Poultry of the World

Author: Loyl Stromberg

Publisher: Port Perry, Ont. : S. Mattacchione & Company

ISBN: 9781895270167

Category: Cooking

Page: 397

View: 9869

Includes chapters on history of poultry, myths of domestic poultry, egg fact and fantasy, poultry researchers, fighting cocks and geese, long-crowing chickens, poultry tips, and poultry by country.
Posted in Cooking

Poultry Production in Hot Climates

Author: Nuhad Joseph Daghir

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 387

View: 9491

The poultry industry continues to expand in the warm regions of the world at a much faster rate than in temperate zones. Not only can it be quickly and easily developed in these hot climates but poultry meat and eggs can serve as important sources of animal protein in those areas of the world that have protein insufficiency. Fully revised and updated, this new edition describes how the detrimental effects of heat stress can be reduced through the manipulation of housing, breeding, nutrition and management, and includes new contributions on controlled-environment housing, waterfowl, and breeding fast-growing broilers.
Posted in Business & Economics

The World Poultry Industry

Author: Richard Henry,Graeme Rothwell

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821334294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 74

View: 7083

The collection of papers in this book and its companion volume, Property Rights in Social and Ecological Context: Case Studies and Design Applications, (*) examine the relationships between people, the environment, and property rights and the ways in which a given social and ecological context affects those relationships. The papers are products of a research program at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. The main objective of the program was to convene social scientists and natural scientists to address research questions in their full social and ecological dimensions. The program's participants addressed five general issues related to property rights and the environment: (1) the design of governance systems for sustainability; (2) the relationship between equity, stewardship, and environmental resilience; (3) the use of traditional knowledge in resource management, (4) the mechanisms that link people to their environments, and (5) the role played by population and poverty. The companion volume presents case studies that address questions of design application in those five areas. (*) Also available: Property Rights in a Social and Ecological Context: Case Studies and Design Applications. (ISBN 0-8213-3416-6) Stock No. 13416.
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Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 6570

Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.
Posted in Nature

How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650262

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9605

Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
Posted in Nature

Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of how Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217668

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 4619

"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover.
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Beautiful Chickens

Author: Christie Aschwanden,Andrew Perris

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9780312613778

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 1210

An awe-inspiring collection featuring commissioned photographic portraits of the best in feathered beauties Beautiful Chickens takes the humble farmyard fowl and places it in the frame of a top portrait photographer. Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, the portraits showcase 40 of the world's most distinctive breeds, primped and preened for their moment of fame at assorted livestock shows. Featuring prize-winning cocks and hens, this is the ultimate in poultry portraiture. The book includes descriptions of each breed, covering their origins, physical attributes, and uses. There's also a history of hens and roosters through the ages, an introduction to the breed basics, and reportage photography from behind the scenes. Beautiful Chickens is the perfect gift for anyone, whether their fancy is for all things fowl or simply for beautiful photography.
Posted in Photography

Poultry Quality Evaluation

Quality Attributes and Consumer Values

Author: Massimiliano Petracci,Cecile Berri

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081007698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 728

Poultry Quality Evaluation: Quality Attributes and Consumer Values provides a new reference source that covers these aspects with the same scientific authority as texts on traditional poultry meat quality values. The book's first section explores new developments in our understanding of how muscle structure affects the eating qualities of cooked meat. The second section highlights new techniques for measuring, predicting, and producing poultry meat quality and how these new techniques help us minimize variability in eating quality and/or maximize value. The final section identifies the current qualities of consumer and public perceptions, including what is sustainable, ethical, desirable, and healthy in poultry production and consumption. Brings together top researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the new elements of poultry quality evaluation Provides a comprehensive reference source on poultry with the same scientific authority as texts on more broad traditional meat quality values Contains contributions from editors who are very well known and highly respected in the field
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Cook's Illustrated Complete Book of Poultry

Author: Judith DuFour Love,Cook's Illustrated Magazine

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 9780609600634

Category: Cooking

Page: 486

View: 4612

Introduces the best methods for preparing chicken, turkey, duck, goose, quail, squab, and pheasant, accompanied by tips on cooking equipment, techniques, and ingredients
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8287

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Competitiveness and Knowledge

An International Comparison of Traditional Firms

Author: Knut Ingar Westeren,Hanas Cader,Maria de Fátima Sales,Jan Ole Similä,Jefferson Staduto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317231686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 400

In the twenty-first century technology has become global, and firms compete using knowledge and capital. The ‘traditional firm’ has a need for innovation and depends on efficient knowledge management to improve productivity. This book examines five firms that produce the same commodity, white chicken meat, in different parts of the world and under very different conditions. It brings to bear the expertise and international perspectives of the author team, utilizing theoretical discussions and case studies to address the question: How do local firms use knowledge to compete in an increasingly globalized world? This book will be of interest to any postgraduate student, researcher or policymaker hoping to achieve a firmer grasp of innovation and knowledge management: a recurring and highly pertinent theme in contemporary economics.
Posted in Business & Economics

How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650262

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9766

Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
Posted in Nature

The Hen Who Sailed Around the World

A True Story

Author: Guirec Soudée

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316448834

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 2621

Meet Monique! In this true story, online phenomenon Guirec Soudée shares his adventures both unbelievable and heartwarming, sailing around the world with his brave, affectionate red hen, Monique. Monique is a highly accomplished chicken: she surfs, she skateboards, and she just crossed the world on a tiny boat with her human companion, Guirec, who helped steer. On their three-year journey, together they were unstoppable. When they became stranded in the ice off Greenland for four months, Monique, unruffled as always, kept Guirec alive with her eggs-- and they both made it home. Guirec and Monique are irresistible as unlikely comrades and friends taking on the world, and Guirec documented their journey with his remarkable, comical photographs. A deeply touching portrait of the real-life bond between animals and the humans who love them as well as a thrilling survival story, The Hen Who Sailed Around the World is an adventure for the ages.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Perfected Poultry of America

A Concise, Illustrated Treatise of the Recognized Breeds of Poultry, Turkeys, and Water-fowl

Author: Thomas Fletcher McGrew,George Ellsworth Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 249

View: 9571

Posted in Poultry

Nutrient Requirements of Poultry

Ninth Revised Edition, 1994

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 155

View: 6849

This classic reference for poultry nutrition has been updated for the first time since 1984. The chapter on general considerations concerning individual nutrients and water has been greatly expanded and includes, for the first time, equations for predicting the energy value of individual feed ingredients from their proximate composition. This volume includes the latest information on the nutrient requirements of meat- and egg-type chickens, incorporating data on brown-egg strains, turkeys, geese, ducks, pheasants, Japanese quail, and Bobwhite quail. This publication also contains new appendix tables that document in detail the scientific information used to derive the nutrient requirements appearing in the summary tables for each species of bird.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Culinary Birds

The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook

Author: John Ash

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762444843

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 4608

More than 170 recipes for chicken, eggs, turkey, duck, goose, and small birds, plus proper storage, handling and preparation.
Posted in Cooking

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs

An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9781570672293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 8595

The original edition of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs became a blueprint for people seeking a coherent picture of the U.S. poultry industry, as well as a handbook for animal rights activists seeking to develop effective strategies to expose and relieve the plight of chickens. This new edition tells where things stand in a new century in which avian influenza, food poisoning, global warming, genetic engineering, and the expansion of poultry and egg production and consumption are growing concerns in the mainstream population.
Posted in Business & Economics

Pastured Poultry Profits

Author: Joel Salatin

Publisher: Polyface Incorporated

ISBN: 9780963810908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 2988

Posted in Business & Economics

The World Encyclopedia of Meat, Game and Poultry

Everything You Need to Know about Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Feathered and Furred Game, Poultry, Sausages and Cured Meats, As Well As Exotic Meats Such As Ostrich and Kangaroo

Author: Lucy Knox,Keith Richmond

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780857238177

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 6169

A detailed visual guide to meat and how to prepare it, with 100 classic recipes.
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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0385755554

Category: FICTION

Page: 224

View: 8508

"Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain- jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.... And then more of her great uncle's unusual chickens come home to roost. Still, determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken food, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe."
Posted in FICTION