Joice & Hill Technical Reports

Egg Weight

Egg size is an important factor that determines the profitability of egg production. In some markets a premium is paid for a larger egg size, while other markets require a smaller egg size.

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Smothering

This behaviour can be very frustrating to manage especially as it is nearly always healthy birds that smother and if the stockperson is not in the unit at the exact time they start to smother birds...

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Mycoplasmosis

The route of infection is via the conjunctiva or upper respiratory tract with an incubation period of 6-10 days. Transmission may be transovarian, or by direct contact with birds, exudates, aerosol...

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Genomic Selection

Breeding goals are defined by consultation between the geneticists and commercial departments on market trends. For ISA, the layer breeding division of Hendrix Genetics, the most important goal for...

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Progress in Layer Genetics

In this article we will give an outline of a practical breeders’ perspective on topics varying from genetics, biotechnology, logistics, veterinarian issues and biosecurity.

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Antibiotic Policy Statement

Over the years Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd have put in place strict bio-security policies for both the breeder farms and Hatchery in terms of health and Hygiene.

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