Poultry Breeding News

  • African Grey Parrots Drastically Drop in Numbers

    Throughout west and central Africa, African Greys have been disappearing due to forest loss and pet trade. Bird-X Inc., provider of humane bird control solutions, discusses a recent blog referencing the event. As stated in Bird-X’s recent ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Wadden Sea weak link in international flyway

    From www.waddensea-secretariat.org: The Wadden Sea is proving to be a weak link in the East Atlantic Flyway, a migratory bird route from the Arctic region down the coasts of Europe and Africa to South Africa. Bird counts have revealed that the more dependent a migratory bird population is on the Wadden Sea, the less ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Silage harvesting partly responsible for decline in skylarks

    Farmland birds like skylarks are attracted to nest in agricultural grassland, but repeated harvesting for silage causes most nests to fail. This study showed that skylark breeding success in silage was too low to sustain local populations. The researchers say that grass silage is a hostile environment for breeding skylarks and conservation efforts should focus on making other parts of the ...

  • Lallemand and B V Biocorp Poultry Conference Tour in India

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition and B V Biocorp ( A group company of Venkateshwara Hatcheries India ) , had organized a series of conferences in Central and North-East India between June 21-27, 2015 around the New Challenges and Solutions inviting Poultry breeding companies. Organized at three different locations in India , the Seminars were attended by over 200 Poultry breeder managers/ Owners in ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Spanish Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry Offered at 2015 IPPE

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is hosting the “Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola” (Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry), which will be presented entirely in Spanish. The program will discuss methods for improving economic efficiency in the areas of breeding, incubation, grow-out and health. The ...

  • Successful Breeder Management is All in the Details

    "How do we optimize egg production? We all know that a lot of things have to fall into place…programs such as housing and nutrition, but the biggest factor is understanding the reproductive system in both male and female breeders,” remarked Chad Mason, breeder-hatchery manager with Columbia Farms, a division of House of Raeford, at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic held ...

  • Breeding poultry with improved natural resistance

    Is it possible to improve the natural immunity of poultry through breeding? Selection of poultry with high levels of natural antibodies, will increase animal welfare , reduce antibiotic usage and increase profit. Wageningen UR researcher Tom Berghof stands on the threshold of this process. “Thanks to DNA markers we will in future be capable of selecting animals with high levels of natural ...

  • Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas help safeguard vulnerable seabird

    Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provide important habitats for the yelkouan shearwater, a species of conservation concern, new research concludes. The study examined the behaviour of the birds at sea and found that they used MPAs extensively as foraging grounds. Marine biodiversity of all kinds is under threat from human activities and to help prevent further degradation of such ...

  • Research Investigates Cyanosis in Male Broiler Chickens

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded  research project at Mississippi State University in Pearl, Miss., investigating the cause of cyanosis in male  breeder broilers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing  all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the ...

  • Researchers Develop Machine for Determining the Gender of Chicken Embryos

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., regarding a new method to determine the gender of chicken embryos. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is ...

  • SFI and Audubon Team Up Bird Scientists with Forest Managers to Implement Conservation Programs

     The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that it has awarded the National Audubon Society $60,000 under the SFI Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program. The three-year project is designed to develop and implement the latest bird conservation best practices by engaging Audubon scientists working closely with forest managers across six states ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • 12 Innovations to combat drought, improve food security, and stabilize food prices

    Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the United States. Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that 88 percent of this year’s corn crop and 77 percent of the soybean crop are now ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Participate in Pennsylvania Game Commission Pheasant Chick and Egg Programs

     Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day‑old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website ...

  • Tianli Agritech Reports First Quarter 2011 Results

    Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK), a leading producer of breeder and market hogs headquartered in Wuhan City, China, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. First Quarter Highlights: -- Revenue increased to $5.9 million, up 32% from $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2010, reflecting higher pricing and an increase in the number ...


    By Marketwire

  • A decade on, lower Danube exceeds green corridor targets

    Vienna - A decade after four governments agreed to work together to establish a “green corridor” along the entire length of the Lower Danube River, Europe’s most ambitious wetland protection and restoration programme is well ahead of targets for creating protected areas. The Lower Danube Green Corridor Declaration, signed by environment ministers of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova in ...


    By WWF International

  • Migratory birds threatened by changing environment, UN warns

    Numbers of migratory birds – considered to be some of the best gauges of the state of global biodiversity – are plunging in the face of a changing environment, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned today.Marking World Migratory Bird Day, the agency said that the decline is being recorded for many species along all of the main migration corridors, which birds utilize on their ...


    By United Nations

  • New Species Recovery Credits Intended to Offset Harm

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a new program designed to help federal agencies conserve imperiled species on non-federal lands while allowing them to suffer harm on federal lands. The recovery crediting system gives federal agencies flexibility to offset the impact of their actions on threatened and endangered species on federal lands by undertaking conservation ...

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