broiler production Articles

  • Efficacy and benefits of prevention of coccidiosis in broilers by vaccination in comparison to anticoccidial drug program

    In poultry production control of coccidiosis still relies heavily on adding anticoccidial drugs to feed. In the present study the efficacy of coccidiosis prevention in broilers by vaccination in comparison to anticoccidial drug programs was evaluated. The efficacy of the live attenuated vaccine Livacox T administered to broiler chickens was investigated in a laboratory trial by assessing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and related improvement options of the broiler chicken meat supply chain

    Energy consumption and the climate–change impact (i.e., carbon footprint) of a typical Finnish broiler chicken fillet product were studied using a supply–chain integrated life cycle assessment method. All essential production stages from parent stock and production of farming inputs to product distribution and sales in retail stores were included in the assessment. The results of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modifying broiler diets with phytase and vitamin d metabolite (25-OH D3): impact on phosphorus in litter, amended soils, and runoff

    Received for publication April 14, 2009. Adding phytase and 25- hydroxycholecalciferol (25-OH D3) to broiler diets has been shown effective at reducing total P concentrations in broiler litter. This study was conducted to determine the impact of field application of broiler litter from modified diets on P solubility in litter-amended soils and P losses in runoff. Five broiler diets and their ...

  • Antimicrobial resistance in escherichia coli isolated in wastewater and sludge from poultry slaughterhouse wastewater plants

    The authors investigated the antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli isolates in 22 samples of crude inflow, treated effluent, and sludge collected at the wastewater treatment plants of eight poultry slaughterhouses in Portugal. A total of 549 E. coli strains were recovered and tested for resistance to 12 antimicrobial agents. Multidrug resistance was present in 55.7 percent of the isolates. ...

  • Case study - DACS` ventilation gives excellent hock and podo scores

    Jamie Curston from Hooks Drove, Cambridgeshire, England, manages a 500,000 + bird farm equipped with a complete climate solution from DACS. The eight houses were commissioned in October 2014 and have been running flawlessly ever since. Jamie is an experienced manager who has been working in the poultry business for the last 12 years. For the first time on a farm equipped with a ventilation ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Compost, manure and synthetic fertilizer influences crop yields, soil properties, nitrate leaching and crop nutrient content

    From 1993 to 2001, a maize-vegetable-wheat rotation was compared using either 1) composts, 2) manure, or 3) synthetic fertilizer for nitrogen nutrient input. From 1993 to1998, red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) and crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.) were used as an annual winter legume cover crop prior to maize production. From 1999 to 2001, hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth.) served as the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biogas.Ukraine

    Currently in Ukraine with support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility  is implementing a project "Improving energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy in the agro-food and other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine" The Ukraine Partnership Bureau is specialized in internationalization of the Ukrainian SME. Our ...


  • Chicken Feed Pellet Mill for Farm Use

    More and more chicken breeders claim that the feed companies sell their broiler feeds so expensive that farmers have no margin left when it comes to selling the chicken. So start to make feed for their own poultry is popular now. While how to start? What is the chicken feed formula, what is the feed pellet machinery that you require? What should you pay attention to make high quality chicken feed ...


  • Dutch Farmers Find It Pays To Manage Poultry Manure

    Poultry farmers in Holland face challenges similar to their North American counterparts in dealing with manure from concentrated operations where there is insufficient cropland for application. This creates a need for exporting manure from the producing farm to users in other places. Poultry operations in Holland differ from most North American poultry farms in that most are not vertically ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Poultry Farm Pioneers Low-Rate Composting

    Tony Pastore, Sr. started Park Farms in Canton, Ohio decades ago to process and market chickens. In 1989, it was decided that instead of buying chickens from other producers, a new venture would be launched to raise chickens directly for Park Farms. This led to the formation of A & J Farms, a 1,900-acre operation that contains 14 separately operating chicken farms. Each sub-farm has up to ten ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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