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Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Drought Impact
The widespread drought that’s made national headlines this week will probably be a boon for some Georgia corn producers, but a costly burden for the state’s poultry and beef industries.
Fifty-five animal and dairy science graduate students and animal-breeding professionals gathered in at UGA's Athens campus for three weeks in May to study with UGA Animal and Dairy Science professor Ignacy MIsztal. CAES News
Cow Matchmaking Course
University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist Ignacy Misztal develops software programs to help cattlemen select more productive cow couplings. His unique bovine matchmaking skills have earned him an international fan base of animal breeders and researchers.
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.
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.
J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. CAES News
Growth potential
A report this week from the Foreign Agricultural Service and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council shows U.S. poultry meat exports in February increased by 15 percent in quantity and nearly 18 percent in value over the same month last year. This signals an improvement in the world economy, but also shows the value of our ports and agriculture’s driving force to improve our economic situation.
Mike Lacy, Jack Houston and Catherine Keske met with several women's cooperatives in Mali and hope to partner with one of these groups to build and run the model hatchery. CAES News
UGA Malian mission
In February, University of Georgia poultry experts traveled to the West African country of Mali to establish a poultry and biogas program to improve food security and expand economic opportunities for Mali’s rural poor population, especially its women.