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  • Ross Tech Note: The Importance of Nutrition on Egg Shell Quality in Broiler Breeders

    Poor hatchability represents a substantial loss in income and profitability to a broiler breeder operation. Poor egg shell quality and contaminated eggs are often the main contributing factors. Therefore, it is important to understand factors that affect egg shell quality an… Read more

  • Brooding Equipment Checklist

    Correct brooding conditions are important for getting chicks off to a good start. You can accurately assess the conditions into which the chicks are being placed by having the correct equipment at your disposal. Read more

  • Ross Broiler Management Pocket Guide

    This Pocket Guide was produced to complement the Ross Broiler Management Handbook. It should be used as a quick and practical reference for broiler stock management. Read more

  • Ross Note: Bacterin Usage

    A good vaccination program, along with proper flock management and biosecurity, plays a key role in the health and productivity of broiler breeders. The use of bacterins has been shown to lessen the effects of certain diseases by giving the bird resistance to harmful pathoge… Read more

  • Ross Note: Mycoplasmosis Prevention and Control

    Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) are bacteria that infect chickens and other birds, causing mild to severe clinical disease. These pathogenic organisms continue to evolve and cause economic losses for poultry producers in many regions of the world. Read more

  • Video Series: Managing Flock Uniformity (2016)

    The Aviagen Managing Flock Uniformity Video is an umbrella video introducing the importance of parent stock uniformity for future flock performance. It is the first in a series of tutorial videos covering different aspects of parent stock management. Read more

  • Video Series: Finding the Correct Incubation Humidity (2011)

    Dr. Nick French, Aviagen’s Incubation Specialist, gives information on incubator humidity and the proper techniques for measuring moisture loss in eggs. Read more

  • Video Series: Lighting for Broilers (2010)

    This video discusses the impact of darkness exposure on welfare and productivity of modern commercial broilers, citing the scientific evidence on which Aviagen’s lighting recommendation for broilers are based. Read more

  • Video Series: Feed Sieve Demo (2010)

    This video demonstrates how to use the Aviagen Feed Sieve to determine feed physical quality. Read more

  • Video Series: Crop Fill

    The Aviagen Crop Fill video is the third in the “Managing Uniformity of Parent Stock” video series and details the correct methodology for measuring crop fill; a key indicator of chick appetite development. Read more

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