IPPE 2023 – International Production & Processing Expo

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IPPE is the world's largest annual display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services used in the production and processing of eggs, meat, and poultry...

Small volume, reliable animal injection syringe

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The animal health syringe Socorex® ultra 1810 is the very first model to deliver highly accurate and reproducible doses starting from 0.02 mL. With...

Understanding egg quality

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Egg quality is multi-faceted, with physical, functional, and microbial aspects contributing to egg quality. Research has shown that many factors impact egg quality including...

Dietary approaches to control Necrotic Enteritis in broilers

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Necrotic Enteritis (NE) occurs in broilers due to an overabundance of C. perfringens and is usually associated with predisposing factors which include coccidial challenge,...

Controlling water temperature during brooding

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Though there is a wide range of opinions on the optimal drinking water temperature for young chicks, the fact is farm managers actually have...

How can the poultry industry become carbon neutral?

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Following the Paris climate agreement (COP21), countries and agricultural supply chain companies are setting targets towards net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050....

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...

Managing turkeys coming into lay

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The first few weeks between transfer of turkeys to the laying farm and the peak of production can have a big influence on flock...

Evaluating the exterior quality of hatching eggs

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Quality of eggs has a significant impact on hatchability and chick quality. Since a hatchery manager’s main aim is to produce the highest possible...

Managing live hanging for quality and yield

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Once the market-age birds arrive the plant the personnel must concentrate on the preservation of their physical integrity and economic potential. In such scenario,...

Biosecurity, the basics

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By biosecurity we mean those measures aimed at reducing the risk of introducing and spreading infectious agents on farms, i.e. bio-exclusion and bio-containment measures. Luigi...

Broiler management and feed formulation approaches in hot environments

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High temperatures can be an obstacle in livestock production particularly in tropical regions. Broilers are more susceptible to high ambient temperatures because they lack...

Navigating an antibiotic-free and reduced antibiotic use poultry industry

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Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria. In the 1930s, a sulfonamide was the first commercially available...

Poultry injections – selection of the adequate syringes

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Injection syringes are common tools in poultry farms, where all know about the importance of protecting animal health to avoid potential economic consequences in...

LIFE CHIMERA: the revaluation of chicken manure used “as is” to produce quality fertilizer...

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A new circular economy model for the poultry market thanks to an innovative technology based on two patents for the transition to smart agriculture. Rosalino...

Understanding and managing water for successful flocks

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Water is the single greatest input into the production of poultry products such as eggs and meat. The fact water is a relatively inexpensive...

SPACE 2022, 35 years dedicated to the livestock industry

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SPACE 2022 will be held from Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 15 September at the Rennes Exhibition Centre. Hit by the Covid 19 pandemic for...

The future of brooding

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It is essential that newly hatched poults are provided with the best possible starting conditions in brooding. This is a fundamental first step to...

VIV Europe is coming back full-power

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The road is heading towards the leading feed to food event in 2022, May 31-June 2.  VIV Europe will be the first animal husbandry event...

AAT’s CHEGGY as a tool for in ovo sex determination of layer chicken embryos

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A largescale field study Germany has as first European country stopped by law culling of male day-old chicks from 1st January 2022 onwards. In February 2022,...

IPPE 2022, January 25-27, 2022 back in-person!

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The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) continues to evolve to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors. For 2022, the show will...

Biosecurity: cleaning and disinfection

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The first step of any disease prevention program starts with a comprehensive plan for cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning poultry breeder houses  The first step of any...

Saving money and time by doubling injection productivity – with no compromise

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At a time when several new cases of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza are being reported in poultry all over Europe, one needs to focus...

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 both...

Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT4529): 35 years of Italian research (1985-2020)

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The history of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) follows that of many strains produced by Centro Sperimentale del Latte and acts...

Aviagen launches “Committed to Breeding Sustainability” presentation

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Interactive document - Committed to Breeding Sustainability - highlights synergy between Aviagen’s Top 5 Commitments and the 5 UN SDGs prioritized by the IPC. Aviagen®...

The forgotten world: the egg industry in the least developed countries

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Analyses dealing with the dynamics and patterns of the global egg industry mostly ignore the least developed countries (LLDC). In this paper, their role...

The importance of feeding time observation

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Achieving proper bodyweight, flock uniformity, and sexual maturity at light stimulation are some of the biggest management challenges for broiler breeder farms. Today’s breeder pullets...

Cost reduction and sustainability – a joint strategy when choosing vaccinators

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While poultry meat consumption is rising and chicken is the protein of choice consumers bring to the table all over the world, poultry farmers...

Key global health issues in cage-free and organic laying hens

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In USA and Europe there has been a growth in cage-free, free range, and organic production over the last 10 years. The percentage of all...

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...

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...

Infectious Coryza in vaccinated layers: are vaccines failing to protect?

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During 2017 and 2018 Infectious Coryza was detected in several commercial vaccinated egg layer flocks in California. The Avibacterium paragallinarum strains isolated from infected...

Socorex® animal health syringes and their accessories

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Optimal injection up to the last animal is guaranteed when selecting a reliable and ergonomic syringe model.  The re-usable Socorex® self-refilling syringes offer high...

How to guard your hatchery against biosecurity threats

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Biosecurity, by simple definition, is a set of procedures undertaken to limit the spread of infectious pathogens to a susceptible population. It is, however,...

Best practice in broiler house management

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How the right technology and proactive management can ensure best practice in housing on broiler farms In partnership with Cobb, this article examines best practice...

Calcium nutrition, bone metabolism, and eggshell quality in longer-persisting layers

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As regard layers management, rather than being depopulated at 60 to 70 weeks of age, or being moulted to allow for additional production cycles,...

New videos about the Socorex® animal injection syringes

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The Swiss made Socorex® animal health syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for precision serial animal injections. Feed tube and vial...

2021 IPPE Marketplace and Product Showcase

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More than 70 innovative products and services to be featured through the 2021 IPPE Marketplace Innovation Station / New Product Showcase. The digital 2021 International...

Evaluation of effects of in ovo light stimulation on incubation performance and chick quality...

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In sustainable commercial poultry business, hatchability and chick quality are key points that determine the yield and cost of production. Positive results of lighted...

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...

European hatcheries are introducing CHEGGY Sex determination in the egg is ready for high-volume...

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CHEGGY is the name of the machine that marks a breakthrough in hyperspectral measurement technology. Developed by the German manufacturer AAT, this innovative technology...

In-ovo corticosterone alters body composition in 35 day old chi-cken meat birds

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Increasing evidence suggests early-life exposure to maternal stress can permanently alter thedevelopment of an embryo. Such findings have significant application to the chicken meat...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

New videos about the Socorex® animal injection syringes

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The Swiss made Socorex® animal health syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for precision serial animal injections. Feed tube and vial...

Different incubation profiles for different breeds?

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Breeding has powerful effects. Although all chicken breeds originate from the same wild ancestor, they differ dramatically in appearance, physiology, type and metabolic rate....

Biosecurity: protecting animal health to sustain the supply chain

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Safeguarding animal health is of paramount importance to any country’s economy and food supply. Livestock with a clean health status is an important requirement...

IPC support the responsible use of antibiotics

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The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020, 18 – 24 november promotes awareness in use of antibiotics and on global antimicrobial resistance. The WAAW, promoted...

Economics of broiler production systems in the Netherlands

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In 2017, farmers of conventional, slower growing and biological broiler strains had similar incomes. The so-called ‘middle segment’ systems, the Dutch Retail Broiler (DRB)...

Ask the Expert Webinar Series organized by Cobb Europe

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Cobb Europe brings you a four-part series of webinars from 3rd to 24th November. Hear from some of the world's most regarded technical experts in the poultry...

Big problem – simple solution in the hatchery

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A hatchery got in touch with me recently about a worrying problem: 3-5% of the newly delivered chicks were dying during their first 3-5...

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...

Mycoplasma Synoviae, a technical update

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Mycoplasma are the smallest free-living organisms both in size and number of genes, and unlike many other bacteria, they do not have a cell...

Useful accessories for Socorex® animal health syringes

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Optimal injection up to the last animal is guaranteed when selecting a reliable and comfortable syringe model.  The re-usable Socorex® self-refilling syringes offer high...

Best practice in management

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How management best practice can help support profitability on broiler farms In partnership with Cobb, this new series of articles will examine best practice in...

Animal injection syringes: Fixed and adjustable volume

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The Swiss made Socorex® glass and metal syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are supplied either as fixed or adjustable volume models. Starting...

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...

Ventilation in the setter – Which is the dominant element for ventilation control: CO2...

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Single-stage versus multi-stage During the past decades, single-stage incubation has gained popularity and eventually replaced multi-stage incubation as the dominant incubation method. This is not...

Broilers diets with high and low net energy but similar metabolisable energy

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A semi-commercial scale feeding study was conducted to compare formulations of broiler diets based on predicted net energy (NE) and metabolisable energy (ME). It...

Prevention and control of biofilm in water line systems as part of biosecurity protocols

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This paper does not address the situations in which the microbiological quality of the water has been compromised from the beginning; rather, this paper addresses how drinking...

Bacteriological study of the eggs of laying hens housed in cage and floor

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Eggs from 10 commercial brands were selected in different types of housing: cage and on the floor (free of cage) obtained from 4 supermarket chains to...

Rigid extension for injection syringes

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The Swiss made Socorex® self-refilling syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for serial precision injections of pigs and other related animals. Instruments...

Meta-analysis of genetic parameters of feed conversion and related traits in chickens

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The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of some factors on heritability estimates of body weight (BW), feed conversion ratio (FCR), feed intake (FI),...

Potential to produce poultry feed from food wastes

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The annual food waste in Australia is estimated at 7.5 million tonnes with the majority disposed of in landfills. This not only causes significant economic loss...

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)...

Phytase efficacy in young turkeys versus young broilers

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Based on tibia-ash content, equivalency between phytase enzymes with young turkeys appeared to be similar with young broilers. An extensive review about “microbial phytase...

How can the poultry industry fight global warming while improving its bottom line?

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Global warming has become one of the most discussed topics in the last decade. Greta Thunberg, an almost unknown Swedish girl, became an international...

The importance of right incubation temperatures

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In this study researchers investigate the importante of right incubation temperature on broiler performance. Up to 30% of late growth meat chickens demonstrate reduced...

Rise of Yeast Bioactives expands the toolbox for livestock operators

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Canadian Bio-Systems receives Veterinary Health Products approval for Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, a yeast bioactive technology. An innovative new category of science-powered yeast technology, with dynamic potential to...

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...

Low protein diets supplemented with glycine, glutamine or arginine for broilers

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A previous study highlighted differences between a low protein (LP) diet and a higher concentration of amino acids (AA) for intestinal permeability and performance...

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...

Big data for poultry – first part

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The term big data may at first appear incongruous to animal agriculture. However, by capturing, analysing, reporting and sharing of through-production chain data with...

What is good chick quality?

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When asking the question “What is good chick quality?”, the responses can be very different based on the person and their role. For instance,...

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...

SPACE, the great livestock event of September! Here our preview

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The 33rd edition of SPACE will be held from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September 2019 at Rennes Parc-Expo, in France. SPACE is the key...

Syringes and accessories – more injection possibilities

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Optimal injection up to the last animal is guaranteed when selecting a reliable and comfortable syringe. The re-usable Socorex self-refilling models offer a high...

Maintaining hatching egg quality through good hygiene and handling

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The microbiological status of a hatching egg is highest immediately after the egg is laid. The objective, therefore, is to ensure that quality is...

Spent hens: Can we improve their welfare?

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The aim of this study was to observe the improvement in welfare indicators of spent hens kept in three different housing systems. Sixteen Isa...

Marel Poultry: A stress-free journey from shed to shackle

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Marel Poultry solutions: for some six to eight weeks, even longer in the case of heavier and specialist breeds, broilers will have been carefully...

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