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Aviagen expands operations in United States

Company further develops U.S. production base by expanding diagnostic laboratory and adding new Veterinary Services building at Elkmont, Alabama, facility
Aviagen hosted a grand opening event at its campus in Elkmont, Alabama, on November 5. The occasion marked the completion of a new Veterinary Services building, along with the expansion of the facility’s existing diagnostic laboratory, which was highlighted with a tour of the lab’s innovative features.
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Bell & Evans expanding capacity at hatchery

With two new hatchers and 12 new setters, company will have capacity to hatch 1.9 million chicks per week
Three years after opening its $40 million, organic certified, animal-welfare-focused chicken hatchery, Bell & Evans is now adding hatching capabilities to maximize capacity in preparation for the company’s upcoming growth.
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Don’t overlook these areas of hatchery hygiene

Equipment needs to be clean and dry to maximize chick quality, Aviagen specialist says
Stringent hygiene in the hatchery can help minimize contaminations and maximize the quality of your chicks, said Eddy Van Lierde, Aviagen hatchery specialist.
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Pas Reform CEO Harm Langen resigns

After five-year stint with Pas Reform, Langen will become an operating partner with OxGreenfield
Royal Pas Reform CEO Harm Langen will be leaving the company, effective October 1, 2020. The search for his successor is underway.
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HatchTech, Willmar Poultry enter distribution partnership

Willmar Poultry is now the exclusive distributor for the sales of HatchCare for turkeys in the U.S. and Canada
HatchTech, a leading Netherlands-based manufacturer of incubation equipment, and Willmar Poultry Innovations, a U.S.-based global-leading innovator of turkey-related products and operations, are collaborating on substantial research and development efforts to apply market-leading chicken HatchCare products to hatching day-old turkeys.
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