News and analysis for the global poultry industry.


Watch the latest poultry farming videos from the editors of WATTPoultryUSA, Poultry International, Industria Avicola, and Egg Industry magazines. Video topics include, poultry, dairy and pig health and nutrition, poultry production practices, animal welfare, livestock research and disease prevention. There also are videos featuring poultry and animal feed experts from the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).


Big Dutchman

  • General Husbandry
    Watch this video to see an example of how moving through the house can establish proper bird movement. | Courtesy Big Dutchman
  • Lighting
    Lighting can be an important part of bird management. This video shows an example. | Courtesy Big Dutchman
  • Minimizing stress when moving to the layer house
    Watch how placing similar equipement in the layer house and the pullet house can ease the stress of the transition. | Courtesy Big Dutchman
  • Pullet house matching the layer house
    See an example of how a rearing house should compare with a layer house. | Courtesy Big Dutchman
  • Rearing phase is foundational
    Learn about the importance of the rearing phase in the success of a cage-free flock in this video. | Courtesy Big Dutchman.
  • Start right
    This video demonstrates how the health and performance of a mature flock can be influenced by the rearing stage. | Courtesy Big Dutchman


  • Exporting guidance for U.S. poultry companies
    Susan Kintanar of the Export-Import Bank of the US Government, explains how the government can help U.S. poultry companies discover new markets for chicken exports at the 2019 IPPE.
  • How tariffs are impacting meat, soybean producers
    Pork, poultry and soybean producers are experiencing market disruption as all the US export markets are not open. Learn what meat and soybean producers should expect in the coming year, according to Peter Rhode, vice president, and David Williams, director of global protein at Informa at the 2019 IPPE.
  • US grain export demand to remain strong in 2019
    US grain exports continue to be profitable despite Chinese tariffs because global soybean and corn export demand remains strong in the rest of the world, says Peter Rhode, vice president, and David Williams, director of global protein at Informa at the 2019 IPPE.
  • How environmental regulations impact meat producers
    Regulations give meat producers a baseline to ensure all practices meet or exceed regulations as well as help produce safe protein sources, says Eric Lassalle and R. Keith Bailey, directors, environmental affairs, Smithfield at 2019 IPPE.
  • Impact of trade wars on U.S. poultry and egg markets
    The U.S. poultry and egg industry lost its competitiveness to other countries when the United States pulled out of The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), says Dr. Paul Aho, economist and consultant, Poultry Perspective, at the 2019 IPPE. The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) is no better than NAFTA and producers may not see more profitability if it’s approved by the three countries.
  • Consumers focused on meat quality, production practices
    Consumers want antibiotic-free chicken, ethical animal welfare and safe handling practices as well as birds that are free of defects, such as woody breast, says Dale Woerner, Texas Tech University at the 2019 IPPE.
  • Animal Feed manufacturers adapting to meet FSMA
    U.S. Animal feed manufactures are adjusting to the “new normal” to comply with new FSMA regulations, says Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, AFIA at 2019 IPPE. All feed mill employees must be trained to FSMA standards as well as have a preventative control person who can design a food safety plan and perform a hazard analysis.
  • Sows’ milk critical to developing optimal piglet gut health
    Sows’ milk is very influential in developing piglet gut health more so than sow gut health, even thought that is still important, says Dr. Crystal Levesque, Assistant professor, monogastric nutrition at South Dakota State University at the 2019 IPPE. We should look at milk composition and how it influences the microbiome and then piglet gut health.
  • Communication critical to treat poultry wastewater properly
    As chemicals used to clean poultry wastewater change to meet environmental regulations, poultry waste treatment facilities must have effective communication during drain out to ensure all chemical neutralization occurs, says, Juanfra DeVillena, director, quality assurance and food safety at Wayne Farms at the 2019 IPPE.
  • Poultry, livestock mycotoxin feed analysis advances
    The analysis of animal feeds and mycotoxins is advancing rapidly because of LC-MS/MS methods is advancing our understanding of contamination and why poultry and livestock react differently to mycotoxins, says, Dr. Trevor Smith, Adjunct Professor, department of animal biosciences at the University of Guelph at the 2019 IPPE.
  • New meat processing regulations are coming
    Learn how two rules: The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and the Hog Slaughter Modernization Rule will impact meat processors in the coming year, according to Mark Dopp, senior vice president regulatory & scientific affairs and general counsel at NAMI at the 2019 IPPE.
  • How grain availability may impact poultry production
    One of the challenges for poultry and egg producers this year will be the continued availability of grains now that China’s ethanol industry is now functional, which will consume 3 billion bushels of corn as well as other factors, according to, Mike Donohue, vice president, Agri Stats at the 2019 IPPE.
  • Consumers looking to add more protein into diets
    More than 61 percent of consumers are looking to add more protein and animal proteins into their diets, which means the poultry industry will need to innovate and create new diverse products to keep up with consumer demands, says, David Portalatin, vice president, food industry analyst, The NPD Group at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
  • Macro trends affecting poultry feed production in 2019
    China is one of the macro trends that will impact all animal feed companies and countries, such as Europe and Brazil that can import poultry and pork products to China will benefit with better margins in this market, says, Nan-Kirk Mulder, senior analyst- animal protein, Rabobank at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
  • Top trends impacting global poultry feed production
    Uncertainty and volatility are two macro trends that will continue to impact global animal feed production in the coming year, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference. Biosecurity risks, costly poultry and pig diseases and lingering trade disputes will affect feed production costs.
  • Consumer trends affecting poultry feed production
    Two consumer trends, antibiotic free and ethical animal welfare practices, will continue to impact poultry feed production because these trends are the most tangible for consumers purchasing chicken products, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
  • Why outcome-based welfare standards work well for broilers
    Broilers are the best opportunity for outcome-based welfare standards because so many measures can be taken at the plant unlike with the egg industry, comments Dr. Joy Mench, professor emeritus, animal science department, University of California at Davis at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • How to manage broiler welfare in catching, processing
    Broiler catchers at Wayne Farms go through animal welfare training, which is an ongoing process to ensure birds are not injured in any part of the production process, comments Jim Shephard, director of live production, Wayne Farms at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • How sunlight versus artificial light impacts bird welfare
    With LED lighting, broiler growers and producers should be able to simulate the full spectrum, which is important for birds because they see in a different spectrum than humans, comments Dr. Joy Mench, professor emeritus, animal science department, University of California at Davis at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • Accurately measuring broiler gate scoring
    It's important to understand what the objective for gate scoring is and that researchers versus breeders are looking for different objectives, comments Dr. Stephanie Torrey, senior research scientist, animal biosciences, University of Guelph at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • Understanding broiler natural behavior
    Producers need to think about the natural cycle of broiler behavior, such as the reasons a bird may not be perching as well as the effect of natural light, comments Dr. Joy Mench, professor emeritus, animal science department, University of California at Davis at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • What are the benefits of enrichments in broiler houses?
    Enrichments, such as hay bales and ropes on feeders do increase bird activity. However, these animal welfare decisions need to be based on science comments, Jim Shephard, director of live production, Wayne Farms at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • Balancing broiler welfare, judicious use of antimicrobials
    There's a time and place when antibiotics are necessary to treat sick broilers, comments, Dr. Suzanne Dougherty, executive vice president, American Association of Avian Pathologists and consulting veterinarian, Pecking Around Consulting at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel. It can be a conflict of interest if a flock, for example, has necrotic enteritis and antibiotics are not used when needed.
  • How to compare broiler natural behavior versus other breeds
    Scientists are studying the outcome of broiler behavior. For example, if the bird is more active does it have better leg strength? Comments, Dr. Stephanie Torrey, senior research scientist, animal biosciences, University of Guelph and Dr. Joy Mench, professor emeritus, animal science department, University of California at Davis at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • Wayne Farms: accountability key to broiler welfare
    You have to listen to all sides, because it's not all about profits. Every employee from the top down must have a passion for animal welfare, continuous improvement and, as a team, we all are held accountable comments, Jim Shephard, director of live production, Wayne Farms at the 2018 IPPE Broiler Welfare Panel.
  • Lessons learned: how Perdue Farms became antibiotic-free
    Some antibiotic growth promoter replacements look great in models, but don't always work well in the field. Good poultry farm management is more important than anything we can put in the feed, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • what are the limitations of phytogenic feed additives?
    Phytogenic feed additives are extracted from multiple plants and the industry needs to study how each and every compounds works. Finding the right combinations for feed formulations is key to making them work, says Dr. Raj Murugesan, technical director at Biomin at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • Do antibiotic alternatives improve poultry performance?
    A healthy intestinal track has optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients, which helps birds reach their genetic potential. Antibiotics or replacements do improve health maintenance, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • What benefits do non-antibiotic growth promoters offer?
    Non-antibiotic growth promoters may never fully replace therapeutic antibiotic treatments if a poultry flock is diagnosed with a clinical disease, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • Alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters work together
    Poultry producers are looking to replace antibiotic growth promoters with alternatives that have more than just antimicrobial properties to close loopholes in their feeding strategies, comments, Dr. Maarten De Gussem, poultry nutrition consultant & director, Vetworks, at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • Perdue Farms: raising chickens without antibiotics
    Raising antibiotic-free chickens requires finding the right feeding strategies and control of coccidiosis and other poultry diseases, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
  • How automation is changing the poultry industry
    Robots are the future and the present. The meat and poultry industry are using more robotic technology to increase efficiencies and well as address labor issues and challenges, says Craig Souser, president/CEO of JLS Automation at the 2018 IPPE.
  • Improving salmonella detection in animal feed
    Biomapping looks for indicator organisms that behave and perform like pathogens to test quantitative interventions and from that deduce if salmonella were in an animal feed sample this intervention would work, says Dr. Steve Ricke of the University of Arkansas and Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education for AFIA at the 2018 IPPE.
  • How the NPIP protects the US poultry industry
    The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) recently instituted a new biosecurity principles program with USPOULTRY for growers and producers to help farms implement their own biosecurity programs, says Dr. Denise Brinson, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan at the 2018 IPPE.
  • Perdue Farms benefits from no antibiotics in poultry diets
    While there are many technical challenges to removing all antibiotics from poultry diets, says Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president of technical services at Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE. It's important the producers have the information they need to care for their flocks and understand the initiatives.
  • Will US broiler producers be profitable in 2018?
    Even though there is a massive amount of beef, chicken and pork, the economy is growing fast enough to absorb the excess "” which is good news for U.S. broiler producers, comments, Paul Aho, poultry economist and consultant at 2018 IPPE.
  • Raising broilers effectively with a restrictive diet
    Producers and growers feed broilers incredibly nutritious diets ad libitum and genetically they are selected to go to market in four weeks, says Dr. Michael Kogut, Lead Scientist at the USDA at the 2018 IPPE. We should be able to manipulate the ability to feed, which could eliminate gut inflammation issues.
  • Does broiler gut inflammation play a role in woody breast?
    Dr. Michael Kogut, Lead Scientist at the USDA presents a hypothesis that during the development of woody breast there is an issue at the gut level at the 2018 IPPE. While it's not the main reason, there is a dysbiosis occurring at the gut usually due to overfeeding.
  • 2017 Women in Production and Processing Leadership Network Event Highlights
    The 2017 Women in Production and Processing Leadership Network event featured keynote speaker, Butterball VP, Alice Johnson, DVM, and connected women for leadership development and networking in the unique environment of animal production and processing.
  • Will Trump's policies help or hurt American feed industry?
    The animal feed and production industries have new opportunities under the Trump administration and we also have challenges where we will have to do more work, comments Joel Newman, president/CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) at the 2017 IPPE. We are 110 percent behind FSMA and are addressing areas to make the implementation more practical and still accomplish what the legislature intended.
  • Will antibiotic-free poultry impact US chicken exports?
    Poultry producers moving to antibiotic-free production shouldn't experience a negative impact on exporting leg quarters, comments poultry economist and consultant Paul Aho at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
  • How a chicken woody breast inline grader works
    Detecting woody breast in chicken fillets is becoming fast and accurate. The woody breast inline grader system uses a multitude of light spectrum to classify the chemical composition of each chicken fillet, which then assigns a grade from 0 to 3 (being the most severe) based on U.S. poultry industry standards, says Thorsten Niermeyer, business unit manager at Tomra Sorting, at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
  • Poultry nutritional strategies to reduce woody breast
    "Reducing woody breast in high-yielding broilers using nutritional or management strategies currently is being researched and is also producing more favorable breast meat, said Rob Shirley, poultry technical services at Adisseo and Christine Alvarado, associate professor of poultry processing and products at Texas A&M University. WATTAgNet interviewed Shirley and Alvarado at the 2017 IPPE."
  • How the Trump administration may impact FSMA
    With the Trump administration's recent decision to rollback two regulations for every new regulation, Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), commented at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) that the industry hopes to negotiate better rules that are less costly for producers while maintaining feed safety.
  • How AFIA will work Trump administration to promote feed
    Since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the animal feed industry is looking to maintain its interests in the Asia-Pacific region and ensure U.S. trade policies broaden the scope and advantages in the area, says Gina Tumbarello, director of international policy and trade at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
  • How poultry producers can secure the future of agriculture
    Animal rights groups are focusing efforts from cage-free egg adoption to slower growing broilers by capitalizing on national retailers' disconnection from agriculture, says Hannah Thompson-Weeman, vice president of communications of Animal Agriculture Alliance at the 2017 IPPE. Now is the time for producers to connect with their supply chain to combat misinformation and take the mystery out of poultry production.
  • Poultry labeling regulations: what producers need to know
    See why updated USDA meat and poultry labeling regulations are changing how producers are raising chickens. According to Debbie Nece, regulatory affairs director, Cargill, at the 2017 IPPE, these new regulations require producers to verify animal raising claims, such as antibiotic free, which involves more farm audits and documentation from the hatchery to finished flocks.
  • Controlling mortality in antibiotic-free production
    The panel of veterinarians share their thoughts on using curative antibiotics on birds raised in antibiotic-free flocks during a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont..
  • Do consumers care about medically important antibiotics?
    Veterinarians for Perdue Farms and Pilgrim's Pride say consumers are concerned with the presence of antibiotics in poultry production, not the type used during a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont.
  • Does the poultry industry need more veterinarians?
    Dr. Brian Wooming, a veterinarian for Cargill Turkey Products, says adding more technology can improve the efficiency of a veterinary operation during a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont.
  • How can growers be more successful in ABF programs?
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, a veterinarian for Perdue Farms, says some growers will struggle with the transition to antibiotic-free productionduring a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont.
  • What works for ABF production at the farm level?
    Dr. Brian Wooming, a veterinarian for Cargill Turkey Products, shares his company's methods for maintaining antibiotic-free flocks during a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont.
  • Which non-antibiotic alternatives have shown promise?
    Veterinarians for Perdue Farms and Pilgrim's Pride say finding a replacement for growth-promoting antibiotics won't be easy during a panel discussion at IPPE 2016 presented by and sponsored by Du Pont..
  • Where do ionophores fit in antibiotic-free production?
    Veterinarians for Pilgrim's Pride and Perdue Farms say the use of ionophores is likely to be phased out as part of antibiotic-free production.
  • Judicious use of antibiotics by the poultry industry
    The impact of consumer demand for antibiotic-free poultry was discussed during IPPE 2016 by Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, vice president of food safety and quality, Perdue Farms, Dr. Brian Wooming, senior staff veterinarian, Cargill Turkey Products, Dr. Jeff Courtney, director of veterinary services for Pilgrim's Pride and Dr. Alastair Thomas, DFM business manager, DuPont Animal Nutrition presented by WATT Global Media and sponsored by DuPont Animal Nutrition.
  • Bell & Evans announces humane chick hatchery for US
    Scott Sechler, Sr., president of Bell & Evans, and Joost Ter Heerdt, commercial director of HatchTech, discuss the first humane animal welfare chick hatchery in the US at the 2016 IPPE that provides the newly hatched chicks with food, water, air and light immediately after hatching "” currently unheard of in the US poultry industry, according to Sechler.
  • AB Vista offers new series of educational videos
    Richard Cooper, managing director of AB Vista, says the company's new web site offers multiple educational videos to help the industry make better use of phytase. The videos can be found at
  • More poultry export markets opening to US producers
    Because of the avian influenza outbreak of 2015, many exports markets closed for US poultry producers. When those markets close down the US has more leg quarters than it needs and the price goes down and increases the breakeven market for breast meat. We are hoping the restrictions aren't any worse than last year, and in the next 18 months, the markets will continue to open for US chicken, according to Poultry Economist, Dr, Paul Aho at the 2016 IPPE show.
  • US broiler industry needs to balance supply in 2016
    US Broiler production is increasing at a slower rate in 2016, but the industry may still be in a slightly oversupply situation. Avian influenza seems to be milder this year but export market reactions significantly impact profits, says Poultry Economist, Dr. Paul Aho at the 2016 IPPE show.
  • 3 critical areas affecting poultry profitability in 2016
    The reemergence of avian influenza, corn and soy prices and export markets are directly affecting the profitability of the poultry industry. Mike Donahue, vice president of Agri Stats, discusses at 2016 IPPE the critical areas producers should watch and what could potentially challenge the industry's profit margins in 2016.

Poultry Production

  • The science of trapping viruses mechanically
    Trapping viruses mechanically helps animal science researchers quickly identify the bacteria efficiently even with small test samples as well as replicate viruses and create new vaccines, says Mauricio Terrones, distinguished professor of physics, chemistry and materials science and engineering at Penn State University at the 2018 Poultry Tech Summit.
  • Spoutnic demonstration at SPACE 2017
    The Spoutnic keeps birds moving, encouraging layers to nest in box, and aiding in the feed conversion of broilers
  • Octopus Scarifier demonstration at SPACE 2017
    The Octopus Scarifier, designed to aerate litter and monitor facilities, is claimed to be the first of its kind and is advanced communication and navigation systems are said to be on a par with autonomous vehicles.
  • Big Dutchman NaturaStep cage-free aviary
    The Natura Step, Natura Sunrise, and Natura Nova are open systems without doors. Birds are free to move up and down the system to feed and drink. The mechanical nest is designed to be open during the day lay period and close at night. Closing the nest during night hours keeps the nest area clean. Big Dutchman also produces the Natura 60, which can open and close to aid bird management.
  • Jansen Comfort 2 cage-free aviary
    Jansen has never made cages, and the Comfort 2 aviary system reflects that in its design. It consists of multiple tiers that don't look like an open enriched cage. Hens move throughout the entire system and have easy access to integrated laying nests and feeder and water lines.
  • Pastured poultry: How much corn to keep costs down?
    If you have chickens on pasture, how much free-choice corn can you give in addition to a mixed ration to try to keep costs down? Kevin Ellis, the poultry specialist for the National Center for Appropriate Technology, answers this question asked during the "Growing Poultry Feed with Methionine" session at the 2016 Midwest Organics and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Organic Farming Conference.
  • Rotary press adds value to poultry wastewater byproduct
    "Poultry further processor Keystone Foods, Reidsville, North Carolina, uses a rotary press to add value to wastewater by-product by reducing moisture and thus transportation costs. The Keystone Foods facility ships dissolved air flotation by-products to a vendor for composting to make organic soil amendments. By reducing the moisture content of the by-product, shipping costs (and net energy usage) are reduced. The rotary press reduces total solids from around 90 percent to under 35 percent."
  • USDA: Invest in avian influenza preparedness
    "Dr. Mark Davidson, associate deputy administrator of the National Import Export Services at the United States Department of Agriculture, speaks on avian influenza preparedness at a recent symposium, hosted in CapeTown, South Africa, by Ceva Sante Animale. By September 2015 there were 309 individual outbreaks of avian influenza reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), a staggering 147 percent increase over outbreaks reported in 2014."
  • Ammonia control critical to poultry litter reuse
    The practice of using built-up litter as bedding in broiler houses presents a number of benefits and challenges. Dr. Casey Ritz, professor, poultry science, University of Georgia, discusses moisture control in poultry litter and the role this plays in ammonia control in the poultry house.
  • Factors to consider in poultry house lighting decisions
    The electricity used to light solid sidewall broiler houses can represent up 30 to 40 percent of the total electricity usage in the house. LED and compact fluorescent bulbs are now widely available as energy saving alternatives to incandescent bulbs. Dr. Brian Fairchild, professor, poultry science, University of Georgia, discusses factors that should be considered when making decisions on the type of light bulbs to buy for a poultry house.
  • Managing the heat generated by poultry in your barns
    Modern broilers convert 35 percent of the feed energy they consume into useful functions like growth, locomotion and maintenance. The other 65 percent of the energy is converted to waste heat, which is useful for maintaining warm temperatures in the poultry house in the winter, but presents a challenge in the summer months. Mike Czarick, extension specialist, agricultural engineering, University of Georgia, discusses best practices for summertime poultry house ventilation.
  • Proper ventilation improves poultry liter conditions
    Poultry house ventilation not only impacts the quality of the air in the house, it can also maintain good litter conditions. Dr. Jesse Grimes, professor, poultry science, North Carolina State University, explains how ventilation impacts litter quality and discusses potential for Miscanthus grass as a poultry bedding alternative.
  • Keystone Foods diverts poultry sludge to soil compost
    Poultry further processor Keystone Foods " a Clean Water Award finalist in 2015 " diverts wastewater sludge to composting as soil amendments. As part of an environmental management goal to be "landfill free" by 2020, Keystone's poultry further processing plant in Reidsville, North Carolina, sends all sludge from its dissolved air flotation wastewater system to a farm that composts the material to produce soil amendment products for landscaping.
  • Simmons Foods produces high-protein feed ingredient from wastewater
    Simmons Foods produces a high-protein feed ingredient from dissolved air flotation skimmings from poultry processing to turn a wastewater product into a valuable resource. The PRO*CAL process allows 130 million pounds of material to be recycled into the food chain each year rather than being land applied.
  • Tyson Foods plants wetlands for stormwater
    Tyson Foods planted wetlands with native plant species for environmental sustainability in Scranton, Arkansas, says Environmental Area Manager Dana Pierce. Stormwater from the proteins rendering plant is routed to the wetlands created with a grant from Tyson in cooperation with Arkansas Tech.
  • Claxton Poultry makes hay with wastewater
    Claxton Poultry Environmental Manager Steven Fries talks about the poultry processor's land application system for wastewater. It includes 782 acres under irrigation to produce hay, corn and cotton. Fries is interviewed by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Vice President of Environmental Programs Paul Bredwell.
  • Enriched colony housing for layers explained
    Enriched colony housing for layers explained by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply, a multi-stakeholder group comprised of animal welfare scientists, academic institutions, non-government organizations, egg suppliers, and restaurant.
  • Conventional layer housing explained
    Conventional housing for layers explained by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply, a multi-stakeholder group comprised of animal welfare scientists, academic institutions, non-government organizations, egg suppliers, and restaurant.
  • Cage-free aviary housing for layers explained
    Cage-free aviary housing for layers explained by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply, a multi-stakeholder group comprised of animal welfare scientists, academic institutions, non-government organizations, egg suppliers, and restaurant.
  • OSHA approved electric work platform for layer houses
    Eliminator Karts demonstrated how their self-propelled work platforms can be utilized to access cages in an OSHA approved manner at the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention and Trade Show in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Evolution of the Taiwanese poultry market - Viv Asia 2015
    James Teng, general manager of Taiwanese chicken company Kai Shing Food Corp, looks at the growth of Taiwan's poultry market and the role of native chicken.
  • VIV Asia 2015 - quick tour of poultry equipment and cages
    Strong demand from Asian poultry producers has resulted in more exhibition space having to be added to Bitec exhibition site.
  • Trade-offs needed in gangrenous dermatitis management
    Don Ritter, DVM, of Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, Delaware, discusses his experiences managing gangrenous dermatitis in broilers, the disease's relationship with coccidiosis and what producers can do to keep the condition in check.
  • Media consultant: Let veterinarians tell the story about antibiotics in poultry
    Frank Singleton, a PR consultant specializing in food topics, says the poultry industry needs to do a better job of telling its story.
  • Coccidiosis expert: Timing and combination of cocci control methods critical
    Greg Mathis, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about the continued challenges of managing coccidiosis and offers suggestions for improving management programs targeting the costly disease.
  • Sustainability: 'It's about continuous improvement'
    Marty Matlock and Gregory Thoma of the University of Arkansas define sustainability as "continuous improvement" and discuss both the track record and the challenges of today's poultry producers.
  • Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, ABF and new antimicrobial guidelines.
    David French, DVM, of Sanderson Farms says antibiotic-free poultry production is creating ethical conflicts for veterinarians while raising questions about sustainability, animal welfare and the industry's ability to feed a growing population.
  • Attracting new blood to poultry health
    J. H. "Jim"" Denton, professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas, talks about the declining number of veterinarians and other poultry health professions entering the industry and, more important, what his group is doing to reverse the trend.
  • Necrotic enteritis: In search of the silver bullet
    Steve Davis, DVM, of Colorado Quality Research says there's no "silver bullet" for managing necrotic enteritis in broilers and shares his observations from recent studies.
  • Economic benefits of early chick placement
    Taylor Barbosa, DVM, of Zoetis looks at research showing the benefits getting chicks on the floor as soon as possible.
  • Are you ready? VFDs are coming to the US poultry industry
    Veterinary Feed Directives, or VFDs, are coming to the US poultry industry by the end of 2016. Steven Clark, DVM, a technical services veterinarian at Zoetis, talks about the new requirements and the types of medications that will be affected.
  • Research yielding new perspectives on AST
    Adding molecular biology (PCR) to anticoccidial sensitivity testing (AST), offers a more in-depth look "” and surprising findings "” of Eimeria species contributing to coccidiosis in poultry houses, explains Lorraine Fuller and Emily Kimminau.
  • Managing gut health in drug-free environment starts at breeder flock or hatchery
    Dr. Stephen Collet explains how to control gut health in a true drug-free program during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.
  • Better understanding gut health will lead to increased broiler performance
    Dr. Gregory Siragusa talks about advances in understanding gut health during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.
  • How important is antibiotic-free chicken production to consumers?
    Richard Kottmeyer says the consumer sentiment on antibiotic use in agriculture will be a bigger problem than current sentiment against GMOs during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.
  • Impact of feed quality on antibiotic-free poultry production
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown discusses how all-vegetable diets are linked with antibiotic-free production during a panel discussion sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.
  • Food producers have to be consumer centric
    An audience member asks how to change the paradigm from cost to what society is expecting during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.
  • Have we reached the tipping point in demand for antibiotic-free chicken?
    Richard Kottmeyer of Strategic says the tipping point was several years ago when the AMA turned antibiotic use in animals into a medical issue during a discussion on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.
  • How removing antibiotics has impacted poultry performance at Perdue
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown and Dr. Stephen Collett discuss achieving antibiotic-free production issue during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.
  • Can chickens perform as well in an antibiotic-free production system?
    Dr. Gregory Siragusa explains how performance can comparable or actually improve in flocks raised without antibiotics during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.
  • Steps to produce antibiotic-free chicken
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown explains the steps Perdue took to produce antibiotic-free chicken during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.
  • Infectious bronchitis is constantly evolving
    Tim Cummings, DVM, MS, ACPV, Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis, talks about how the broiler industry is fighting the Georgia 08 infectious bronchitis.
  • Infectious bronchitis: A moving target
    Mark Jackwood, PhD, Department Head, Poultry Diagnostics and Research Center, University of Georgia, explains how difficult it is to protect the poultry against infectious bronchitis.
  • Deboning machine processes variety of breast sizes, offers yield, data tracking
    Mark Ivers, national sales manager with Mayekwa, demonstrates the Yieldas 3000 automated front half deboning machine, which allows a variety of breast sizes to be processed.
  • Regulatory expert urges poultry producers to document, document, document
    Henry Turlington, PhD, of AFIA, points out the implications of the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the need for improved communication and record keeping for poultry producers.
  • Poultry research showcased at SCAD: students shine
    Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia talks about the recent Southern Conference of Avian Diseases (SCAD) and its significance to the poultry industry.
  • Benefits of probiotic use in poultry
    John Dickerson and Herb Kling with Chr. Hansen Animal Health & Nutrition talk about the effect of probiotics in poultry gut health at IPPE 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • How Perdue moved toward antibiotic-free chicken
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Senior VP of Food Safety & Quality at Perdue Farms, discusses the process the company followed in order to call its poultry products "antibiotic free" during a panel discussion sponsored by WATT Global Media and DuPont.
  • Trends in antibiotic use, poultry welfare
    Marc Coulier, global marketing director at Eco Animal Health, talks about prudent use of antibiotics in poultry, poultry welfare and the need for targeted disease treatments.
  • How feed quality impacts production of antibiotic-free chicken
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown of Perdue discusses the impact of feed quality on the production of antibiotic-free chicken at a panel discussion at IPPE 2015 hosted by WATT Global Media and DuPont.
  • Single-stage incubator unveiled at IPPE 2015
    Dr. Ian MacKinnon, president of Jamesway, walks through the functionalities of the company's P105 single-stage incubator, which was unveiled January 27 at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • See how poultry is graded, processed
    Chicken carcasses are photographed and graded for defects and then sliced on a poultry line during a demonstration from BAADER LINCO at 2015 IPPE.
  • Rare poultry paintings displayed at IPPE 2015
    Two rare A.O. Schilling poultry paintings from WATT Global Media's collection are on display at the 2015 IPPE.
  • See how chicken patties are formed
    Watch how meat patties are mixed and formed on Reiser's high-speed patty forming machine at the 2015 IPPE.
  • Take a tour of the Poultry History Museum
    Brice Medlock explains how poultry equipment has changed over the years, and is donating his collection to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association at the end of 2015 IPPE.
  • How to prevent Coccidiosis in poultry flocks
    Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, Poultry Veterinarian with Pecking Around Consulting talks about coccidiois control.
  • Latest in metal detection and x-ray inspection in poultry
    Charles Wood, an Applications Engineer with Mettler Toledo Safeline, demonstrates the company's metal detection and x-ray inspection machine January 27 at IPPE 2015.
  • Chick embryo development to 21 days
    This animation, commissioned by the Poultry CRC in Australia, shows the development of the chick embryo to hatching. The animation was made possible through a World Poultry Science Association Award.
  • DSM's MaxiChick Calculator App demonstrated at EuroTier
    Catherine Hamelin, layer specialist Europe, Middle East and Africa with DSM Nutritional Products France, explains and demonstrates the MaxiChick Breeder Calculator App.
  • Broiler company executives say bird size increase will continue
    The same factors that have led to the historic increase in average bird size at slaughter in the U.S. will continue to drive bird weights up.
  • Lampkin Butts describes changes in the poultry industry
    Sanderson Farms president and CEO, Lampkin Butts, describes changes he has seen in his decades in the broiler industry.
  • Poultry, pork industry executives discuss current profitability
    Executives from Sanderson Farms, Perdue Farms, Harrison Poultry and the Clemens Food Group explain why chicken and pork producers the primary drivers behind current profit levels.
  • Free-range hens the happy egg co. way
    Noble Foods, the UK largest egg producer, brought its successful the happy egg co. brand to the U.S. in 2012. Family farms in Arkansas and Missouri produce eggs for the happy egg co. for sale in California and a number of other states.
  • USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation: Interview with John Starkey
    In an interview with WATT Global Media, John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, said funding has been doubled for poultry industry research and recruitment through the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation.
  • USPOULTRY fast tracks key research projects
    Systemic Salmonella infections in poultry and broiler wellbeing in transport are the research topics for USPOULTRY's Board Research Initiative program in 2014, said John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
  • Wayne Farms stresses poultry wastewater process control
    Wayne Farms stresses process in its poultry wastewater treatment in Danville, Arkansas, with the Ripley Ratio (intermediate alkalinity/partial alkalinity testing).
  • Koch Foods of Gadsden meets tight phosphorus limits, combats odor
    Koch Foods of Gadsden, Alabama, meets strict phosphorus limits for poultry wastewater and keeps odors to a minimum while trapping methane gas to burn in the poultry processing plant's boiler units.
  • Fieldale Farms keeps its balance in further processing wastewater
    Fieldale Farms in Gainesville, Georgia, successfully manages wastewater influent from poultry further processing operations while reducing solids of secondary protein nutrients (SPN) with a decanting kettle system.
  • Tyson plant keeps poultry wastewater clean, community happy
    Tyson Foods Fresh Retail Division, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, manages poultry wastewater from the screening process to the flow equalization basins while helping the community with river cleanups and hiking trails.
  • River Valley Animal Proteins meets strict nitrate limits
    River Valley Animal Proteins, Scranton, Arkansas, meets strict EPA Effluent Limitation Guidelines on nitrates by treating poultry rendering wastewater with a four-stage Bardenpho process.
  • Economics of poultry respiratory disease
    Dr. Rik Koopman, Global Technical Director at MSD Animal Health, illustrates how respiratory disease translates into a loss of money in the production process.
  • Learn value of optimum protection against chicken anemia virus
    View this one-hour educational webinar to learn about chicken anemia virus (CAV) infection and its severe economic impact on broiler flock health, productive performance and vaccination success.
  • Find out the key to fully unlocking healthy poultry potential
    View this educational presentation to learn the key to unlocking benefits beyond performance growth and the role combined feed additives play in supporting poultry gut health.
  • Learn how to manage Marek's disease for your most valued birds
    Marek's disease is one of the most important poultry diseases that has a significant economic impact in poultry operations, with losses exceeding $1 billion annually.
  • Importance of broiler maturity and bone development
    Dr. Douglas R. Korver, professor at University of Alberta, explains the importance of bone development for proper broiler maturity for optimal market weight.
  • Rehabilitating and accelerating intestinal flora in broilers
    Dr. Stephen Collett, clinical associate professor at University of Georgia, explains the importance of rehabilitating and accelerating the evolution of the intestinal microbiota through seeding, feeding and weeding.
  • Consequences of CAV subclinical disease in poultry flocks
    Dr. Karel Schat discusses the consequences of subclinical disease and the various ways it can affect broiler flocks. Some consequences are: Broiler flocks with CAV antibodies showed decreased profits,
  • What is the importance of foodborne zoonotic pathogens?
    Foodborne zoonotic diseases, such as campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis and E. coli, are caused by consuming food or water contaminated by bacteria and their toxins, viruses and parasites. The risks of contamination are present from farm to fiork.
  • What is Campylobacter? Why is food safety important to prevent it?
    There are some 9 million cases of campylobacterosis in the EU annually, and the most common causes are consumption of undercooked chicken, or cross contamination.
  • What is Salmonella? How can we control and reduce it?
    Salmonella is a bacteria found in the intestines of healthy birds and mammals. In foods, it is most frequently found in eggs and raw meat from pigs, turkeys and chickens. An EFSA scientist explains how Europe-wide efforts are reducing its impact.
  • What is antimicrobial resistance? How is it related to food safety?
    Antimicrobial substances, such as antibiotics, are used to kill micro-organisms or stop them growing and multiplying. What happens when bacteria develop resistance to such treatments? An EFSA expert on biological hazards explains the science.
  • How opening poultry farms is increasing industry transparency
    Dr. Aline Veauthier, University of Vechta, Germany, discusses a project centered on transparency in the poultry industry at VIV Europe 2014. The project, which Veauthier says is an overwhelming success, includes opening poultry farms to the public.
  • What is the role of epigenetics in poultry breeding?
    Anne-Marie Neeteson-van Nieuwenhoven discusses how epigenetics impacts breeding during the Animal Welfare Conference presented by WATT at VIV Europe 2014.
  • How should animal welfare be measured?
    Vincent Guyonnet, Burnbrae Farms, discusses how animal welfare should be measured during the Animal Welfare Conference conducted by WATT at VIV Europe 2014. Animal welfare should be outcome based, he says.
  • Chickens: Living Dinosaurs?
    Professor John Hutchinson, professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the UK's Royal Veterinary College, details his lecture on the connection between chickens and dinosaurs.
  • Consumers have little trust in the poultry industry
    Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue, says consumers are often confused by ingredient statements. "They're really not clear what some of those things are," he says.
  • Poultry industry needs to be careful of tone when quoting science
    Rich Kottmeyer, managing director of Strategic, says consumers love science, but they don't want to be talked down to by the agriculture industry.
  • Antibiotic use will continue to be issue with consumer
    Alan Sterling of Wayne Farms believes the industry must tell its side of the antibiotic use story in a manner that consumers can understand.
  • Poultry industry sowing seeds of doubt with all natural claims
    When part of the poultry industry uses "all natural" and "antibiotic free" as marketing claims, it causes the consumer to doubt what the rest of the industry is doing, according to Rich Kottmeyer of Strategic consulting firm.
  • Corporate social responsibility important to consumers
    Alan Sterling of Wayne Farms thinks the industry practices good corporate social responsibility, but it doesn't communicate that well to the consumer.
  • Industry should take care in how it uses organic and natural labels
    Organic should be treated like Halal or Kosher, a basic choice, but not one that impacts the quality and safety of the food, says Rich Kottmeyer of Strategic consulting firm.
  • The economy and its impact on grocery retailing
    Prof. David Hughes, at the IEC Business Conference in Vienna, Austria, explains how food retailing is changing the way consumers shop.
  • Poultry Cruiser gives safe access to upper cages in layer house
    Cruiser Products' unique motorized platform allows workers in cage layer houses to reach inside upper tier cages in a safe, OSHA-compliant manner. The Poultry Cruiser was demonstrated at the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention.
  • Val-Co Hemisphere fan helps keep temps uniform in poultry houses
    Kenneth Risser, manager, Val-Co, explains how Val-Co's Hemisphere mixing fan helps ventilate poultry houses at the 2014 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
  • What key issues should be on the radar of every US feed mill in 2014?
    Joel Newman, AFIA's president, CEO and corporate treasurer, comments on the major issues affecting the feed industry at IPPE 2014.
  • Poultry machinery combines X-ray bone detection, grading
    Justin Astle, product manager for product inspection North America at Marel, demonstrates the operation of SensorX SmartSort, an X-ray bone detection and grading machine at the International Production & Processing Expo 2014.
  • United Egg Producers seeks data on housing birds in enriched cages
    UEP discusses scientific advisory committee's preliminary recommendations regarding perch space, nesting space, and feeder and water space at board meeting at 2014 International Production & Processing Expo, reports Terrence O'Keefe.
  • What's new in poultry health, food safety, environmental research
    Dr. Susan Watkins, president of the Southern Poultry Science Society, says poultry health and food safety are the focus of the 2014 International Poultry Scientific Forum and discusses trends in these research areas.
  • Do happy chickens taste better?
    Dr. Shelly McKee, of Auburn University and USAPEEC, answers a question about the marketing of meat from happy chickens at the Novus IPSF luncheon on January 27 in Atlanta, prior to the start of IPPE 2014.
  • Food safety important for poultry industry and consumers
    Dr. Shelly McKee, of Auburn University and USAPEEC, spoke about the importance of food safety at the Novus IPSF luncheon on January 27 in Atlanta, prior to the start of IPPE 2014.

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