Livestock

Housing tips for poultry production in the tropics

Achieving the ideal environment for birds depends on appropriate management of the poultry housePoultry physiology is at the root of birds’ inability to cope with high temperature conditions especially with accompanying high humidity, but producers can design and manipulate housing to minimise heat stress and resulting loss of production.

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Japfa Vietnam and Hypor ink pact for pig genetics unit

pig_company.eVietnam’s leading animal feed producer Japfa Comfeed Long An Ltd (Japfa) and global swine genetics company Hypor B.V. (Hypor) have signed an agreement to establish a quality high health pig breeding unit in Vietnam.

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Growing demand for animal vaccination in China

China’s animal vaccine industry has been growing fastChina’s animal vaccine industry has been growing fast. The market maintained an average annual growth rate of 13.6 per cent in 2006-2010, and reached around RMB 7.5 billion in 2010, up 21.0 per cent YoY, according to a new report published by Research and Markets.

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Benefits of essential oils in pig finishing diets

Essential oils have multiple desirable properties which can have beneficial effects on animal performanceEssential oils have multiple desirable properties which can have beneficial effects on animal performance, such as finishing pigs, when added to their rations.

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Broiler breeders and their management

To attain both genetic potential and consistent flock production, it is important that the producer or flock manager has a good management programme in placeTo attain both genetic potential and consistent flock production, it is important that the producer or flock manager has a good management programme in place.

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