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  • Ross Tech Notes: Controlling Late Egg Weight in Broiler Breeders

    One of the most difficult tasks of hatching egg producers is to produce optimum egg weights in early production while controlling late egg size in older flocks. As birds age, a gradual increase in egg size is inevitable; however, with proper flock management it is possible t… Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Feeding the Modern Broiler Breeder – A Holistic Approach

    This is a short technical article written by Dr Marcelo Silva. The article discusses the need for a holistic strategy for feeding the modern broiler breeder in order to maximize their reproductive potential. Read more

  • Ross Broiler Carcass Condemnation and Downgrade Management Pocket Guide

    The purpose of this pocket guide is to help optimize broiler processing performance. It provides information and guidance on how to improve management practices at the farm and processing plant, to help promote carcass quality. The management practices contained within this … Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Hot Season Management of Broiler Breeders in Open-Sided Houses

    One of the most challenging aspects of managing any generation of birds is that of environmental control in open-sided houses. In regions where the hot weather season can see temperatures reaching 40C (104F), it is essential to pay extra attention to bird management. Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Energy, The Fuel of Life

    Energy is often considered the “Fuel of Life”. Primarily it is needed for maintaining basic metabolism (maintenance energy). This article is an attempt to provide a flock manager with some tools to use when making decisions on feeding energy to a breeder flock. Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Incubating Eggs at High Altitudes

    A hatchery which is sited at high altitude (1500 meters (4921 feet) or more above sea level) faces some particular challenges;  slower embryo growth, longer incubation periods and lower hatchability have to be expected. With better understanding of the principles involved, p… Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Female Persistency Post-Peak - Managing Fertility and Production

    Chick numbers are most often reduced during the period between 40 to 60 weeks of age because of poor persistency in both egg production and hatchability. It is important to understand the main reasons why broiler breeder flocks exhibit poor persistency post-peak and how to o… Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Pre-processing Handling in Broilers

    Pre-processing handling, the management of birds during the last 24 hours prior to slaughter, is a vital step in preparing for broiler meat processing.  In this final stage of the broiler management cycle, the procedures put in place (feed withdrawal, catching, transportatio… Read more

  • AviaTech: Management Tools to Reduce Footpad Dermatitis in Broilers 

    Footpad dermatitis (FPD) is receiving increasing attention in the broiler industry. Footpad dermatitis affects animal welfare and farmer income, and in the future it is likely to have increasing importance in terms of legislation.This article has been written specifically fo… Read more

  • Poster: Broiler Breeder Growth Profile

    The aim of this poster is to provide information on areas of key management considerations for broiler breeders, with specific reference to the physiological changes occurring during the first 30 weeks and how these physiological change influence how breeders should be manag… Read more

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