Could This Be The End of Male Chick Culling?

Ovabrite, Vital Farms’ new subsidiary has partnered with an Israeli tech company called Novatrans to create the TeraEgg. An article in Poultry Times talks about this innovation that can possibly end the deaths of 7 billion chicks a year. Male chicks of the egg laying breeds do not produce enough meat to justify allowing them [...]

2017-02-22T21:40:06-06:00February 22nd, 2017|

Poultry-Associated MRSA Strain Found

In a new study reported on Science Daily, researchers have found that MRSA can be transferred via poultry. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus is otherwise called MRSA. It is a dangerous superbug that can be considered deadly, as it can cause severe infections that can affect bones, surgical wounds, joints, the bloodstream, lungs and heart valves according [...]

2016-12-19T13:03:53-06:00December 19th, 2016|

Ammonia Reduction in Poultry Houses

I was looking for useful industry case studies and came across an article in Science Daily that will help innovate the poultry industry. This will improve the quality of life of both humans and their flock. Hong Li of University of Delaware, is a key player in a research team that is looking into adding [...]

2016-12-15T18:20:13-06:00December 15th, 2016|

Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Live Poultry

I found an interesting article about salmonella and why inexperienced poultry breeders usually get infected from MinnPost. It talks about a CDC report that discusses the common reasons why small-time breeders develop this infection. Outbreaks of poultry-associated Salmonellosis have jumped to 4 yearly in 2006 to 2014 from 1 yearly between 1990 and 2005. One [...]

2016-12-13T13:16:25-06:00December 13th, 2016|

Genetics for Breeding Broilers

I was looking for the latest broiler news when I came across a study in Animal Frontiers called ”Impact of genetics and breeding on broiler production performance: a look into the past, present, and future of the industry.” This study was made by Dr. Marcos Tavarez and Dr. Fausto Solis de los Santos. It is [...]

2016-11-23T23:10:09-06:00November 23rd, 2016|

McDonald’s Says This Antibiotic is Ok

Recently the The Poultry Site referenced a report made by Zoetis’ Poultry Health Today. It discusses the exception to the rule in poultry antibiotics. When McDonald’s announced that they would ask their chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics, they made one exception to the rule. There is a class of antibiotics called ionophores. This encompasses [...]

2016-11-10T12:34:12-06:00November 10th, 2016|

Are Cage Free Layers Happier?

I devote a good deal of time scouring the web for the latest news in the poultry industry so I can keep up with industry trends and identify the key people in the industry for our clients. I came across an interesting video produced by Poultry Health Today that will interest people in the layer industry. [...]

2016-09-21T18:38:57-05:00September 21st, 2016|

National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production

Hi there! It’s Trish Valenzuela, the poultry recruiter for Continental Search. I’m excited to tell you guys that I will be accompanying my boss, Dan Simmons to my first national conference in the poultry industry, We’re attending the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production which runs from September 28 to 30. It [...]

2016-09-08T12:37:36-05:00September 8th, 2016|

U Del Studies Wooden Breast Syndrome

Trish here! We found an interesting article from University of Delaware that will prove beneficial to poultry growers. Growers all over the country and in other parts of the world dread wooden breast syndrome, as it may affect their investment. This is a condition where chicken breasts take on a woody texture. White striping may [...]

2016-09-01T13:59:14-05:00September 1st, 2016|