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What might post-pandemic farm inspections look like?

New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections.
New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections.
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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Whether an avian influenza vaccination program is preventative or in response to an emergency, various elements can be controlled to ensure success.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
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Vision-based system tracks, analyzes chicken welfare

New technology was recently recognized as one of the Phase 1 winners of the Smart Broiler initiative.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with North Ireland poultry producer Moy Park, are working to develop new technology that leverages crowd analysis techniques to intelligently monitor chicken welfare.
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When talking to ag skeptics, deliberate instead of debate

When people walk away from debates feeling like they’ve lost, they might not want to explore the topic further, says Purdue University’s Candace Croney
When encountering someone who is skeptical of or against animal agriculture, even if their opinions are based on falsehoods, the best way to deal with them is not to debate.
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Is now time to talk about advances in animal euthanasia?

With depopulation of flocks and herds taking place, animal euthanasia is a topic that is on the minds of consumers
Supply chain pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many livestock and poultry producers to make the tough decision to euthanize their animals due to a lack of available processing capacity.
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