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In research and reality slower-growing birds costs more

Changing to slower-growing breeds will negatively impact the environment and the sustainability of the poultry industry.
A widespread switch to slower-growing broiler genetics would require the chicken industry to use far more resources, and charge significantly higher prices, to produce the same amount of meat.
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Iowa Cage Free delivering on hen welfare promise

While working to perfect house design, management and worker training, Iowa Cage Free is striving to provide good hen welfare and competitive economic performance.
With the U.S. egg-laying industry potentially moving toward 100% cage-free production, new housing systems are being tested to find what methods make the most sense economically while providing for bird health and welfare. Recently, Iowa Cage Free LLP constructed a unique two-story, cage-free house for 540,000 hens.
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Will the ‘anti-vaxxers' demand vaccine-free poultry?

Claims such as antibiotic free and hormone free are increasingly used by poultry marketers, confusing consumers with multitude of label messages, is vaccine free next?
What happens when our anti-vaxxer consumer becomes concerned with the idea that a vaccine may give chicken, hog, or cattle some sort of permanent health issues, like the ones they claim can result from human vaccination?
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Modern innovations for improving poultry production

Learn how innovative feeding systems and modern housing equipment enhances production processes and poultry welfare. Sponsored by Roxell.
Learn how innovative feeding systems and modern housing equipment enhances production processes and poultry welfare. Sponsored by Roxell.
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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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2019 USPOULTRY Live Production seminar to address best management practices

Throughout the years, the poultry industry has faced numerous challenges and opportunities, but the welfare of poultry flocks continues to be an issue of utmost importance. To address these concerns, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers are collaborating again this year to sponsor the 2019 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, Sept. 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
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