Group Appeals LA Ruling Allowing Yom Kippur Chicken Rite

Fri, 26 May 2017

US - An animal rights group is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against a Southern California synagogue for holding a pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung by its legs and then slaughtered.

 

Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism

Fri, 26 May 2017

CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner and a strong ally, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

Bumper Harvest in Maize, Soybeans to Provide Relief to Poultry Industry

Thu, 25 May 2017

ZAMBIA - The 2017 crop marketing season opens with the announcement of the crop forecast results for the 2016/17 crop year.

 

Minister: Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development of Great Value to Pakistan

Thu, 25 May 2017

FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation.

 

Environmental Goals on Tyson and World Resources Institute Agenda

Thu, 25 May 2017

US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation targets for its operations and the company’s supply chain.

 

Breeders Worry Over Falling Chicken Price

Thu, 25 May 2017

VIET NAM - The prices of battery-farmed chickens and their egg are falling rapidly, causing concern for breeders nationwide, especially in Hà Nội and Đồng Nai – the two localities raising the highest numbers of battery chickens.

 

Turkey Ranks as World's Eighth Largest Poultry Producer

Thu, 25 May 2017

TURKEY - Turkey has become the world's eighth largest producer with about 2 million tons of poultry meat production in 2016.

 

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6th and 7th Theoretical and Practical Course on Avian Coccidiosis by HIPRA UNIVERSITY

Thu, 25 May 2017

On 9th and 10th of May, the sixth and seventh editions of HIPRA UNIVERSITY, focusing on poultry and specifically on theoretical and practical aspects of avian coccidiosis, was held at HIPRA headquarters in Amer (Girona).

 

Car & General to Exit Tanzania Poultry Business

Thu, 25 May 2017

TANZANIA - Car & General has announced plans to exit the poultry business in Tanzania which has partly contributed to the company’s loss of Sh37 million in the first six months that ended on 31 March 2017.

 

NFU Says President Trump's Budget Assaulting Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities

Wed, 24 May 2017

US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes.

 

Plan to Increase Chicken Exports After Bird Flu Outbreak

Wed, 24 May 2017

IRAN - Negotiations are underway to export chicken to Iraq and several countries in the Persian Gulf region, the head of Broiler Breeders Union said.

 

Download the New RB209 Today, AHDB Recommends

Wed, 24 May 2017

UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions.

 

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New Member of the Cobb Sales Team in North America

Wed, 24 May 2017

Mark Hamby has joined the North America sales team of Cobb-Vantress, Inc. as Southeast regional sales manager. He is responsible for managing sales efforts in Georgia, Florida, Indiana and parts of Tennessee and Kentucky.

 

Zimbabwe Poultry Producers Say ZIMRA Killing Business

Wed, 24 May 2017

ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has instructed chicken abattoirs to pay 15 per cent value-added-tax (VAT) on all inputs, including capital investments used in broiler production, post statutory instrument (SI) 26A of 2017.

 

Queensland Egg Producers Boosted by Export Opportunities, Increasing Consumption

Wed, 24 May 2017

AUSTRALIA - Industry representatives say Queensland egg producers are in a good place, with domestic consumption on the rise and new export opportunities on the horizon.

 

Govt to Release Egg, Poultry Stock to Help Stabilise Prices

Wed, 24 May 2017

SOUTH KOREA - The government will release its egg and poultry stock early next month to stabilize prices soaring again, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday.

 

CME: Cold Storage Situation for Poultry a Mixed Bag

Tue, 23 May 2017

US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

HPAI Outbreaks Reported in Egypt, Russia

Tue, 23 May 2017

EGYPT & RUSSIA - In the latest avian influenza developments, Egypt reported six more highly pathogenic H5N8 outbreaks, mostly involving backyard poultry, and Russia reported two more outbreaks involving the strain, according to notifications from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

 

Pakistan Govt Determined to Facilitate Poultry Sector

Tue, 23 May 2017

PAKISTAN - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that the poultry sector had a significant contribution in the economy in terms of revenue generation and that the government would facilitate this sector to the fullest possible extent.

 

US Chicken Import Row: WTO Cedes India’s Request

Tue, 23 May 2017

INDIA - In what could bring an end to India’s lingering dispute with the US on restrictions on chicken imports, New Delhi has secured the establishment of a compliance panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

 

Team Finds New Antibiotic Resistance Gene in Salmonella from Broiler Chickens

Tue, 23 May 2017

CANADA - A team of investigators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin.

 

Wild Geese in China 'Prisoners' in Their Own Wetlands

Tue, 23 May 2017

CHINA - In many places in the world, goose populations are booming as the birds have moved out of their wetland habitats to exploit an abundance of food on farmland.

 

Poultry Company Opens New Centre in Kiambu

Tue, 23 May 2017

KENYA - East African poultry company Kenchic has opened a store in Kiambu town which it says could create as much as 1,500 jobs in the county.

 

Illegal Imports Threaten African Poultry Production

Mon, 22 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - At the start of this year, Prof Celia Abolnik of the University of Pretoria in South Africa has been lauded as one of the top five African female researchers of 2016 thanks to her work on avian respiratory viruses. Glenneis Kriel spoke to her about the major challenges facing African farmers.

 

China Confirms 16 New H7N9 Cases; 2 Fatal

Mon, 22 May 2017

CHINA - The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined this week, with 16 infections reported through 17 May, down from 23 the previous week, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said today in its regular update.

 

Easter Bunny Tops Santa to Post Egg Record

Mon, 22 May 2017

AUSTRALIA - Australian egg consumption continues to soar with the latest data showing Australians consumed record numbers of eggs over the Easter period.

 

China & US: Seminar on Bilateral Trade Relations Held

Mon, 22 May 2017

US & CHINA - Analysts from China and the United States participated in a seminar discussing Sino-US relations and bilateral trade in Beijing from Thursday.

 

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Plans for Success Hatched at Latest Aviagen EMEA Production Management School

Mon, 22 May 2017

The fifth Aviagen® Hatchery and Incubation Management module brought together 39 students from 19 countries in Budapest, Hungary, from April 21 to 28. It was titled “Optimizing Hatchery Performance,” and is part of the Aviagen Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School.

 

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Ceva announces important advances inthe control of respiratory disease in poultry

Fri, 19 May 2017

Ceva Vaccination Summit details new claims for IB Vaccines.

 

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Petersime confirms market leadership during outstanding VIV Asia exhibition

Fri, 19 May 2017

As the poultry industry in Southeast Asia is gearing up for expansion, investment plans are back on the table. Petersime again confirmed its leading market position in the region and closes VIV Asia with a new contract with Charoen Pokphand Foods, a crowded booth and an enthusiastic vibe.

 

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Aviagen invests in Petersime equipment for new €12 million hatchery in Hungary

Fri, 19 May 2017

Aviagen Kft in Hungary recently opened a new hatchery to meet the growing demand for their parent stock (PS) in the region. Aviagen worked closely with Petersime for the project design and the incubator and hatchery equipment.

 

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Re-Stored turkey eggs outperform untreated eggs stored for 8 to 15 days by 7%

Fri, 19 May 2017

As storage time of eggs increases, performance losses increase. By using heat treatment during storage up to 14 days, as part of your standard hatchery practice, it is possible to gain up to 6 to 7% in turkey egg performance. Standard programs have been developed to advance the development of embryos to a more robust stage.

 

Jakarta to Buy 1,000 Tons of Eggs to Ensure Supplies for Ramadhan

Thu, 18 May 2017

INDONESIA - The Jakarta administration will procure 1,000 tons of eggs from Blitar in East Java and Tangerang in the near future in an attempt to anticipate rising demand during Ramadhan.

 

Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics

Thu, 18 May 2017

GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics.

 

NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations

Thu, 18 May 2017

US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the agency’s regulatory burden. More than 57,000 comments were received including a number of suggestions from other agriculture groups.

 

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Importance of Hatchery Management Highlighted at Ross Africa Seminar

Thu, 18 May 2017

Aviagen® is pleased to announce that Ross Africa, the distributor of Ross® Parent Stock for Sub-Saharan Africa, demonstrated its commitment to customers at its recent Hatchery Management Seminar.

 

Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proves Effective

Thu, 18 May 2017

CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement are showing results, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development

Thu, 18 May 2017

IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to Global Agriculture Development.

 

Egg Prices Rise on Supply Concerns

Thu, 18 May 2017

SOUTH KOREA - Local egg prices were rising again with the country yet to stabilize the market following the latest outbreak of bird flu, officials said Thursday.

 

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Jordanian group visit HIPRA facility in Spain to mark the launch of Evalon vaccine

Thu, 18 May 2017

On 4th April last, HIPRA welcomed a group of ten Jordan veterinarians and from the largest poultry meat groups in Jordan to its facilities in Amer (Spain) for the Official Jordanian Launch of EVALON®, its live attenuated vaccine against coccidiosis in broiler breeders and layers.

 

Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana

Wed, 17 May 2017

ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising is that Indiana livestock operations are seeing significant growth and are outpacing the US as a whole.

 

Free Range Eggs Seen as Tastier, More Nutritious and Safer, Study Finds

Wed, 17 May 2017

AUSTRALIA - People choose to buy free-range or cage-free eggs because they believe they taste better and are better quality than eggs from caged hens, new research published suggests.

 

New Report Highlights Eggs as 'Nature's Multivitamin'

Wed, 17 May 2017

UK - A new research review has concluded that the humble egg’s unique combination of high quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals means it should be termed ‘Nature’s multivitamin’.

 

Saudi Arabia Bans Chicken Imports from Another Brazilian Company

Wed, 17 May 2017

SAUDI ARABIA - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned chicken imports from a Brazilian company over safety concerns. This is the fifth Brazilian enterprise banned in the Kingdom over similar safety concerns.

 

Ghana Poultry Farmers Threaten to Sell Flu-infected Birds

Wed, 17 May 2017

GHANA - Some poultry farmers across the country have threatened not to alert authorities of any cases of bird flu incidence on their farms.

 

SA Seeks New Export Markets in Bid to Save Chicken Industry

Wed, 17 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - The government is seeking to establish new export markets for the local poultry industry in a bid to save it from collapse.

 

Iran's Egg Export Hard to Crack Despite Bird Flu Containment

Tue, 16 May 2017

IRAN - The export of eggs from Iran remains hard to crack, even after the country was reported to be clean of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus.

 

BfR Study Analyses Foods for Radioactive Substances

Tue, 16 May 2017

GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested over a longer period in higher concentrations," says BfR President Professor Andreas Hensel.

 

China Reports 23 More H7N9 Cases, 7 Fatal

Tue, 16 May 2017

CHINA - Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace in the week before last, with 23 more cases reported.

 

Diverse Rotations, Poultry Litter Improve Soybean Yield

Tue, 16 May 2017

US - Continuous cropping systems without rotations or cover crops are perceived as unsustainable for long-term yield and soil health.

 

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Matsusaka celebrates 50 years with Cobb in Japan

Tue, 16 May 2017

The 50-year association between Itochu and Cobb-Vantress, Inc. in Japan was celebrated at Kaoden, Kikyo-no-ma of Matsusaka City, when a specially engraved globe was presented to Cobb Japan, a joint venture between the two companies.

 

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COBB events in Belgrade attract 170 delegates.

Tue, 16 May 2017

More than 50 owners and senior managers of major poultry companies in the Western Balkans region took part in the second Cobb Poultry Business Forum organised by Cobb Germany, a distributor of Cobb-Vantress, Inc., and its local representative Iradia at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade.

 

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Nutriad appoints Key Account Manager in Russia

Mon, 15 May 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announces the appointment of Mr Roman Krikovtsov as Key Account Manager for the Russian market.

 

Municipality to Buy Rainbow Chickens’ Poultry Farms

Mon, 15 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - In a bid to help workers and community members affected by the mass lay-offs at Rainbow Chickens – renamed RCL Foods – in Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal, the eThekwini Municipality has offered to buy two of the RCL farms to produce free-range indigenous fowls for the local and regional market.

 

Poultry Based CCK Surges to Multi-year Highs

Mon, 15 May 2017

MALAYSIA - Poultry company CCK Consolidated Bhd rose to a multi-year high of 86 sen on Monday after CIMB Equities Research has initiated coverage with an Add rating and a 12-month target price of RM1.28.

 

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Aviagen Appoints Khalil Nassar as International Commercial Manager for Arbor Acres for Middle East and Africa

Mon, 15 May 2017

Aviagen® has announced the appointment of Khalil Nassar as international commercial manager Arbor Acres® for the Middle East and Africa.

 

Farmers Urged to Make Safety a Priority

Mon, 15 May 2017

CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Novus Poultry Academy Provides Tools for Success with Tough Competition

Mon, 15 May 2017

This May, Novus International, Inc. will host its 2017 Novus Poultry Academy, with a theme of “Broiler Nutrition and Management,” aiming to educate industry professionals on the latest trends, techniques and research in the ever-changing boiler chicken sector.