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TIBOT Technologies announces EUR3 million financing round

French robotics company seeks growth to further serve the global poultry industry
TIBOT Technologies, a French startup company specializing in poultry robotics, is taking off with a second round of financing. With the latest round, the company hopes to raise EUR3 million (US$3.3 million).
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Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
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Top world broiler, egg rankings for 2019

A few companies continue to dominate our listings, but not everything stays the same.
The same leading poultry companies hold the top spots again in the ranking of top broiler and egg rankings this year, but that does not mean the industry is not evolving.
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How layer vaccination can effectively control Salmonella

Vaccination programs using live vaccines and inactivated bacterins have become important components of the egg industry's Salmonella control programs.
Producers have invested heavily in the past to reduce the incidences of Salmonella Enteriditis (SE) in table eggs with refrigeration, improved cleaning and disinfection of facilities, enhanced biosecurity, better pest control, testing, and record-keeping. An additional option that has widely been included in SE control programs has been the use of live Salmonella vaccines and inactivated bacterins.
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CP Foods’ compartment model protects from avian flu

CP Foods was the first Thai company that applied OIE compartmentalization principles as part of a key measure to shield the country against avian influenza
Charoen Pokphand Foods’ (CP Foods) compartment model has successfully restrained avian influenza (AI), and as a result, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will raise Thailand and CP Foods as a model to encourage control of avian influenza in the region.
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Poultry Africa 2019 responds to growing demand

Catering to Africa’s growing demand for poultry meat and eggs, the second edition of Poultry Africa is taking place in Rwanda.
Trade event Poultry Africa 2019, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda,reflects a positive outlook for African chicken meat and egg production.
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Litter management strategies to enhance poultry housing

Improving litter management processes and avoiding common pitfalls to enhance poultry housing conditions for optimal poultry performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Improving litter management processes and avoiding common pitfalls to enhance poultry housing conditions for optimal poultry performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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