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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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Issues faced by China’s white feather broiler industry

Jiangsui Jinghai Poultry Group's Gu Yunfei highlights 6 difficulties the broiler industry faces
Many efforts are needed to promote the healthy development of the Chinese broiler industry, said Gu Yunfei, president of Jiangsui Jinghai Poultry Group Co. Ltd.
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China’s 6 broiler breeding requirements, 9 welfare standards

President of Beijing Huadu Yukou Poultry Industry Co. highlights expectations in China
Sun Hao, president of Beijing Huadu Yukou Poultry Industry Co., Ltd., said there are six broiler breeding requirements and nine poultry welfare standards that the Chinese poultry industry must meet in the modern era.
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A beam of infrared light for the well-being of poultry

Research in livestock production is reaching an ever-increasing level of sophistication, a fact that always escapes industry critics.
We have published a news item about a study by Canadian researchers using a Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy beamline from a high brightness infrared synchrotron light.
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