INDIA - In the last one month, egg prices in the country recorded a huge jump, soaring as much as 40 per cent while the prices of broiler chicken eased 25 per cent during the same time on account of 'added inventory'.
Radiant heat has gained wide acceptance across the industry for heating the brooder area of poultry houses. Because radiant heat delivers heating energy directly to the birds and floor, radiant offers significant advantages compared to forced air heat including; 15-25% more efficiency, drier litter, and creating a heat-storing thermal reservoir for the birds at floor level.
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London's Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry representatives to discuss the progresses of swine welfare, from birth to slaughter, in the continental meat production industry.
Research into the immune response of chickens could help lead to strategies that enable chickens to resist infectious bronchitis (IB), Rodrigo Gallardo, DVM, PhD, professor, University of California – Davis, told Poultry Health Today.