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Optibrut opts for two HatchCare Chick Storage Rooms

HatchTech is pleased to announce a new agreement with its Germany-based customer, Optibrut GmbH, to install two HatchCare Chick Storage Rooms at the company’s hatchery in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony. The installation will allow Optibrut to store 276,000 newly-hatched chicks in excellent conditions, providing them with feed, water, light and fresh air.
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Urner Barry to expand coverage of European egg market

Commodity analyst Benjamin Leveau to help facilitate this expansion.
Urner Barry, the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry, announced on Aug. 9 that the company will be expanding its coverage of the European Egg Market. Urner Barry is proud to welcome accomplished commodity analyst, Benjamin Leveau, to help facilitate this expansion.
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Landmark deal secures EUR118m investment for Devenish Nutrition

Largest-ever European Investment Bank support for agribusiness in Ireland, supported by the Investment Plan for Europe
Belfast-based agri-technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured EUR118 million (US$137 million) in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth plans.
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Meyn acquires Italian based enterprise Maxitech

Meyn Food Processing Technology BV, announced Aug. 6 that it has established Meyn Italy SRL, and has acquired the assets of Maxitech SRL and Maxi STM; both Italian companies specialized in world-class live bird handling solutions.
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Scottish farmers seek solutions to feed, fodder crisis

Long, cold, wet winter followed by extended hot and dry spell has led to a shortage of animal feed
A long, cold, wet winter followed by an extended hot and dry spell has farmers in Scotland looking for ways to solve animal feed and fodder shortfalls.
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First HatchCare chicks hatched in the United Kingdom

Chicks hatched at Annyalla Chicks facility in Boston, Lincolnshire
For the first time, HatchCare chicks have been born in the United Kingdom. Specifically, these first chicks were hatched on July 16 in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, and were directly provided with feed, water and light post-hatch.
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