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Growth Ambition: To Build-Up Herd to 25,000
Stefan Dürr farmed on 17 acres in Germany, until he left for Russia in 1989. Now he milks 16,900 cows on 186,000 hectares, and he will grow to 25,000 cows within three years by means of stock exchange financing. The barn under construction could have easily been located in North West Europe or the U...
A fully integrated pig business in Kazakhstan
From piglets to the shop counter – the company RubiKom in Kazakhstan produces, slaughters and cuts the pigs all by itself. After processing, the meat and other delicacies are sold in own shops throughout the entire country. By Dr Friedrich-Wilhelm Busse*, DVM, veterinarian Dunes, m...
Fail-safe air inlets for pig and poultry houses
German turnkey stables producer Hölscher + Leuschner presented a novel type of air inlet for pig and poultry housing at the recent edition of EuroTier. The 'VRV Air', designed to be fail-safe and maintenance-free, is supposed to work even in the case of a power shutdown. Key are three elements: ...
People: Jerry Lane becomes new NCC chairman
Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, has been installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held in Washington, DC. Lane, a veteran of 35 years in Georgia's poultry industry, has been with Claxton Poultry since 1985...
House of Raeford closes turkey plant to focus on chicken
US poultry processor, House of Raeford will phase out all operations at its Raeford, NC turkey cook plant within the next 60 days to focus on chicken products. Historically high protein commodity market values have driven raw material costs for cooked turkey products up over 250% in the last twelve ...