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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...
House of Raeford Farms acquires Filet of Chicken
US chicken processor, House of Raeford Farms of Rose Hill, NC, has reached an agreement to purchase the business, operating assets, and trademark of Filet of Chicken, of Forest Park, Georgia, from Flagship Food Group. Additionally, the companies have entered into a long-term supply and joint marketi...
US poultry farmers recovering from tornado damage
The tornadoes which hit the US state of Mississippi last month left 18 poultry farms and 78 chicken houses damaged or destroyed, and left more than a million dead chickens in it's wake, the Mississippi Board of Animal Health has confirmed. While most poultry farmers have insurance to replace what th...
Tornado destroys US poultry farm
A poultry farm in the US state of Mississippi has been torn apart by a recent tornado leaving about 220,000 chickens dead. High winds destroyed Wilkes Farm in Noxapater, which is under contract with US meat giant Tyson Foods, and owned by Charlie and Cindy Wilkes. The farm had eight poultry houses h...