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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,...
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...
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