Livestock News

  • DACS climatic solution in organic broiler houses in New Zealand

    We are proud to announce that DACS have been selected as sole supplier of complete climate solutions for eight houses for a project for organic broilers in New Zealand. The buyer is Airport & Manu Farms, New Plymouth near Mt. Taranaki. The reason for choosing DACS as supplier was the functionality and the quality of the ventilation system and the advanced ACS management system, states Mr. Ed ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Cattle on Feed Lower Than Pre-Report Estimates

    On August 1, there were 10.6 million head of cattle on feed, up 4 percent from the previous year.  The rate of cattle placed onto feed   has slowed noticeably, coming in only 3 percent up from 2016. August is the first month in 2017 without double digit placements since February, as February’s numbers dropped 1 percent without the extra calendar day of the 2016 leap year. In ...

  • Product Launch: Modular Wall Inlet

    In agriculture applications an ideal climatic environment is essential as it can impact production and the health of animals. Proper air quality through ventilation is one of the main requirements in order to achieve optimum performance in growth rate, uniformity and feed efficiency, which can therefore ensure high profit margins. Poor air quality can provoke high concentrations of ...


    By Munters

  • Save time and improve silage quality with ULV application

    Paul Ecclestone of Paul Ecclestone Contracting has been in the business for 32 years and is seeing first hand the increase in the use of silage additives in order to improve silage quality. Farmers are now taking three to four cuts, and many are using a silage additive to get more milk out of forage, rather than buying in feed. One of the biggest practical innovations Paul has seen to date is ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Three step plan for late-cut grass

    Why? Because improved grass growth towards the end of the season has the potential to produce silage quality similar to first cut. True, it may not yield as well. But it has the capacity to deliver good protein and energy levels. Which is exactly what’s needed for more litres of milk from forage. And, if you are on a multi-cut system, you may be glad of that extra ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Munters Product Launch: RLED 2.0

    The RLED 2.0 features a simple calibration process that enables the light dimmer to support practically any light bulb on the market. After a simple calibration procedure, the RLED 2.0 automatically adjusts the voltage to meet your exact needs. Improved stability reduces flickering during the dimming process, enabling you to reach low light levels with an extraordinary level of ...


    By Munters

  • India`s poultry industry adds to drug resistance

    Chickens farmed for meat and eggs in India’s Punjab state harbour high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says a new Indo-US study.   “Misuse of antibiotics in animal farms endangers all of us because it multiplies drug resistance in the environment,” says Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Washington-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Munters Product Launch: WM54F EMEA

    The fan is developed focusing on the broiler market, however it has an high potential for any poultry application as well as greenhouses installations, and it offers a fiberglass venturi and a plastic housing. The air intake side is in line (except for motor) with the frame of the building for an easy litter maintenance. Any air leakage during non-working periods is prevented thanks to the ...


    By Munters

  • It’s all part of the service

    Last week we wrote how three members of our engineering team have travelled to Adelaide, Australia where they are currently completing the installation, commissioning and hand-over of a large equine cremator plus a multi-chambered pet cremator.  This week ‘Team Matthews’ has been on its travels again, although it has to be said this time it is much closer to home.  Lee ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • One Topic, Multiple Requirements, Individual Solutions

    Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention. The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Team Matthews is in Australia

    We have always said that Matthews Environmental Solutions’ pet cremation technology is made in the United Kingdom and is used all around the world and if you ever needed further proof of this statement then just take a look at the photograph showing three members of our engineering team standing in front of the colossal equine cremator, which ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • New Manure Sidedress Method Lowers Fertilizer Costs, Increases Yields

    With corn needing nitrogen, and pigs and cattle producing a lot of it, anything that offers a better way to use their waste to fortify crops should intrigue farmers. Two agriculture experts at The Ohio State University have redesigned a metal tractor attachment so that it allows farmers to put manure on a field while crops are ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

  • Ensure the Kiwi Bird’s Survival

    Zookeepers at the Auckland Zoo, New Zealand, use METTLER TOLEDO balances to ensure that kiwi chicks hatched in captivity are putting on enough weight to thrive once they are released into the wild. Accurate weighing of the chicks is essential to the decades-old program’s success. Flightless kiwi birds fend off predators rather than take to the skies. In the New Zealand wild, about 50 ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 5th International Workshop on Advancement in Moringa Production & Application

    The Advanced Biofuel Center(ABC) is delighted to announce the 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop viz. 5th Global Moringa  Meet – 2017 to be held on 25- 26 November 2017 at Jaipur, India. India meets more than 80% demand of Moringa Products and thereby enjoying dominant position in the World Moringa Scenario. The global Moringa Products market estimated to be over US$ 4.5 ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New swine vaccine is first U.S.-approved PRRS-Mhp combination

    The first and only combination PRRS-Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) vaccine approved in the U.S. is now available to help swine producers better manage respiratory diseases as part of a customized program of whole herd health. FLEXMycoPRRS is the newest addition to the FLEX line of combination swine vaccines by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). FLEXMycoPRRS combines the efficacy of the world’s ...

  • 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to Review Challenges and Best Practices for Safety and Health Professionals

    The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This annual event, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, is designed specifically for poultry ...

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Supports Enhancement of Stockmanship and Stewardship Program

    Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Stockmanship and Stewardship is a successful program that helps cattlemen become better animal handlers. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is furthering its commitment to cattle well-being by becoming the premier sponsor of the Stockmanship and Stewardship events in 2017, in addition to its ongoing commitment to BQA. Program support from BI allows for the number and scope of ...

  • Peace of mind - comes from a box

    With more than 25 years of experience and development, these products are recognized and highly valued on the global market still being at the forefront of technological advancement when introducing the new connectivity technology. For ProTen it is a key part of they run their sheds. SO WHAT DOES THE HEADLINE REFER TO? Having equipment for climate control without having a controller to regulate ...


    By Munters

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

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