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Growth Ambition: To Build-Up Herd to 25,000
Stefan Dürr farmed on 17 acres in Germany, until he left for Russia in 1989. Now he milks 16,900 cows on 186,000 hectares, and he will grow to 25,000 cows within three years by means of stock exchange financing. The barn under construction could have easily been located in North West Europe or the U...
A fully integrated pig business in Kazakhstan
From piglets to the shop counter – the company RubiKom in Kazakhstan produces, slaughters and cuts the pigs all by itself. After processing, the meat and other delicacies are sold in own shops throughout the entire country. By Dr Friedrich-Wilhelm Busse*, DVM, veterinarian Dunes, m...
Fail-safe air inlets for pig and poultry houses
German turnkey stables producer Hölscher + Leuschner presented a novel type of air inlet for pig and poultry housing at the recent edition of EuroTier. The 'VRV Air', designed to be fail-safe and maintenance-free, is supposed to work even in the case of a power shutdown. Key are three elements: ...
People: Jerry Lane becomes new NCC chairman
Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, has been installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held in Washington, DC. Lane, a veteran of 35 years in Georgia's poultry industry, has been with Claxton Poultry since 1985...
House of Raeford closes turkey plant to focus on chicken
US poultry processor, House of Raeford will phase out all operations at its Raeford, NC turkey cook plant within the next 60 days to focus on chicken products. Historically high protein commodity market values have driven raw material costs for cooked turkey products up over 250% in the last twelve ...
Spiking reduces fertility drop in older poultry flocks
Aging hens physiologically need to be mated more often to sustain the same level of fertility as a flock of 35 weeks. Meanwhile roosters become less interested and able to complete mating. So, to get the same fertility level, the older the flock the more attention should be paid to rooster managemen...
Fail-safe air inlets for poultry and pig houses
German turnkey stables producer Hölscher + Leuschner will present a novel type of air inlet for poultry and pig housing at the upcoming edition of EuroTier. The 'VRV Air', designed to be fail-safe and maintenance-free, is supposed to work even in the case of a power shutdown. Key are three elements:...
New VolMaxx enriched colony housing completed in France
The family Carlier from Gricourt, France is a well-known egg producer in the France egg market, having produced eggs for many decades. Because of the European regulations concerning housing requirements for laying hens, the family were forced to replace their existing housing systems in their three ...
Practical ways to fight coccidiosis
Coccidiosis is one of the oldest known diseases in poultry. It was described already by Tyzzer in 1927. Up till today, it causes major economic losses worldwide. Despite intensive research for so many years, this disease is still not fully controlled. Yet it is clear that management, immunology and ...
Skov A/S becomes IPC’s newest associate member
SKOV A/S, who deals in the development, manufacture and international marketing of climate control and production monitoring equipment for poultry houses, has become an associate member of the International Poultry Council. Founded in 1954 in Nordsalling, Denmark, by brothers Kristen and Kjeld Skov,...
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