• 07/26/2016
    Aviagen Hosts 53rd Annual Production Management School

    More than 30 students from 23 countries flocked to Alabama for the 2016 school Huntsville, AL – On Sun. June 5, 34 students from 23 countries flocked to the Aviagen® 53rd annual Production Management School in Huntsville, Ala., U.S., as they prepared for a future of success in... Read more »

  • 07/21/2016
    Arbor Acres team welcomed customers at PAMED

    Arbor Acres Seminar advised on flock management, nutrition and performance Hammamet, Tunisia – The Arbor Acres® team shared key poultry flock management information with customers and industry professionals at the PAMED exhibition, May 24-26, in Tunisia. A landmark event for t... Read more »

  • 07/20/2016
    Aviagen Celebrates 60 Years of Ross and Raises over £45,000 for Charity

    UK and European Poultry Industry Benefit Children’s Charity with Tour de Ross Edinburgh, Scotland – Representatives of the UK and European poultry industry have raised over £45,000 for the Honeypot Children’s Charity through a 500-mile (800 km) charity cycling event known ... Read more »

  • 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...
  • 01/28/2013
    An Extensive Export Network
    The focus of the video is Aviagen’s animal export operation, which ships day-old chicks to farms in more than 120 countries and is one the world’s most extensive and welfare-compliant animal shipment networks. (approx. 6:53 min.) Created to educate customers, airline staff, ...
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    Galpones de engorde abiertos aun eligen este tipo de galpón para el levante de pollos en muchos lugares del mundo debido a la limitada disponibilidad de electricidad, la falta de infraestructura y los bajos niveles de inversión inicial. El objetivo de este suplemento es describir los lineamientos y herramientas de manejo de mejores prácticas para optimizar el desempeño del pollo de engorde en galpones abiertos, con el fin de mantener la salud y el bienestar de las aves logrando al mismo tiempo un buen desempeño de la parvada, tanto en vida como durante el procesamiento. Este documento es un suplemento del Manual de Manejo del Pollo de Engorde y deberá utilizarse acompañado de dicho Manual.

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    The beak treatment of young broiler breeders has been used as an aid to prevent cannibalism and mortality due to feather pecking since the 1970's, but within the next few years' beak treatment will no longer be allowed in many countries. The aim of this document is to detail the best management practices for birds in the absence of beak treatment. The information given is based on internal experience and the experience from countries where beak treatment has already ceased.

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    En sistemas de crianza y producción en galpones separados, las aves se transfieren del galpón de levante al de postura antes del inicio de la producción. A este proceso se le debe dar un manejo cuidadoso con el fin de evitar pérdidas en el peso corporal y en la uniformidad de la parvada, reducción en el desempeño de la reproductora y en el bienestar animal, e inclusive aumento en la mortalidad. La aplicación de las mejores prácticas de manejo del proceso de transferencia se inicia con la planeación de la transferencia aproximadamente 2 semanas antes de que las aves sean trasladadas, y continúa hasta aproximadamente 5 días después de la transferencia con el monitoreo de las aves para garantizar que se hayan establecido bien en el galpón de postura.

  • 06/29/2016
    Broiler Economics: The Importance of South America, June 2016

    Just 10 years ago, the production of soybeans and corn in South America was significant but not determinant for world prices. Back then attention was usually focused on production in the US while South America was mostly ignored.
    The tables have now turned. Ignoring South America is perilous. A good illustration of this occurred in April when the combination of flood in Argentina and drought in Brazil led to a sudden increase in the world price of corn and soybeans. Traders and pundits alike were caught by surprise and unable to act quickly. The effects were huge because South America is now gigantic in world production and trade.

  • 04/22/2016
    Broiler Economics: Bottom of the Cycle Near for Grain Prices, April 2016

    Grain prices, when expressed in dollars, are much lower than a few years ago. Barring a major weather problem, both corn and soybean prices should remain relatively low throughout the year. Unfortunately, grain prices, when expressed in the local currency of many countries, rose over the last year.

  • 02/19/2016
    Broiler Economics: Only in dollar terms are grain prices falling, Feb. 2016

    The world poultry industry is divided into those companies that are experiencing falling grain prices and those that are experiencing rising grain prices. Although grain prices in Chicago have been trending lower in dollar terms, grain prices are rising in the local currency of many countries. Examples of this include Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in the Americas, oil producing countries like Russia, and emerging economies in Asia such as India and Thailand.