Stunning Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods

Fri, 20 Oct 2017

US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

 

Afgri Heads Back to Poultry Business

Fri, 20 Oct 2017

MOZAMBIQUE - Agricultural investment company Afgri is re-entering the poultry business through its subsidiary Philafrica Foods in a 50-50 joint venture in northern Mozambique.

 

FSA Survey Reveals Reduction of Campylobacter in Retail Chickens

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday published the last set of results from its survey of campylobacter contamination in fresh UK-produced supermarket chickens.

 

DuPont Probiotic Now Available to European Broiler Producers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

EU - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business unit of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, announced the launch of DuPont™ Enviva® PRO, a three-strain Bacillus probiotic, in Europe.

 

Economic Community in US Aware, Supportive of NAFTA

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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We discuss strategy and advanced technological solutions with Hipra

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

On the occasion of the updating of its website, Javier Sanz, HIPRA’s Marketing Director, talks to us about the strategy and the advanced technological solutions that the company has developed in the field of vaccination.

 

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E. maxima linked to mortality in broilers vaccinated for coccidiosis

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Eimeria maxima in broilers vaccinated against coccidiosis appears to be an important cause of mortality, according to the preliminary results of a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Avian Pathologists.

 

Call for Govt Permission to Import Hatching Eggs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s avian influenza-ravaged poultry can be revived if Government allows more suppliers to import hatching eggs, players in the sector have said.

 

ISE Foods Seeking to Set Up Advanced Poultry Farm on Pilot Basis

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

INDIA - Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday informed that ISE Foods, one of world's biggest producers of eggs, is willing to set up an advanced poultry farm in India on a pilot basis.

 

CME: Retail Beef, Chicken Prices Close to Prior Months' Values

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial GIPSA Rules

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced the withdrawal of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences. After a 180-day extension of the comment period, the interim final rule was scheduled to go into effect on 19 October.

 

South Korean Egg Prices Back Down After Bird Flu Spike

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

SOUTH KOREA - Omelets should be making a welcome return to South Korean dining tables as a prolonged spike in the price of eggs looks to have finally subsided -- an outbreak of avian flu late last year had seen them skyrocket.

 

Poultry Farmers, Health Ministry Discuss Impact of Styrofoam Ban

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - Representatives from the Ministry of Health are meeting today with the executive of the Antigua and Barbuda Poultry Farmers Association to discuss the impact the ban on styrofoam egg boxes will have on the industry.

 

Chicken from Kajang Slaughterhouse Using Unauthorised Halal Certification Seized

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

MALAYSIA - The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) seized 1,098 packets of chicken from a slaughterhouse and processing plant in Kajang, which bore unauthorised halal certification on its packages.

 

Iran's Need to Boost Egg Exports Amid Surplus Production

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

IRAN - Iran’s egg production constitutes 1.3 per cent of the 70-million-ton global egg production per year, placing the country at 11th place, a deputy agriculture minister said.

 

Germ-free Hatching Eggs: Alternative to Formaldehyde Application

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

AUSTRIA - There was a Europe-wide outcry in the summer of 2017 as it emerged that hatching eggs were being treated with the insecticide fipronil, which is harmful to health.

 

Stakeholders Discuss Import Regulations for MDM

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

ZAMBIA - Stakeholders convened in Lusaka to discuss the import regulations for the mechanically deboned meat commonly known us MDM.

 

Dutch Poultry Farm Exposed to H5N2 Bird Flu

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

NETHERLANDS - Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs has reported an outbreak of pathogenic avian influenza at a poultry farm in Zeeland.

 

Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants of the North American Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Nutriad presents Digestive Performance range in Brazil

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Multinational producer of feed additives for livestock and aquaculture NUTRIAD, highlighted the importance of digestive health for swine at the recent Simpósio Brasil Sul de Suinocultura (BRSS), in Chapecó (SC-Brazil) in August.

 

Nestlé USA Commended on Commitment to Improve Broiler Chicken Welfare

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

US - World Animal Protection welcomes the commitment made by Nestlé USA to improve the welfare of the chickens farmed for meat in its US food supply chain.

 

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Nutriad present at first Poultry Africa Expo in Rwanda

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Specialty feed additives manufacturer NUTRIAD participated in the first ever Poultry Africa Expo Leadership Conference and Technical Seminars organized for Sub-Saharan Africa’s poultry industry, which took place in Kigali (Rwanda), in October 2017.

 

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Stonehaven Team Goes from Strength to Strength

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Stonehaven Consulting has added further expertise to its already impressive team by appointing Brian Kopp as a Partner.

 

Govt Supports Animal Care in Agriculture

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for its support of animal care in agriculture in Canada.

 

New Partner Funding for Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada.

 

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Nutriad opens new office in Poland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Nutriad employees and customers celebrated the official opening of Nutriad’s new office in Warsaw (Poland), the company’s latest move in an ongoing drive to grow its business across Europe.

 

Des Moines Animal Control Wants to Limit Backyard Chickens

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

US - Des Moines animal control says it's time to cut back on the number of chickens allowed in the city limits.

 

Eggheads Smash World Record

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

UK - Last Friday (13 October), 183 eggheads dipped their toast soldiers in unison to become world record holders.

 

Poultry Producers Doing More with Nutritional, Production Data Thanks to Cargill Software

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

GLOBAL - Cargill is helping broiler producers transform their nutritional and production data into valuable insights that can help them have a real impact on their profits.

 

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain.

 

Jamaica Broilers Buys New Hatchery in US

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

US - Poultry producer Jamaica Broilers Group is now going after markets on the east coast of the United States, with the acquisition of a hatchery in Big Valley, Pennsylvania.

 

BFREPA Delighted by FSA Runny Eggs Announcement

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says it is delighted with the FSA’s announcement that infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice.

 

Cairo Poultry Net Profit Rises in Nine Months

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

EGYPT - Cairo Poultry, an affiliate of Kuwait Food Company, reported Thursday an increase in its consolidated net profit to reach 316.1 million Egyptian pounds ($17.9 million) in nine months of 2017.

 

Nkayi Women Receive Training in Poultry Rearing

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

ZIMBABWE - About 200 women in Nkayi, Matabeleland North Province were yesterday trained on how to rear broiler chickens, as part of the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe’s nationwide poultry training programme that is meant to empower zanu-pf Women’s League members.

 

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Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The company raised over $20,000 to help those affected by the storms in Texas.

 

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Understanding the clinical picture key to effective IB control

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious coronavirus found in chickens worldwide that costs the US poultry industry millions of dollars annually. Although it’s largely a respiratory disease, some strains of the virus can also cause kidney lesions resulting in nephritis, and in hens, the virus can replicate in the reproductive tract causing egg quality and production losses.

 

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Volvac B.E.S.T offers optimised protection from Avian Influenza and Newcastle's Disease

Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Volvac B.E.S.T AI + ND vaccine from Boehringher Ingelheim is an optimal vaccine against many strains of Avian Influenza and Newcastle's Disease.

 

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Prevexxion RN vaccine for Mareck's Disease optimises safety and efficacy

Thu, 12 Oct 2017

The 2-step production of the Prevexxion RN vaccine manages to create a very effective vaccine whilst eliminating organ atrophy.

 

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2017 Ross UK Flock Awards celebrates success

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Genetic potential and management excellence make for award-winning combination

 

New Govt Advice: British Lion Eggs Safe for Mums-to-be, Babies & the Elderly

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

UK - Pregnant women, babies and elderly people can now enjoy dippy eggs again for the first time since the 1980s – as long as they have the British Lion mark on.

 

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New flock-management trends call for new E. coli-management strategies, vets say

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Two poultry veterinarians say that prevention of Escherichia coli infection is key as management trends toward free-range housing and reduced antibiotic use.

 

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Three-pronged E. coli strategy to help cut losses, improve profitability

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Managing Escherichia coli infection in commercial poultry flocks has to be tackled on three fronts to help cut losses and improve profitability, says Allan Ball, of the Slate Hall Veterinary Practice in the UK.

 

Poultry Producers Import Hatching Eggs from Europe

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

ZIMBABWE - Poultry producers could be forced to import hatching eggs from Europe on the back of local and regional shortages that were triggered by the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu.

 

Study Shows Quorn Protein on Par with Animal Sources

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests.

 

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Aciagen rambler ranger accepted for use in RSPCA assured scheme

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Rambler Ranger follows in footsteps of Ranger Gold and Ranger Classic with RSPCA’s stamp of approval

 

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Cebb showcases new MV male at Latin America Poultry Congress

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Cobb customers heard about the advantages of the MV Male at the twenty-sixth annual Latin America Poultry Congress in late September. A one-of-a kind Cobb booth welcomed hundreds of attendees during the three-day event held at the Expo Guadalajara.

 

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Nutriad presenting at ABC Challenge Asia

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD will be participating in the upcoming ABC (Antibiotic Resistance, Biosecurity & Consumers Challenge Asia) on October17, 2017 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

 

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Thai CP group poultry course 'part of global vision'

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

About 40 participants from 10 countries gathered recently at Sikhiu Learning Center in Thailand for the 5th CPF Poultry Production Course – helping to move towards the company’s vision of becoming The Kitchen of the World.

 

EU Testing Committees Prohibit Export of Moroccan Poultry Products

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

MOROCCO - Following their audit of the veterinary services provided by the National Office for the Sanitary Safety of Food Products (ONSSA), European Union testing committees have decided to not permit Moroccan operators to export poultry products to the EU market, reports the Moroccan daily l’Economiste.

 

Federal Government Urged to Move Ahead with TPP-11

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Poultry Industry on the Rise as Investors Spot Potential

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

RWANDA - A year ago, Jean Baptiste Musabyimana relocated from France – where he was a financial auditor in a big firm–and returned to Rwanda. Shortly after his arrival, he started a Rwf1.5 billion chicken farm in Bugesera District.

 

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Nutriad sponsors Intestinal Health Symposium (IHSIG)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

As a world leader in gut health additive solutions NUTRIAD is proud to sponsor of the international symposium organized by The Intestinal Health Scientific Interest Group (IHSIG) group in Bangkok (Thailand).

 

'Egg Scandal' Insecticide Found in Bakery Products

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

GERMANY - According to a report published in the Süddeustche Zeitung on Tuesday, the insecticide Fipronil - first found in eggs in July - has made its way further into the food chain.

 

Robots Top Agenda at Annual French Livestock Show

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

FRANCE - SPACE is a huge French livestock show held annually each September in Rennes, Brittany. This year, it attracted a record nearly 150,000 visitors, Stuart Lumb reports.

 

4 Eggs for Tk12 on World Egg Day Fair

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

BANGLADESH - The special offer is just for a day, and will only be available in a day-long fair in Dhaka's Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh.

 

Egg Farmers Unite to Form Association

Mon, 09 Oct 2017

TAIWAN - An egg farmers’ association was founded on Saturday (7 October) in Changhua County’s Erlin Township to improve the self-regulation of egg production following several tainted-egg scares this year.

 

Four Companies from BiH Obtain Licenses to Export Poultry Meat to EU

Mon, 09 Oct 2017

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - The Inspection Team of the Directorate for Food, Health, Analyzes and Audits of the European Union (formerly FVO) granted the license to BiH companies Madi, Ovako, Brovis and Agreks for the export of poultry meat and products to the EU market.

 

Researchers Rear Hens Laying Drug-filled Eggs

Mon, 09 Oct 2017

JAPAN - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Kansai in Osaka Prefecture has succeeded in making hens lay eggs that contain a pharmaceutical agent that can be used to treat such diseases as cancer and hepatitis, it has been learned.