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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 ...
Reducing ammonia, fine dust and odour in poultry houses
New innovative techniques for reducing emission of ammonia, fine dust and odour are introduced by Jansen Poultry Equipment. These include a heat exchanger, air scrubbers and manure drying systems, all of them without wasting energy. These systems remove harmful elements from the air by a filtering p...
Organic practice beneficial for antibiotic resistance
As a result of the widespread use of antibiotics in large-scale US poultry production, a significant proportion of Salmonella strains, recovered from conventional poultry farms and retail poultry products, express antibiotic resistance. Researchers from five different US universities, evaluated whet...
India: Court issues notice on hens in battery cages
A court in Chandigarh, the capital city of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, has issued notice to the Governments of India, Punjab and Haryana, the Poultry Federation of India and the Animal Welfare Board of India on a petition filed by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations...
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