The past week’s top stories from www.WATTAgNet.com included information about porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, poultry production and feed formulation.
- USDA: Reused tote bags likely cause of PEDv entry into US: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s root cause investigation found that the reuse of contaminated flexible intermediate bulk containers most likely caused the entry of swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) viruses – including porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus and swine delta coronavirus – into the United States.
- Infographic: 6 myths about poultry production: This infographic busts misconceptions about antibiotics in poultry production, litter as a waste product, chicken growth and more.
- Feed formulation: health, nutrients, and ingredients in balance: Quite often, 'sensitive' formulas are over-fortified with nutrients and ingredients, let alone additives, which make them not only very expensive, but also ineffective.
- LED bulbs can save money for poultry growers: A recap of WATT Global Media’s first poultry grower webinar, 'Broiler house nighttime ventilation & LED Lighting,' sponsored by Choretime Inc.
- Managing built-up litter between broiler flocks: A recap of WATT Global Media’s Poultry Grower Webinar, “Litter management between flocks & grass bedding webinar,” sponsored by Jones Hamilton.