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A beam of infrared light for the well-being of poultry

Research in livestock production is reaching an ever-increasing level of sophistication, a fact that always escapes industry critics.
We have published a news item about a study by Canadian researchers using a Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy beamline from a high brightness infrared synchrotron light.
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The poultry sector must act together to beat COVID-19

Concerted action is needed if the poultry industry is to overcome the obstacles presented by the novel coronavirus and ensure continued supplies of animal protein.
COVID-19 has interrupted supply chains across sectors but by working together the poultry industry can overcome current difficulties and continue to supply affordable animal protein.
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How will COVID-19 affect broiler breeder flock size?

Sanderson Farms CEO says if staffing shortages persist at poultry plants, breeder flock size is likely to adjust
The size of the U.S. broiler breeder flock in the coming months will largely depend on the staffing situation at poultry processing plants, Joe F. Sanderson Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms, said.
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Olinday Farms produces duck eggs for American consumers

A third-generation farmer explains how his family’s operation has increased their sales of ducklings and managed to sell duck eggs for human consumption
Due to its position within the industry, the operation estimates there were 15 million fresh duck eggs eaten nationally at restaurants or purchased at retail grocery stores last year.
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IPC: Poultry genetics trade must continue amid pandemic

With air freight restrictions in place, IPC emphasizes the importance of continued shipments of hatching eggs, chicks and poults
The International Poultry Council (IPC) has written to the leadership of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), urging them to support the continued shipments of poultry genetics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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