Recent updates about Poultry Welfare Category


Simple steps to minimize poultry processing rejects

Paying close attention to details pre-slaughter can reduce the number of rejected birds, helping to maximize processing output. Source: Poultry Welfare

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Welfare central to more food businesses, but results vary

The latest edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare sees sustained interested in animal welfare amongst leading food businesses but calls for more effort still. Source: Poultry Welfare

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What might post-pandemic farm inspections look like?

New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections. Source: Poultry Welfare

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Automated acoustic monitoring could improve chick welfare

Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost approach that monitors chick welfare using an automated listening system. Source: Poultry Welfare

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Persistence of lay selection aided by Hy-Line's new farm

Its third research farm, located in Iowa, allows Hy-Line International to keep birds past 100 weeks of age. Source: Poultry Welfare

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Salmonella and the microbiome: Insights into an old enemy

Salmonella has developed unexpected strategies for evading the immune system and harnessing the microbiome to remain hidden. Source: Poultry Welfare

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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect. Source: Poultry Welfare

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Vision-based system tracks, analyzes chicken welfare

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with North Ireland poultry producer Moy Park, are working to develop new technology that leverages crowd analysis techniques to intelligently monitor chicken welfare. Source: Poultry Welfare

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When talking to ag skeptics, deliberate instead of debate

When encountering someone who is skeptical of or against animal agriculture, even if their opinions are based on falsehoods, the best way to deal with them is not to debate. Source: Poultry Welfare

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How One Health balances chicken, human and planetary health

The modern consumer values bird welfare, how antibiotics are used and environmental impacts more than ever before. In response, the chicken industry has modified production practices, but has struggled to find the ideal ...


Is now time to talk about advances in animal euthanasia?

Supply chain pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many livestock and poultry producers to make the tough decision to euthanize their animals due to a lack of available processing capacity. Source: Poultry ...


Perdue Farms recognized for high standard of animal care

For the third consecutive year, Perdue Farms achieved a Tier 2 ranking from the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the leading global measure of policy commitment, performance and disclosure on animal ...