Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe

Author: Emily Burton
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780645308
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Examining sustainable poultry production systems across Europe, this book contains a selected cross section of papers from the 2014 UK Poultry Science Symposium. It reviews essential topics such as resources and supply chains, the global poultry market, risk management, zoonoses and green issues. Providing a compilation of the most current research in the poultry science and production industry, this book is an important resource for both researchers and professionals.

Avian Gut Function in Health and Disease

Author:
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845931810
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Derived from the 28th Poultry Science Symposium of the World's Poultry Science Association (UK), this book focuses on the current interest of the phasing out of antibiotic use in poultry and covers in-depth interactions between the bird, its diet and potential pathogens. It also demonstrates. the understanding of the gut health in the 21st century of commercial poultry and flocks and the ultimate safety of poultry product in the human food chain.

Handbook of Poultry Science and Technology Primary Processing

Author: Isabel Guerrero-Legarreta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470504447
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive reference for the poultry industry—Volume 1 describes everything from husbandry up to preservation With an unparalleled level of coverage, the Handbook of Poultry Science and Technology provides an up-to-date and comprehensive reference on poultry processing. Volume 1 describes husbandry, slaughter, preservation, and safety. It presents all the details professionals need to know beginning with live poultry through to the freezing of whole poultry and predetermined cut parts. Throughout, the coverage focuses on one paramount objective: an acceptable quality and a safe product for consumer purchase and use. The text includes safety requirements and regulatory enforcement in the United States, EU, and Asia. Volume 1: Primary Processing is divided into seven parts: Poultry: biology to pre-mortem status—includes such topics as classification and biology, competitive exclusion, transportation to the slaughterhouse, and more Slaughtering and cutting—includes the slaughterhouse building and required facilities, equipment, and operations; carcass evaluation and cutting; kosher and halal slaughter; and more Preservation: refrigeration and freezing—includes the biology and physicochemistry of poultry meat in rigor mortis under ambient temperature, as well as changes that occur during freezing and thawing; engineering principles; equipment and processes; quality; refrigeration and freezing for various facilities; and more Preservation: heating, drying, chemicals, and irradiation Composition, chemistry, and sensory attributes—includes quality characteristics, microbiology, nutritional components, chemical composition, and texture of raw poultry meat Eggs—includes egg attributes, science, and technology Sanitation and Safety—includes PSE, poultry-related foodborne diseases, OSHA requirements, HACCP and its application, and more

Poultry Meat Processing Second Edition

Author: Casey M. Owens
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439882160
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

When the first edition of Poultry Meat Processing was published, it provided a complete presentation of the theoretical and practical aspects of poultry meat processing, exploring the complex mix of biology, chemistry, engineering, marketing, and economics involved. Upholding its reputation as the most comprehensive text available, Poultry Meat Processing, Second Edition is thoroughly expanded and updated. Understand the Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Processing Poultry From Farm to Fork Now containing even more illustrations, this completely revised second edition features: Three new chapters - Nutritive Value of Poultry Meat, Coproducts and By-products from Poultry Processing, and Poultry Processing Under Animal Welfare and Organic Standards in the U.S. New techniques for assessing poultry meat tenderness, equivalency scales for sensory and instrumental tenderness measurements, and calculations for marination Significant updates on primary, secondary, and further processing to reflect changes in the processing industry This extremely informative textbook covers the gamut of poultry processing, including live bird production, muscle protein functionality, processing plant operations (primary, secondary, and further processing), quality and safety of poultry products, inspection systems, and wastewater management. It provides the steps and conditions used in poultry processing and discusses why they are necessary. In addition to its academic use, this valuable work serves as an essential reference for researchers, industry personnel, and extension specialists and agents seeking to expand their knowledge.

Using the Agricultural Environmental and Food Literature

Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824743765
Release Date: 2002-07-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This text discusses a wide range of print and electronic media to locate hard-to-find documents, navigate poorly indexed subjects and investigate specific research topics and subcategories. It includes a chapter on grey and extension literature covering technical reports and international issues.

Meat Science

Author: P. D. Warriss
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851994246
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book has been designed to give a simple overview of meat science, and is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of food science and technology, technical staff in the meat industry, and veterinarians. Its 12 chapters cover (1) meat production and consumption throughout the world, (2) growth and body composition of meat animals, (3) the chemical composition and structure of meat, (4) slaughter practices, (5) post-mortem changes in muscle, (6) meat quality, (7) the effects of live animal handling on carcass and meat quality, (8) the effects of post-mortem handling on carcass and meat quality, (9) meat hygiene, (10) animal welfare, (11) measuring the composition and physical characteristics of meat, and (12) measuring the eating quality of meat. There is a subject index.

Alternative Systems for Poultry

Author: Victoria Sandilands
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845938246
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Recent interest in how poultry are housed and managed in order to ensure profitability, sustainability, and good levels of animal welfare, are challenging issues that commercial poultry keepers face, particularly where legislation is bringing about legal requirements for housing. This book compares and contrasts alternative housing with conventional and traditional systems for commercial poultry (laying hens, meat chickens, turkeys, waterfowl and gamebirds) with regards to welfare, disease, health, nutrition, sustainability and genotype-environment interaction.

Biology of Breeding Poultry

Author: Paul M. Hocking
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845933753
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book reviews the biological science and background to breeding meat poultry, specifically broiler, turkey and duck. These commercial birds have been changed by genetic selection to such an extent that they are substantially different from traditional breeds and laying hens. Covering science, management and husbandry systems, this book is an essential reference for researchers and students in animal science, as well as technical staff of breeding companies and poultry meat producers. Part of the Poultry Science Symposium Series.

Poultry Science

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924073095063
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Poultry

Vol. 5 includes a separately paged special issue, dated June 1926.

Biology of Breeding Poultry

Author: Paul M. Hocking
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845933753
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book reviews the biological science and background to breeding meat poultry, specifically broiler, turkey and duck. These commercial birds have been changed by genetic selection to such an extent that they are substantially different from traditional breeds and laying hens. Covering science, management and husbandry systems, this book is an essential reference for researchers and students in animal science, as well as technical staff of breeding companies and poultry meat producers. Part of the Poultry Science Symposium Series.

The Behavioural Biology of Chickens

Author: Christine J Nicol
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780642499
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Science

Chickens are by far the world’s most widely farmed animal, kept for both meat and egg production. They are at the centre of many debates regarding housing and production systems, causing significant interest in what lies behind chicken behaviour. This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioural development, preferences and aversions, social behaviour, learning and cognition, behavioural issues in different systems and solutions for behavioural problems. Authored by an authority on chicken ethology, it brings together the fields of animal behaviour, neuroscience, psychology and epidemiology to provide a comprehensive understanding of chicken behaviour and help improve the lives of farmed chickens around the world.

Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals

Author: D. Sauvant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789086867127
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Science

For more than 30 years, modelling has been an important method for integrating, in a flexible, comprehensive and widely applicable way, basic knowledge and biological concepts on digestion and metabolism in farm animals. The purpose of this book is to present the 'state of art' in this area. The chapters are written by leading teams and researchers in this field of study, mainly from Europe, North America and Australasia. Considerable progress has been made in topics dealing with: modelling methods, feeding behaviour, digestion and metabolic processes in ruminants and monogastric animals. This progress is clearly illustrated by the emergence of a new paradigm in animal nutrition, which has moved from the aim to cover the requirements of the animal to explaining and predicting the responses of the animals to diets (e.g., productivity and efficiency, impact on quality of products, environmental aspects, health and well-being). In this book several chapters illustrate that through empirical models, meta-analysis is an efficient tool to synthesize information gathered over recent decades. In addition, compared with other books on modelling farm animal nutrition, two new aspects received particular attention: expanding knowledge of the individual animal to understanding the functioning and management of herds, and the consideration of the environmental impact of animal production. This book is a valuable source of information for researchers, nutritionists, advisors, and graduate students who want to have up-to-date and concise information on mathematical modelling applied to farm animals.

Broiler Breeder Production

Author: S. Leeson
Publisher: Nottingham University Press
ISBN: 9781904761792
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive review of all aspects of commercial production systems, this book provides an up-to-date look at all aspects of broiler breeder production and management, starting with specialized genetic programs as developed by the primary breeders and ending with two chapters on very practical, hands-on aspects of breeder management, including extensive coverage of health management, feeding systems, environmental control, lighting programs and all aspects of male and female reproduction. Recognizing the diversity of management systems worldwide, the authors have included breeders in both temperate and warm climates and also for controlled environment vs.curtain-sided housing systems. This unique publication is an essential reference for all professionals involved in broiler breeder production.