As their popularity as a farmed species grows, so does concern around quails’ welfare. Recent research,

As their popularity as a farmed species grows, so does concern around quails’ welfare. Recent research, though, has offered insights into what rearing healthy, happy, high-performing quail means in practice. Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) may appear to many as exotic, relative newcomers to the poultry sector but they have been part of the domestic bird scene since the 12th (potentially even the 11th) century. Interest in quail farming has grown post World War II with more time and effort devoted to selective breeding and mass production. As consumer interest in quail gathers apace – for evidence of this, check the number of well-known retailers that now stock quail eggs – so the way in which the birds are farmed is being more closely scrutinised. Quail reared for their eggs are normally kept in battery-cage-style systems, whereas quail reared for meat are generally housed in high-capacity barn systems. Concern with the animal-welfare compromises of these set-ups, and with large-scale imports of birds and eggs from low-regulation farms in, for example, France and Spain, has seen several UK-based producers develop free-range or higher-welfare quail farms over the past decade o...

Global Food Processing Equipment Market Growth Prospects and Competitive Analysis by 2019 – 2024

The Global Food Processing Equipment Market research report delivers penetrating insights into the global Food Processing Equipment industry to explore vital industry facets including market size, share, scope, attractiveness, and profitability of the market. The report appears to be an irreplaceable Food Processing Equipment market source for market players, probable investors, and potential new entrants as it offers a comprehensive analysis of market segments, sub-segments, dominant competitors, and rivalry status. The report covers the historic and present market phase, analyzes at a minute level and provides authentic and reliable predictions for the market. It includes forecast analysis based on market size, ever-changing trends, consumption tendencies, product demand, and market development. The preferred forecast aids Food Processing Equipment business owners as a boon since it offers shrewdness to spot current and forthcoming business opportunities. The report also helps in identifying risks and suggests taking essential actions. It also assists market players in planning and controlling cash flow and balancing business spending and revenues. The forecast could also faci...