The new Roxell feeder designed for heavy weight broilers

Broilers with a body weight over 3 kilograms bodyweight are grown principally in the United States but also in Italy, Germany and Poland. It was in Italy and the USA that Roxell decided to field test the new feeder before introducing it to the market

The first CoMeo Roxell feeder arrives in Italy

Zootecnica International had the opportunity to visit a broiler farm in the Cremona province, where the first version of the new Roxell feeder CoMeo has been installed.

Modern Poultry Industry is taking shape in Africa

Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.

A model for promoting poultry industry development in sub-Saharan Africa: A project report

An interuniversity project of Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and University of Lome (UL) as a model of poultry industry development was run with the aim to promote and develop the poultry industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.

VDL AGROTECH launches a sustainable broiler house design called Windstreek

Last year the Dutch government awarded the design which made it possible for farmer Robert Nijkamp to realize the first Windstreek broiler house and the first flock was set-up.

Broiler Lameness in the United States

Lameness in broilers can result from both infectious and non-infectious sources. Some of the non-infectious sources maybe the result of genetic selection for fast growth and techniques such as reduced photoperiod can be effective in reducing the problem.

Master Good Group chooses CODAF systems

Master Good Group of Hungary chose CODAF’s poultry automatic feeding systems.

Analysis of the current situation and export potential of poultry production and marketing in...

According to 2014 data, there are 11,328 commercial poultry enterprises in the Turkey poultry industry including hatcheries, slaughterhouses, breeding and commercial broiler and layer farms.

Sustainable egg production

Vencomatic Group Rondeel is a solution for layer farming able to meet all requirements.

Virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming

Overview on virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming.

China – Stagnation in broiler meat and egg production

In 2014, China contributed 26.3 % to global egg production and 16.7 % to poultry meat production. But in the last 2 years, a...

Poultry feed production and issues in Turkey

The Turkish poultry sector is rapidly expanding with a constant increase in request of feed and feed additives.

Spain’s Uvesa adopts Smart™ innovations from Pas Reform for its new greenfield broiler hatchery

Uvesa’s greenfield broiler hatchery is an important and strategic installation that demonstrates Pas Reform’s comprehensive ability to deliver total hatchery solutions.

Development of poultry production in Africa – Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

A comprehensive article talking about sub-Saharan Africa and its economic development with particular reference to poultry production. Countries in sub-Saharan (SSA) Africa have experienced...

Brazil welcomes 85 million Petersime Easter chicks

During the Easter week, the first eggs were set in the new Petersime hatchery of Lar Cooperativa Agroindustrial in Brazil. It marks the official...

Effect of pasture and feed additives on the performances and egg quality of free-range...

Free-range egg production is rapidly growing in Australia with an estimated retail value market share of 48 % but free-range laying hens experience many issues which reduce their performances.

Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia Coli in retail chicken meat in Vietnam

A limited number of studies have investigated chicken meat in Vietnam for potential human danger, due to antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli and for the presence of Extraintestinal pathogenic E.coli (ExPEC).

Revolutionary layer farm Kipster officially opened

Hendrix Genetics has recently been partner in the realisation of an innovative layer farms, which will produce and sell eggs to Lidl, one of...

Solving protein shortages in Russia

The Dukchinskaya poultry farm decided to build a hatchery in the very cold Magadan region, situated in Russia. Thanks to the incubation technology and services provided by PETERSIME, the Dukchinskaya poultry farm can now offer fresh, affordable poultry meat contributing to the welfare of the Magadan inhabitants.

The threat from African & Middle Eastern Infectious Bronchitis viruses

Infectious Bronchitis is primarily a respiratory disease of chickens caused by the Type Three coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus. IB viruses cause important losses in...

An update on progress in reducing Campylobacter incidence in the UK

Campylobacter came to the forefront as a serious cause of human food poisoning in the last decade which resulted in the European Commission carrying out testing in all member states to ascertain the levels on carcasses of broiler chickens.

Sedima – A modern greenfield project with a high level of automation in Senegal

With its large integrated poultry enterprise, the long established Senegalese company Sedima is well-known for its modern and ambitious approach to the business. It...

Following Good Biosecurity Best Practices

Industry leaders from around the world recently gathered in Nashville for the 2017 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Seminar. This year’s seminar was a...

Update on Waters of the US (WOTUS) Regulatory Policy

Following the US water rules it is difficult, if not impossible for landowners to assess the jurisdictional status of an area without undertaking a comprehensive, complex, and costly watershed study.

Great Britain changing lanes: barn or free-range egg production?

Great Britain is currently experiencing many changes, political and others. One of them specifically concerns egg production in the country. In addition to the...

Poland – Growing importance of egg exports

About ten years after the collapse of the USSR and COMECON and the implementation of a new political and economic system a new phase...

Challenges to free-range poultry in low rainfall regions

Free-range poultry production in Australia has increased in market share and continues to grow. New poultry farms are being established to meet increased demand,...

A new hatchery in Sri Lanka

New Anthoneys Group, one of Sri Lanka’s leading poultry producers, is embarking on a major new programme of hatchery expansion that will see the...

Best practices to optimize quality across the poultry production chain

Ross DCFTs Work “Hand-in-Hand” at 12th Annual Gathering. Sharpening competitive edge for distributors through quality customer support Ross Distributor Customer Focus Teams (DCFTs) from throughout Turkey, Middle...

Anakciano in Philippines Commissions New Hatchery

The growth and demand for chicken continues in Southeast Asia. Anakciano Inc. based in Cagayan de Oro has just inaugurated its new hatchery using Avida...

Full house for Platinum Brooding Program

Dr. Stewart Ritchie and his team recently presented the popular Platinum Brooding® Program in Cambridge, Ontario. The extremely well received program is based on...

A New Era of Veterinary Oversight: An Update

In June of 2015 The Food and Drug Administration announced their final rule on Veterinary Feed Directives. This rule is intended to improve how...

An overview of the Poultry Crc’s achievements

The Poultry CRC commenced operation on 1 July 2003 ending on 30 June 2017. It has been a highly successful CRC, providing solutions to...

Dirk Mertens tests the Natural Beak Smoothing pans by Roxell

Beak treatment is often used as the solution of choice to reduce damage caused by pecking. Due to the growing interest in animal welfare,...

Strategic growth planned for Sub-Saharan Africa

Irvine's Group announced that Acacia Foods, B.V. and Tyson Foods, Inc. have invested in Buchan Ltd., the Group's Holding Company, allowing for strategic growth...

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