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Co-operation to Prevent Zoonosis

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

HUNGARY - In early-January, a conference was held to facilitate the control of diseases transmissible from animals to humans.

 

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IPPE Visitor Numbers Hit by Bad Weather

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

US - More than 24,000 registrants and 1,148 exhibitors at the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.

 

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Greek Poultry Farm Quarantined as Meat Undergoes Inspection

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

GREECE - A poultry farm in Koropi, northeast of Athens, has been placed in quarantine after a banned substance was found in the some of the meat products.

 

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Buyers Knock Jamaica Broilers' Pullet Policy

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers Group has long required a deposit for supplying layers, but egg producers and farm stores now say strict enforcement of the credit terms is stressing their cash flows and is a major cause of egg shortages on the market.

 

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High Feed, Chicks Rates Hit Pakistan's Poultry Industry

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

PAKISTAN - Higher rates of poultry feed and chicks are the main problems for the poultry industry not only in Punjab but in the country as a whole.

 

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Proposal 'Fails to Consider' Survival of Farm Businesses

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

UK - Consultation on Phase Two of the HS2 high-speed rail project has failed to consider the fundamental question of whether farming businesses will be sustainable through the disruption and uncertainty caused by its construction, the NFU has said.

 

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Agency Awards Close to $9M for Improvement of Water Quality

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

US - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy has announced grants to four research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

 

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Next Global Feed, Food Congress to Take Place in April 2016

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

TURKEY - The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18 to 20 April 2016.

 

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Zambia's Poultry Expo Scheduled for April

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

ZAMBIA - The Zambian poultry expo will be held on 4 and 5 April 2014 at the Mulungushi conference centre in Lusaka.

 

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MEP Urges Complete Country-of-Origin Labelling for Pork, Chicken

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

EU - A UK Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has demanded that all meat should have full country of origin labelling, adding pork and chicken to the existing coverage for beef.

 

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Vaccinate Breeding Flock to Reduce Salmonella in Broilers

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

US - Vaccinating the breeding flock can reduce salmonella in broilers by up to 50 per cent, writes Chris Harris.

 

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Pig Meat, Poultry Sustainability Schemes on the Cards

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

IRELAND - Ireland's farming sector will witness 2014 as the year of sustainability. New pig meat and poultry sustainability schemes, similar to the current dairy and beef schemes, are at an advanced stage.

 

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Ukraine Cut Poultry Imports in 2013

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

UKRAINE - The agricultural sector keeps boosting its performance, complementing record achievements demonstrated this year.

 

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Weather Still Impacting on Farming’s Bottom Line

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

UK - Weather conditions have again had a significant impact on farm incomes, according to new figures out this week.

 

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South-South Cooperation Agreement Between Angola, Brazil, FAO

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

ANGOLA & BRAZIL - Angola, Brazil and FAO are to work closely together to strengthen food security in the Southern African country by boosting its agricultural and veterinary research.

 

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Europe Ill-serving Consumers over Animal Welfare, Say Farmers

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

EU - Lamentable efforts at enforcing recent animal welfare legislation means that Europe is ill-serving its consumers and undermining the excellent standards being met on those Scottish and UK farms producing pigs and eggs.

 

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Chicken Council Supports RFS Targets Proposed for 2014

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has shown support for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS) targets proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2014 in comments submitted this week.

 

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Egg Commission to Hold Vienna 2014 Business Conference

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

AUSTRIA - The International Egg Commission (IEC) has announced that the IEC Vienna 2014 Business Conference will be held at the Hilton Vienna Hotel, Vienna, Austria from 30 March to 1 April 2014.

 

Changing Face of Consumers Demands New Attitudes

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

US - The US poultry industry needs to turn its attention the consumer group that was born around the change in the millennium and less to the current core consumer group of the baby boomers.

 

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Novus Celebrates 30th Year of Producing ALIMET

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

US - 30 Years ago, this week, the first load of ALIMET® shipped out of the Chocolate Bayou Manufacturing Facility near Alvin, Texas.

 

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Major Expansion for Laboratory Facilities at Cobb Brazil

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

BRAZIL - With the continued growth of the Cobb business in Brazil, the company’s quality control laboratory has undergone major expansion which was completed in December.

 

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Food Retailer Acquires Chicken Fast Food Chain for R17M

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA - Taste Holdings on Wednesday (29 January) said it acquired fast food chain Zebro’s Chicken for R17m.

 

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Potter Joins British Poultry Council as Public Affairs Officer

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

UK - Chris Potter has joined the British Poultry Council (BPC) this week as Public Affairs Officer.

 

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Greek Presidency Urged to Prioritise Animal Welfare

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

GREECE - Eurogroup for Animals launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it will be formally presented to the Presidency on Thursday, 30 January 2014.

 

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Live Chickens Test Positive for H7N9 Bird Flu in Hong Kong

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

HONG KONG - The country's competent veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza.

 

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House Passes Agricultural Act of 2014; Bill Passage Pleases Union

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

US - The US House of Representatives passed the H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014, by a 251-166 vote yesterday (29 January) morning.

 

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No Further Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in Papua New Guinea

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported no further outbreaks of Newcastle disease in the country.

 

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Poultry Safe from H7N9 if Cooked Properly, Says Official

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

CHINA - All poultry purchased at established markets and properly cooked is safe to eat during the Spring Festival holiday since the H7N9 bird flu virus has not yet been found in the country's poultry farms, a senior agricultural official said.

 

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Union Responds to State of Union Address on Energy

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to the US's energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the Union address.

 

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Survey Reveals Slight Increase in Global Feed Production in 2013

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

GLOBAL - Results from the 2014 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released this week revealed a one per cent increase in feed production, with global feed tonnage reporting in at 963 million metric tonnes, up from 954 million metric tonnes last year.

 

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Critical Issues Faced by Feed Sector Discussed at Regulators Meeting

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

GLOBAL - The 7th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world together with IFIF and the FAO to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector.

 

New Poultry Meat Inspection Rules to Improve Safety, Save Money

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - New moves by the USDA to change the system of poultry meat inspection will place more inspectors at the sharp end of detecting food safety issues rather than quality issues, writes Chris Harris.

 

Wrong Picture Painted over Antibiotic Use

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - The animal agriculture industry has wrongly been painted as being irresponsible in its use of antibiotics, writes Chris Harris from the International Production and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) in Atlanta.

 

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US, Mexico See Benefits of Landmark Agreement

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - This year, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) celebrates a major milestone – 20 years in existence.

 

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Big Dutchman Takes over Zucami

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

SPAIN - The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta-Calveslage (Germany) is taking over the Spanish poultry equipment supplier, Zucami.

 

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Cornerstone Govt Affairs, Watson Green to Amplify Voice of Egg Farmers

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - The national trade association for America’s egg farmers, United Egg Producers (UEP), stepped up its strong commitment to representing its members’ interests on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government by hiring Cornerstone Government Affairs (CGA) and Watson Green.

 

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Delivering Vaccines Chicks Can Gobble Up

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - An alternate vaccine delivery system for newborn chicks has been developed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to improve vaccination against intestinal diseases like coccidiosis.

 

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Maddox Appointed New Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Georgia, was elected chairman of the board of directors of US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman. Maddox was presented with the time-honored "working man’s gavel" by 2013 chairman, James Adams.

 

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Animal Ag Alliance Unveils New Interactive, Mobile-friendly Website

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance has unveiled a new website, the product of an almost nine-month redesign effort focused on providing Alliance members, media and consumers with the most relevant, up-to-date and pertinent information in an easily navigable and mobile-friendly format.

 

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Kuroiler Chicken Breed Introduced in Kabale

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

UGANDA - Kuroiler chickens have been introduced in Kabale district to help poultry farmers in increasing their earnings.

 

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Performance Potential of Arbor Acres Birds in Spotlight in South Africa

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA - Achieving the performance and genetic potential of the Arbor Acres® Plus breeder and broiler in the local market was high on the agenda at a recent customer roadshow organised by Arbor Acres South Africa.

 

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Jackwood Receives 2014 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have recognised Dr Mark Jackwood as the 2014 recipient of the annual Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. The award is named for Dr Charles Beard, former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and retired vice president of research at USPOULTRY.

 

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Farmers Union Urges Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill This Week

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called up and voted on this week.

 

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British Lion Eggs Relaunches Websites

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

UK - British Lion eggs has relaunched its websites to provide two clear destinations for users – eggrecipes.co.uk and egginfo.co.uk. The relaunch is designed to ensure they meet the very latest best practice for web design and technology, making them easier to use and find across all platforms, following a comprehensive online review.

 

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Chief Exec Challenges Diet Habit after Culling Chickens

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung on Tuesday questioned local residents' diet habit of cooking live poultry bought from market, since the deadly H7N9 bird flu has forced the government to cull thousands of live chickens to prevent spread of the epidemic.

 

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Bird Flu Prompts More Countermeasures

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

CHINA - More cities announced plans to shut down live poultry markets in the face of rising numbers of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu and fears that the Chinese New Year — a peak time for poultry consumption — may worsen the national health threat.

 

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Zoetis Launches Coccidiosis Management Initiative

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

US - Launched at IPPE 2014 in Atlanta on 27 January 2014, the new Rotecc™ Coccidiosis-Management Initiative from Zoetis aims to help reduce losses and optimise poultry health and performance.

 

Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water.

 

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Congress Urged to Gut Labelling Law

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in response to a letter from the meatpacking industry sent to Congress. The letter calls for Congress to gut the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law. It also proposes to dismantle protections for producers under the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

 

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Union President Looks Forward to Seeing Provisions

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

US - The 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee has released its latest report "The Agricultural Act of 2014".

 

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Chicken Council Supports Efforts to Allow Expedited Propane Delivery

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

US - Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council (NCC), said that the council is working with the appropriate federal agencies, organisations, and stakeholders to help alleviate the spot shortages being experienced with the very tight supply of propane.

 

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Growth Seen in Agriculture Sector During 2013 Despite Typhoons

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

PHILIPPINES - With poultry, palay, and a host of other key subsectors posting healthy growth rates, agriculture in the Philippines managed to expand by a respectable 1.15 per cent from January to December last year, notwithstanding the series of natural catastrophes that hit the country during the period.

 

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Hong Kong Confirms H7N9 Bird Flu; to Cull About 20,000 Poultry

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's food and health authority on Monday evening confirmed a H7N9 bird flu case was found at a local agricultural products wholesale market and announced it will cull about 20,000 poultry in the market Tuesday morning.

 

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China Culls Chickens to Prevent Bird Flu Spread

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have sent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) an eleventh follow-up report on the low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreak situation in the country.

 

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H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreaks in South Korea Kill Over 2,000 Ducks

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported five outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farms located in North Jeolla Province, South Chungcheong Province and South Jeolla Province.

 

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ECO Begins Marketing of Aivlosin for Turkeys in EU

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

EU - ECO Animal Health received the European approval for the use of Aivlosin® 625mg/g Water Soluble Granules for the treatment of ORT (Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale) in turkeys.

 

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Leading Food Group Sees Sharp Rise in Profits

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

UK - Faccenda Group, one of the UK’s leading food companies has seen a 50 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £5 million.

 

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Jamesway Announces New Web Site, Logo

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

US - Incubator company Jamesway has launched its new website. "The look and feel of the website uses our traditional colors which were incorporated into the new logo and emphasizes our products and services to ensure hatchery managers and investors a worry free hatchery," according to Jamesway President Dr Ian MacKinnon.

 

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NTUC FairPrice Offers Halal Thai Frozen Chicken

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

SINGAPORE - Local supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice is now offering halal-certified frozen chicken from Thailand.

 

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Wholesalers Ask Govt to Reduce Chicken Price at Farm Level

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

MALAYSIA - Several chicken wholesalers in the district have expressed dissatisfaction over the rise in chicken price at the farm level, claiming that it is unfair to them.

 

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Actress to Promote Benefits of Eggs

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

UK - Top Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan is working with British Lion eggs to promote the benefits of eggs for quick meals and as part of a healthy lifestyle.