Maximizing Profits with Poultry Litter

March 15, 2017

A Mississippi-based Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researcher has learned that using poultry litter as fertilizer can help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits.

Poultry litter (chicken manure, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other poultry-house materials) contains nitrogen and phosphorus—both important crop nutrients. Applying poultry litter to the soil also recycles some of the tons of litter generated annually by poultry operations throughout the United States, says Haile Tewolde, an ARS agronomist at Mississippi State.

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NutritionistsGathering in Lebanon Discusses How to Make Breakfast Better based on Latest Science and Focus on Whole Grains

Nutritionists from across Lebanon gathered in Beirut to discuss the latest recommendations on what constitutes a healthy breakfast at a scientific event organized by Nestlé Middle East, with whole grains emergingas a key ingredient to help maintain healthier body weight1-3, reduce coronary heart disease risk4,5, and lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes5,6. 

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Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines

Cattle in a field. Link to photo information By Sandra Avant

 

January 12, 2016

Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could control these pests and help prevent a reinfestation of cattle fever ticks in the United States. These ticks can transmit pathogens that cause bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis—diseases that can kill cattle.

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FIRST JOINT WIT WORKSHOP FOR SAUDI POULTRY INDUSTRY

More than 40 trainees took part in the first scientific workshop organized jointly by the Al Watania Poultry Institute of Technology (WIT) and Cobb-Vantress for the Saudi poultry industry. 

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Nutriad appoints Key Account Manager in Russia

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announces the appointment of Mr Roman Krikovtsov as Key Account Manager for the Russian market. With roughly 26 million tonnes of feed produced annually, Russia is a strategically important market for Nutriad and the company seeks to increase its’ footprint through increased interaction with local producers.  

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Invesa is now LIVISTO

Some of you may already be aware of the big change that Invesa – as well as the other brands that formerly were part of aniMedica Group – has been through.

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