National Turkey Federation Applauds Senate Confirmation of Ag Secretary

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

US - The National Turkey Federation and America’s turkey producers applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the 31st US Secretary of Agriculture.

 

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Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops Urged

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada is calling for patience as winter cereal growers assess the viability of crops that were planted last fall, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Speedy Egg Breakfasts That Pack Protein Punch

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

UK - For a healthy breakfast on the go, it’s easy to default to what’s on the coffee shop shelf on the way to work, but British Lion eggs has proved that it’s just as easy to make your own speedy egg breakfasts at home.

 

T&T Lifts Ban on Imports of Corned Beef, Chicken Products

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - The ban on meat products imported from Brazil has been lifted by the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

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Nutriad appoints new technical manager in China

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Dr Wei Wang as Technical Manager for China. As part of an ongoing strategy to increase its presence in this dynamic market, Nutriad continues to invest in building technical and commercial support teams in China, allowing them to further improve their constant engagement and support to customers.

 

IEC Young Egg Leaders Meet with OIE

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

FRANCE - The latest intake of IEC Young Egg Leaders met with Director General Dr Monique Eliot and other senior officials at the Paris Headquarters of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), along with Julian Madeley Director General of the IEC and Tim Lambert CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada and IEC Vice Chairman.

 

Expert Calls for Greater Efforts to Fight H7N9 Flu

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

CHINA - China has worked hard to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, which this winter registered its largest outbreak since first being reported in China in 2013, but greater efforts are needed against the contagious disease, said Monique Eloit, director-general of the World Organization for Animal Health.

 

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Go-ahead for Cobb grandparent project in New Zealand

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

SILOAM SRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA: Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office to proceed with the purchase of land in New Zealand to develop a facility to produce grandparent broiler breeding stock primarily for the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock feed and maize meal with the backing of a R500,000 grant from development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation's (ECDC) Imvaba Co-operatives Fund.

 

Ovostar Pleased with Overall Performance During Q1 of 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

UKRAINE - Ovostar Union N.V., one of the leading producers of eggs and egg products in Ukraine has announced its operating results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017.

 

USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7k Grant to University of North Georgia

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

US - The University of North Georgia has been awarded a $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation grant to assist the college in recruiting students interested in poultry and related industry careers.

 

APHIS Posts New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System on 3 February 2017, while the Agency conducts a comprehensive review of the information on its website.

 

FDA Hunts Eggs Over Dioxin Fears

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

TAIWAN - Following the recall of nearly 7 tonnes of eggs over fears they contain high levels of dioxin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday (23 April) said it has inspected 688 retailers and eateries and found them to be free of the questionable produce.

 

HK's Fresh Retail Chicken Shops May Make Comeback

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

HONG KONG - Chicken rules the roost when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, and the fresher the better. But past government efforts to discourage retail sales of live chickens had almost put the once ubiquitous chicken shop on the endangered list.

 

Meethaq Extends Over OMR30M Finance for Poultry Project

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

OMAN - Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed an agreement to provide more than OMR30 million Islamic project finance to set up Osool Poultry project at Al Ghaftain in Al Wusta region, with a capacity of 150 million hatching eggs per annum.

 

Odisha Govt Orders Probe Into Sale of Plastic Eggs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

INDIA - The Odisha government has asked Food Safety Commission officials to probe the alleged sale of plastic eggs in the markets of the state capital, Bhubaneswar.

 

Livestock, Poultry Exports Earn $1.2 Billion

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

IRAN - More than $1.2 billion worth of livestock and poultry products were exported over the 11 months to 18 February, registering a $554.7 million trade surplus in the sector, a deputy agriculture minister said.

 

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Aviagen EPI Appoints Kris Van Daele as Regional Technical Manager

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Kris Van Daele will be responsible for coordinating Aviagen EPI’s customer support team, communicating best practices through the company’s “global reach, local touch” ethos. After a three-year career in a broiler integration, he joined Aviagen EPI in 2007 as commercial technical manager for Belgium and has contributed to a variety of Aviagen working groups and the Global Technical Transfer team.

 

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EXAFAN: Cutting Edge Company at Figan

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

EU - EXAFAN in a leader in the supply of complete in-house produced equipment for agricultural operations of poultry, swine and other species, as well as the management and start-up of turnkey projects.

 

Brexit Event: Start of Important Week for IFA Campaign in Goffs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

IRELAND - More than 600 farmers are packed into Goffs in Kildare today at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign.

 

China's H7N9 Cases Spike, Led by Infections in Beijing

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

CHINA - After several weeks of declining H7N9 avian influenza activity, China's cases are rising again, partly related to a recent spurt of local infections in Beijing, an area that usually doesn't see many cases and is located north of the main hot spots.

 

Jilin Reports First H7N9 Infection in 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

CHINA - Northeast China's Jilin has reported the province's first human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu.

 

Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

CHINA - Efforts have been started to accelerate the development of cold chain logistics, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 21 April.

 

Salmonella, Campylobacter Top Food-borne Culprits in 2016

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

US - In its annual report on foodborne illness surveillance, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Campylobacter and Salmonella caused most foodborne illnesses in the United States in 2016, but new lab tests make it difficult to sort out patterns.

 

Threats Posed by Brexit on Irish Ag Discussed at IFA Meeting

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture.

 

Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products affect natural resources such as land, water and biodiversity.

 

Canada's Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, despite slower growth in farmland values, the outlook for agriculture on the prairies is positive, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

Dioxins Found in Egg from Changhua

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

TAIWAN - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday ordered eggs from three farms in Changhua County's Fangyuan Township to be pulled from store shelves as a precautionary measure after an excessive level of dioxins, a group of toxic chemicals, was found in an egg from the area.

 

Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether the milk is organic, and so on.

 

Nations Pare Back Avian Flu Efforts; Tough New Steps in France

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Some countries hit by avian flu outbreaks over the winter are scaling back some of their response measures as the pace of new outbreaks eases, but farmers in France's southwestern foie gras production were ordered to cull their birds and halt production for six weeks in an aggressive new control step.

 

MHP Increases Poultry Sales by 15% in Q1, 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

UKRAINE - Myronivsky Hliboprodukt (MHP) sold 123,931 tonnes of poultry in January-March 2017, which is 15 per cent more than in the same period in 2016.

 

Australia and US: Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety Mutually Beneficial

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month.

 

US Blocks India’s Plea for Compliance Panel at WTO

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

INDIA - The US has blocked India’s request for a compliance panel on its revised guidelines on poultry imports, taken up by the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

 

BFREPA Says RSPCA Should Focus on Hen Welfare

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says the RSPCA’s decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be detrimental to bird welfare.

 

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Pigeon Study Takes on Sexism in Science

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

US - In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that - unless they are looking specifically at reproduction or sexual behavior - male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males.

 

Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds.

 

Beijing Reports 10 H7N9 Cases This Year

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

CHINA - Beijing has reported 10 human H7N9 avian flu cases in 2017 so far, according to the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control on Tuesday.

 

Minister: Lithuania Looking to Speed Up Food Exports to China

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

LITHUANIA - Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas on Tuesday said he expects to speed up procedures for Lithuanian food exports to reach the Chinese market.

 

“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system.

 

Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported.

 

NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury. The interim final rule was scheduled to go into effect on 22 April.

 

More Details Emerge on H7N9 Cases in Tibet, Beijing

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

CHINA - Provincial and local officials recently shared more information about recent H7N9 avian flu cases in Tibet and Beijing, two locations far from the epicenter of recent cases.

 

Broiler Prices Shooting Up in Pakistan

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

PAKISTAN - The price of broiler chicken has started shooting up. According to the Sindh Essential Commodities Price Control and Prevention and Profiteering and Hording Act 2005, which chicken is at serial number 5, which clearly indicates it as an essential commodity.

 

Olayan Food Division Opens First Texas Chicken Restaurant in Oman

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

OMAN - Olayan Food Division announced the opening of its first Texas Chicken restaurant in Oman on Thursday. Located in Al Khuwayr, the restaurant started welcoming guests from 15 March. The opening of the first restaurant reflects the group’s goal to launch and expand premium brands across the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Saudi Arabia Temporarily Halts Viet Nam’s Live Poultry Imports

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

VIET NAM - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has banned the import of livebirds, hatching eggs and chicks temporarily from Viet Nam due to the bird flu disease, Vietnam News Agency reported.

 

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Novus International Production Site Awarded Voluntary Protection Program Star Certification

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

US - The Little Rock feed supplement production plant operated by Novus International, Inc. was recognized for exceptional health and safety management with a special ceremony on April 13, 2017.

 

H7N9 Cases Reported in Hebei, Tianjin and Henan Province

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported new H7N9 cases in North China's Hebei, Tianjin Municipality and Hunan Province.

 

Danish Chickens Finally Allowed Outdoors; Easter Eggs Salmonella-free

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

DENMARK - After five months under quarantine, Danish chickens are finally allowed to get out the doors, reports the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA).

 

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Chick Quality Sustaining After Hatch

Sun, 16 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - This presentation explains that today’s hatcheries must not look at hatch only. Although companies seem to make hatch a priority, we all must remember that integrated as well as independent companies are in the meat business.

 

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Hy-Line International Makes Key Changes in Research and Development Team

Fri, 14 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce key changes in its Research and Development team.

 

Enzymes Are Key Piece of Puzzle to Feed the 9 Billion

Fri, 14 Apr 2017

ANALYSIS - How do we feed the world’s future population and the growing global demand for protein?

 

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Effective Use of Disinfectants in Hatcheries

Fri, 14 Apr 2017

GLOBAL - Cleaning and disinfection is not only part of an Avian Influenza prevention strategy, it should prevent any disease.

 

CME: Broiler Meat Production During Q1 Expected to Rise 2% Compared to Last Year

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

US - Total red meat and poultry supplies during the first three months are on track to down by less than 1 per cent from a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Egg-Citing News: Food Prices Down for Easter

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

US - Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey.

 

Poultry, Feed Associations Place Demands Before Finance Minister

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

BANGLADESH - The Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Coordination Committee (BPICC) have placed five point demands ahead of the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

 

Entries Open for 2017 Free Range Awards

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

UK - With Easter and eggs on the mind, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for nominations for the 2017 Free Range Egg Awards.