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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Before broiler chickens are shipped to the processing plant, feed is withdrawn on-farm to assist in emptying the birds' digestive tracts and reduce the chances that the carcasses will be contaminated during...
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Introduction 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: ...
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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...
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Introduction 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...
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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. BENEFITS OF ANTIBIOTICS USED IN FOOD PRODU...
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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...
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