VAL-CO solutions to ensure you get the most for your flocks

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VAL-CO poultry systems & products are designed for all of your poultry production needs. Today we would like to highlight the equipment for storage,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Improvements in the Hendrix Genetics’ breeding and testing program

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With the release of the new performance standards for Hendrix Genetics' laying hens, it is important to examine factors contributing to the genetic progress...

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...

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...

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...

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 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.

Moroccoan company Tecnoimpianti, exclusive dealer of AZA International

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Moroccoan company Tecnoimpianti, exclusive dealer of AZA International, leader in pig, poultry and cattle feeding equipment, have been selling and installing several feeding systems...

EU strategies for safety of poultry meat

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Poultry meat is a source of cheap and healthy protein, which is the recipe for success in the world of growing meat consumption of...

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 (EMC)...

The benefits of digitization and data sharing

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Data as a method of payment for better advice? According to Daniel Proetel, The Big Dutchman product manager for innovative software solutions, this concept...

Giordano Poultry Plast keeps growing

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Giordano Poultry Plast, a leading international company in the moulding of plastic materials, specialised in the design and production of poultry industry equipment, is...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

In Ovo’s Ella technology

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As of January 2022, Lohmann Deutschland will apply In Ovo’s gender typing technology, called Ella, in their Dorum facility to hatch chicks without chick...

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

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 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...

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.

Cobb: 100 years of breeding

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Cobb-Vantress is celebrating its first 100 years in 2016. A century when this breeding company has played a significant role in shaping the modern broiler.

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.

Changing patterns of global egg trade between 2006 and 2016 – Part 1

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Introduction Over the past years, the author of this article published several papers which dealt with patterns and dynamics of egg trade and production. As...

Global poultry meat supply and trade

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Last May, the International Poultry Council hosted a series of interesting webinars on ‘Resilience and Leadership in the International Poultry Supply Chain’ offering a...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Mexico’s role in the global poultry industry

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This paper analyses the dynamics in Mexico’s egg and poultry meat industry and in poultry meat and egg imports between 2010 and 2020. Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst...

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...

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...

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...

Trade tensions continue

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Reports from South America indicate a robust harvest that will start in just a few weeks. A wild card is the trade tensions between...

Patterns and dynamics of global egg and poultry meat trade. Part 1 – Egg...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

AZA INTERNATIONAL, more than 50 years of service into the modern animal husbandry

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 AZA INTERNATIONAL, a leading company in Italy and abroad in the manufacturing of feeding systems for livestock farms, has gained a long experience in...

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...

AGRIVOL chooses Breedaza

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AGRIVOL, a fifty-year-old company specializing in poultry breeding, have several turkey and breeder farms in Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona provinces and choosed Breedaza in...

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...

Emerging Market Countries: dynamics of the egg industry

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The development of the egg exports by the EMC The third and fourth part of the report will analyse the development of egg trade by...

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...

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....

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...

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

Elinar-Broiler and Meyn – A Russian-American success story

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Elinar-Broiler Poultry Farm in the Moscow region of Central Russia is a perfect example of successful business collaboration between American and Russian poultry specialists....

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.

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.

Sustainable poultry production through responsible, balanced breeding

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Our global population is predicted to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050. As we approach the challenge of how to produce enough food to...

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....

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The EU egg industry

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In 2015, the 507 million inhabitants of the 28 EU member countries shared 6.8 % in the global population. The efficiency of the EU...

News from River Systems and Arion Fasoli

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During the VIV Europe Fair, we met Stefano Concina at the Stand River Systems, and Nicola Bonetti of Arion Fasoli and took the opportunity...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

After 40 years in the French marketplace AZA International still astonishing

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In Rennes, September past, the SPACE show was held and it continues to be one of the most important trade fairs dedicated to the...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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