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Broilers & Layers

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing broiler and laying hen production, nutritional and health information, housing systems and technology and bird welfare practices to help poultry producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.


Perdue branded chicken reaches 50th anniversary

Poultry plant in Salisbury, Maryland, also reaches 50-year milestone
Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of Perdue branded chicken at the poultry processing plant in Salisbury, Maryland, that produced those very first chickens.
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National Poultry Improvement Plan changes proposed

APHIS will be accepting public comments on the proposed amendments until May 9
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and will accept public comments on those amendments until May 9.
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PETA video says Faccenda chickens ‘suffering and dying’

Animal rights group urges Advertising Standards Authority to investigate Faccenda Foods and its statements about commitment to welfare
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to investigate Faccenda Foods’ assertion that it won’t tolerate anything that puts the health or well-being of its chickens at risk.
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IEC conference offers positive outlook for egg industry

From a healthy market, to new member products and services, delegates at the latest IEC Business Conference had much to take in.
The International Egg Commission's Business Conference offered delegates not only market insight but tools and strategies to keep egg production aligned with a changing world.
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Iowa poultry biosecurity audits ahead of schedule

Audits being conducted in Iowa poultry to safeguard against threat of avian influenza and other diseases
In light of recent cases of avian influenza in the United States and to safeguard against the threat of the virus and other poultry diseases, the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), in cooperation with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has nearly completed the process of auditing layer and pullet flocks in the state.
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Tunnel vision in poultry production

Is there a rivalry between traditional and alternative poultry producers? If so, is there a way to fix it?
Perhaps a little more opening to alternative poultry production is needed because it could turn out to be an interesting business.
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