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Aviagen and CHI Farms Nigeria Celebrate 10 Years of Cooperation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

NIGERIA - A delegation of senior Aviagen® representatives recently visited CHI Farms, Nigeria, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of cooperation between the two companies.

 

IFA Urges EU Commissioner to Immediately Ban Brazilian Meat

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around EU meat imports.

 

NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected.

 

HCM City Poultry Meat, Eggs to Carry Details of Origin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

VIET NAM - The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a programme to label poultry meat and eggs with details of product origin to protect consumers, according to Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the local Department of Industry and Trade.

 

Mandatory Animal Care Programme Passes Third-Party Audit with Flying Colours

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada’s (CFC) strong commitment to animal care has been confirmed with the completion of an inaugural comprehensive third-party audit. NSF International’s report concluded that “The national Animal Care Programme has been implemented effectively and maintained on an on-going basis. Animal care measures have been consistently applied.”

 

Agriculture Victoria Urged to Seize Animal Welfare Role from Activist Groups

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.

 

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Industry Trendwatcher Offers Insights, Analysis on Future of Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - A long-awaited report on US poultry antibiotic usage and trends for 2016 is expected to be released by Rennier Associates, Inc., in late March.

 

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Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey involving 1,140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe, is encouraged by the very positive signs for the PFA segment moving forward.

 

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Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use.

 

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Field Experiences for Effective Control of the Gumboro Disease. Economic Impact on the Poultry Production

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Since the first report of the avian nephrosis syndrome completed in 1957 in Gumboro (Cosgrove, 1962) and the later outbreak that generated great economic losses in 1962 in Delaware (USA) for the first time the Infectious Bursa Disease virus was isolated (Winterfield, 1962).

 

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Biomin Announces Participation in €16m Project for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRIA - A total of 40 organizations, including 6 scientific and 34 company partners from 5 countries, are taking a farm-to-fork approach to addressing food safety and food security issues, in the form of the new K1 Center for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) in Austria.

 

China, EU Cut Brazilian Meat Imports Amid Scandal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.

 

SPCA-approved Eggs Under Scrutiny

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Consumers who purchased eggs from Countdown believing they were free-range should be entitled to a refund since it has been proven they were actually caged eggs, Consumer NZ says.

 

Liquid Danish Eggs Sold in South Korea

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

SOUTH KOREA - Danish liquid eggs are now being sold in supermarkets across South Korea.

 

Chicken Farm Workers Paid Compensation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

THAILAND - The Labour Court has ordered Dhammakaset Co Ltd, which operates a poultry farm in Lop Buri, to pay 1.7 million baht in compensation to 14 Myanmar workers who were forced to work long hours and were underpaid.

 

Plans to Prevent Outbreak of Cattle, Sheep & Poultry Diseases Unveiled

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

GAMBIA - Dr Duto Sainey Fofana, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services has unveiled plans to prevent the outbreak of new cattle, sheep and chicken diseases in the country.

 

Jamaica Broilers Sales Energise Bottom Line

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

JAMAICA - Freed of its loss-making energy asset, Jamaica Broilers Group's egg and poultry sales across three geographic markets pushed up the company's earnings by nearly 50 per cent in the third quarter ending January.

 

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Australian Egg Consumption Cracks Christmas Record

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - The latest data indicates Australians purchased a record number of eggs from supermarkets in December 2016, 7.9 per cent higher than December 2015.

 

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Lightening the Load: Teamwork Between Live Production, Processing Key to Reducing Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - While statistics show the US poultry industry has made great strides reducing foodborne pathogens, USDA’s new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken parts have made poultry companies up their game.

 

Cherkizovo Group Expands Pava Pava Product Line

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announces the expansion of its Pava-Pava turkey meat product line.

 

Reinforcing Control Efforts Amid Outbreak of Avian Influenza in China

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source.

 

Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Gains Applause

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Govt Works Hard to Avoid Poultry Sector Job Losses

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is doing all it can to avoid job losses in the poultry industry amid concerns of poultry products dumping and unfair trade practices.

 

Uni Student Creates Cost-effective Egg Incubator

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

UGANDA - A second year student of Bachelors of Vocational Studies in Agriculture with Education (BVS Agric/Ed) at Kyambogo University has created a cost-effective electric egg incubator from two large basins, a piece of blanket, a small dish, a small portable fan, a thermometer, wire-mesh and two 60 watt bulbs.

 

H7N9 Fatalities Hit 13 in East China's Jiangxi

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu have died since January in east China's Jiangxi Province, the provincial health and family planning commission announced Saturday.

 

Shanghai Adopts Most Stringest Food Safety Regulations

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - A new food safety regulation, said to be the most stringent ever enacted, will take effect in Shanghai on Monday.

 

Zhanjiang's Animal Husbandry Development Gets a Push

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - Zhanjiang's livestock farming bases have been required to develop market-oriented feature products along with quality improvements at a working conference held on 13 March.

 

Congress Urged to Strengthen Safety Net

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.

 

Malacca Poultry Farms Closely Monitored, Although H5N1-free

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

MALAYSIA - There is as yet no indication that the H5N1 virus has made headway into Malacca, but the Veterinary Services Department isn't taking any chances.

 

Alabama Officials Investigate Avian Flu Detections

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

US - Alabama agriculture officials are investigating suspected avian flu outbreaks at three locations in the northern part of the state, close to where H7N9 outbreaks — one highly pathogenic and one low pathogenic — were recently reported on two Tennessee farms.

 

Call for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Expert Voices Doubts About Lab-grown Poultry

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

ITALY - A top Italian expert on Thursday expressed doubts about the nutritional value of new lab-grown chicken and duck produced by American firm Memphis Meats.

 

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A Better Health for a Higher Profit

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Water is sometimes the ‘forgotten’ nutrient on animal production sites.

 

Chinese City Halts Live Poultry Trading

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CHINA - Live poultry trading will cease for three weeks in the central Chinese city of Changsha on concerns over the H7N9 bird flu virus, the local health and family planning commission said Friday.

 

SA Deputy President Vows to Save Poultry Sector

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed the government will not allow further job losses or farm closures as a result of dumping and uncompetitive practices that have battered the South African poultry industry.

 

Addressing Likely Economic Damage as Result of Changing US Trade Policies

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane.

 

Quality of China's Agricultural Products to Improve

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers.

 

Voices Needed in Canada, US for Enhancement of Free, Fair Trade

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

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Control of Infectious Bursal Disease and Comparative Studies

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) induces an economically important immunosuppressive disease in chickens. Clinical disease and mortality rates may vary depending on the virulence of the infecting strain, the immune status of the host, and subsequent secondary infections.

 

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Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC.

 

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Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

 

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5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.

 

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There’s Always Room for Improvement with Salmonella

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Most poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella.

 

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World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale Announce the Creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations.

 

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First Cobb Breeding Stock for Tajikistan

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

TAJIKISTAN - Cobb Russia has supplied Cobb genetics for the first time into the Republic of Tajikistan. The first batch of more than 3500 Cobb500 female and 500 males were flown by Tajik Air and delivered to the company Rakhmonchon.

 

New Drought Declarations Reveal Queensland Farms Still Impacted

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday.

 

Govt Reveals Growth in India's Milk, Egg, Meat Production

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday.

 

Govt Warns Chicken Joints About Price Hikes

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

SOUTH KOREA - The government yesterday announced tougher measures on chicken franchises planning to raise prices after the outbreak of avian influenza virus caused poultry prices to spike.

 

MP Urges Commerce Commission to Look Into Egg Labelling

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has written to the Commerce Commission asking it to inquire into the alleged mislabelling of eggs laid in cages as “free-range”, the Green Party said today.

 

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Poultry Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Poultry Production

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration in their poultry houses permanently – for the first time ever.

 

Zimbabwean Poultry Sector Records 1% Slump in 2016

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

ZIMBABWE - The poultry industry in Zimbabwe recorded a 1 per cent slump in 2016 after producing 74,8 million broiler day old chicks, an industry official statistics revealed.

 

Research: Superdosing Phytase Reduces Severity of Woody Breast in Poultry

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

ANALYSIS - The exact cause of woody breast, a muscle myopathy affecting the quality, texture and colour of chicken breast meat, is currently unknown – although initial research points to genetics and fast growth rates.

 

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Cobb Launches New Animal Welfare Website

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Cobb-Vantress, Inc. announced today the launch of a new website dedicated to animal welfare, highlighting the company’s commitment to the care of chickens through its many educational programs, flock management and poultry health initiatives.

 

Importance of Canada-US Trade to be Promoted at Iowa

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration and within the state capitals, reports Bruce Cochrane.

 

H5N1, H5N6 Bird Flu Cases Detected in Viet Nam

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

VIET NAM - Viet Nam reported outbreaks of avian flu H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) said on Monday.

 

Retailers Warned Against Cutting Prices for 'Free Range' Products

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

IRELAND - Farmers have called on the retail sector to support the free range sector as the Department of Agriculture confirmed it is to extend its mandatory housing notice for poultry until 30 April.

 

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Mark Your Calendar for the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) Launch

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Since its introduction in China, the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) has been held successfully for 11 years by Novus International, Inc., and this year's launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan Agriculture University.

 

East China Province Reports New H7N9 Cases

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

CHINA - Four more human infections of H7N9 bird flu have been reported in east China's Jiangxi Province, including one fatality, local health authorities said on Monday.