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PoultryCast update for May 6, 2010, Why Agro-Terrorism Is Limited

PoultryCast® Conversations

Why Agro-Terrorism Is Limited

MP3 fileDavid Silverberg, Founding Editor of Homeland Security Today magazine, responds to the audience question of why the food supply has not been targeted.

PoultryCast update for March 26, 2010, Corn & Soybean Markets This Growing Season

Survey information just released shows new home sales at an ‘all-time’ low. With the slow down in both consumer and commercial building markets, the availability of our preferred pine shavings continues to tighten. Research on river-sand as an alternative where the product is available has yielded positive results in turkey poults. It seems once the birds reach a weight where heat loss is less of a problem, they’re able to thrive for a multitude of reasons.

PoultryCast update for March 11, 2010, Should You Rely on Bushel Weight as a Prime Feed Quality Factor?

Poor feed quality will likely play a role in industry productivity throughout the United States in the coming months. The Poultry Science Association warns nutritionists who rely on bushel weight as a prime factor for assessing quality may be missing an important part of the quality-evaluation picture.

“Adverse growing conditions and the potential for reduced bushel weight are one component of the corn quality equation. Unfortunately, determining a precise relationship between variability in bushel weight and the nutritional value of corn is problematic,” said Dr. Mike Lilburn, a poultry nutritionist in The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences.

PoultryCast 0209, Review of Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

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PoultryCast 0208, IPE - Reducing Ammonia Volatilization By Feeding Char

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  • Researchers at the University of Georgia looking at ways to use utilize biofuel byproducts discover a process to limit ammonia volitilization by feeding 'char' to broilers. 

Conversations from the 2010 International Poultry Expo


Convention conversations from the 2010 International Poultry Expo, January 27-29, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

PoultryCast 0206, IPE - Does Adding Heat And Glycerol Impact Feed Mill Energy Use?

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  • A conversation at the International Poultry Scientific Forum looks at the use of glycerol and heat to lower feed mill energy use as we consider research presented by Kansas State Graduate Student and Research Assistant Erin Mader

PoultryCast update for January 28, 2010, Mycotoxin Management and Feeding Tips

It’s the biggest week of the year with the International Poultry Scientific Forum and the International Poultry Expo running Monday through Friday (January 25-29) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. PoultryCast will be uploading presentations and conversations from IPE-IPSF in the days to come.
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