Livestock

Good hygiene vital for high chick numbers

Pathogenic bacteria, which can never be totally eliminated from poultry practice, respond rapidly to warm and humid conditions in the incubatorGood poultry practice is often a matter of common sense and none more so than health and hygiene measures required for high hatchability of healthy chicks

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Watering mistakes that affect poultry production

Producers always should follow management recommendations made by the manufacturer of their systemPoultry production has evolved from a relatively simple barnyard practice to a highly technical industry. Yet, all too often producers do not achieve the results they want

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Effects of acids on poultry production

Use_acids_in_poultry_production_with_cautionThe application of acidifiers appears to have beneficial effects on poultry production. However, producers need to consider what they want to accomplish by using acids and whether those benefits will outweigh the cost of replacing damaged components

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Australian egg consumption surges 7 per cent

Australian_egg_consumption_surges_7_per_centAustralians have increased their egg consumption, eating seven per cent more eggs in the past year, according to statistics released by the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL)

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New vaccine alternative helps fight against PRRS

Fostera_PRRSFostera PRRS, a modified-live vaccine for growing pigs from Pfizer Animal Health, helps to fight the costly battle against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) respiratory disease

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