• 03/24/2015
    CPC/MPG Arbor Acres® Seminar Mansoura Region, Egypt

    Mansoura is located in the Nile Delta region about 120 km northeast of Cairo and was selected by Misr Poultry Grandparents (MPG), the local Arbor Acres distributor as a suitable site for a seminar in one of the famous poultry regions and focal areas of Egypt.  The seminar was i... Read more »

  • 03/19/2015
    Ross progress in Sudan highlighted at annual Poultry Expo

    Aviagen® and INMAA for Poultry promoted the Ross® brand at the 8th annual Sudan Poultry Expo, held recently at the International Fairs Ground Khartoum. The rapid progress of the Sudan poultry market over the last decade was evident at the event, with over 500 brands being showc... Read more »

  • 03/18/2015
    Back to basics for Ross broiler seminar in Ethiopia

    Going back to the basics of broiler growing was the focus at the Ross® broiler seminar held recently in Ethiopia, where Ross is the breed of choice for local customers. More than 60 delegates attended the seminar, held at the Dreamland Hotel in Debre Zeit, including representati... Read more »

  • 03/10/2015
    al.com: 60 years of engineering the perfect chicken: meatier, cheaper, faster growing

    Sixty years ago, it could take up to 16 weeks to grow a three-pound chicken fit for eating.

    The breasts would be very small. The meat itself would be tougher because of the bird's age.

    Today, things have changed. Poultry farmers are growing larger, five-pound chickens in about six weeks.

    That's on less than 10 pounds of feed. The modern result is the type of breast "you can make a really good Chick-fil-A sandwich out of."

    Read the full article here: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/03/post_47.html#incart_river
    By Lucy Berry | lberry@al.com

  • 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.