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Nuffield Scholar talks of benefits of insects for hens Nuffield Scholar talks of benefits of insects for hens

Feeding insect protein to laying hens has the potential to take off around the globe but further technical knowledge of entomology is crucial for its viability.

01/10/2018

Alternatives to soybean meal for laying hens Alternatives to soybean meal for laying hens

There is plethora of alternative ingredients that could be used in layer diets, but lack of knowledge often causes an opportunity to be lost.

19/04/2018

Using pulses as alternative ingredients in poultry feed Using pulses as alternative ingredients in poultry feed

Beyond soy, there is potential for leguminous plants to supply protein in diets for laying hens.

19/04/2018

5 questions about cage-free hen health, welfare 5 questions about cage-free hen health, welfare

Cage-free egg farming experts answer questions about mortality, stocking density, perching and food safety.

03/07/2018

Top cage-free layer hen management tips Top cage-free layer hen management tips

Five egg industry professionals offered their insight on managing pullets, layers and their surroundings for maximum productivity.

03/07/2018

Should US, EU growers ignore cage housing for broilers? Should US, EU growers ignore cage housing for broilers?

With many laying hens coming out of cages, most poultry producers in the U.S. and EU won’t even consider raising broiler in cages, but should they?

23/01/2017

Sunflower meal may offer low-cost soybean replacing feed ingredient for laying hens Sunflower meal may offer low-cost soybean replacing feed ingredient for laying hens

Sunflower meal supports egg production and may offer producers an alternative to soybean meal use in feed, say researchers.

13/01/2018

Study to explore possibility of red mite vaccine Study to explore possibility of red mite vaccine

A postgraduate student in the UK has been awarded funding to explore the potential for a vaccine to protect laying hens against red mites.

18/07/2018

Organic manganese additives may improve shell strength, layer performance Organic manganese additives may improve shell strength, layer performance

Laying hens may display improved production and stronger eggs when levels of amino acid-complexed manganese are added to feeds, say researchers.

13/12/2019

Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers

An important factor in the case of free-range eggs is the potential access to an outdoor area for laying hens, even though access to an outdoor area may

02/11/2017

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