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Midwest Deep Pit Layer House

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

When Larry Nightingale constructed a 50′ x 500′ building to produce cage-free eggs on his 700-acre farm in Pulaski, Iowa, USA, utilizing the manure from the 20,000 laying hens was an important consideration.

 

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Positive EFSA Opinion for Mycofix® Ingredient Biomin® BBSH 797 for All Avian Species

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just published a positive Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of Biomin® BBSH 797 for the application in poultry feed

 

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Ross 150 Club Hits the Ground in South Africa

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - Ross® Poultry Breeders (RPB), the Ross distributor in South Africa, introduced the Ross 150 Club to its customers in November 2016.

 

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CID LINES@Agriflanders 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

BELGIUM - Meet our CID LINES team at booth 7422 of Agriflanders in Gent, Belgium!

 

French Government to Roll Out CCTV in All Slaughterhouses

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018.

 

South Korea Imports US Eggs to Ease Bird Flu Shortage

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA, under Minister Kim Jae-su) has promised to 'minimise inconvenience' to the public from its largest ever avian influenza epidemic, as part of a suite of measures to grow the agriculture and food industries.

 

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TPI Polytechniek Presents Two Innovations at IPPE 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

US - This year, TPI-Polytechniek will for the first time participate in IPPE in Atlanta. As an innovative company, they will show a number of new developed products.

 

European Countries Continue to Battle H5N8 Avian Flu

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

EUROPE - A number of different European countries have announced new outbreaks of H5N8 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza in the past few days, including spread to new countries of Spain, Italy and Slovenia.

 

Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 per cent below their 2015 levels.

 

Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review.

 

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Willmar AG Forte Launches World’s First SmartCount™ Turkey Counter

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

US - Willmar Poultry Company / AG Forte has successfully developed an innovative new concept for its turkey take-off and processing line, with the installation of the world’s first SmartCount™ turkey counter in collaboration with Pas Reform and NatureForm at its Willmar hatching facilities in Minnesota.

 

Eggs Associated with Better Brain Test Performance

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

FINLAND - A Finnish study, published in the December 2016 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has concluded that moderate egg intake may have a beneficial association with certain areas of cognitive performance, according to the British Egg Information Service.

 

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Beyond 'Antibiotic-Free'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

Public health concerns about antimicrobial resistance are beginning to impact the food industry.

 

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Nutriad Supporting US Customers on Veterinary Feed Directive

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking numerous steps and actions to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously in Food Animal Production.

 

Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets.

 

Are Slower-Growing Broilers Less Sustainable? Chicken Council Urges More Research

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

US - The US' National Chicken Council (NCC) has urged consumers, the food service and retail industries, and non-governmental organisations to invest in studying the impact in the US of the growing market for “slower growing” broiler chickens.

 

Nigeria Seeks New Measures to Tackle Bird Flu as H5N8 Found

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

NIGERIA - A meeting has been held in Nigeria to try and come up with new solutions to help prevent avian influenza.

 

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The Right Balance in Ventilation: Multifan Introduces Vplus - Permanent Magnet Motor at IPPE

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - Multifan, the dedicated agricultural fan manufacturer, is addressing the need for more energy efficient fans in agricultural applications, by introducing of the permanent magnet motor in their Fiberglass Cone Vplus 54.

 

Avian Influenza Found in Wild Mallard Duck in Montana, US

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - A Eurasian/North American H5N2 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild mallard duck in Fergus County, Montana, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).

 

More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and human medicine.

 

Vets Urge Owners to Keep Backyard Flocks Safe Amid Avian Flu Spread

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) are urging backyard poultry keepers to protect their flocks with practical biosecurity steps.

 

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Cobb Achieves First Compartment Status in Brazil

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

BRAZIL - Cobb-Vantress has become the first company in Brazil to receive certification for poultry compartmentalization for avian influenza and Newcastle disease from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).

 

Poultry Club Reaffirms Commitment to Protecting UK Flocks from Bird Flu

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

UK - Traditional poultry breed organisation The Poultry Club of Great Britain has rebuffed claims made by NFU President Meurig Raymond that backyard poultry keepers are endangering commercial poultry keepers in the UK.

 

Celebrities and Pop-Up Restaurant to Promote Eggs in 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

UK - A trio of top celebrities are spearheading a £1m recipe egg marketing campaign for 2017 promoting the culinary and health benefits of eggs.

 

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Aviagen Showcases Diverse Portfolio of Premium Breeding Stock at IPPE 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

US - World poultry genetics leader Aviagen® celebrates 64 years of showcasing its diverse selection of premium breeding stock at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Atlanta.

 

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Innovative Pullet House Helps Producer Fill Niche

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Stan Shrock fills a unique niche in the poultry industry as an independent pullet producer supplying independent layer customers.

 

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Natureform Hatchery Technologies Spotlight: Senior Engineering Manager

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Challenged with ever-increasing opportunities for new product development NatureForm Hatchery Technologies has requested Clifford Maycott to assume the role of Senior Engineering Manager.

 

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The Effects of Emerging Mycotoxins in Livestock

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - A recap of unregulated fungal metabolites that should be on the protein industry’s radar.

 

Bird Flu Latest - H5N8 Outbreaks Around Europe and Beyond

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - There have been many more new outbreaks of avian influenza in the past few weeks since 21 December, according to reports newly visible on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) website.

 

Chile Bird Flu Outbreak Not Very Dangerous

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CHILE - An outbreak of avian influenza in Chile that was discovered last week hasa been confirmed to be low pathogenic, or not as dangerous as some viruses, following sample testing in the US.

 

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Can Mycotoxins Effect Gastro-Intestinal Tract Function?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Todd Applegate, University of Georgia, United States of America at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Mycotoxin Testing – From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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GutCare® PY1- Establishing the Balance

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Establishing intestinal health is all about balancing out the good and bad bacteria in the gut.

 

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Nutriad Highlights Additive Solutions at IPPE

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, headquartered in Europe, initially started its USA operations in the US as Feed Flavors, back in 1963.

 

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

 

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Indian River Training Academy Generates Customer Support

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

MALAYSIA - Over 60 customers from 12 different countries attended the fifth Indian River® Training Academy (IRTA) in Penang, Malaysia.

 

Govt Stocks Red Meat, Chicken to Alter Market Prices

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

IRAN - Close to 25,000 tons of red meat and 50,000 tons of chicken have been stocked to adjust prices in the domestic market, says the CEO of Livestock Affairs Support Company, affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire.

 

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The Current Challenge for Salmonella Control in the Global Poultry Industry

Sun, 08 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Alberto Back, MercoLab, Brazil, during the poultry breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Phytogenic and Probiotic Feed Additives for Broilers: Evidence for Growth Performance Links with Gut Performance Indices

Sat, 07 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Konstantinos Mountzouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, during the poultry breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

 

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Plant Inspectors Help Poultry Industry Monitor Welfare

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Processors understand that the humane treatment of chickens during processing is simply the right thing to do. It also is the law.

 

France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several different bird flu types during the winter of 2015-16.

 

UK Farmers Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world.

 

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Merial is pleased to welcome you to Atlanta for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)!

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

US - Merial has a 30-year history of partnering with poultry producers worldwide to improve the health and productivity of their flocks so they can provide safe, affordable, abundant and sustainable quality poultry meat and eggs to the growing population.

 

UK Avian Flu Housing Order Extended to End of February

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

UK - In response to the continued, heightened risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, the existing Avian Influenza Prevention Zones will remain in force until 28 February.

 

Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food.

 

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CID LINES @ Dawajine Show - Casablanca, Morocco

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

MOROCCO - Our Moroccan partner Feed & Food Additives promoted our range at the national poultry show Dawajine. The country is touched by Low Path Avian Influenza.

 

Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics

Wed, 04 Jan 2017

EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation.

 

MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations

Wed, 04 Jan 2017

UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards.

 

Backyard Birds Culled After Bird Flu Outbreak in Wales

Wed, 04 Jan 2017

WALES, UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed Avian Influenza H5N8 in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks on a premises near Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.

 

Egg Shortage in South Korea After Bird Flu Prompts Large-Scale Culls

Wed, 04 Jan 2017

SOUTH KOREA - Over 30 million chickens and other birds have been culled so far as a result of South Korea's worst avian influenza outbreaks, according to reports from the region.

 

Targets Task Force Co-ordinates on Antibiotic Reduction in Farming

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified.

 

Avian Flu H5N8 Strain Found in Irish Wild Bird as Poultry Moves Indoors

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Avian influenza subtype H5N8 has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Wexford, Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced on 30 December.

 

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Clear Advantage for Clear Feed Tray

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry stores have received their first shipments of a new type of feed tray. Manufactured from post-consumer waste, the Pur-Chick Clear Feeder Tray is different than the paper or plastic trays currently in use.

 

WTO Rules in US's Favour Over Ag Exports to Indonesia

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

US - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced shortly before Christmas that a World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement panel has found in favour of the United States’ challenge to Indonesia’s wide-ranging restrictions and prohibitions on horticultural products, animals, and animal products.

 

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2017 IPPE Offers Free Attendee Activities/Networking Opportunities

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is planning a variety of free activities and networking opportunities for IPPE attendees. IPPE will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017.

 

US Poultry Industry Provides 1.6 Million Jobs, Study Shows

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have published an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States.

 

Further Wild Birds Found Dead from Avian Flu Across UK

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

UK - Two wild birds in England have tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, as well as one wild bird in Scotland, the Chief Veterinary Officers confirmed on 23 December.

 

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NUTRIAD Presents Poland 2016 Mycotoxin Survey Maize

Tue, 03 Jan 2017

POLAND - Mycotoxins are a hidden danger in animal feed. One of the most important negative factors in crop production and animal feed quality is the contamination of feed commodities by moulds and mycotoxins. As much as 20% of the world’s cereal grains are generally known to be contaminated with measurable levels of mycotoxins (Placha et al., 2009).