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Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in Paris today (Thursday 21 June, 2018)

 

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Aviagen strengthens customer support in Western Europe

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Lorenzo Rossi becomes Regional Technical Manager for Western Europe and Stuart Thomson is named Head of Sales and Technical for UK.

 

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Lorenzo Rossi becomes Regional Technical Manager for Aviagen Western Europe

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

In his new role as Regional Technical Manager, Europe, Lorenzo’s responsibilities in Western Europe will be broadened to include the coordination of customer support for Italy, Greece, Cyprus, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

 

Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

GLOBAL - The winds of change continue to blow across the world’s most influential food companies as more and more recognise the need to take farm animal welfare seriously

 

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Lord Duncan hails golden age of agricultural innovation at Royal Highland Show

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

UK - Celebrating his first year in office, UK Government minister Lord Duncan will visit innovators and scientists leading the way in high-tech developments in agriculture at Scotland’s biggest agricultural event

 

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MSD Animal Health partners with Vinovo for enhanced poultry health

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Combines broad vaccine portfolio with novel delivery system to efficiently and effectively protect against highly infectious poultry diseases.

 

New office holders elected by the British Egg Industry Council

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Andrew Joret has been re-elected as Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), following the Annual General Meeting of the Council on 19 June

 

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Is MS the next ‘big, bad Mycoplasma’ for US poultry?

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

The US poultry industry is reporting more problems with virulent Mycoplasma synoviae (MS), Naola Ferguson, DVM, associate professor at the University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today.

 

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Interview with Stuart Thomson, Head of Sales and Technical for the UK

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Stuart has worked with Aviagen for over 20 years, gaining practical and management experience, a strong knowledge of all aspects of breeder and broiler care, as well as customer service and business development, through his tenure as Technical Service Manager in the UK. He also leads the Aviagen Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Broiler School, and is the spearhead of the Ross® 400 Club in the UK.

 

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Record UK Cobb charity shoot benefits Papworth Hospital

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Record support for the Cobb Charity Shoot from across the UK poultry industry resulted in more than £7,000 being raised for Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

 

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More amino acids, feed aid broiler chicks vaccinated for coccidiosis

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Feeding broilers a diet high in amino acids, along with more feed, can minimise the adverse effects on performance that sometimes occur after coccidiosis vaccination, indicate the results of a study presented at the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum. [1]

 

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Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals

 

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New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer

 

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UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show

 

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VIV Europe 2018, hall 12: The Smart World of Big Dutchman!

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Digitisation in the poultry house – and much more.

 

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Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to poultry, frozen raw breaded chicken products

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

CANADA - This notice has been updated to advise Canadians who handle, prepare and consume poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, of the increased risk to their health if proper safe food handling practices are not followed

 

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Aviagen expands UK hatchery base

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Additional high-generation hatchery responds to growing demand for Aviagen products.

 

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Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

USA - Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products

 

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Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)

 

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Aviagen continues strategic investment in UK breeding program

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Major upgrades and expansion of pedigree facilities; advanced R&D capabilities; new GGP farm; additional hatchery capacity.

 

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“Farmers are not yet sufficiently aware of the benefits of digitisation and data sharing”

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Interview with Big Dutchman product manager Daniel Proetel.

 

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Hubbard JA257 accredited by Better Life scheme in the Netherlands

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Hubbard is delighted to announce that the ‘Hubbard JA257’, a new Hubbard Premium breed made up of the recently introduced Hubbard M22 male mated with the well-known Hubbard JA57 female, has been accredited by the Dutch Animal Welfare Association (‘Dierenbescherming’) for use in their Better Life (‘Beter Leven’) certification scheme.

 

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Digitization in the poultry house – and much more

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

In just a few days, VIV Europe, one of the world’s largest trade shows for modern poultry production, will open its gates in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

 

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Webinar: Serological monitoring in poultry & rapid tools for Mycoplasma detection

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

Join this free webinar presented by Professor Szeleszczuk, expert in serological surveillance of poultry diseases and vaccinology and Dr van Ooyen, PCR application specialist.

 

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Indian River and TIGERChicks hold seminars in Zambia

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

TIGERChicks teamed up with Indian River® to host broiler farmers during two educational seminars in Lusaka and Livingstone in Zambia earlier this year. The seminars were designed to provide further information and support on broiler management and help to develop the local farmer’s knowledge and efficiency in growing broilers.

 

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Could your backyard flock make you sick?

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

USA - The CDC has been looking into recent outbreaks of Salmonella linked to poultry found in backyard flocks and offers some advice on staying safe

 

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Team effort by human, animal sectors needed to ensure responsible antibiotic use worldwide

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

While the poultry and livestock sectors have drawn the ire of consumer and medical groups for the growth of antimicrobial resistance, it is wrong to “partition blame,” Randy Singer, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, told Poultry Health Today.

 

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Avian Influenza confirmed in a wild bird in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs today confirmed that a wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, Co Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.

 

"Hens in trees": A visit with the Lakes Free Range Egg Company

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

We visited the impressive Lakes Free Range Egg Company this week - we were impressed by more than just the views

 

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ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today

 

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CPF ready to digitise broiler supply chain

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) announced today (14 June 2018) a digital transformation that will revolutionise its broiler supply chain. Cloud technology and Big Data will play important roles in synergising all of CPF’s business units while and improving the efficiency of operation from farms to fork

 

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Largest trade show floor ever for 2019 IPPE

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

USA - The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will have the largest trade show floor ever in the event’s history

 

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NFU highlights positives of senate ag farm bill: Makes recommendations on amendments at committee level

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

USA - In advance of Wednesday’s Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations on amendments to members of the committee

 

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NFU launches #YourHarvest to raise profile of arable sector

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

The NFU has today launched a new campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment

 

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New opportunity for arable farmers: Grow your business with free range chickens

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

UK - Traditional Norfolk Poultry, a leading producer of free range chickens in the UK, has chosen the Cereals event in Cambridgeshire this week to launch its latest project to offer arable farmers a new opportunity for diversification

 

UK processors call for imported egg testing as further fipronil issues surface on the continent

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

UK - Following last year’s fipronil scandal involving millions of eggs, many of which were processed, British Lion Egg Processors are disappointed that another major incident has been reported with eggs originating from the Netherlands

 

World Biogas Expo 2018

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

A record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham (11-12 July, 2018), the largest global trade show dedicated solely to anaerobic digestion and biogas

 

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Three research-proven ways to maximise Marek’s disease control

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

For decades, vaccination has provided effective control of Marek’s disease (MD). Since the first MD vaccines were introduced in 1970, broiler condemnation losses due to MD have decreased more than 99%. [1]

 

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Hipra University: Theoretical and practical course on Newcastle disease

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

On 10th and 11th May last, the first Hipra University course on Newcastle disease organised by Hipra was held in Lima (Peru).

 

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Online grading tools available now on www.aviagen.com

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Aviagen’s Global Technical Transfer Team publishes latest tools of the trade to offer practical management support.

 

US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding trade relationship between the two countries

 

Tyson Foods acquires leading brand of organic chicken

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

USA - Tyson Foods, Inc. has become one of the nation’s leading producers of organic branded chicken through its acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC

 

Great Rock Capital closes $25 million term loan with Zacky & Sons Poultry

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

USA - Loan to drive Future Growth of Premium Poultry Company

 

EU continues to top global agri-food trade

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS - With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products

 

Accurate Labels Act introduced

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels

 

RSPCA response to EFRA report The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

UK - RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “It’s encouraging that EFRA recognises the importance of farm animal welfare as a public good in UK agriculture policy post-Brexit

 

British poultry meat sector’s drive for excellence in bird health delivers again on antibiotic stewardship

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

The British Poultry Council has released its 2018 Antibiotic Stewardship Report which highlights the significant achievements made by the British poultry meat sector’s drive for excellence in bird health and welfare that’s delivering responsible use of antibiotics and safeguarding the efficacy of antibiotics across the supply chain

 

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Aviagen demonstrates commitment to the poultry industry at VIV Europe 2018

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

The Aviagen® team looks forward to welcoming customers and poultry industry associates from around the world to its stand 11 C010 at VIV Europe 2018.

 

EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS, 7 June 2018 - For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of a well-functioning Single Market

 

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PMI reveals three trends in feed additives

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Category driven by increasing pressure to deliver results; PMI is well positioned to meet market demands

 

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Novus International announces investment review of Beaumont, Texas site for manufacturing expansion

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, confirms an in-depth investment review with its partner Arkema, Inc. to expand the manufacturing capacity at Arkema’s plant in Beaumont, Texas, USA.

 

NFU responds to Efra report on the future of food and farming

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

UK - NFU President Minette Batters issues a response to the report from the Efra Select Committee ‘The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment’,

 

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It’s all a matter of taste

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Aviagen investigates the science of chicken flavour with Scotland’s Rural College.

 

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Ensuring strong immunity key to successful NAE broiler production

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Producers raising broilers with no or fewer antibiotics need to pay more attention to diseases that can compromise flock immunity and make birds more susceptible to primary and secondary infections, according to poultry specialists speaking at an industry roundtable.

 

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Nutriad starts distribution in Japan

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Multinational specialty feed additives producer Nutriad announced it has reached an agreement with Watanabe Chemicals to distribute its’ products in Japan.

 

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Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and Ceva form strategic alliance to counter global threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) announced a new collaboration to develop veterinary vaccines for the control of (re)emerging infectious animal diseases, such as Rift Valley fever and Influenza.

 

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Hotraco Agri to unveil novel red mite monitoring system at VIV Europe

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

Red mite monitoring system to give poultry farmers insight into red mite population

 

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Australian poultry farms undergo major shift

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

Move towards “super farms” drives investment

 

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PMI reveals three trends in feed additives

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

USA, 6 June 2018 - From acidifiers to yeast, the feed additive market is booming, but the best is yet to come

 

Progress made, but take-up of ultra-fast broadband still significantly behind target, say EU Auditors

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

Although broadband coverage has generally been improving across the EU, not all targets set for 2020 will be met, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors