Poultry Industry Technical Articles
While a number of factors can influence bacterial contamination of chicken carcasses,
one of the leading causes is fecal contamination at the processing plant. Improper
plant handling and equipment that is ...
Fecal contamination of carcasses continues to be a sporadic problem at processing
plants. The main reason for the problem is rupture of the lower intestinal tract
during processing and thus release of fecal...
The following is a summary of work reported by Alan Sams, Texas A & M University,
in "Broiler Industry", December 1994 pp 18-22.
As the broiler industry moves further along the road of further processing
USPOULTRY Plans Hatchery-Breeder Clinic
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association hatchery-breeder planning committee
met recently to discuss the agenda for the upcoming clinic. The 2003 Hatchery-Breeder
Before broiler chickens are shipped to the processing plant, feed is withdrawn
on-farm to assist in emptying the birds' digestive tracts and reduce the chances
that the carcasses will be contaminated during...
The availability of nutrients in manure to a crop is dependent on the chemical
makeup of the nutrients. With nitrogen, three different measurements are given
in a manure analysis:
Agronomic Value Of Manure
Manure management has become an important topic because of its environmental
implications. However, economic and agronomic opportunities exist with little
risk to the enviro...
Depending on the type of manure and how it is stored and applied, the nitrogen
and phosphorus in manure may supply crop needs for an entire growing season. In
addition to these nutrients, manu...
The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers
We thank their kind support.
BENEFITS OF ANTIBIOTICS USED IN FOOD
Aflatoxin affects all poultry species. Although it generally takes relatively
high levels to cause mortality, low levels can be detrimental if continually fed.
Young poultry, especially ducks and turkeys, a...