Poultry Farming Articles

  • COOL: A salute to consumers in the International Year of Family Farming

    This month we are celebrating one particular aspect of the International Year of Family Farming: the consumer. In order to be successful, family farmers must always have consumers and their needs in mind, which is why NFU has been a long-time champion of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat, poultry and seafood. More than 90 percent of consumers want to know the origin of their food, and ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Diesel Flat Die Feed Pellet Machine

    Diesel Feed Pellet Machine Introduction Pellet machine is frequently driven by diesel engine or electric motor.Diesel feed pellet mill is energy saving pellet machine for making feedstuff for animals such as feed for rabbits, fish, chicken, pigs, sheep, cattle, etc.A variety of raw materials like all grains such as corn, broomcorn, barley and wheat,etc.can be processed into feed pellets.Feed ...


    By Allance Pellet Machinery

  • Take action to stop Chinese chicken imports

    In August of 2013 the New York Times reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave the green light to four Chinese poultry processors to ship processed poultry to the United States. The move was aimed to only ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • TBECH‐mediated steroid hormone receptor activation and gene regulation in chicken LMH cells

    The incorporation of brominated flame retardants into industrial and household appliances has increased their occurrence in the environment resulting in deleterious effects on wildlife. With the increasing restraints on available compounds there has been a shift to using BFRs that has seen the production of alternative BFRs such as 1,2‐dibromo‐4‐(1,2 dibromoethyl) cyclohexane (TBECH). TBECH ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Moving Up the Food Chain

    For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the northern hemisphere winter, for instance, when there was little food to gather, people there depended heavily on hunting for survival. Our long history ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Science’s role in growing diverse, nutritious food

    Can science meet the demand for more diverse and nutritious food? Jan Piotrowski investigates. The riots that swept Africa in 2007 and 2008 in response to the spiralling costs of staple crops brought the effects of food shortages into sharp focus. Images of unrest circled the globe, and the consequent instability brought to the forefront of political debate a question that had ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sadia swine manure lagoon treatment case study

    The Problem SADIA, a major integrated hog producer located in the Santa Catarina province of Brazil requested permission to conduct a test to determine the effectiveness of Nordevco Associates’ technology to improve conditions in their manure storage lagoon at a facility located in Concordia. Nordevco’s solution was applied by the producer and all testing and analyses were ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Slaughterhouse carcass waste composting case study

    Slaughterhouse waste was treated with BactiDomus Technology compost accelerator to monitor the effects of the treatment against untreated waste. The goal of the project is to increase the efficiency of the composting process to reduce the total time needed to turn the waste into compost. Two separate bins of waste were treated with BactiDomus Technology compost accelerator, the first on August ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Beef Slaughterhouse

    Problem: A beef slaughterhouse in Idaho wanted to compare performance and efficiency between their existing DAF unit and the HydroCal CAF flotation unit. Solution The Hydrocal CAF ran continuously for 8-10 hours per day. Test runs were made with and without polymer and samples were collected over a wide range of feed conditions. ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Rendering

    Problem: The meat industry (poultry included) generates some 30 billion pounds of inedible surplus each year. The rendering industry contributes tremendously to efforts to maintain a clean and healthy environment and prevent a waste disposal problem by turning this otherwise unusable material into usable commodities. One challenge they face in creating a clean environment is the ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Evaluation of composting performance of mixtures of chicken blood and maize stover in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Background: Chicken processing results in the production of a lot of blood which if disposed on land poses environmental hazards in terms of land pollution. The aim of the study was to develop an aerobic composting process for chicken blood to produce a nitrogen-rich soil amendment for use in agriculture. The study involved composting of blood and maize stover of different proportions (10%, 30%, ...

  • Application of rural slaughterhouse waste as an organic fertilizer for pot cultivation of solanaceous vegetables in India

    Background:The lack of electricity and water supply in rural abattoirs in developing nations prevents the adoption of waste-processing technologies practiced in economically advanced countries. This research attempts to recycle waste blood and rumen digesta generated in rural slaughterhouses as organic fertilizer, thus promoting sustainable agriculture. Results:The values of 5-day biochemical ...

  • Co-digestion of bovine slaughterhouse wastes, cow manure, various crops and municipal solid waste at thermophilic conditions: a comparison with specific case running at mesophilic conditions

    A co-digestion process was evaluated when mixing different ratios of agro-industrial residues, i.e. bovine slaughterhouse waste (SB); cow manure (M); various crop residues (VC); and municipal solid waste (MSW) by anaerobic batch digestion under thermophilic conditions (55 °C). A selected study case at mesophilic condition (37 °C) was also investigated. The performance of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global Grain Stocks Drop Dangerously Low as 2012 Consumption Exceeded Production

    The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated several major crops—namely corn in the United States (the world’s largest crop) and wheat in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Australia. Each of these countries also is an important exporter. Global grain ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

    Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and away the world’s largest importer. The soybean was domesticated some 3,000 years ago by farmers in eastern China. But it wasn’t until well after World War II that the crop gained agricultural ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Metal distribution in tissues of free‐range chickens near a lead–zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia

    Concentrations of Pb, Cd, and other metals in tissues of 17 free‐range and 32 commercial broiler chickens from the Kabwe mining town in Zambia were determined. Mean concentrations of Pb and Cd exceeded maximum levels for human consumption in some organs including muscle (Pb only) in free‐range chickens, in contrast to low levels in broiler chickens. Human consumers in Kabwe could be exposed to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chicken slaughterhouse

    Country: U.S. Problem: Poor final effluent quality Product: BFL 5100HP Background A chicken slaughterhouse was killing 10,000 chickens per day. Final effluent was discharged to a stream. The final effluent COD was exceeding the discharge limit of 100mg/L and as a result it had to be tankered off site and spread on ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Poultry Processing - Ave Impex, Romania - Case Study

    AVE IMPEX was found in 1994 and it is placed in North of Romania. Having a turnover of 20 mil.euro/year and a production of 14.000 tones/year, it is one of the leaders on Romanian market in its field. In 2003 at Geneva the company win “GOLD” of international award “ERA” for quality in both management and products. AVE IMPEX has implemented ISO/22000 - quality management ...


    By NCH UK Ltd

  • A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products

    The increase in the consumption of animal products is likely to put further pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. This paper provides a comprehensive account of the water footprint of animal products, considering different production systems and feed composition per animal type and country. Nearly one-third of the total water footprint of agriculture in the world is related to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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