French genetics experts have seen economical and environment gains from their research that involved feeding broilers of medium growth rate, selected on the basis of good digestive efficiency traits, a challenging diet.
The US National Chicken Council (NCC) says findings from a survey it ran showed 77% of consumers ‘mistakenly’ believed US chickens are raised on hormones or steroids and 78% that chickens are genetically modified.
The goal of Perdue Foods, said Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice president of food safety, quality and live production at the US chicken processing company, remains to end the use of antibiotics and eliminate the need to use them.
The team behind an industry and academia collaborative project claims they have pinpointed seven potential biomarkers for gut barrier failure in broilers – an outcome that could support the hunt for effective antibiotic alternatives in poultry production.
The benefits of probiotics in animals go beyond gut health, says an animal nutrition scientist, who claims the bacteria can play a vital role in ensuring more profitable and sustainable poultry production.
The whole infrastructure of European egg production will be
decimated ifcurrent legislation to improve animal welfare is
allowed to passunhindered into European law, without protection
against importsproduced to lower standards.