Know How / Layers

With margins becoming ever-tighter, well-performing laying hens are absolutely essential to a profitable poultry business. Here, you will find our full archive of technical features and guidance that will help you achieve persistent, productive laying hen cycles.

Our key areas of focus are

  • Good practices for rearing, transfer and early lay
  • Advice on feeding strategies to ensure the best feed conversion
  • Reviews of the latest technology and equipment for the poultry sector
  • Help in managing birds through ever-longer laying cycles

Latest Know How

HEALTH AND WELFARE

9 ways to have disease-free poultry ranges in winter

The darker, colder months bring a range of issues for outdoor layer flock.The highest-profile of these is the risk of avian influenza, brought in by migratory birds from Asia and…

LAYERS

5 insights on the free-range egg sector's biggest challenges

Free-range egg farmers face numerous challenges to their market beyond their farmgate, whether brought about by Britain’s impending exit from the EU or issues closer to home. They include the…

HOUSING AND HANDLING

How to prepare pullets for laying in multi-tier systems

Margins are tight in poultry production, and a traditional pinch point where savings can be found has often been pullet rearing, where farms often forgo specialist equipment in favour of…

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