Health and industry issues facing the US turkey industry

In preparation for this report to the USAHA Committee on Poultry & Other Avian Species, the subcommittee chairman, Dr. Clark, surveyed turkey industry professionals...

Cage-free egg production: the Lone Cactus Egg Farm in Bouse (Arizona)

In June and July 2017, the Author had the chance to visit new large cage-free egg farms in Texas and Arizona. The main results...

Update on Waters of the US (WOTUS) Regulatory Policy

A quick search on the internet reveals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed roughly 2,800 new regulations since 2009 when the current administration...

House of Raeford’s affiliate Columbia Farms: leading the way in the USA

In the USA, House of Raeford’s affiliate Columbia Farms was first to adopt SmartCare™, with a Lifetime Services contract to support its state-of-the-art SmartPro™...

Ovoset Pro: A gentle workhorse

Tony Norris and his wife Susan started Norris Farms, a broiler breeder egg farm, 12 years ago near Swansea, South Carolina. Norris Farms consists...

The USA on their way to cage-free egg production

The Red River Valley Egg Farm in Bogata, TexasThe cage-free discussion in retrospect The discussion about abandoning conventional cages in laying hen husbandry gained in...

Revolutionary layer farm Kipster officially opened

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

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 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 for better poultry production. Ross Distributor Customer Focus Teams (DCFTs)...

A new hatchery in Sri Lanka with Pas Reform SmartPro™

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Development of poultry production in sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in sub-Saharan (SSA) Africa have experienced relatively high economic growth from the mid-2000s, along with a rapid urbanization. This has led to the...

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, but...

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...

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...

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’.

The poultry sector in Tanzania

Tanzania has today a long-term growth potential in the poultry and egg sectors.

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.

Sustainable egg production

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

VDL AGROTECH launches 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.

Master Good Group chooses CODAF systems

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

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.

Virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming

Overview on virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming.

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 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.

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

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