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    The purpose of this 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.

  • tc_icon_doc

    The purpose of this 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.

  • tc_icon_doc

    The purpose of this 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.

  • 08/28/2014
    Broiler Economics: Harvest is Nearly Secure in the US, Aug. 2014

    With just one month to go before the 2014 US corn and soybean harvest is secure, weather conditions are nearly perfect in the Corn Belt. The temperature dropped just in time for pollination and stayed relatively low in the month of August. With every passing day crop failure becomes less likely and it becomes more likely that a record amount of both corn and soybeans will be produced in the US this year. As a result, the market prices for both corn and soybeans are falling.

  • 06/26/2014
    Broiler Economics: Soybeans finally headed lower, June 2014

    The  cost  of  soybean  meal  has  been  punishingly  high  for   the  poultry  industry  this  year.  There was  hope  that  a  huge   harvest  in  South  America  would  bring  relief  a  few  months  ago; however,  a  shortage  of  soybeans  in  the  US  kept  the  price  in   Chicago  high.

  • 04/30/2014
     Broiler Economics: Reports Send Corn, Soybean Higher, April 2014

    On March 31st every year there are two news releases by the USDA that have the potential of moving the grain market. One is the grain stocks report and the other is the planting intentions report. More often than not, prices in Chicago move up or down sharply on any given March 31st. This year, the reports turned out to be close to expectations and therefore caused fewer fireworks in Chicago than usual. Nevertheless, both corn and soybeans moved higher.