Poultry production: What causes poor body weight in broilers?

Question: What causes low body weight in broiler chickens and what can I do about it? ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Temperature extremes: When there are temperature variances during the brooding period, the growth of the chicks will be negatively affected resulting in poor growth and poor flock uniformity. In very hot weather,…

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Zambia allows import of broiler stock

Zambia will allow the import of broiler parent stock, but under very strict conditions. However, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo reiterated that the ban on importing live birds and poultry products is still in place. The minister said the decision to allow the import of broiler parent stock will…

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Poultry production: Up broiler performance with these simple steps

Producers often ask why some flocks perform exceptionally well, while others do not, under the same conditions. A well-known quotation goes: “You are the master of your own destiny”. If applied to broiler farmers, this implies that, with correct management and a suitable vaccination programme, broiler performance will be as…

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