The advantages of Aza International’s Pratika feed pan for broilers

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Company Alfama based in Burgos, Spain, is one of the Spanish dealers of AZA International leader in pig, poultry and cattle feeding systems. Mr...

Visit AZA INTERNATIONAL at VIV Europe 2018 in Utrecht

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The Aza International company was founded in the late ‘50s and has always been recognized as a leader in the production of equipment for...

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...

Agritech S.r.l., Storage & More

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For over 30 years Agritech has been at the service of modern animal husbandry and the national and international poultry farming with a varied...

How social media and online opinions affect consumer attitudes

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Social media can be considered a double-edged sword when it comes to communicating about food and agriculture. On one hand, platforms like Facebook, Twitter...

Patterns and dynamics of the EU poultry industry: a status report – Part 1

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Part 1 - Laying hen husbandry, egg production and egg trade In two papers, the patterns of the EU poultry industry will be analysed. The...

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

Patterns and dynamics of global egg and poultry meat trade. Chicken and turkey meat...

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In June 2021, FAO published an update on global trade data for 2019. This makes it possible to present an overview on the patterns...

Flexy, new market strategies for excellent products

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During our recent visit to FLEXY, a manufacturer and distributor of poultry equipment located in Campo San Martino, Padua - Elisabetta Libralon, General Manager...

Dynamics and patterns of the egg industry in the Emerging Market Countries between 2007...

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Part 1: The development of the laying hen inventories Introduction In four papers, the dynamics of egg production and egg trade in the Emerging Market Countries...

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...

Housing systems and egg production – A 2016 status report

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Five years after the banning of conventional cages in laying hen husbandry, the situation has stabilized in such a way that a status report...

“Alta Tuscia” new laying hens farm in Italy

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MBE Breeding Equipment outfitted a new free-range farm, which has recently been inaugurated in Montefiascone, Italy A celebration event for the "Alta Tuscia" company, located...

Regional concentration in global poultry meat production

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An overview at continent level This overview will list the leading countries in each continent and document their share in the poultry meat production...

Avicola Campestre chooses SPECHT

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In the Central American Republic of El Salvador, the company Avicola Campestre has been working successfully for years with the world-famous well-known house equipment’s...

Tecnoclima SpA, an the forefront of innovation

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Tecnoclima SpA is a leading Italian company that has been operating in the Warm Air heating market for more than 40 years, offering solutions and...

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.

Mediterranean poultry sector outlook in the global market

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Poultry sector gained in 2017 the leading position in the world meat sector surpassing for the first-time pig meat production. This position is expected...

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...

MagFan, best in test at Bess Lab

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MagFan was tested at Bess Lab in January 2019. Compared to all other fans tested at Bess Lab, MagFan is quite simply in a...

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...

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...

Interview to Ruwan Berculo, Manager VIV worldwide

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Zootecnica International interviewed Ruwan Berculo, Manager VIV worldwide who highlighted the story of the VIV organization throughout the years and outlined the innovations and the...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

Patterns and dynamics of egg trade: the global situation in 2020

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Between 2016 and 2020, global egg trade showed a remarkable dynamics. In 2018, 2.36 mill. t of shell eggs were exported, 2.97% of the...

Lomar: LED lighting for poultry farming

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The Lomar Srl Company was founded in Brescia in 1983 and has always designed and produced everything it sells. In 1999 it gambled on...

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...

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...

Moba celebrates 75 years of innovations at VIV Europe

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This year Moba celebrated 75 years of activity and the Utrecht fair was an opportunity to exhibit their latest innovations. Zootecnica International met with...

AZA International’s future plans in poultry industry

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Interview to Paolo Pandolfi, Export Manager AZA International AZA International, a leading company in the manufacturing of feeding systems for livestock farms in Italy and...

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...

Patterns of trade flows in egg exports and imports – Part 4

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The fourth part of the series will present patterns of trade flows for some of the leading egg exporting and importing countries. The Dutch-German trade cluster A...

Hubbard’s Premium product range tailored to all diverse market needs

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Interview with Bruno Briand, Hubbard Business Director EMEA In 2021 Hubbard celebrates its 100th anniversary. It started with the selection of conventional breeding stock, but...

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...

Avian Influenza outbreaks in Iowa layer farms and their economic impacts

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Between December 2014 and June 2015, 223 outbreaks of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) virus in commercial and backyard flocks occurred in 15 states of the USA. In this article a time-spatial analysis of the outbreaks in Iowa is presented, documenting the problems in euthanizing and depopulating the affected farms as well as in depositing the carcasses

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...

IEC launched Global Initiative for Sustainable Eggs (GISE)

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Held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral in the centre of London, the programme included updates from...

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...

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....

Bábolna TETRA opened a new genetic research unit in the western part of Hungary

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As a proof of the company’s long-term dedication of being involved in layer genetics, a new facility has been opened on the 30th October...

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...

The Champions League of the chicken meat producing countries

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The global poultry industry has shown a remarkable dynamics over the past decades in egg as well as in meat production. In this paper...

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.

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...

Ovostella chooses Eurosilos Sirp fiberglass silos

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The Ovostella agricultural company of Ghedi (BS) is a historic user of Eurosilos Sirp fiberglass silos. We interviewed the owner, Domenico Varini , to...

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...

Prevent contaminated water with automated drinking systems

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Poultry farmers often cast a critical eye on the quality of feed. However, do they hold the quality of drinking water in the house...

Officine Facco and University of Padua together for the welfare of hens

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A three-year path in which the current cage-free systems will be implemented to ensure and increase the welfare of animals in medium and large...

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...

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...

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 Netherlands, the leading country in European egg and poultry meat

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The changing sectoral and regional patterns of the Dutch poultry and egg industries as well as of the trade with poultry and egg products are analysed. The close trade relations between the Netherlands and Germany are also documented and the trend to develop new markets for shell eggs and poultry meat outside the EU can be as well observed.

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...

Patterns of the poultry industry in the MEA region. Part 2 – Poultry meat...

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A first paper analysed the patterns of egg production and of egg trade in the MEA region. This paper will focus on poultry meat...

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.

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....

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...

Claudio Ambrogio shares insights on slower-growing market in Europe

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As Aviagen’s Business Manager for the Rowan Range® in Europe, Claudio Ambrogio is tasked with developing and coordinating sales, marketing and production strategies for...

Pas Reform: Celebrating 100 years in the hatchery business

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In 2019 Pas Reform celebrates its 100th anniversary. When the company began in 1919, founder Gerrit Pas could not have foreseen that a century...

Andrea Pedrini, CEO of Cascina Palazzo outlining the benefits of Modula by AZA International

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The Agrarian society Cascina Palazzo have been managing their several turkey farms for more than 50 years in Bergamo province, Italy and has chosen...

Patterns and dynamics of the EU poultry industry: a status report – Part 2

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Part 2 - Poultry meat production and trade In two papers, the patterns and dynamics of the EU poultry industry are analysed. The first paper...

“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...

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...

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.

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...

Patterns and dynamics of egg trade: trade flows in exports and imports at country...

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Between 2016 and 2020, global egg trade showed a remarkable dynamics. In 2018, 2.36 mill. t of shell eggs were exported, 2.97% of the...

The dynamics of the USA broiler industry between 1990 and 2019

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The USA is the leading broiler meat producer with a share of 12 % in the global production volume, followed by China with 9...

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,...

15,000 bhp in Senpilic: at the drawing table with Meyn.

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Meyn’s experienced sales and product management team have all the necessary product expertise and extensive experience for designing plant layouts that involve high-speed poultry processing...

LUBING products for washing and sanitizing drinking lines

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LUBING has always been attentive to promote systems that have as their objective the hygiene and sanitation of drinkinglines and water used in the...

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...

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.

Farmers of Kazakhstan are ready to boost poultry farming

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According to R.I. Charipov, President of the Union of Poultry Farmers of Kazakhstan, investments and modernization of the farms will provide more poultry and...

Poultry farm Zarja in the eastern part of Siberia

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The region Krasnoyarsk is Russia's second largest Federal State and is located mainly in the eastern part of Siberia, in the river basin of...

Turkey market review

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“It has been a great pleasure to have been involved in the turkey industry for the last 5 decades and to see the development...

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.

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