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Big Dutchman Takes Over Poultry Equipment Supplier

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

GERMANY - The Big Dutchman group, based in Vechta-Calveslage, Germany, has acquired the PAL-Bullermann group including their exhaust air treatment division I.U.S.

 

CME: US Chick Placements Falling

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

US - Chicken hatchery output has been retreating in recent weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu.

 

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The Truth About Mycotoxin Binders

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Binding, or adsorbing, specific mycotoxins to limit their negative effects in livestock is a well-established method for mycotoxin deactivation. While a large number of binder products containing clay minerals such as bentonites are commercially available, there is a certain amount of confusion in the market regarding claims authorized by the European Commission.

 

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Arbor Acres Team Welcomed Customers At PAMED

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

TUNISIA - The Arbor Acres® team shared key poultry flock management information with customers and industry professionals at the PAMED exhibition, May 24-26, in Tunisia.

 

Vigilance Needed After Bird Flu Reports in Russian Wild Birds

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

UK - The UK's Animal & Plant Health Agency has warned poultry owners to maintain high biosecurity levels and remain vigilant against avian influenza after wild bird disease detections in Russia.

 

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Aviagen Celebrates 60 Years of Ross and Raises over £45,000 for Charity

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - UK and European Poultry Industry Benefit Children’s Charity with Tour de Ross

 

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Poultry Сompanies Need to Balance Consumer Preferences with Flock Health, Welfare and Food Safety

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - “Unfortunately, the same people asking for more animal welfare are also asking us to take antibiotics out of poultry production,” lamented Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, in a recent interview with Poultry Health Today.

 

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Bastien Godfrain Strengthens Novogen’s R&D Team

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - In December 2015 the R&D team of Novogen expanded again with the arrival of Bastien Godfrain.

 

CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

US - Before getting into the topic of the day, we remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has some important reports being released this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

France Detects Avian Flu Outbreaks During Eradication Efforts

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

FRANCE - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified in France as part of increased monitoring efforts against the disease.

 

Israel Reports More Newcastle Disease

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

ISRAEL - Five more outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been reported in Israel's Hadarom and Hazafon regions.

 

Backyard Poultry-Linked Salmonella Cases Rise Further in US

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

US - A total of 611 people have been infected with Salmonella across 45 states, according to the US's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion.

 

Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots.

 

New Way to Inactivate Avian Influenza Virus in Poultry Feed

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

US - A project begun in October 2015, after receiving emergency funding from USPOULTRY following the devastating impacts of avian influenza, has found a way to inactivate the virus in poultry feeds.

 

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More Light at Night Reduces Daytime Heat Stress in Broilers

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Extended lighting periods help boost welfare and production of big broilers during high seasonal temperatures, a University of Georgia study showed.

 

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Novus International to Present Abstracts at 2016 Joint Annual Meeting

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

US - The gold-level sponsor will introduce novel research advances in methionine, minerals and enzymes.

 

CME: Retail Chicken, Turkey Prices Drop

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

US - USDA-ERS released June average retail meat prices on Friday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, ‘Safeguarding Animal Welfare – the role of the OV’ on 29-30 September.

 

Feed Shortages Impact Egg Production in Venezuela

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

VENEZUELA - The National Association of Egg Producers (Asoprohuevos) has reported that production in the egg sector fell 40 per cent as a result of the difficulties faced by farmers in purchasing feed and medicines for laying hens.

 

Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards.

 

Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products.

 

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Hy-Line International Distributor Expands in China

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

CHINA - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces the further market growth of Hy-Line layers in the China market.

 

GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives yesterday on a vote of 306-117.

 

Tesco Likely to Replace Eggs from Caged Hens with Barn Production

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

UK - After supermarket chain Tesco announced its intention to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said it understands Tesco is likely to use barn production as the alternative to colony cage.

 

Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

2016's First Half Tough for Brazilian Poultry, Pig Producers

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

BRAZIL - An economic crisis and expanding unemployment wreaked havoc for Brazilian animal protein producers in the first half of this year, according to Francisco Turra, chief executive of the country's animal protein association (ABPA).

 

Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic trade talks (known as TTIP).

 

Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts.

 

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Focus on Good Chick Quality at Cobb Hatchery Seminar in the Netherlands

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

NETHERLANDS - More than 30 hatchery owners, managers and technical staff from the Netherlands and Belgium attended a specialist hatchery seminar organised by Cobb Europe at Veenendaal.

 

Ghana Reports Two More Avian Flu Outbreaks

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

GHANA - Outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the Central and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

 

Poultry Industry Calls for Further Reduction in Corn Ethanol Blending

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has called for further reductions in the amounts of corn bioethanol required in transport fuels for next year, due to the effects of these rules on feed prices for chicken producers.

 

Low-Path Avian Flu Reported in Three US States

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

US - Low-pathogenic H5 avian influenza has been found in live-bird markets in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

 

Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years.

 

Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein.

 

Maryland Extends Bird Flu Emergency Orders

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

US - The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has extended Emergency Orders to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza from infecting Maryland poultry flocks, citing continued threats of an outbreak.

 

Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years.

 

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FDA: Salmonella, Antibiotic Resistance Declining in US Poultry Meat

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Incidence of Salmonella in ground chicken and turkey meat has dropped to its lowest level since the FDA began monitoring the foodborne pathogen, according to a new report.

 

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BIOMIN Streamlines Digestarom Product Portfolio

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - In an effort to focus on major livestock species, BIOMIN has streamlined the number of products within the Digestarom® phytogenic feed additive portfolio.

 

Guyana Sends Samples to US After Sudden Poultry Deaths

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

GUYANA - The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has sent samples from broiler farms to the University of Georgia after farmers found sudden poultry deaths.

 

US Chicken Consumption Still Rising

Tue, 12 Jul 2016

US – US chicken consumption remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit.

 

CME: US Broiler Exports Decrease to Canada, Hong Kong

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

US - The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published May monthly trade numbers for the protein industries last week. This data is based on the US Department of Commerce trade data, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Mathis: Long-term Planning Key to Effective Coccidiosis Management

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Whether the production system is antibiotic-free or conventional, long-term planning and strategic rotation programs are the best ways to ensure effective, sustainable control of coccidiosis, the poultry industry’s No. 1 disease, according to a veteran coccidiosis specialist.

 

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Sadiq Poultry Inaugurates New Hatchery in Pakistan

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

PAKISTAN - One of the leading companies in Pakistan, Sadiq Poultry, has just completed and commissioned its new single stage broiler hatchery, the largest in the country.

 

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Using Nature as a Reference to Optimise Welfare and Performance

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - At Petersime, we believe we should use nature as a reference to build incubators and develop technology.

 

Low-Path Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Canada

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

CANADA - An outbreak of avian flu confirmed in Canada is a low pathogenic subtype, according to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

 

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Top Performance Demonstrated at Eighth Annual Ross Customer Seminar in Belarus

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

BELARUS - More than 80 parent stock and broiler specialists attended the eighth annual Ross® Customer Seminar in Stankovo near Minsk in the Republic of Belarus on 15 and 16 June 2016.

 

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Operational Excellence Days in Brazil: Sharing Knowledge and Fun

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

BRAZIL - From April 12 until April 14, the Petersime Operational Excellence Days took place in Maringa, Brazil. People from all over the country flocked together to get first-hand information on best practices in the field. It was an opportunity to share knowledge and get an update on the latest trends in incubation.

 

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Indian Broiler Group Continues Partnership with Petersime for GP and Commercial Broiler Hatchery

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

INDIA - Indian Broiler Group (IB Group) have partnered up with Petersime again for the expansion of both their grandparent (GP) and commercial broiler hatchery to meet the ever-growing demand for day-old chicks.

 

Nepal Poultry Consumption Below Global Average

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

NEPAL - A Nepali eats 4.1kg of chicken and 44 eggs annually, well below the global average, according to a recent survey report titled “Nepal Commercial Poultry Survey 2014-15” prepared by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

 

Backyard Birds Killed in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreak

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

VIET NAM - An outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Viet Nam's Quang Ngai province.

 

Housefly Larvae: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Soy in Animal Feed?

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

NETHERLANDS - The animal feed industry is looking for alternatives to environmentally harmful ingredients such as soybean meal and fishmeal, and researchers from Wageningen University are looking into the potential of housefly larvae for this purpose.

 

Honduras Poultry Farmers Doubled Exports in Two Years

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

HONDURAS - Poultry farmers managed to produce unprecedented levels of growth in the last two years, with earnings from exports to the regional market increasing from US$5million to an expected $10 million by the end of this year.

 

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Water - the Forgotten Nutrient?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Water is an essential ingredient of life. Due to the fundamental role that water plays in the welfare, health and performance of birds, it is vital to ensure that adequate access to a clean, fresh supply of water is provided.

 

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BIOPHARM: Your Coccidiosis Management Partner

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - BIOPHARM, the Research Institute of Biopharmacy and Veterinary Drugs, is a Czech research and production facility that offers a range of specialist services.

 

How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović.

 

EU Support Needed to Reduce Impact of Russian Agri-Food Ban

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

EU - Speaking in Brussels this week, agri-cooperative organisations from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania warned of the effects of the extended Russian ban on agricultural imports from EU countries.