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22 November 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
16 November 2016
McDonald's South Africa to Source Cage-Free Eggs
SOUTH AFRICA - McDonald’s South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025, similar to announcements by companies in the US, UK and Latin America....
15 November 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
01 November 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without an anemometer (wind meter) is like trying to regulate...
25 October 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
18 October 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer, distributor and dealer adds their own margin...
14 October 2016
Largest McDonald’s Operator in Latin America to Source Cage-Free Eggs
LATIN AMERICA - The largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, has announced plans to switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025....
10 October 2016
UK Shoppers Willing to Pay More for Free Range Eggs
UK - As British Egg Week 2016 gets underway, a OnePoll survey has shown that 78 per cent of UK shoppers who buy free range eggs are happy to pay a premium for them....
04 October 2016
What Is the Ingress Protection Rating?
GLOBAL - The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is used to specify the environmental protection – electrical enclosure – of electrical equipment. ...
30 September 2016
Vent Actuator Delivers Right Kind of Sticker Shock
GLOBAL - Your reaction on seeing the PRICE of Georgia Poultry’s Vent Actuator will probably be to dismiss it as a low quality item. Don’t let the price fool you....
22 September 2016
Poultry Industry Basics to Building The Family Business
US - Gene and Phyllis Williams have included poultry farming in building their family’s business for over 40 years. ...
14 September 2016
Chilean Broiler Producer Saves Energy with Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System
CHILE - One of the leading broiler producers in Chile, Don Pollo, has commissioned a Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System in their hatchery....
11 August 2016
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
28 July 2016
Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
27 July 2016
Egg Producers Need Clarity on Cage-Free Transition
UK - Retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines and what will replace the current production system, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has...
26 July 2016
S. Enteritidis Shedding More Frequent in Conventional than in Enriched Cages
GLOBAL - Fecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a study from USDA and North Carolina State University...
Iceland Supermarket Pledges Switch to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Another UK supermarket chain, Iceland, has announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores by 2025. ...
15 July 2016
Tesco Likely to Replace Eggs from Caged Hens with Barn Production
UK - After supermarket chain Tesco announced its intention to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said it understands Tesco is likely to use barn production as the alternative to colony cage....
07 July 2016
How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
10 June 2016
How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
09 June 2016
Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
25 May 2016
Aldi's Cage Phase-Out Reduces Consumer Choice, Australian Egg Corp Says
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited has said it is disappointed with the announcement that Aldi is seeking to phase out cage eggs from its stores. ...
23 May 2016
Georgia Poultry Launches AirStorm Ventilation Fans
GLOBAL - Georgia Poultry’s launch of AirStorm fiberglass fans continues our commitment to reducing the price poultry farmers pay for production equipment. ...
17 May 2016
Georgia Poultry Offers Trouble-Free Poultry Control Pan
GLOBAL - At one time or another, almost every poultry grower has walked into a house and found empty pans caused by a malfunctioning control pan. These unplanned feed outages cause broiler performance to suffer and potential lost revenue at close out,...
16 May 2016
Jet or Submersible Pump for Cool Cell Systems?
GLOBAL - Georgia Poultry engineers, Tyler Marion and Tim King share the differences between using a jet pump or submersible pump to fill evaporative cooling systems. ...
 
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