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1962

Poultry

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Fourth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1960-1961, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt Jan 1962

Fourth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1960-1961, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

TO help improve the quality of laying stock for poultry farmers in Western Australia the Poultry Branch of the Department of Agriculture conducts annual random sample egg laying tests.

The tests reveal good and bad points in the laying strains available, and their results are a valuable guide to breeders.

Most of the chickens sold in Western Australia are now bred by hatcherymen who participate in the Random Sample Tests.


Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962, P Smetana Jan 1962

Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962, P Smetana

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

A NUMBER of important changes have been incorporated in the fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test, which is now in progress at the Department of Agriculture's Poultry Research Station.

REARING RESULTS AT HOUSING (21 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS)

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-1962 Progressive Report to March 4, 1962 (70 Days, 10 Weeks)


Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962 : Progressive Laying Report To April 29, 1962, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt Jan 1962

Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962 : Progressive Laying Report To April 29, 1962, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-62 Progressive Report to April 29th, 1962 (18 Weeks)


Fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE figures in the table below give the progressive laying report to May 27, 1962, after 22 weeks of production.

The entries are ranked in order of profit, but undue emphasis should not be placed on the results of this progress report, which refers only to one uncompleted test.


Pullorum Tested Poultry Flocks : 1962, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Pullorum Tested Poultry Flocks : 1962, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THIS year's pullorum tests of poultry flocks have revealed the lowest incidence of reactors since the tests began.

Results are recorded below.


An Unusual Tick Fever Outbreak, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

An Unusual Tick Fever Outbreak, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

EARLY in the summer of 1961 there was a series of unusual tick fever outbreaks on several poultry farms in the metropolitan area.

These outbreaks were unusual because no apparent vector (disease carrier) could be found.


Fifth Random Sample Laying Test : 1961-62 : Progressive Report To 2nd Sept., 1962 (36 Weeks), Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Fifth Random Sample Laying Test : 1961-62 : Progressive Report To 2nd Sept., 1962 (36 Weeks), Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-62

Progressive Report to 2nd September, 1962 (36 weeks)


Field Day : Poultry Research : A Progress Report : Poultry Research Station, Wembley, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Field Day : Poultry Research : A Progress Report : Poultry Research Station, Wembley, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

AT the fourth field day held at the Department of Agriculture's Poultry Research Station at Wembley recently, about 150 visitors, most of them commercial poultry farmers, inspected the station and saw the progress of the comprehensive research programme being carried out by officers of the Department's Poultry Branch.


Chronic Respiratory Disease Of Poultry In Western Australia, M R. Gardiner, R. V. Vagg Jan 1962

Chronic Respiratory Disease Of Poultry In Western Australia, M R. Gardiner, R. V. Vagg

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Widespread chronic respiratory disease was revealed in a survey of respiratory infections in Perth metropolitan area poultry flocks.

Most occur in early or midsummer and cause a serious fall in egg production. Return to full lay after the infection is usually slow.

While these infections can cause production losses in flocks which are under heavy stress, none of the more serious forms of chronic respiratory disease was found.

This gives encouragement for future control of the disease in Western Australia.


Management Of Laying Flock, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Management Of Laying Flock, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

EGG production usually declines in birds which have been under lights during autumn and winter. Egg prices are lower and flocks should therefore be culled more severely.