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Going back to basics in rearing pays off
To deliver a good rearing flock to the production farm, the basic criteria of good infrastructure and management need to be met. Owners or general managers cannot expect good results without giving their farm managers the tools to do the job. Going back to the basics of rearing will easily solve 90%...
Estimating air leakage in the poultry house
In order to control the environment within a poultry house, it is essential that a producer not only controls how much air is entering the house, but where it is entering. For instance, during cold weather essentially no air should enter a house when the fans are off. When the fans are operating, al...
Thriving flocks through new heater
The Thermorizer TR 75 is a new concept in poultry house heating. Field tests in Germany have proved the advantages of the device. These are low noise levels, optimum heat distribution, energy saving and sturdiness. Since September 2013, the Thermorizer TR 75 heater has been field tested in two broil...
Estonia: Pork trade from Lithuania reopened despite ASF
After a four-day break, Estonia has reversed a decision to ban Lithuanian pork from crossing its borders amid the outbreak of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF), Only six days ago, the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board prohibited the import of pork and its products from Lithuania as ASF had been ...
Piglet feeding: Mobile feeding automat
During piglet raising, the foundation is laid for an optimal fattening and carcass performance of the fattening pigs. Accordingly, the energy and nutrient requirements of the animals should already shortly after birth be supplemented by a regular distribution of small feed rations. For this, the e...
Baiada poultry facility approved despite opposition
A regional council in Australia has approved the development of 70 broiler chicken sheds for leading poultry producer Baiada which will house close to three million birds in the north of New South Wales. The Manilla Baiada proposal was unanimously supported by the Tamworth Regional Council, despite ...
Tackling red mite in laying hens remains a challenge
Red mite can severely affect a layer operation. Birds become stressed and the impact on egg production and feed conversion is substantial. Despite good measures, tackling this parasite remains a big challenge. By Farhad Mozafar, Lohmann Tierzucht, Germany Compared to other poultry e...
the next 'level'
The brothers Theo and Bart Verhees, from Someren, the Netherlands, found a way to make more use of the available surface of their farm. By applying levels they could keep up to 25% more pigs. By Kees van Dooren, Boerderij At 10am, Bart Verhees, 51, and his brother Theo, 50, are...
Big Dutchman gets major order from UAE poultry producer
German poultry equipment supplier, Big Dutchman, has signed a contract with Al Ajban Poultry Farms in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract is for an expansion of already well established farms and covers the supply of poultry equipment for six broiler production houses and nine houses...
PigTek presents new sow feeding line at WPX
The PigTek Pig Equipment Group introduced new equipment platforms for its feeding solutions for gestating (pictured) and lactating sows. Both products were shown at the China Animal Husbandry Exhibition (CAHE) in Qingdao and made their presence at World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA, United States thi...
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