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Morals, environment in poultry production under spotlight

Reducing emissions on poultry farms and views on the rights and wrongs of modern poultry farming come under the spotlight at EuroTier.
How impending tighter rules on emissions from poultry houses and how the public judges modern poultry farming methods under spotlight at German trade fair EuroTier.
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How NCC broiler and breeder guidelines are changing

The revised guidelines strive to increase the focus on bird behavior, objective measures and welfare outcomes.
The revised guidelines strive to increase the focus on bird behavior, objective measures and welfare outcomes, and offer more specific guidance for auditors and greater uniformity between broiler and breeder guidelines.
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Antibiotic-free poultry views reveal communication gap

Survey shows that those involved in animal agriculture think animal health and welfare, food safety are compromised in antibiotic-free production, but the consumers think opposite
The majority of poultry growers and veterinarians recently polled believe that animal health and welfare, as well as food safety, are more at risk in a raised-without-antibiotics (RWA) production operation than those raised with the judicious use of antibiotics.
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Eating cage-free eggs with plastic in our bellies

The growing contamination, especially of plastic, deserves immediate action not only from the general public, but from the poultry industry.
Benjamín Ruiz: "How it's possible to devote time, money and efforts to get hens out of their cages, to promote their supposed welfare, when we have this problem on top of us, along with others."
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Get timely, practical advice from poultry health experts

Poultry Health Today features meaty interviews with opinion leaders about flock health, welfare, food safety and other production topics. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today
Poultry Health Today features meaty interviews with opinion leaders about flock health, welfare, food safety and other production topics. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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Efficient water management practices for broiler flocks

Simply supplying broiler chickens is no guarantee that birds will derive the maximum benefit from it; a variety of factors need to monitored, and standards met, if birds are to perform at their best.
To ensure efficient chicken flock performance, water and drinking systems must meet certain standards and be carefully controlled.
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Food companies form Global Coalition for Animal Welfare

Arakmark, Nestlé, Compass Group, Elior Group, IKEA Food Services, Sodexo and Unilever seek progress in animal welfare
Nestlé and six other food companies joined forces in July through the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain.
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