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term agreements on supplies,
investigate their market and
concentrate where their business
will be in five to ten years from
now - not unlike any successful CEO of most top companies
worldwide. If you must work all
day to find a plumber to fix a
broken water supply system, then
there is little energy left to attend
a webinar about the future market of grains, or what the market
will require in terms of welfare
in the coming years.

6

The following habit is
universal, and it applies
equally to broiler growers. Those
that succeed consider every justified expense as an investment
and measure the return on that
investment. The rest consider
expenses as inevitable evil happenings (like a volcano erupting
next door) and money lost for
good. Looking at the bank account balance at the end of each
month might be rewarding in
the seven years of fat cows, but
what about the next seven years
of lean cows? Investments are
made in times of good profits,
not when profits are starting to
dwindle.
Who are the top broiler producers in the world? Check out
the Top Poultry Companies database to find out.

7

If there is one single aspect
that top broiler produc-

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ers must pay the most attention
to, litter quality is their top priority. Litter quality can be considered the outcome of combining
proper nutrition, facilities management, health and pretty much
everything else that happens on
a daily basis. Top producers will
ensure personally that their birds
enjoy the best possible quality in
terms of bedding material and resulting litter quality. If their birds
are not growing in a comfortable
environment, then top producers
will not rest until this problem is
resolved.

Being successful in business takes a lot of knowledge,
skill and even some luck. But,
from a production standpoint,
the above seven habits/aspects
can be identified among top
producers. Most of them apply
equally well to other animal
growers, but broilers have such
short market life that broiler
producers must remain on top
of their game on a daily basis.
When profits per bird are so low,
messing up a batch can result in
losing profitability for the whole
year. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - September 2017

Poultry International - September 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Brazilian meat exports recovering from ‘weak flesh’ crisis
Avian influenza slows EU poultry industry growth
100TH YEAR SERIES: Sustainable poultry production driving industry advances
Ghana poultry farm’s integration model trains community
Poultry Africa 2017 to tackle continent’s changing needs
7 habits of successful broiler producers
New cage-free layer housing may lower production costs
Why good broiler litter management improves performance
3 tips to minimize broiler house odor, dust emissions
Poultry plants increasing profits with circular model
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - September 2017 - Poultry International - September 2017
Poultry International - September 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - September 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - September 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - September 2017 - 3
Poultry International - September 2017 - News
Poultry International - September 2017 - 5
Poultry International - September 2017 - Brazilian meat exports recovering from ‘weak flesh’ crisis
Poultry International - September 2017 - 7
Poultry International - September 2017 - 8
Poultry International - September 2017 - 9
Poultry International - September 2017 - Avian influenza slows EU poultry industry growth
Poultry International - September 2017 - 11
Poultry International - September 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Sustainable poultry production driving industry advances
Poultry International - September 2017 - 13
Poultry International - September 2017 - 14
Poultry International - September 2017 - 15
Poultry International - September 2017 - Ghana poultry farm’s integration model trains community
Poultry International - September 2017 - 17
Poultry International - September 2017 - Poultry Africa 2017 to tackle continent’s changing needs
Poultry International - September 2017 - 19
Poultry International - September 2017 - 7 habits of successful broiler producers
Poultry International - September 2017 - 21
Poultry International - September 2017 - 22
Poultry International - September 2017 - 23
Poultry International - September 2017 - New cage-free layer housing may lower production costs
Poultry International - September 2017 - 25
Poultry International - September 2017 - 26
Poultry International - September 2017 - 27
Poultry International - September 2017 - Why good broiler litter management improves performance
Poultry International - September 2017 - 29
Poultry International - September 2017 - 3 tips to minimize broiler house odor, dust emissions
Poultry International - September 2017 - 31
Poultry International - September 2017 - Poultry plants increasing profits with circular model
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Poultry International - September 2017 - 34
Poultry International - September 2017 - Marketplace
Poultry International - September 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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