Regrettably, most industrial operations were impacted last year by the COVID-19, and the poultry industry was not the exception. In the European Union plus the United Kingdom (EU-27+UK), a decline of 1.5% in poultry production was reported by the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) and→
The American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) has announced that starting February 26th, 2021, recorded presentations for the 2021 ACPV Sponsored Workshop in English and Spanish will be released for viewing. This online event will have to Dr. Edgar Oviedo and Ricardo Muñoz as moderators. Abstracts presented in these sessions will also be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Full program broadcast is scheduled for March 13 and March 14 in Central Standard Time. →
The yolk lipids are the first energy source in the second half of incubation and during the early post-hatch period. Only 90% of the total energy used for maintenance, growth, and development is produced from egg yolk lipids’ oxidation →
Arginine is known to be involved in several physiological functions like growth and immunity due to its capacity to act as a substrate for nitric oxide, creatine, ornithine, glutamine, and some other molecules. Because chickens are uricotelic animals, they are unable to obtain endogenous arginine. Therefore, chickens rely on the amino acid content of the feedstuffs to supply the arginine requirements. →
In the poultry industry, some companies are composed of a complex network of production systems that are interconnected. That is why those companies are called integrations or integrated operations. Hatcheries, poultry farms, feed mills, and even fields of crops and logistics companies of transport can belong to this kind of industry. →
When we talk about the rearing phase of broiler breeder pullets, we look for help in broiler chickens’ starter manuals. The environmental conditions are essential, but the feeding management will be better if we think they are broiler breeder pullets and not chickens. Our objective is not to obtain an excess on early bodyweight with voracious animals and great ease to gain weight because of its improved feed conversion ratio. Therefore, the main objective is to have uniform pullets without exceeding bodyweights. →
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