Patterns of EU poultry meat production and consumption – A 2016 status report

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Poultry meat has been the fastest growing agricultural commodity over the past decades. This is mainly a result of the high absolute and relative...

Poultry meat and egg production in Brazil – First Part

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Brazil is one of the leading countries in the global poultry industry, not only in production, but also in trade with poultry products. In...

Patterns and dynamics of the egg industry in Japan

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Egg production is stagnating In contrast to the considerable dynamics of the egg industry in China and India, egg production in Japan has remained almost...

SPECHT of Johannes Ten Elsen

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The experience of Mr Johannes Ten Elsen within the poultry industry has led Specht to offer a complete range of equipment, from egg laying systems to silos and augers for the feed transport up to belts and chains for the collection and transport of eggs; and more, ventilation and heating systems and poultry equipment accessories.

SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, a story of success and commitment to the worldwide egg industry

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Passion, drive, advanced technology, social and ethical responsibility, are the core elements of SANOVO, a company which has constantly been expanding over the years...

Increased interest in the slower-growing broiler Ranger Gold

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Avizoo, Cooperativa Agricola San Martino, Consorzio Agrario del Nordest and Avicola Artigiana have come together, in a far-sighted project, to launch onto the Italian...

The Rowan Range: a portfolio of products for slower-growing and coloured bird markets by...

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Alternative, slower-growing segments of the broiler market have existed for decades. Historically, however, these were largely niche or artisanal operations. More recently, there has...

Interview with Dinah Nicholson, Global manager of Hatchery Development and Support at Aviagen

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Interview with Dinah Nicholson, Global Manager of Hatchery Development and Support at Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company

NOVOGEN: layer breeds for the brown, white and tinted egg production

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Novogen – a sister company of Groupe Grimaud - offers competitive layer breeds for the brown, white and tinted egg production for different market segments. Their products are present on each continent on more than 50 countries.

Meeting with Hy-Line International at EuroTier 2016

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Interviews with Hy-Line International’s key figures to globally assess the present and future value of the poultry industry

Hubbard JA57: serving Label Rouge for 50 years

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Over the years the Hubbard JA57 breeder female has become the main breeder female used as the base of the French Label Rouge concept....

A new specialised turkey hatchery for Turkmenistan

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An interview with Mr. Maksat Ibragimov, Company Coordinator MAKSADA OKGUNLY, a hatchery in Turkemenistan. What you are constructing is more than a new turkey hatchery in...

Interview with Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman

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Zootecnica International had the chance to ask Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman about the current poultry market situation at a global level.

Vencomatic Group, truly a family business – Interview with Lotte and Ton van de...

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Lotte van de Ven took charge of the Vencomatic Group on May 1st when she took over from Theo Hoen who had been at...

The poultry industry of the United Kingdom in transition

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On June 23rd, 2016, the population of the United Kingdom (UK) decided to leave the EU. Even though it is not yet possible to...

A projection of the future dynamics in global poultry meat production

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Global chicken meat production is projected to grow by 24.4 mill. t or 22.3 % between 2014 and 2024. In contrast to egg production...

EU: Traditional markets using coloured chickens

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Besides recent developments seen in the highly developed countries with slower growing (white) chickens grown up to about 7 weeks of age - filling...

Interview to Richard Hutchinson, Aviagen Turkeys Sales and Marketing Director

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Richard Hutchinson has over three decades of experience in the Turkey industry and during this time he significantly increased turkey parent stock sales in Europe and Russia.

Traditional certified poultry

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The French cuisine is well-known and respected for more than two centuries for the way it has embraced the different types of poultry breeds,...

Interview with Roy Driessen, Marel Poultry Marketing Manager

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Interview to Roy Driessen, Marel Poultry Marketing Manager on their flagship products, latest innovations and future goals.

Hubbard, playing a vital role in the poultry breeding industry

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Hubbard operates its selection programs in 3 different R&D centres in North America and Europe, along with its own production sites in North America, Europe and Brazil. Hubbard has a longstanding experience in breeding, developing and marketing breeding stock for both conventional and premium markets.

A projection of the future dynamics in global egg production

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This paper presents a projection of the future dynamics in egg production. Because of the high volatility in the per capita consumption and in...

Interview with Olivier Rochard, Managing Director of Hubbard, on their new Hubbard Efficiency Plus

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Hubbard has recently launched a new conventional breeder female, the Hubbard Efficiency Plus, which is the result of the company’s long-term research and development...

Label Rouge: a supply chain model for other markets

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The brand name Label Rouge identifies a product that is reared in a typically French production system. The origins of the Label Rouge brand...

Interview with Mr Albert Jansen Jansen Poultry Equipment

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During a recent visit to the company headquarters in Barneveld, The Netherlands, Zootecnica International had the opportunity to meet Mr Albert Jansen, the founder...

The U. S. poultry industry in transition

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The U. S. poultry industry is confronted with new challenges which ask for a reaction. One challenge is the growing demand for cage-free eggs,...

Petersime, becoming a hatching champion

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M. De Clercq and P Degraeve, Managing Directors of Petersime, Belgium gave us a deep outlook on latest company’s activity and innovations.

Hubbard outlining trends in the Premium chicken market

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Interview with Paul Van Boekholt, Manager Global Marketing, Hubbard Breeders Today markets are sensitive to animal welfare, meat quality and price concerns. In this regard,...

Interview with Jacco Wagelaar, Managing Director of Twinpack Special Products for the global egg...

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Jacco Wagelaar, the Twinpack Managing Director launched a new Twinpack separate business in January 2016, named Twinpack Special Product. The new-born company deals with special packaging systems for the global egg industry.

Patterns and dynamics of China’s egg industry

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Remarkable development of the laying hen inventory and of egg production Table 1 shows the development of the Chinese laying hen inventory and of egg...

The Great Journey of FACCO

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This title was the pleasant theme given by Massimo Finco to the celebration of 60 years of activity recorded by the Facco company headquartered...

Interview with Denis Kan, President of Jamesway Incubator Company

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Jamesway has a solid reputation worldwide with offices in North America, Russia, and Asia and production facilities in Canada and China and serves 1,800...

From Newpharm a protocol for the effective control of red mite infestation

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In poultry industries one of the most widespread ectoparasites is certainly the Dermanyssus gallinae, better known under the name of red mite. Globally, the...

Regional concentration in global egg production

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This overview will list theleading countries in egg production in each continent and document their share in the production volume of the continent as...

EU poultry meat production and trade

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In 2015, the 28 member countries of the EU shared 6.8% in the global population but contributed 15.7 % to global meat production and...

Canada: egg production in a Supply Management system

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Laying hen husbandry and egg production in Canada are unique because of the Supply Management system which controls production volume, egg prices and egg...

Spatial shifts in global chicken meat production between 1993 and 2013

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There are hardly any studies which deal with the role of the less developed and newly industrialised countries in global meat production. In this article the Author investigates the spatial shifts in chicken meat production.

A projection of egg production until 2030

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Food supply for a growing global population is one of the great challenges for the next decades. A particular problem will be to produce...

Trends in the poultry production and market for sustainability

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The theme of this year’s General Assembly of EU poultry sector was the sustainability of the poultry meat. The event, organized by QGV, Austrian...

“Il Fiore delle Dolomiti”: organic eggs produced using SKA equipment

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Mountain organic eggs from hens grown according to the principles of the 5 H Club. Respecting the animal, the environment and the health of...

Visit to the Vencomatic Group

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Vencomatic Group of Eersel - The Netherlands - represents three well-known brands in the poultry sector: Vencomatic, Prinzen and Agro Supply. The company provides a full range of innovative systems for equipping modern poultry farms all over the world.

Optimum solutions for increasing hatchery efficiency

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ZOOTECNICA INTERNATIONAL interviewed Mr Rudy Verhelst, Product Manager at Petersime N.V., - the world leading supplier of incubators, hatchery equipment, project services and turnkey hatcheries -, speaking about the Belgian company, its latest improvements and optimum solutions for increasing hatchery efficiency.

The role of Asia in egg production

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Between 1996 and 2016, global egg production increased from 45.1 mill. t to 73.9 mill. t or by 64.0%. Asian countries contributed 19.6 mill....

The European poultry meat business

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In a rapidly changing world it is a great challenge to keep business model up to date and profitable. Market orientation Market orientation is defined as...

Visit to Eurosilos Sirp

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Eurosilos Sirp is a state-of-the-art production company, created in 1972 by Mario Telefri with their headquarters in Isorella, Brescia. Specialized in the production of...

Vostermans Ventilation – specialist in the field of ventilation since 1952

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Vostermans Ventilation B.V. develops, manufactures and distributes fans and control equipment for agricultural and industrial applications and is part of the group Vostermans Companies....

The egg industry of the USA in transition

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Between 1996 and 2016, the value of U. S. egg production increased by 36.3% and reached a volume of 6.5 billion US-$. In this...

Contours of change – global egg and poultry meat production in retrospect

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In the past two decades, global egg and poultry meat production showed remarkable dynamics. The increase was not homogeneous, however, but led to considerable...

Developing a broader choice of slower-growing and colored breed options

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With continual market developments and expanding consumer preferences, change is the only constant for the poultry sector. Global poultry breeding company Aviagen® has always...

Visit to Prinzen, specialist in egg-handling systems for hatcheries

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Valentijn Crum, Business Development Manager at Prinzen, part of the Vencomatic Group, tells us about the company history and the stunning advances made over...

An interview with Erik Visser – CEO at NUTRIAD

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Nutriad is headquartered in Dendermonde, Belgium and was originally part of the Belgian Inve group of companies. It is a worldwide leading supplier of...

Dermanyssus gallinae – Growers underline the numerous attempts to counter the most infamous plague...

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Dermanyssus gallinae (poultry red mite) is counted amongst the major pitfalls, if not the largest, of the poultry industry worldwide. In addition to causing...

From Newpharm® the exact and definitive answer to counter red chicken mite

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In the poultry industry one of the most widespread ectoparasites is certainly Dermanyssus gallinae, better known as Red Chicken Mite (Red Acarus). Worldwide the spread...

Jim McAdam, international man of poultry breeding

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Jim McAdam, Breeding Programme Director of Aviagen® Ltd retired and told us about his long and successful career, after 37 years working in the international poultry industry

Agritech, 30-years’ experience in silos’ production

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Agritech, located in Calvisano, in the Brescia district, Italy, is a company specialized in the design and production of fiberglass silos and specific equipment...

Giordano Poultry Plast: the optimal solution for any poultry feeding need

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Poultry farms, of any size, location and species they are earmarked for, constantly need to supply the best economic result, in terms of feeding...

The Polish company Gospodarstwo Piotrkowo chooses SPECHT

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In Piotrkowo, a small Polish town, some 130 km southeast of Gdansk, you will find one of the leading egg-producing companies of the country. The...

Patterns of EU poultry trade – A 2016 status report

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In contrast to trade with shell eggs, which is dominated by the EU, the share of EU member countries in global poultry meat trade...

Effect of initial body weight and body composition of TETRA-SL LL laying hens as...

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It is well known from former experiments that success in laying sheds is dependent upon success in the pullet rearing sheds. Therefore, the main...

An insight into the Spanish poultry industry – Part 1: Poultry meat

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Spain is one of the leading European countries in poultry production and trade. In 2020, it ranked in fourth place in poultry meat production...

Dynamics and patterns of the egg industry in the G19 countries between 2006 and...

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The first paper, in a series of two, which deals with the egg industry in the Group of Nineteen countries between 2006 and 2016...

Interview with Robbert Birkhoff of Meyn

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At EuroTier, Zootecnica International had the opportunity to interview Robbert Birkhoff, Meyn’s Sales Director for EMEA, Asia Pacific, Russia and surroundings, who outlined the future goals of the company

A projection of the future development of global meat production with special reference to...

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It is estimated that with population growth and the increasing purchasing power of a growing middle-class in many developing and threshold countries meat consumption...

Die Eiermacher: how to harmonise evolution, technology and nature

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During the visit to the Die Eiermacher ‘s company located in Schlierbach (Austria), Zootecnica International met Mr. Manfred Söllradl, General Director of Die Eiermacher, to hear the history of the company and take a closer look at market trends within Austria.

Air around the egg with X-Treck

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Vencomatic Group is considered to be the leader of on-farm hatching in traditional broiler houses. This pioneering work ultimately resulted in the X-Treck system....

The poultry meat business in Europe and beyond

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It is a great challenge in a rapidly changing world to keep a business model up to date and profitable. The market orientation of...

Hendrix Genetics, leader in efficiency, sustainability and innovations

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Hendrix Genetics is a leading multi-species breeding company based in Boxmeer, Netherlands-EU with their primary activities being in the layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and...

Changing patterns of global egg trade between 2006 and 2016 – Part 2

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Part 2: Dynamics at continent and country level in detail While the analysis in Part 1 dealt with the continents and the leading countries in egg...

The future of the European poultry market

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Focusing on quality, safety and sustainability, the European poultry production has been able to answer to demands from the society and consumers.

Munters helps feeding the world

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Food. No matter what religion, status or nationality you belong to, the primary need for each human being on this planet is to have...

The turkey market

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The official launch of Titan — Roxell's XL feed solution for large turkeys — is here. Therefore, it is the perfect moment for Roxell’s...

Castello: the new type of egg laying system from Valli

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The Valli® company represents an important reality on the Italian and foreign scene in the production of equipment for poultry breeding. Quality, service and...

Innovative chain feeding system for separate male feeding – and more

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MaleChain completes the wide range of Big Dutchman feeding products for broiler breeder management. The management of broiler breeders is very challenging. Breeders are...

Patterns of the poultry industry in the MEA region. Part 1 – Egg production...

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The boundaries of the Middle East Region are not exactly defined. Under the term Near East, it was used in the late decades of...

Egg system supplier Moba continues to innovate and grow

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Michiel Peters, Managing Director Moba highlights the strong company’s growth in all markets and the optimistic future predictions Moba, the world's leading producer of high-quality...

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the livestock industry?

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It is difficult to make predictions when trying to assess how the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact the livestock industry in the foreseeable future. Clearly, the...

Patterns of EU egg trade. A 2016 status report

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The EU plays a dominant role in global egg trade. EU member countries contribute over 55% to egg exports and share over 50% in...

Brazil: considerable increase of broiler meat and egg production – 2nd part

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Brazil is one of the main countries in the international broiler meat production and trade sectors. The country continues to show a considerable dynamics...

Roxell celebrates 50th anniversary

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Roxell celebrating 50 years of activity this year. Quality, Service and Innovative products make the company ready for the future.

Label Rouge, IGP, Bio: the rise of French poultry labels

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Bernard Tauzia, President of Synalaf (Syndicat National des Labels Avicoles de France or National Union of Poultry Labels of France), explains to Zootecnica International...

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