• 10/02/2014
    Aviagen launches new Broiler Handbooks
    Aviagen® announces the launch of new Broiler Handbooks for the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands. This video highlights the key changes and benefits of the new Handbooks as we aim to provide the best global practical management advice for broiler farmers. (approx. ...
  • 10/31/2013
    U.S. Production Management School 2013
    The Aviagen Production Management School emphasizes the important aspects of poultry science and their practical application to managing successful breeder and broiler operations. In 2013, Aviagen celebrated its 50th Production Management School. This video provides unique insigh...
  • 09/19/2013
    European-based School–Breeder Module 2013: Claire Hook
    Claire Hook discusses the 2013 Breeder Module. (approx. 1:55 min.)
  • UniPlus – An Excel spreadsheet tool to predict the weight distribution of a flock of either single sex or mixed sex birds from either sample weights or average weight and coefficient of variation.  The tool is useful for either predicting broiler kill weight ranges or broiler breeder weight ranges when grading birds.

  • The document includes instructions and system requirements for the UniPlus - Uniiformity Spreadsheet Tool.

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    The purpose of this interactive Handbook is to help Aviagen® customers to optimize the performance of their broiler stock. It is not intended to provide definitive information on every aspect of broiler stock management, but to draw attention to important issues which if overlooked may depress flock performance. The management objectives given in this Handbook have the purpose of maintaining flock health and welfare, and achieving good flock performance both live and through processing.

  • 02/26/2015
    Broiler Economics: Grain Prices Low and Stable for the Moment, Feb. 2015

    In a similar fashion to the price of oil, it took a few years of rising world production to knock grain prices from unusually high levels and bring them down to earth. It has finally happened, both corn and soybean meal (and crude oil as well) are down from the clouds and appear to be stable at much lower levels, at least for this year. Barring an important drought this year in the US, grain prices should remain low through the entire year, and barring political problems, crude oil should remain low as well.

  • 12/10/2014
     Broiler Economics: Soybean Surprise, Dec. 2014

    In October, the price of soybean meal rose from $300 to $400 per short ton in Chicago and remained near $400 through November and December. Prices seemed to fly in the face of logic since this took place just after a record harvest. How was this possible?

  • 10/15/2014
    Broiler Economics, US Harvest Well Underway, Oct. 2014

    The progress of the US harvest is slow, but the total is expected to be huge. Harvest is slow in part due to the difficulties of bringing in an enormous crop and in part to some untimely rain, but the total amount is no longer in question. The most recent crop progress report of October 14th shows that only 24% of the corn was harvested, down from the average of 43% on that date. Crop condition is encouraging with 74% of the corn crop in good to excellent condition. Soybeans are 40% harvested; down from the average of 53% on the same date and 73% of the soybean crop is in good to excellent condition. Harvest will accelerate in the next few weeks.