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LOHMANN Information | Vol. 49 (2), October 2015

 

Dear reader of Lohmann Information,

We would like to draw your attention to Volume 49 (2) which is now online. It comprises 6 articles on various interesting subjects:

Economics of dual purpose breeds, risks of spoilage and Salmonella contamination of table eggs, management of pullets and layers under tropical conditions, free-range egg production in Australia, optimal calcium supply for laying hens and Avian Influenza outbreaks in the USA in 2014 and 2015. For easy access you may use the link


We appreciate receiving your comments to the new lay-out of Lohmann Information and the articles in this issue.

With best regards,

Prof. Dietmar Flock, Editor                             Prof. Werner Bessei, Editor
 

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Flock                    Prof. Dr. Werner Bessei

Articles

Economics of Dual-Purpose Breeds

Economics of Dual-Purpose Breeds

The use of Dual Purpose Breeds (DPB) is considered a strategy to avoid killing of day-old male chicks of layer lines. Since these males grow slowly and have a poor feed conversion rate, DPB have been ...
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Risks of spoilage and Salmonella contamination of table eggs

Risks of spoilage and Salmonella contamination of table eggs

Consumers and food business operators are more and more aware of food safety issues. Food safety can broadly be divided into microbiological and chemical food safety. Microbiological contamination of ...
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Management of Pullets and Laying Hens under Tropical  Conditions

Management of Pullets and Laying Hens under Tropical Conditions

Environmental temperatures play a major role in the optimal rearing of layer pullets, the basis of a financially successful production period of the layer bird. The optimal temperature for a white ...
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Free-range egg production in Australia –  industry trends and challenges

Free-range egg production in Australia – industry trends and challenges

In Australia, free-range egg production is a rapidly growing sector with an estimated grocery market value share of 48% of total table egg production. It can be estimated that around 200 commercial ...
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Optimal calcium supply for laying hens

Optimal calcium supply for laying hens

Laying hens produce a lot of eggs as hatching eggs or shell eggs for human consumption. Good quality eggs with strong shells ensure farm income and meet the demands of hatcheries, processing plants, ...
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Avian Influenza Outbreaks in the USA in 2014 and 2015

Avian Influenza Outbreaks in the USA in 2014 and 2015

Outbreaks of Avian Influenza (AI) in the USA from 2014 onwards affected 42.1 million layers and pullets as well as 7.5 million turkeys. From a special analysis of the outbreaks it becomes obvious ...
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Pioneering in the implementation of genomic information in fish breeding

Pioneering in the implementation of genomic information in fish breeding

AquaGen was the first fish breeding company to implement marker-assisted selection directly in salmon egg production (2009), enabling rapid transfer of improved genetic material to salmon producers. ...
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