This month, Poultry World‘s Technical focus is on housing – old and new.

We cover two new layer installations – one free range, one colony – and visit Rachel Almey, who recently won the Pfizer Trainee of the Year award and has consistently produced excellent performance figures despite managing broiler sheds up to 50 years old.

Alongside this, we offer practical advice on using antibiotics, protecting the environment and selecting pullets for top performance.

The Business section includes a profile of top duck grower Gressingham Foods (see our video interview here with one of the bosses), analysis of the GM-free soya market and top tips on submitting a planning application. “Think like an objector” is the way to go about it.

 

Heading up the News section is a report on illegal egg still finding its way into processed food and a new producer packer that’s left Noble Foods to go it alone.

We also cover proposed changes to John Bowler Eggs’ producer contracts, while Paul Kelly releases 2013 poult prices and gives his outlook for the year ahead.

And look out for our Viewpoint, explaining why the horsemeat in beef scandal is a salutary reminder for the whole poultry sector.

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