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Roosters in a laboratory on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Cleaner chickens
Oil and water may not mix, but a University of Georgia study has found feeding chickens a blend of plant-based oils in their drinking water can help prevent salmonella contamination before the meat reaches the dinner table, or even the grocery store.
Dr. Mike Lacy, department head, University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science CAES News
High corn costs
Severe drought in the Midwest corn-belt is driving up poultry feed costs in Georgia. Economists and poultry industry experts predict corn costs will increase 50 percent in 2012 compared to typical years. Some economists say corn prices could double by the end of the summer.
UGA Extension faculty are helping Georgia farmers make the state's more than 12,000 broiler houses more efficient. CAES News
Energy audits for chicken houses
The practices that can help us save energy in our own homes, like sealing leaks, insulating and updating cooling systems and replacing light bulbs, are also being used to make Georgia’s prolific poultry industry more efficient — one chicken house at a time.
Wayne Daley, a Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) principal research scientist, and Casey Ritz, a University of Georgia associate professor of poultry science, prepare to record vocalizations of a small flock of chickens at the University of Georgia's Poultry Research Center. (Credit: Gary Meek) CAES News
Interpreting flock talk
Chickens can’t speak, but they can definitely make themselves heard. Most people who have visited a poultry farm will recall chicken vocalization – the technical term for clucking and squawking – as a memorable part of the experience.
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches. CAES News
Expo weathers on
Despite an uncomfortable mix of wet, cold and windy weather, North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, marched on this week in Moultrie, Ga. More than 70,000 visitors perused the wears of 1,200 vendors, a North Carolina farmer was tapped as the Southeast’s top and land-grant universities brought their messages to the masses.
After just two days of developing in the egg, a chicken's heart beats. Like in human development, the heart is one of the first organs to develop in birds. It beats to circulate blood throughout the chicken's circulatory system so it can grow into a healthy bird. Wings and eyes are easily seen by day six. The chick is ready to hatch after 21 days. CAES News
Chickenology
After just two days of developing in the egg, a chicken’s heart beats. Students discovered the beating organ firsthand after cracking open eggs to learn about embryo development in “Chickenology,” a seminar course offered by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The 2011 D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence were awarded to: (L-R) William Vencill, Teaching; Yen-Con Hung, Research; Casey Ritz, Extension; and Ronnie Barentine, Public Service Extension. CAES News
D.W. Brooks Awards
Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members were awarded the college’s highest honor Oct. 4 in Athens, Ga., at the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.
Mike Lacy, UGA poultry science department head, shows Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall and committee members some of UGA's poultry flock housed on the Athens, Ga. campus. CAES News
Eat more chicken
The poultry industry in Georgia has grown steadily since the 1940s. Like all of agriculture, poultry has had its share of ups and downs. Right now, it’s facing a perfect storm created by high corn prices, escalated fuel prices and a down economy.
Steve Stice and Franklin West with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences stand with their pigs in Athens in April of 2010. CAES News
Disease-resistant chickens
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.