Article published the October 4, 2018
Lairage times in poultry slaughterhouses usually range from 2 to 4 hours but may vary considerably depending on the logistics and planning of the processing plant. Vieira et al. (2011), who reported pre-slaughter statistics for a Brazilian poultry processing plant, stated that the average lairage time was 2 hours and 58 min, and the maximum was 17 hours and 38 min.
Brazilian regulat ...
Article published the April 12, 2018
Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi and are involved in the contamination of grains used in human and animal diets (Gimeno, 2012). When ingested in high amounts, mycotoxins can affect the health and performance of animals by decreasing their immune response and increasing their mortality rates (Murugesan et al., 2015).
The most important mycotoxicoses in breeder chickens ...
Article published the April 27, 2017
The pelleting operation is one of the most expensive processes with regards to the fixed and variable costs. For this reason, efficient pellet production is aimed and pellet press should deliver a high yield of dust-free and resistant pellets to optimize the feed mill operations. Besides the types of ingredients, amount of added fat, feed particle size, die’s comp ...
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