Poultry

Chicken trailers optimise egg production

Chicken trailers optimise egg production

Jo Spilsbury discusses how the use of chicken trailers has optimised egg production.
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Transformation plans for the poultry industry

South Africa’s quest for global competitiveness has widened the gap between established poultry producers and new entrants. It is imperative to come up with new transformation models. Dr Charlotte Nkuna,...
Retiring on free-range chickens

Retiring on free-range chickens

Retired broker, Hennie Lamprecht, runs a profitable, free-range chicken farming operation.

Invasive trees halve broiler heating costs

Eucalyptus trees are seen as a threat to native plants and scarce water resources, requiring the eradication of these trees at a considerable cost. Broiler producer Hugh Davison has found...
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Producing free-range eggs in KZN

Felicity Vonmoos is meeting consumers’ demands for humane egg production.
Expert advice on feeding layer hens

Expert advice on feeding layer hens

The right nutrition programme is essential for optimal and cost-effective commercial egg production. Dr Aidan Leek, of multi-national poultry layer genetics company, Hy-Line, explains how to achieve this.
5 ways poultry producers can combat E. coli

5 ways poultry producers can combat E. coli

E. coli is potentially fatal to hens and can prove disastrous for a producer. Dr Bernie Beckman, a technical services director at poultry genetics company Hy-Line International, explained at a...
Broiler production questions and answers

Broiler production questions and answers

When Farmer’s Weekly recently offered on its Facebook page to assist readers with their broiler production questions, the response was overwhelming. We went knocking on the door of the KwaZulu-Natal...
Vaccinating poultry during the rearing period

Vaccinating poultry during the rearing period

A vaccination programme will increase profits by reducing mortality and improving the health of chicks.
Watch out for Mycotoxins

Watch out for Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, which are present in most animal feed, can affect a poultry flock badly. It’s crucial to manage feed and the environment to lower mycotoxin levels.
Small-scale ostrich farming success

Small-scale ostrich farming success

Martin Fick and Adriaan Olivier led a group of ostrich farmers in the Eastern Cape to success.
Nu Dawn Eggs: production tips and secrets

Nu Dawn Eggs: production tips and secrets

Seo Mtetwa, MD of Nu Dawn Eggs, talks about the company's beginning, success and future.

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