Electrolytes and water management key to dealing with heat stress Elevated temperatures above 30°C combined with elevated humidity result in reduced feed intake and possibly heat prostration mortality in poultry. As well, flock performance and health may be compromised with reduced intake of vitamins and minerals.
B.C. egg marketing board boosts food safety with analytics Using analytics from IBM, the BC Egg Marketing Board is now able to integrate and analyze production and inspection data from hundreds of farms across the province and perform complex calculations on chick maturation and egg-laying life-spans, to determine the number of chickens needed in production to meet demand and to scale hatchery operations accordingly.
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Majority of Americans want meat without antibiotics: Consumer Reports A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports.
Room for supply management in TPP As news reached out across the country about Canada's invitation to join the negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canadian chicken farmers reaffirmed their confidence in the Canadian government's long-standing support of supply management.
U.S. Senate passes farm bill On Thursday the Senate completed a five-year farm bill that will see cuts to direct subsidy payments to farmers while still protecting sugar growers. The bill passed with a vote of 64-35. It replaces four farm commodity subsidy programs with one, consolidates 23 conservation programs into 13, and ends several sources of abuse in food stamps.