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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...
Equipment company exports over 200 pig feeders to Japan
UK pig equipment company, Quality Equipment, has exported over £250,000 (€304,000) worth of high-tech exports to Japan. In the last two years more than 200 automatic feeders for young pigs have been delivered. The last consignment followed a visit by Glyn Baker and Michael Mattmüller, of Quality Equ...
Nigerian poultry firm revived by local govt funds
Nigeria’s Imo State government has pledged to revive a former multi-billion naira poultry establishment which was abandoned by successive administrations in the state. Rochas Okorocha, a local Governor said that the state government has engaged the services of some foreign and local agricultural exp...
Integrated approach for maximum egg production
Jansen Poultry Equipment offers an integrated approach for the production of cage free consumption eggs. This approach aims to create extra value by achieving maximum production in the most efficient way. The efficiency starts in house by ensuring great performance among the hens. The right system t...
‘The Fourth P’ of pig production
When producing pigs sustainably, many point to the interests of consumers, those of the industry and the effect on Mother Earth. But aren’t we forgetting one? Recent developments in Europe appear to add one more dimension to think of. By Vincent ter Beek I am not an activist. Nor am I an animal ...
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