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.

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.

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.

Poultry industry development in sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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’.

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.

Poultry production and marketing in Turkey

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.

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...

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...

Master Good Group chooses CODAF systems

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

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...

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...

Sustainable egg production

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

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...

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...

Virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming

Overview on virus-induced immunosuppression in Russian poultry farming.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 egg...

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...

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...

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.

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)...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

Poultry Business Forum in Serbia

Aviagen® Kft demonstrated its commitment to the Serbian poultry industry at the recent Poultry Business Forum. More than 180 guests from various parts of the...

The European Protein Plan: considerations and prospects

Phil Hogan to launch a market report and the stakeholder survey linked to the European Protein Plan, first announced at the XXVIII FEFAC Congress...

Portugal’s Grupo Valouro invests for growth with Pas Reform integrated hatchery

Located in Torres Vedras, 50km north of Lisbon, Grupo Valouro is one of the country’s largest poultry producers and employs 2,500 people at its...

Belgium meets Brazil, Aviagen EPI and Belgabroed visit to Aviagen Latin America

Building customer relationships and sharing knowledge on a global and local scale is an Aviagen® core principle, and recently a visit of industry professionals...

The role of poultry vaccination in reducing risk of exposures to the H7N9 Avian...

The nationwide H7N9 Avian Influenza vaccination program launched by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of China in September 2017 has had the desired effect,...

PF Kekava joins Ross 400 Club

PF Kekava, Latvia, a leading poultry company in the Baltic States, is the latest member to join the prestigious Aviagen® Kft Ross® 400 Club. The company has...

Erpiliç installs advanced turkey hatchery to meet growing demand

Leading Turkish poultry producer Erpiliç is investing in a new, state-of-the-art turkey hatchery from Pas Reform, to meet growing demand for turkey meat. Based in...

Reducing production costs and securing profitability, the challenges for European farmers

The April 2018 “Chart of the Month” published by DLG-Agrifuture Insights, the German Agriculture Society’s knowledge brand and platform for international trend analysis in...

Crop stress in Argentina

Lack of rain on the Pampas in Argentina this year lowered estimates for the Argentine harvest of corn and soybeans. With that notable exception,...

A new integrated hatchery project for Kazakhstan’s Makinskaya

Kazakhstan’s Makinskaya Poultry Farm is expanding with a major new greenfield hatchery equipped with SmartPro™ integrated poultry solutions from Pas Reform. The technologically advanced...

AZA INTERNATIONAL in China

Founded in the late 1950s, Aza International invented the rope transport system, a revolutionary product that helped develop today’s modern livestock husbandry. Aza International...

Poultry production in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On request of Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Netherlands Embassy in Kinshasa, Wageningen Livestock Research conducted a study on the development of the poultry...

Aviagen celebrates latest Ross Club Member from Northern Cypress

Aviagen Anadolu’s Ross® 400 and 140 Clubs welcomed their latest member: Kırnı Piliçleri. Founded by Mustafa Hacı Ali (shown seated in photo), Kırnı Piliçleri...

Aviagen LLC Hatchery Director awarded “Honored worker of agriculture of Russian Federation”

Aviagen® LLC Russia Hatchery Director Anna Matveeva has earned the esteemed title of “Honoured Worker of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.” Signed by President...

Why tunnel ventilation is not a reality in Brazil

Brazil has vastly different poultry production profiles across its different states, each one with different ventilation practices, processes and realities. But one thing remains...

Marek’s Disease Virus concentration in Central Pennsylvania

Marek's disease virus, a herpesvirus that is the causative agent of Marek's disease, is a worldwide economic burden on poultry farming. However, little is...

Pas Reform solutions for Novos Horizontes in Mozambique

Mozambique-based Novos Horizontes and their new partner Philafrica, have chosen Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies to equip their new, state-of-the-art greenfield facility with a combination...

MEA Meeting in Brazil

MEA Meeting: “Order and progress,” the slogan displayed prominently on the Brazilian flag, was also befitting for the Ross® Middle East and Africa Association MEA. The...

Cobb and RCL Foods delivering top level training in South Africa

Plans to develop RCL Foods’ own Agriculture Academy in South Africa were announced by Dr Sanjay Maharaj, the company’s technical executive for agriculture, at...

Modest growth, environmental progress emerge in annual chicken industry data

Delmarva's meat chicken industry processed 4.2 billion pounds of Delmarva-raised chickens in 2017, resulting in a wholesale value of $3.4 billion, according to new...

Successful Hatchery-Breeder management is all in the details

“Successful hatchery and breeder management is all in the details,” remarked Chad Mason, broiler/hatchery manager at Columbia Farms, during USPOULTRY’s 2018 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, held in...

Incubated Worlds, a new poultry facility exploring genetic diversity

Incubated Worlds is a new advanced poultry research and breeding facility in Ethiopia. The facility, which has been inaugurated on 26 April, is a...

Shandong Fengxiang and Dalian Chengsan

Chinese customers visit Cobb office in ShanghaiOne of the largest integrated companies in China, Shandong Fengxiang, located at Yanggu in Shandong province, places about...

Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market

New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in...

Sustainable chicken farming in Ethiopia

Village chicken farming is ubiquitous in smallholder systems, contributing to household, local and national economies under diverse environmental, economic and cultural settings. However, they...

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™...

Multi-strain infection by infectious bronchitis variant viruses in broiler and breeder flocks in Latin...

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes a highly contagious upper-respiratory tract disease in chickens and some strains are nephropathogenic. The virus can also cause significant...

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...

Building a clear understanding of livestock welfare in Alberta

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is involved in a new initiative called the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project. The goal of this project is a...

Two Middle Eastern countries, two-day conferences – two major successes

Over the first five days of April, 2018, Aviagen® conducted two highly successful conferences for Ross® Parent Stock (PS) customers in the Middle East. The...

EU-Brazil partnership for sustainable soy

The third meeting since the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on a Brazil-EU partnership for sustainable soy took place on 21 November 2018...

Most significant animal health threats in Europe

PROHEALTH, the largest European Commission-funded livestock agriculture research project ended up having identified the most common and costly animal health threats and potential solutions...

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