume of poultry meat?

A large population alone is yet to equate to a high volume of meat consumption but, as incomes rise, it will be the largest populations that consume the most poultry meat.
There are no great surprises in which countries rank the highest in terms of the volume of chicken meat consumed annually, but a ranking gives a good idea of where chicken meat consumption may be expected to rise, not least by considering which countries rank low or are absent from the list.
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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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NAE production practices to combat gastrointestinal challenges

Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis are a main concern in no antibiotics ever production, early exposure and good management practices are key
Two of the biggest health challenges with no antibiotic ever (NAE) production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, explained Ohio State University's Ph.D. Lisa Bielke at IPPE.
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Tyson Foods invests in SmartPro hatchery technology

Pas Reform and NatureForm to equip Tyson Foods hatchery in Humboldt, Tennessee
Tyson Foods Inc. has chosen Pas Reform and NatureForm, the world’s only single-source supplier of integrated hatchery solutions, to equip the hatchery of its new chicken production complex at Humboldt in Gibson County, western Tennessee.
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