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Mindy Brooks Named Global Marketing Director for Chore-Time

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Mindy Brooks has joined Chore-Time as the Global Marketing Director, according to Jeff Miller, Vice President and General Manager for the CTB, Inc. division. In her new role, Brooks will be responsible to enhance the Chore-Time global brand position by partnering... more

Chore-Time Reinvents Its E-Z START® Feeder for Improved Bird Access to Feed

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time has reinvented its E-Z START® Feeder with new outlet drop tubes that stow completely out of the way when not in use. This innovation helps get birds off to a good start and maximizes productivity by allowing growing birds unobstructed access to all... more

Harville Named Plant Manager for Chore-Time’s Decatur (AL) Facility

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Jeff Harville has been named Plant Manager for Chore-Time’s manufacturing facility located in Decatur, Alabama, according to Mike Mukensturm, Operations Manager of CTB’s Chore‐Time Group (CTG) business unit. Harville will be responsible for the overall... more

Christenson Named Controls Product Manager

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Bob Christenson has been named the Product Manager for Controls for Chore-Time, according to Jim Kraft, Engineering Manager for the CTB, Inc. business unit.  As product manager, Christenson will oversee development of Chore-Time's CHORE-TRONICS® line of... more

Chore-Time Offers Volito™ Volution Rearing Systems for Cage-Free Egg Production Operations

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time ( now offers the Volution Rearing System as part of its acquisition of the Volito Group, a Netherlands-based designer and manufacturer of cage-free egg production systems. The Volution System boasts lower labor needs than competitive... more

Chore-Time Offers Volito™ Vike Aviary Systems For Cage-Free Layers

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time now offers Vike Aviary Systems as part of its acquisition of the Volito Group, a Netherlands-based designer and manufacturer of cage-free egg production systems. These aviary systems are proven to provide outstanding results with multiple configurations... more

Chore-Time Introduces Volito™ Valego Nest Systems For Layers

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time introduces its Valego Nest Systems, available as floor nests and as integrated nests in Volito™ Aviary Systems. The nests’ proven product design is now offered from Chore-Time through its acquisition of the Volito Group, a Netherlands-based... more

Luttels Named Chore-Time Layer Product Manager

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Frank Luttels has been named Layer Product Manager for Chore-Time, according to Dave Laurenz, Global Director of Marketing for the CTB, Inc. business unit. In his new position, Luttels will be responsible for managing product lines, developing marketing plans, and... more

Chore-Time KONAVI™ Broiler Feeder Lets Beaks In, But Keeps Feet Out

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — The KONAVI™ Feeding System features an open-style pan design that is lower to the floor and provides easier access for birds to eat from day one. In spite of the low pan height, the feeder’s patented design deters birds from getting inside the pan and... more

Chore-Time Adds Features to the Chore-Tronics® 3 Controller

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — The recently updated CHORE-TRONICS® 3 Controller provides operators with new ways to monitor and manage productivity in their poultry houses. Enhanced features include control of drinker line water columns, zoned sprinklers and multiple variable-speed fans.... more

Chore-Time Adds Mobile App for Chore-Tronics® 3 Controller

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time has launched a new Mobile App that lets poultry managers monitor and control their poultry house systems using their mobile phone or device.Growers can interact with their CHORE-TRONICS® 3 System remotely using a mobile server and an Android™ or... more

Miller Named Vice President and General Manager for Chore-Time

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time, a leading worldwide supplier of poultry and egg production equipment, today announced that Jeff Miller has been named Vice President and General Manager of CTB’s Chore-Time Group division, according to Doug Niemeyer, President and Chief Operating... more

CTB Acquires Netherlands-Based Cage-Free Hen Housing Manufacturer Volito

MILFORD, Ind., U.S.A., November 8, 2016 – CTB, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the Volito Group B.V., a designer and manufacturer of cage-free layer housing systems. The company has three locations in the Netherlands, including its headquarters in Veenendaal and manufacturing plants... more

Chore-Time Launches New Website

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time has launched a new website at The redesign was undertaken to better serve Chore-Time’s customers through improved website functionality, navigation and multilingual capabilities.Featuring responsive design, the new Chore-Time... more

New Chore-Time Revolution® Floor Flood Feeder Combines Simplicity, Performance and Efficiency

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Building on the success of its REVOLUTION® Broiler Feeding System, Chore-Time recently introduced a floor flood feeder model with many of the advanced features found on its premium feeders. The Chore-Time REVOLUTION Floor Flood Feeder lets you add more comfort,... more

Chore-Time's Liberty® Open-Grill Broiler Feeder Offers an Open Approach to Feeding Broilers

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time's LIBERTY® Broiler Feeder’s open grill provides easy access to feed for broilers of all ages and weights.  With just four grill struts, the LIBERTY Feeder features openings in the top of the grill to deliver light and air to birds while... more

Chore-Time Hosts Global Distributor Awards Event

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time, a division of CTB, Inc., held its annual distributor reception and awards presentation on January 25, 2016.  The event was held at Ventanas overlooking downtown Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Chore-Time distributors from around the world attended the... more

Chore-Time Holds Ribbon Cutting for 45,000-Square-Foot Plant Expansion

MILFORD, Ind., U.S.A. — On Friday, October 30, 2015, Chore-Time celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its $7.1 million building expansion. Milford and county officials who helped cut the ribbon included Milford Town Council members Bob Cockburn and Doug Ruch,... more

Laurenz Named Global Director of Marketing for Chore-Time

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time, a leading global provider of poultry and egg production systems, has announced that Dave Laurenz has been named Global Director of Marketing, according to Chris Stoler, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the CTB, Inc. division. In his new... more

Chore-Time Purchases CUBO™ Product Line Assets from CGM

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time, a division of CTB, Inc., today announced that it has purchased the intellectual property, including all manufacturing and marketing rights, associated with the CUBO™ Line of air destratifying and heating systems from CGM S.R.L. of Cuneo,... more

Poultry Specialties Open House

Poultry Specialties, an authorized independent Chore-Time distributor serving Virginia and West Virginia, recently hosted an open house attended by over 200 customers at the distributorship's new 32,400 square foot facility located in Broadway, Virginia, U.S.A. Poultry Specialties offers turn-key... more

Chore-Time Europe Holds Distributor Meeting in Portugal

PANNINGEN, Netherlands — Chore-Time Europe B.V., part of CTB’s Chore-Time Group, hosted a regional sales meeting in Viseu, Portugal in May 2015 for European distributors of its poultry and egg production systems.  Participants included 40 distributor personnel from 19 different... more

Chore-Time Holds Global Sales and Service Meeting

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Chore-Time, a division of CTB, Inc., hosted a global sales and technical service training meeting in November at its headquarters in Milford, Indiana, U.S.A.  The group included 38 professionals from the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and... more

Chore-Time Initiates Expansion Project

MILFORD, Ind., U.S.A. –— CTB, Inc.’'s Chore-Time Group division announced today its plans to expand its manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Milford, Indiana.  Chore-Time will invest $7.11 million to construct and equip a 45,000-square-foot (4,180-square-meter) addition to... more

Chore-Time Holds Sales Meeting for Asian Distributors

MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. – Chore-Time hosted a regional sales meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in June for Asian distributors of its poultry and egg production systems. In attendance were 44 people, representing 14 distributorships from 11 different countries. A variety of topics were addressed... more

Chore-Time's ENDURA® Fan Offers Energy Efficiency, Corrosion Resistance

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time introduces its high-performance ENDURA® fan. Featuring a long glass fiber composite shroud for durability and corrosion resistance, the patented with additional patents pending fan produces 27,100 CFM and 23 CFM/Watt performance at a static pressure of 0.10... more

CTB Completes Purchase of Meyn

MILFORD, Ind., U.S.A. – CTB, Inc. ( finalized its acquisition of Meyn Holding B.V., the parent company of Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. (, based in Oostzaan, the Netherlands.  Meyn is a leading designer and manufacturer of poultry processing systems and... more

CTB Celebrates 60 Years

MILFORD, Ind., U.S.A., July 24, 2012 — A group of more than 600 Milford-based employees and many retired employees gathered on July 17, 2012, at CTB’s Conference Center in Milford, Indiana, to celebrate the Company’s 60th anniversary.  CTB ( was founded as... more

Unique Chore-Time Nipple Drinker Provides Flow Rates Matching Bird Drinking Habits

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time's unique RELIA-FLOW® Nipple Drinker has been designed for a reliable, university-confirmed flow rate consistent with the way birds actually drink. The resulting nipple drinker helps poultry producers provide an optimum water flow rate to their birds to meet... more

Chore-Time Simplifies Drinker System Management with Its Updated PDS Control

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time offers poultry producers convenient control of the water pressure levels in all nipple drinker lines in the house with its updated PDS™ Controls.  With Chore-Time's PDS (Pneumatic Drinking System) Controls, users can change the pressure in all lines in the... more

Chore-Time's LIBERTY® Poult Feeder Maximizes Feed Visibility and Access While Minimizing Feed Waste

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time has announced the release of its LIBERTY® Feeder for poults and for turkey hens up to 12 weeks of age. Bird Positioning Ring Chore-Time's LIBERTY® Feeder features a green feed cone with an incorporated Bird Positioning Ring to encourage birds to eat from... more

Chore-Time's ADVANTI-FLOW® Nipple Drinker for Poults Features a Unique Drinker Disc and Dual Catch Cups

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Turkey producers can give their turkey poults a great start with Chore-Time's ADVANTI-FLOW® Nipple Drinker.  The nipple drinker's uniquely designed discs attract poults to the drinkers and direct water as birds drink.  Dual catch cups under the discs help... more

Chore-Time Announces Chore-Tronics® Feeder Line Run-Time Monitor

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time has introduced a Run-Time Monitor for poultry feeder lines.  Part of Chore-Time’s CHORE-TRONICS® line of controls and software, the Monitor can be connected to every feeder line in a poultry house to track daily run time per line.  Each Monitor... more

Chore-Time's Tunnel Doors Provide Better In-House Air Mixing and Promote Energy Savings

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time’s new Tunnel Doors offer poultry producers improved in-house air mixing and potential energy savings for tunnel ventilation systems. The innovative tunnel doors produce a cyclonic air movement that shoots air upwards and then swirls it down and around from... more

Ethernet Local Talk (ELT) Interface from Chore-Time

Gives Users with Internet Access the Ability to Manage and Control House Operations from Anywhere in the World MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time’s CHORE-TRONICS® Ethernet Local Talk (ELT) Interface converts information from CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Controls into a web-friendly format for viewing... more

Chore-Time® Air Speed Meters Help Measure Air Flow During Tunnel Ventilation

Did you know Chore-Time has an Air Speed Meter that can help you to verify tunnel fan performance by dependably measuring air flow? Working together with your CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Control, the air speed meter measures air flow over 125 feet per minute and can help assure that minimum airspeed is... more

CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Breeder Control Makes Breeder Management Easier

MILFORD, Indiana USA - Designed specifically for pullet and breeder applications, Chore-Time’s CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Breeder Edition Control makes breeder management easier with advanced features for whole house and egg room control. The CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Breeder Edition Control includes... more

Chore-Time's CHORE-TRONICS® “Retro Box” Makes Upgrading House Controls Easy and Less Costly

MILFORD, Indiana USA - Chore-Time's “Retro Box” is designed for retrofitting an existing CHORE-TRONICS® Control to add expanded features and the capabilities of the newer generation CHORE-TRONICS® 2 Controls. The Retro Box converts CHORE-TRONICS Model 32 or 40 Controls to the... more

Chore-Time's Modular Manure Belt Cage System Offers PEACE OF MIND® Bird Environment

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time's Modular Manure Belt Cage System offers egg producers the outstanding production performance they expect from Chore-Time, plus greater shipping simplicity, easier assembly and repair, and improved egg roll-out - all in an economical cage system designed for long... more