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A Pathologist's Perspective of Immunosuppression and Disease Interactions in Commercial Broiler Operations

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Histopathology is the microscopic definition of individual organ pathology at a level of detail that is not possible at necropsy.

 

New Probiotic Formulation Shows Promise in Protecting Chick Health

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

US - As the poultry industry continues to move away from a reliance on antibiotics due to public pressure and governmental restrictions, probiotics and other treatments are stepping in to help fill the void left by drugs the industry has relied on for more than 50 years, writes Andrew Amelinckx.

 

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New Lasalocid MRLs Relieve Export Restrictions for Broilers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Broiler producers who want more diversity in their anticoccidial-rotation plan can now consider the ionophore lasalocid without worrying about it putting a damper on exports, says Jon Schaeffer, DVM, director of poultry veterinary services, Zoetis.

 

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BIOMIN Hosts Event on Solving the Antibiotic-Free Production Puzzle

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - BIOMIN welcomed 145 delegates from 23 countries representing the feed and poultry sectors over several days in mid-February in order to address how to solve the antibiotic-free production puzzle.

 

Farming Offers Huge Return on Investment, Report Reveals

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

 

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Pronavicola’s Colombian Hatchery Expansion Continues with SmartPro™

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

COLOMBIA - Columbian poultry group Pronavicola has completed the second phase of its major hatchery upgrade and expansion programme in Buga, western Colombia, with the installation of new, state-of-the-art SmartPro™ single stage hatchery technologies and a SmartCenterPro™ automated hatchery information system from Pas Reform.

 

Egg-Free Surrogate Chickens Produced in Bid to Save Rare Poultry Breeds

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

UK - Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds.

 

Hundreds of Day-Old Chicks Abandoned in UK Field

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

UK - The animal welfare charity RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

 

Taiwan Bans Poultry Movement to Curb Bird Flu Spread

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

TAIWAN - Taiwan's government is banning the transportation of poultry for seven days starting today (17 February) as part of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of bird flu, the Council of Agriculture (COA) announced on Thursday.

 

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Halamid® to Exhibit at VIV Asia, Bangkok

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

THAILAND - Axcentive will be showcasing the Halamid® brand at VIV Asia from 15-17 March 2017 in Bangkok Thailand. You will find Halamid® in Hall 104, stand number 271.

 

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Halamid® Applied via Nebulisation Robot Proves again Ultra-Efficient

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Recent tests with a revolutionary nebulisation robot shows that Halamid® remains the state-of-the-art disinfectant for use with innovative application systems.

 

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Public Consultation Regarding the Future of the Common Agricultural Policy

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

EU - The European Commission has started an online survey and invited all EU citizens to express their opinion on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

 

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Ceva Introduces New Vaccine to Fight the Georgia Serotypes of Avian Infectious Bronchitis

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

US - New live monovalent vaccine is available from Ceva Animal Health to aid in the fight against the Georgia (GA) strains of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).

 

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Essential Microbes in Poultry Feed

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Live or inactivated, what is the difference?

 

Food Companies 'Unfocused' on Farm Animal Welfare

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

UK - By failing to fully understand and embrace the principles of farm animal welfare, big supermarket chains could be causing environmental damage and imperilling the long-term viability of their businesses, according to the University of Huddersfield's Dr John Lever.

 

China's Poultry Industry Needs 'Upgrade' to Contain Bird Flu

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

CHINA - China has been struggling with bird flu outbreaks in humans for some time, with poultry markets forced to close in some parts of the country to prevent disease spread.

 

Free Range Producers Decry 'Postcode Lottery' in Bird Flu Rules

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for Defra to allow all free range hens in England to be allowed outside at the end of February before producers go out of business.

 

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New Production Director for Cobb-Vantress in Brazil

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

BRAZIL - Alvaro Burin, who has 25 years’ experience in the poultry industry, has been appointed production director for Cobb-Vantress in Brazil.

 

First Australian Eggs Reach South Korea to Aid Bird Flu Shortage

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - Fresh Australian eggs have cracked the South Korean market, with the first shipment reaching the consumer market, according to the Australian government.

 

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Latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Reveals High Risk to Livestock Globally

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past, according to the latest 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

 

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Aviagen Renews Contract with Parent Stock Distributor Arbor Acres Algeria

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

ALGERIA - Aviagen® and Arbor Acres Algeria® (AAA) have renewed their contract for the exclusive distribution of Arbor Acres parent stock (PS) in Algeria by AAA.

 

View from the Countryside - Farmers Showing Stoicism Amid Bird Flu Restriction Challenges

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

UK - The view of avian influenza from the countryside is one of stoic acceptance, writes Richard Gard, as farmers try their best to improve biosecurity and prevent the spread of disease.

 

EU Says South Africa's Poultry Problems Caused by 'Structural Challenges', Not Imports

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana recently met with the Ambassador for the EU Marcus Cornaro to discuss bilateral trade relations, amid increasing concern about the state of the poultry industry in South Africa.

 

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Food Safety & Animal Nutrition Course in Spain

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SPAIN - Multinational Feed Additives Producer Nutriad, headquartered in Belgium, participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organized by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which took place in February in Cartagena (Spain).

 

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Judy Robberts Appointed Technical Service Manager for Aviagen ANZ

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Aviagen® announced that Judy Robberts has accepted the position of Technical Service Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

 

Control Zones Formed Around Suffolk Farm Following Bird Flu Investigation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

UK - The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has announced an initial 10km Temporary Control Zone around a poultry premises near Redgrave, in the district of mid-Suffolk, following investigation into a suspected case of avian influenza where laboratory analysis has identified the presence of H5N8.

 

US Turkey Prices Forecast to Fall with Demand Weaker

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

US - Preliminary turkey production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

 

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Seeking Energy-Efficiency in Pre-Conditioning Inlet Air for Setters and Hatchers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Hatcheries are found in a variety of climates, from the hot, humid tropics of South East Asia to hot, arid zones in the Middle East or the changeable climates of Central Europe or the USA.

 

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Cobb Looks Forward to the Next 100 Years

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - After 12 months of celebrations of the first 100 years of Cobb, the company is now looking ahead to increasing investment to grow in markets across the world.

 

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Ceva Santé Animale Confirms its Circle of Virtuous Growth in 2016

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - 2016 was a year of sustained organic growth and major acquisitions. Consolidated sales reached €912m as the Ceva Group continued to achieve double-digit growth, cementing its position as the 6th. largest animal health company.

 

Concerns Remain Over New Bird Flu Rules for Free Range Producers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

UK - Farming organisations have reacted with relief to the new rules proposed by the government to deal with bird flu, which should preserve free range status for many egg producers around the country.

 

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[Webinar] Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about how to successfully implement on-site mycotoxin monitoring, and recent trends in mycotoxin occurrence worldwide. Learn about the latest results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, the longest-running and most comprehensive survey of its kind.

 

Free Range Status to be Preserved in Most Parts of England as Biosecurity Gets More Specific

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

UK - The government has set out initial plans to update temporary measures in place to reduce the risk of avian flu in England, after the current Prevention Zone expires on 28 February 2017.

 

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Bangladesh: Hubbard Technical Seminar Co-Organised with PCDS

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

BANGLADESH - On November 26th, 2016, Hubbard and Poultry Consultant & Development Services (PCDS) have co-organised their Hubbard Technical Seminar at the Hotel Le Meridien in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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BIOMIN Gains Further Insight into Poultry Producers' Mycotoxin Challenges

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - The real effects of mycotoxins on poultry health and the knowledge of their toxicity are still being discovered. Work is ongoing and mycotoxin management is increasingly seen as a key component of producer's poultry health programs given the numerous potential impacts on production.

 

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Campylobacter in Poultry: An Elusive Pathogen

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Campylobacter — primarily Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli — frequently colonize the intestinal tract of domestic poultry at high levels. The bacterium is well adapted to the avian host and, despite extensive colonization, it produces little or no overt disease in poultry. That makes it difficult to detect and control in live birds.

 

Retailers Asked to Continue Supporting Free Range Poultry Producers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

UK - British retailers have been asked to continue supporting poultry farmers – whose birds have been housed to protect them from bird flu - as the EU 12 week derogation protecting their free-range status nears its end.

 

Are you ready for virtual reality poultry farming?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

US - With virtual reality suddenly finding applications in all corners of commercial life, it was only a matter of time before poultry farmers began testing out headsets. Andrew Amelinck reports on a project from Atlanta, Georgia that might be about to immerse our industry in a VR revolution

 

2017 US Egg Exports Predicted Higher After South Korea's Bird Flu Outbreaks

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

US - December data for table egg layers showed a record number of eggs produced per 100 chickens, while the number of layers reached its second highest level, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

 

South African Government Urged to Buy Up Poultry Farms Amid Closures

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - The government has raised tariffs on chicken, but people are still calling for more action on chicken imports, which they believe are harming South Africa's local poultry industry.

 

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Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices.

 

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Hubbard Unveils the Results of Using a Scanner through the Genetech By Grimaud Communication Campaign

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Hubbard, subsidiary of Groupe Grimaud, has now been using scanners in its selection programme for almost three years.

 

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Heavier DON, ZEN and FUM Levels Reported in 2016 US Corn and DDGS: BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

US - US feed and livestock producers have more reason to carefully monitor mycotoxin contamination in feed and crops, according to results of the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

 

US Broiler Production Forecasts Increase for First Quarter of 2017

Mon, 06 Feb 2017

US - Preliminary broiler production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the 2016 fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered 25 million pounds, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

 

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Hubbard LLC Extends its GP Farms Complex in Alabama

Mon, 06 Feb 2017

US - In March 2015, Hubbard LLC hosted an open house located in its new complex in the isolated region of North East Alabama.

 

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Nutriad Launches Partnership Iraq

Mon, 06 Feb 2017

IRAQ - Feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside its new partner Mila Company for Veterinary Drugs, held its launch meeting in Erbil, Iraq.

 

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Indonesia: Karya Indah Pertiwi Chooses to Grow with Hubbard

Sun, 05 Feb 2017

INDONESIA - Karya Indah Pertiwi ("KIP"), one of Indonesia's leading poultry companies based in Tasikmalaya, West Java, are expanding their Grand Parent operation with Hubbard.

 

Over 31,000 People Attend 2017 IPPE Event

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

US - Over 31,000 people attended the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

 

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Nutriad Appoints Area Managers India

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

INDIA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Anand Srivastava and Rajaram Thiyagarajan as Area Managers covering the Indian subcontinent.

 

Global Food Prices Highest for Almost Two Years

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 per cent in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1 per cent increase from its revised December value even as global markets remain well supplied.

 

Hungary Orders Poultry Inside as Bird Flu Protection

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

HUNGARY - Hungary's Chief Veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered poultry keepers across the country to keep their birds indoors, citing the risk of infection from highly pathogenic avian influenza.

 

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Yisheng and Hubbard Sign Historic Agreement for Supply of Breeding Stock into China

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

CHINA - During a special Press Conference, held on Friday November 25th, Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding Company Ltd. ("Yisheng") announced that Yisheng and Hubbard have reached an historic agreement for the supply of Hubbard Great Grand Parent stock.

 

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Launch of the WVPA-Ceva Joint Digital Library

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) in association with Ceva is proud to announce the launch of a digital library resource on poultry veterinary medicine that enables users to search its base of poultry health articles by subject word or author name.

 

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Your Questions Answered: Upcoming Mycotoxin Webinar

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Our upcoming live webinar on Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results scheduled for February 8, 2017 is quickly approaching. Along with hundreds of people having already registered, we received many questions via the online sign-up form.

 

IPPE - US Poultry in “Sweet Spot” With Low Feed Prices and Rising Economic Growth

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

US - Low feed and fuel prices and rising economic growth should mean a good year for the US poultry industry says international poultry economist Paul Aho, but uncertainty in trade relations with Mexico and Cuba could become a problem for exports of leg quarters. Andrew Amelinckx reports.

 

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Blenta Gains Cobb ‘Champion’ Award in Sweden

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

SWEDEN - One of Sweden’s leading poultry companies, Blenta, has been presented with a Cobb ‘Champion’ award for achieving an average hatchability of 90 percent.

 

South Africa Looks for Solutions for Troubled Poultry Industry

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry industry is in crisis and a range of policy interventions are needed to address it, Department of Trade and Industry officials told MPs on Wednesday.

 

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Cobb Broiler Grower Wins ForFarmers Award in Germany

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

GERMANY - The ForFarmers 2016 ‘Farmer of the Year’ award in Germany has gone to the Stenmans family who rear Cobb500 broilers grown to 2.45 kg [5.4 lb].

 

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Prudent Antibiotic Use in Canadian Feed Applications

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

CANADA - Today we face an onslaught of articles and directives that deal with the use of antibiotics in a myriad of feed and water applications. This is in addition to the therapeutic applications usually administered by veterinarians.