Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production

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Donald D. Bell, William Daniel Weaver
Springer Science & Business Media, 2002 - Business & Economics - 1365 pages
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Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Productionis the5th editionof a highly successful book first authored by Dr. Mack O. North in 1972, updated in 1978 and 1984. The 4th edition was co-authored with Donald D. Bell in 1990. The book has achieved international success as a reference for students and commercial poultry and egg producers in every major poultry producing country in the world.
The5th editionis essential reading for students preparing to enter the poultry industry, for owners and managers of existing poultry companies and for scientists who need a major source of scientifically based material on poultry management.
In earlier editions, the authors emphasized the chicken and its management. The5th edition, with the emphasis shifted to the commercial business of managing poultry, contains over 75% new material. The contributions of 14 new authors make this new edition the most comprehensive such book available. Since extensive references are made to the international aspects of poultry management, all data are presented in both the Imperial and Metric form.
Over 300 tables and 250 photos and figures support 62 chapters of text. New areas include processing of poultry and eggs with thorough discussions of food safety and further processing. The business of maintaining poultry is discussed in chapters on economics, model production firms, the use of computers, and record keeping. Updated topics include: breeders and hatchery operations; broiler and layer flock management; replacement programs and management of replacements; nutrition; and flock health. New chapters address flock behavior, ventilation, waste management, egg quality and egg breakage.
Other new features include a list of more than 400 references and a Master List of the tables, figures, manufacturers of equipment and supplies, research institutions, books and periodicals, breeders, and trade associations.
Commercial growers will find the tables of data of particular interest; scientists will be able to utilize the extensive references and to relate their areas of interest to the commercial industry's applications; and students will find that the division of the book into 11 distinct sections, with multiple chapters in each, will make the text especially useful.
  

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Contents

Section I General
3
Components of the Poultry and Allied Industries
19
Modern Breeds of Chickens
31
Anatomy of the Chicken
41
Formation of the Egg
59
Behavior of Chickens
71
Behavioral Genetics
87
Poultry Housing
101
Development of the Embryo
651
Hatchery Planning Design and Construction
661
Equipment for Hatcheries
686
Maintaining Hatching Egg Quality
708
Factors Affecting Hatchability
728
Operating the Hatchery
776
Introduction to the US Chicken Meat Industry
802
A Model Integrated Broiler Firm
820

Fundamentals of Ventilation
113
Fundamentals of Managing Light for Poultry
129
Waste Management
149
External Parasites Insects and Rodents
169
Section II Feeds and Nutrition
187
Digestion and Metabolism
199
Major Feed Ingredients Feed Management and Analysis
215
Broiler Nutrition
243
Feeding EggType Replacement Pullets
267
Feeding Commercial EggType Layers
287
Feeding Broiler Breeders
329
Vitamins Minerals and Trace Ingredients
371
Feed Formulation and the Computer
395
Consumption and Quality of Water
411
Section III Poultry Health
431
Microorganisms and Disease
433
Immunity
443
Vaccines and Vaccination
451
Medication for the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases
463
Diseases of the Chicken
473
Biosecurity on Chicken Farms
543
Cleaning and Disinfecting Poultry Facilities
557
Diagnostic Testing
565
Section IV Business
583
Operating a Poultry Enterprise
585
Record Management
595
Computer Applications
611
Section V The Breeder and Hatchery
621
Managing the Breeding Flock
623
Broiler Management
830
Quality Assurance and Food SafetyChicken Meat
872
Microbiology of Poultry Meat Products
890
Processing Chicken Meat
900
Poultry ProcessingInspection and Grading
922
FurtherProcessing Poultry and ValueAdded Products
932
Introduction to the US TableEgg Industry
946
A Model One Million Hen InLine Egg Production Complex
966
Cage Management for Raising Replacement Pullets
980
Cage Management for Layers
1008
Management in Alternative Housing Systems
1042
Flock Replacement Programs and Flock Recycling
1060
Egg Production and Egg Weight Standards for TableEgg Layers
1080
Egg Handling and Egg Breakage
1092
Shell Eggs and Their Nutritional Value
1110
Processing and Packaging Shell Eggs
1130
FurtherProcessing Eggs and Egg Products
1164
Shell Egg Quality and Preservation
1200
Quality and Functionality of Egg Products
1220
Egg Quality Assurance Programs
1230
Selected References and Suggested Readings
1242
List of Periodicals and Scientific Journals a partial list of international publications on poultry
1268
Partial List of Books on Poultry and Related Subjects
1270
Partial List of International Equipment Manufacturers
1282
List of Poultry Professional and Trade Associations
1286
List of Institutions with Significant Research and Education Programs in Poultry US and Canada
1288
Conversion Tables
1292
Index
1296

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