tecno

Tecno Poultry Solutions – now available in Australia and New Zealand

TECNO, an AGCO company, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of commercial egg production equipment. Established for over 40 years, it utilises European-sourced materials, state-of-the-art automated in-house production and design to provide a superior product at a competitive price. Tecno provides a range of products to meet Australian and New Zealand customers’…

Alltech Medal

Dr Richard Murphy to receive Alltech Medal of Excellence

DR Richard Murphy, research director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Ireland will receive the Alltech Medal of Excellence during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference when the event returns to Lexington, Kentucky from May 19-21. Murphy is receiving the award for his pioneering work in the areas of organic trace element assimilation, microbial enzyme technology…

worm

Are worms a problem?

FREE range production has many positive benefits – exposure to internal parasites is not one of them. This month we discuss one of the challenges facing free range layer farming: intestinal worms. To understand them better, we need to know more about them – their lifecycle, their hosts, their impacts and how best to control…

agrifutures

Chicken meat RD&E off to a flying start for 2019

THE AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program is off to a flying start for 2019, with a change in leadership and a host of new projects in the wings to boost the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production and deliver safe food and good animal welfare outcomes. Key to determining new program investment for 2019 is…

Shedding new light on perplexing production problems

ALONG with the juxtaposition of egg-laying chickens being bred and raised to lay eggs consistently and quickly and meat chickens being bred and raised to lay down meat consistently and quickly, comes welfare issues. Such a negative relationship between egg production and fattening performance in chickens has resulted in specialised strains for egg and meat…