Sam Shafer
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News published on January 11, 2023
CHAMPAIGN, IL, UNITED STATES – This week the Poultry Science Association (PSA) announced the hiring of its new Executive Director. Andy Vance, a veteran agribusiness media leader, assumed the role on January 9, 2023. Andy comes to PSA with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic sales. He has previously worked closely with the PSA staff on both the 2020 and 2021 PSA Ann ...
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News published on January 9, 2023
by Sam Shafer Products from spent fowl pose a risk to egg-allergic consumers       How common are egg proteins in poultry products, such as chicken breast, thighs and legs? For most people, this concern never comes up. But for people with egg allergies, the presence of egg proteins in poultry is a serious issue. Now a new study published in Poultry Science® reveals how commo ...
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News published on January 9, 2023
by Sam Shafer Poultry scientists show that floor eggs are less likely to be fertilized—and much more likely to be contaminated than previously thought     Some hens like to lay in nest boxes. Others not so much. Where hens lay their eggs can make a big difference in egg viability. “Floor eggs” tend to be cracked, contaminated with bacteria, and much less likely to ha ...
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News published on January 5, 2023
by Sam Shafer Switching from blue to red light in laying operations may benefit birds, but there are caveats   According to new research in The Journal of Applied Poultry Research, hens can benefit from both blue and red light—if these lights are provided at specific points in production. The study, led by scientists at Mississippi, also highlights several problems that may arise fro ...
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News published on January 5, 2023
by Sam Shafer Poultry scientists find hens prefer lower UVA/B light      A new Poultry Science® study suggests hens do like sunlight—just not too much. In fact, by monitoring hen behavior under different strengths of UVA and UVB light, the researchers found that hens prefer to spend more time in lower levels of UVA/B light. “Hens also showed more foraging, ground ...
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News published on January 4, 2023
by Sam Shafer Farms can take three specific steps to prevent infections in broilers     In the battle between biosecurity and disease, which safety measures have the best track records at preventing infections from spreading? For a new study, a team of poultry scientists in Germany compared biosecurity measures on farms with the incidence of cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection tha ...
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News published on January 4, 2023
by Sam Shafer New research shows the power of vaccination plus feed additives for birds facing intestinal parasites        Necrotic enteritis (NE) can strike young birds seemingly out of nowhere. The disease, which is driven by bacteria and marked by lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, can lead to massive flock mortality. Poultry scientists have found that flocks can be ...
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News published on December 5, 2022
This is a reminder that the Poultry Science Association and PSA Foundation are accepting applications for two undergraduate scholarships with funding starting in 2023. Students with sophomore or junior credit standing are highly encouraged to apply for the Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship and the Zinpro Corporation’s Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Awa ...
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News published on December 1, 2022
Date: Next Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST      About this Webinar (Free for PSA Members) Optimal gut health is of vital importance to the performance of commercial poultry production. There is a direct relationship between bird performance and a “healthy” intestinal tract, with the gut responsible for regulating physiological homeostasis that provides t ...
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