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er house, they noticed the resiliency
of the cages and how well they stood
up, whereas the rest of the house
collapsed entirely. Summit got a call

from Rose Acre's owner, Marcus
Rust, about the experience, which
led both companies to wonder why it
wouldn't be possible to build a layer

house using the housing equipment
as the support structure. Summit
took the challenge and ran with it,
resulting in the Wrap-the-Equipment
concept.

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The first two prototype buildings
were erected in Arizona in 2016.
According to a Summit website
documenting the experience, Rose
Acre purchased land in Lone Cactus,
Arizona, in 2014, and in June 2015,
after months of engineering work,
the concept began to come to life in
the desert. When Ridgway and Culp
spoke with WATT Global Media, six
houses were under construction -
including three in Pulaski County,
Indiana, for Rose Acre. Ten houses
were completed across three sites
in Indiana and Arizona as part of
Summit's study of the concept, producing 1.1 billion eggs per year.
While the concept originated
with Rose Acre, Summit is prepared
to expand its Wrap-the-Equipment
building style across the country and
around the world. The international
egg market is increasingly calling for
cage-free eggs instead of conventionally, cage-produced eggs. This creates an opportunity, Ridgway said,
for his company to provide great
value and drive costs down with what
he called a breakthrough in layer
house construction. Summit said the
Wrap-the-Equipment concept has the
possibility to be extended to other
poultry species, such as broilers, and
other livestock, like dairy cattle. ■
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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 - 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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