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  • Ross Tech Notes: Hot Season Management of Broiler Breeders in Open-Sided Houses

    One of the most challenging aspects of managing any generation of birds is that of environmental control in open-sided houses. In regions where the hot weather season can see temperatures reaching 40C (104F), it is essential to pay extra attention to bird management. Read more

  • Aviagen Brief: Energy, The Fuel of Life

    Energy is often considered the “Fuel of Life”. Primarily it is needed for maintaining basic metabolism (maintenance energy). This article is an attempt to provide a flock manager with some tools to use when making decisions on feeding energy to a breeder flock. Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Energy, The Fuel of Life

    Energy is often considered the “Fuel of Life”. Primarily it is needed for maintaining basic metabolism (maintenance energy). This article is an attempt to provide a flock manager with some tools to use when making decisions on feeding energy to a breeder flock. Read more

  • Ross Hatching Egg Shell Quality Pocket Guide

    This document is a practical, on-farm tool aimed at helping farmers identify hatching egg shell issues. For each egg shell abnormality there is a picture showing what the abnormality looks like, which is linked to a table detailing the causes and solutions associated with th... Read more

  • Ross Parent Stock Management Pocket Guide

    This document provides the key management points for Parent Stock in a handy pocket-sized guide. It is intended to be a practical tool for use on-farm and as such, contains the important on-farm management information for farm managers and stock people. Read more

  • Aviagen Brief: Gut Health in Poultry - The World Within

    A healthy gut is essential for the efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption. If gut health is compromised, digestion and nutrient absorption will be affected, and bird performance and welfare will be compromised. Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Gut Health in Poultry - The World Within

    A healthy gut is essential for the efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption. If gut health is compromised, digestion and nutrient absorption will be affected, and bird performance and welfare will be compromised. Read more

  • Aviagen Brief: Incubating Eggs at High Altitudes

    A hatchery which is sited at high altitude (1500 meters (4921 feet) or more above sea level) faces some particular challenges;  slower embryo growth, longer incubation periods and lower hatchability have to be expected. With better understanding of the principles involved, p... Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Incubating Eggs at High Altitudes

    A hatchery which is sited at high altitude (1500 meters (4921 feet) or more above sea level) faces some particular challenges;  slower embryo growth, longer incubation periods and lower hatchability have to be expected. With better understanding of the principles involved, p... Read more

  • Ross Tech Notes: Female Persistency Post-Peak - Managing Fertility and Production

    Chick numbers are most often reduced during the period between 40 to 60 weeks of age because of poor persistency in both egg production and hatchability. It is important to understand the main reasons why broiler breeder flocks exhibit poor persistency post-peak and how to o... Read more

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