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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Broiler production and export in Brazil

Territorial extension and weather conditions are factors that give Brazil competitive advantage on agriculture sector and animal production based on grain. The country accounts for 22% of agricultural land in the world, 12% reserve of water, abundance of grain available to feed the animals, emphasis on sanitary protection, sanitary system recognized by European Union and other markets, competitive internal market, population, production systems vertically integrated, low broiler production cost and world class companies and brands.

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