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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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™...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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