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In a collaborative work between the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soil and Water Management Research, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain, West Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M AgriLife, researchers adapted a crop model for use in the Texas High Plains to simulate crop water use and corn yield to help producers adjust center-pivot irrigation strategies and maximize profitability with limited water.

Hy-Line International is pleased to announce Dr. Yousef Al-Khuffash joined Hy-Line in the Middle East as a Technical Services Veterinarian. In this role, he will deliver technical advice in a fast and efficient way in the local language for current and future customers. Dr. Al-Khuffash will also be responsible for sharing management recommendations and technical updates for customers and business partners to achieve the maximum genetic potential of Hy-Line layers.

Pure Breed, the Ross® Parent Stock (PS) distributor for Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Yemen, held a dinner during the VIV MEA show in Abu Dhabi on November 24, to celebrate the 140 and 400 Club members.
The Clubs are a well-received Aviagen® initiative and reward growers who through expert flock management and diligence attain record performance. The Ross 400 Club recognizes producers who score a European Product Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 400 or more with their broiler flocks. Ross 140 Club members are distinguished by a breeder performance of 140 or more chicks per hen housed at 60 weeks.

For over a century, the Brazil-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, also known as Fiocruz, has been one of the world's leading scientific centres for research and development in biological sciences. Located in Manguinhos in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Fiocruz was founded by the famous Brazilian physician and epidemiologist Oswaldo Cruz, and today the institution has a broad range of responsibilities related to the health and wellbeing of the Brazilian population – functioning as a national institute of health and public health policies. It also contributes to projects worldwide for the development of vaccines and medicines against tropical illnesses.

It is our pleasure to inform you about the candidacy of Prof. Dr. Rüveyde Akbay for the position of WPSA Vice President. Prof. Dr. Akbay is the founder of the WPSA Turkish Branch, which was established in 1973.

She was the Secretary of the Branch between 1973-1978. Since 1978, she has been Branch President until the present day. Prof. Dr. Akbay served as WPSA President between 2004- 2008. She has played an important role in the development of the Turkish poultry sector and has participated in many activities promoting the values and aims of the WPSA inside Turkey.

Agrena2022The 22th International Exhibition for the Management
& Production of Poultry, Livestock & Fish- 13th – 15 th Oct. 2022

AGRENA has stood the test of time to register itself as the Middle Eastern region’s largest & most prestigious Poultry, Livestock & Fish Show. It targets the flourishing Poultry, Livestock & Fish industry in one of the biggest markets for Poultry, Livestock & Fish products in the Middle East, with an emphasis on giving the possible opportunities to broaden your horizons & to see the latest technology, products and services.

Aviagen® distributor, Arbor Acres® South Africa and the Arbor Acres Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional support team recently held a two-day webinar from Nov. 17-18, to bring the latest broiler and breeder flock management advice to customers throughout the Republic of South Africa.

The need to work together to overcome the difficulties faced by the Middle East’s poultry producers was amongst the conclusions to emerge from the region’s 1st Poultry Marketing Round Table, held at VIV MEA.
Jointly organized by Middle East Agrifood Publishers (MEAP), WATT Global Media and VIV, the event focused on crisis management and attracted leading poultry producers and experts from across the region and further afield. (Watch here:

Royal Pas Reform has announced the launch of its latest innovation in early nutrition and animal welfare-friendly production practices. The SmartVac™ in-ovo vaccination and nutrition system will be officially unveiled to a global audience at IPPE 2022 in Atlanta.

SIPSA becomes a media in its own right!
Since its creation in 2001, SIPSA has continued to create links and bring together companies and professionals around their business networks and has positioned itself as a leader in the creation of professional exchanges and meetings around the world agriculture in Africa.

The Schippers Group and Healthy Livestock hosted an online conference about antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The conference featured leading scientists and practitioners in the field of antimicrobial use in farm animals.

GEAFood processors know that with margins under pressure every dollar counts. Balancing production costs, yields and product quality all whilst keeping consumers satisfied is not an easy job, which is why leading technology provider GEA is launching its Signature Chicken solution in the United States at the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) show in Atlanta, January 25-27. Initial customer trials and inhouse comparative tests of the process have reported yield increases of up to 10% when compared with traditional processes. 

Researchers within the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) are currently preparing for more intense study of beetles in the genus Agrilus, thanks to their recent acquisition of the Eduard Jendek Collection. The collection was developed over the last 30-40 years in Slovakia by world Agrilus expert Eduard Jendek. It boasts over 25,000 specimens, making it one of the largest private collections of metallic wood-boring beetles in the world, and a major step forward for the Nation's preventive efforts to agricultural challenges.

Aviagen’s investment in a local production base in Zambia heightens presence and support in the distribution and secure supply of Parent Stock within the African continent.

Aviagen®, along with its regional distributor, Ross Breeders Zambia, which is a part of the Country Bird Holding Group, is continuing to invest in the African region to enhance its developing supply chain and its ‘global reach, local touch’ strategy with the creation of “Ross Central Africa Limited” based in Zambia, Sub-Saharan Africa. The newly created company, Ross Central Africa Ltd is a joint venture between Aviagen and Ross® Breeders Zambia. This expansion allows Aviagen to improve security of supply, and to enhance its service and support to customers on this continent.

WadiLast November, Eng. Tony Freiji - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wadi Group and Eng. Puzant Dakessian - Poultry Division CEO have attended the VIV International Exhibition for Agriculture and Livestock Production in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with the participation of the most vital international poultry companies.

When Ferenc Elshof and Jankees Sligcher from Royal Pas Reform visited the Kukuchic hatchery in Uganda to discuss expansion plans, they saw at first-hand how the poultry sector in Africa is developing and adopting the latest technologies.
Driving through Kampala, Uganda’s bustling capitol city, with Dr.Wesley Rutto, Kukuchic’s Managing Director, is no easy task. It is a sign of a developing economy straining to burst out of its present situation.

The 22th International Exhibition for the Management
& Production of Poultry, Livestock & Fish: 13th – 15 th  Oct.  2022

AGRENA has stood the test of time to register itself as the Middle Eastern region’s largest & most prestigious Poultry, Livestock & Fish Show. It targets the flourishing Poultry, Livestock & Fish industry in one of the biggest markets for Poultry, Livestock & Fish products in the Middle East, with an emphasis on giving the possible opportunities to broaden your horizons & to see the latest technology, products and services.

SPACE is the essential trade show for all those involved in animal production. Thanks to its positioning at the heart of a large breeding region in Europe, its professional roots and its international development, SPACE is the unmissable global meeting place for professionals in all animal productions [beef (milk-meat), pork. , poultry, sheep, goat, rabbit and aquaculture.

Cremona International Livestock Show came to an end . 475 heads of cattle of Holstein, Red Holstein, Jersey and Brown breeds, from 75 farms from Italy and from abroad, were involved in the Show and were evaluated by the skilled judge Callum McKinven from Canada.Holstein Supreme Champion was Castelverde Defiant Gorgeous2 (Defiant)
Castelverde Di Giuseppe Quaini - Marcello Ladina, Res Champion Castelverde Goldwyn Banana
Quaini Guiseppe Castelverde Holstein - Castelverde (cr), Hon Men. TocFarm Doorman Dior (Doorman) Tocchi Filippo, Ilaria E Attilio - Grosseto (gr).

Edited PMRT2On the second day of VIV MEA Abu Dhabi 2021, the Poultry Marketing Round Table (PMRT) was held; it was hosted by MEAP, VIV, and WATT. The discussion was a success and many leaders in the field voiced important concerns and solutions to problems that we are facing in the midst of several global and local crises.

The historical Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions (November 26-28) are ready to host the most awaited event for the dairy cattle world that, due to covid-19 pandemic, has been absent from an international ring for two years now.

Cremona, November 16th 2021 – Animals being prepared, with breeders combing and polishing their hair, then the livestock competitions themselves happening in the historical ring of CremonaFiere, totally renewed for the occasion, the palpable tension during the judge’s evaluation and at the end the winners’ celebrations.

PMRT Logo final finalMore than 120 people registered to watch and participate in the Poultry Marketing Round Table happening in VIV MEA 2021 in Abu Dhabion the 24th of November. 

After two years of delaying due to pandemic time, the international event VIV MEA is finally coming to Abu Dhabi from 23-25 November 2021. After long time of market downturn, we are facing the new opportunities and challenges. CONNECT GROUP as the turn-key poultry project supplier and manufacture, we launch a big surprise which is a valuable watch!

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