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IMPACT PROCESSING OPERATIONS
broilers and feather coverage may be incomplete at the
time of slaughter. This may have negative consequences in
a number of instances, impacting the eventual quality of
the processed bird.
During capture and caging, birds will try to escape should
they become stressed by the harvesting team. This can lead

to intense wing flapping and also to the birds piling on top
of each other when their escape route is blocked. Birds on
the top of the pile will dig their claws into those below in an
attempt to prevent themselves from falling.
Inevitably, this will lead to skin being scratched,
wings being bruised, and breast muscles suffering both
bruises and bleeds.
The skin of younger birds is more vulnerable.
Scratches that occur during rearing and that come into
contact with the bedding may lead to cellulitis.

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become apparent after the
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In the processing plant, should the operations
before plucking not be performed carefully, skin issues will
only become apparent after the birds exit the last plucker
when scratches to the upper part of the thigh and breast and
any other areas that are not fully feathered come to light.

Varying sizes

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Many plants process two different weights of birds, from
small and medium through to large. This can present challenges for the manufacturers of plucking machines. Any
downtime needed to adjust from one bird size to another
will come at a cost.
If young birds are being processed, softer plucking fingers
will be needed because they don't cause as much friction as
the harder fingers used on older birds and, therefore, will be
less likely to damage the skin of the breast area.
To help protect the skin of younger birds, prior to being
sent to slaughter, some companies add skin strengthening
additives to the flock's feed.

Changing proportions
The preference for larger birds has increased and, where
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - February 2020

Poultry International - February 2020
Contents
Editor’s Comment
WATTAgNet.com
Top 11 European poultry producers
The key to successful broiler chick brooding
VIV MEA expanded for 2020 show in Abu Dhabi
Fast food chains ponder impact of plant-based proteins
4 ways to manage biofilm in poultry drinking water
Understanding the entire poultry gut microbiome
FeedStrategy.com launches Animal Feed Formulations Library
5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production
VICTAM Asia a total animal feed and health event
How today’s larger broilers impact processing operations
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - February 2020 - Contents
Poultry International - February 2020 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - February 2020 - WATTAgNet.com
Poultry International - February 2020 - Top 11 European poultry producers
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Poultry International - February 2020 - 8
Poultry International - February 2020 - 9
Poultry International - February 2020 - The key to successful broiler chick brooding
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Poultry International - February 2020 - 12
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Poultry International - February 2020 - VIV MEA expanded for 2020 show in Abu Dhabi
Poultry International - February 2020 - 17
Poultry International - February 2020 - Fast food chains ponder impact of plant-based proteins
Poultry International - February 2020 - 19
Poultry International - February 2020 - 4 ways to manage biofilm in poultry drinking water
Poultry International - February 2020 - 21
Poultry International - February 2020 - 22
Poultry International - February 2020 - 23
Poultry International - February 2020 - Understanding the entire poultry gut microbiome
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Poultry International - February 2020 - 26
Poultry International - February 2020 - 27
Poultry International - February 2020 - FeedStrategy.com launches Animal Feed Formulations Library
Poultry International - February 2020 - 29
Poultry International - February 2020 - 5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
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Poultry International - February 2020 - 32
Poultry International - February 2020 - 33
Poultry International - February 2020 - 6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production
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Poultry International - February 2020 - VICTAM Asia a total animal feed and health event
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Poultry International - February 2020 - How today’s larger broilers impact processing operations
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