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Australia introduces new standards for poultry welfare

An independent poultry welfare panel commissioned by all Australian agriculture ministers completed its work in 2019 to develop new Australian animal welfare standards and...

Pulsed light technology could improve the well-being of layers

Each smart bulb contains a microprocessor that keeps everything in sync. Alternating wavelength pulsed light technology can increase the productivity and welfare of laying hens,...

Negative impacts of industrial poultry & agriculture in Africa

Factory farms are livestock farming systems using highly intensive methods in which poultry, pigs or cattle are kept in large numbers indoors under strictly...

Temperature and airflow critical to broiler performance

How much cooler do birds feel with different amounts of air movement? One of the most common questions among broiler breeders is determining how much...

USDA Publishes Proposed Rule of Standards for Organic Livestock and Poultry

WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reviewed the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) rule in the Federal Register....

Economic implications of stopping “thinning” in broiler production

Retail chicken prices would have to increase to compensate for halting the partial depopulation of broiler flocks. Flock 'pruning' is often used in broiler production...