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USDA researcher says let litter rest two weeks

      ATHENS, Ga. — Ongoing studies to find ways of managing Salmonella Heidelberg loads in poultry litter have suggested that downtime is key to reducing the pathogen’s rates.“We’ve been doing studies where we take litter from different downtimes, and we...

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Mortality composting short course, demo on July 13

      COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A one-day Poultry Mortality Composting virtual course and demonstration sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Department of Environmental Science and Technology Department and University of Maryland Extension will be held on...

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Getting to the first week after hatching

      COLUMBIA, Mo. — The U.S. broiler industry is continuing its efforts to reduce antibiotic use, despite the number of birds raised without antibiotics slipping to 52 percent in 2020, according to latest figures.Greg Rennier, PhD, president of Rennier...

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Report: No-antibiotics-ever production slipping

      COLUMBIA, Mo. — The U.S. broiler industry is continuing its efforts to reduce antibiotic use, despite the number of birds raised without antibiotics slipping to 52 percent in 2020, according to latest figures.Greg Rennier, PhD, president of Rennier...

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Penn State team eyes turkeys in off-season

      UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State research team has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop novel strategies to overcome the constraints that the seasonal cycle imposes...

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