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Fri, 22 Sep 2017

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Cobb introduces MV male to Chinese market

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

The advantages of the new Cobb MV male were outlined to more than 200 delegates at seminars for the Chinese market held in Kaifeng, Henan Province, and Haicheng, Liaoning Province.

 

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Nutriad appoints business development manager

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. Around the world, the Belgium headquartered company continues to invest in their technical and commercial organization. The hiring of talent and experience is aimed to support Nutriad’s growth ambitions in health and nutrition solutions for livestock and aquaculture producers.

 

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Lapses in biosecurity: Veterinarian urges poultry companies to avoid these mistakes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Biosecurity needs to be approached as a comprehensive process, not as a series of segregated actions, according to Jean Sander, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian for Zoetis.

 

Over 500 Meat, Chicken Shops Forcefully Shut Down in Gurgaon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

INDIA - Over 500 meat and chicken shops here today were allegedly shut down by Shiv Sena workers for Navratri festival.

 

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Mycoplasma in poultry: Often overlooked but still costly

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

The incidence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum is currently low in broiler and broiler breeder flocks thanks to decades of effort by the US poultry industry, but producers should maintain their guard to prevent a resurgence of the disease, cautions Naola Ferguson-Noel, DVM, MAM, PhD, University of Georgia.

 

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Paw quality in broilers: Why it’s important

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Footpad dermatitis is a major concern in broiler chickens because it adversely affects animal welfare. There’s also an increased demand for chicken paws from overseas markets. In fact, in recent years, the value of the paw market to China alone reached $50 million a year.1

 

'Raised by a Canadian Farmer' Means Even More Now

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada has expanded its "Raised by a Canadian Farmer" brand to incorporate the programs that farmers use to raise their birds to the highest standards of care, quality and sustainability.

 

Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction.

 

Surging Costs Spice up Asian Inflation Outlook

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

ASIA - Radish prices jumped 71 per cent from a year earlier in South Korea last month. In India, prices for tomatoes and onions have doubled from a year ago.

 

Egg, Poultry Producer Moves Into E-grocery

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

MALAYSIA - Egg and poultry producer Lay Hong Bhd is close to buying a stake in a listed logistics company as it seeks to enter the e-grocery and same day delivery business in Malaysia.

 

Chicken Consumption Higher Than Supply in SA

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - The US has defended its controversial stance on chicken exports to the beleaguered domestic poultry industry, saying chicken consumption exceeded production in South Africa.

 

Trump Administration Brings New Poultry Challenges, Opportunities

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

US - During a panel on global trends at the International Pork and Poultry Show (SIAVS) in São Paulo, James H Sumner, President of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and President of the International Poultry Council (IPC), addressed the impact of President Trump’s administration on global opportunities for US poultry.

 

USPOULTRY Accepting Broiler, Turkey Research Pre-Proposals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

US - The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals in four areas: Clostridium enteritis in broilers, reovirus vaccines for turkeys, intestinal protozoa of turkeys and the euthanasia of large birds. The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 1 November.

 

Fairhill Chickens’ Production Down 25%

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

ZIMBABWE - Gweru-based poultry producer, Fairhill Chickens’ production has plummeted by more than 25 per cent owing to the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu, which broke out in the country in May.

 

Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Bulgaria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

BULGARIA - A batch of 215,000 fipronil-tainted eggs has been found in a warehouse and in shops in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, an official said Tuesday.

 

Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

PCB Plans Closure of Illegal Chicken Shops

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

INDIA - The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has decided to take action against illegal chicken shops operating within its limits which are responsible for creating unhygienic conditions in the area.

 

Wake up to British Egg Week

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

UK - With British Egg Week 2017 (9-15 October) coming up, British Lion eggs has developed a toolkit to help retailers, food manufacturers and caterers to make the most of the week.

 

World Hunger on the Rise Again, Says New Report by UN

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released Friday.

 

Taipei Wholesaler Found Selling Insecticide-tainted Eggs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

TAIWAN - Random egg samples from a wholesaler in Taipei have been found to contain traces of the insecticide fipronil, and a recall order has been issued to all the businesses it supplies, the city's Department of Health said in a report Monday.

 

Poultry Stocks to Gain from Lower Feedstock Prices?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

MALAYSIA - The decrease in corn and soybean prices due to a bumper harvest in the United States, coupled with the slight appreciation of the ringgit against the greenback, will result in cost-saving for the local poultry players.

 

Bulgarian Farms with Fipronil-tainted Eggs Remain Closed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

BULGARIA - Three farms where eggs were found with fipronil remain shut down, reports Sega.

 

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Aviagen Anadolu welcomes new Ross 140 and 400 club members and holds first awards ceremony in Sapanca

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Aviagen® Anadolu has announced its 2017 Ross® 400 and 140 Club winners, who will be awarded in separate ceremonies throughout the country. Aviagen established Ross 400 and 140 Clubs to recognize customers who have realized exceptional results with Ross 308 breeder and broiler flocks.

 

Cargill Expands Thailand-based Animal Nutrition Business

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

THAILAND - Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand.

 

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Tiger Chicks hosts Indian river broiler farmer workshop in Zambia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Indian River® customer Tiger Chicks hosted an informative workshop for 73 broiler farmers recently in Lusaka, Zambia. Tiger Chicks, a business unit of leading South African integrated poultry producer Astral Foods, is a breeder farm and hatchery that produces day-old broiler chicks for the African market.

 

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Aviagen appoints Eduardo Souza Vice President, research and development, North America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Aviagen® has announced that Eduardo Souza has accepted the position of Vice President of Research and Development for Aviagen’s North American region, effective Aug. 23.

 

Canada's Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

CANADA & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017.

 

HK Bans Poultry Meat, Egg Imports from Italian Province

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

HONG KONG - The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy.

 

Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated, Study Finds

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food.

 

First Case of Bird Flu Detected on Eastern Cape Farm

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Food Investments Ltd (Sovereign Foods or the Company) announced yesterday (Thursday, 14 September) morning in a SENS announcement that it has detected avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the Company’s broader Uitenhage operations.

 

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The Global Petersime Network looks forward to a bright future, delighting its customers.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Petersime, the world leading company in incubator and hatchery equipment, has successfully completed its 2017 Global Distributor Seminar. International guests representing the Petersime Global Distributor Network attended the two-day long seminar in Nice, France.

 

Animal Rights Group Sues to End Pre-Yom Kippur Chicken Ritual

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

US - An animal rights group filed a lawsuit against the California Police for not enforcing animal cruelty laws by halting a pre-Yom Kippur ritual.

 

Malta Health Ministry Tells Consumers Eggs Fit for Consumption

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

MALTA - All eggs on sale locally are safe for human consumption, the Health Ministry said in a statement this morning.

 

FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September.

 

Eggs Containing Fipronil Found in Bulgaria

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

BULGARIA - Eggs containg fipronil have been found in a packaging facility where eggs are delivered from three Bulgarian poultry farms, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said on 14 September.

 

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MSD Animal Health launches first systemic treatment for Poultry Red Mites; EXOLT eliminates infestations in European Poultry Houses

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health within the United States and Canada) today announced the launch of EXZOLT® (fluralaner), the first systemic treatment for poultry red mite infestations – a novel approach that virtually eliminates poultry red mites in production houses of any size or type, including free range.

 

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MSD Animal Health launches first live poultry vaccine providing simultaneous protection against untreatable deiseases at WVPA Congress

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

INNOVAX-ND-IBD® provides simultaneous protection against Newcastle Disease, Infectious Bursal disease and Marek’s Disease with single injection

 

UK can Officially Call Itself Bird Flu Free; Chief Vet Sounds Caution

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

UK - UK poultry keepers have been urged to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza even though the UK has met all international requirements to declare itself free from the disease, Chris McCullough reports.

 

Chinese Firms Buy Leading UK-based Duck Breeder

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

CHINA - Two Chinese companies have acquired a leading British poultry firm which supplies the breed of the famed Peking roast ducks.

 

Canadian Ag Well-positioned to Respond to Rising Interest Rates

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC suggests Canadian agriculture is well positioned to withstand increasing interest rates, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Nigerian President Commissions N20bn Olam Poultry, Feed Mill

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

NIGERIA - President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an integrated poultry farm and animal feed mill in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

 

Modeling Impact of Green Eggs, Hens

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

CANADA - The whole food movement may be right; consumption of vegan and organic food can be the best choice for reducing environmental impacts, at least if you're a chicken.

 

Great Market for Zimbabwean Free Range Chickens in China

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

ZIMBABWE - The People's Republic of China Ambassador Huang Ping says there is a great market opportunity for Zimbabwe's free range chicken better known as roadrunners in his country.

 

Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September.

 

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Collaborative thinking puts students on course at latest breeder module

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Students were encouraged to work collaboratively and apply best practices to solve realistic and challenging breeder management scenarios at the sixth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School, Breeder Module.

 

IPPE Insight: Addressing Pain Points of Industry Trends

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

ANALYSIS - Food safety, antibiotic-free and sustainable practices are just a few of the global trends that are currently shaping the industry, according to Ed Galo, managing director for Novus International in North America.

 

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Combined Arbor Acres seminar appeals to Asian customers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

The annual Arbor Acres® seminar, was designed to communicate relevant flock management advice from key service team managers and specialists and also to provide hands-on involvement and training for participants in specific workshops during the event.

 

Iran Exports 6,200 Tons of Eggs in Three Months

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

IRAN - I ran exported 6,200 tons of eggs to Afghanistan, Qatar and Iraq during the three months to 22 August, the head of the Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hen said.

 

Korean Govt to Revise Egg Coding System

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

SOUTH KOREA - The government will require egg farms to implement a revised coding system that identifies how their chickens are reared and when its eggs are produced, it said Wednesday.

 

Hydration Supplementation Can Help Boost Chick Health

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

ANALYSIS - Once hatched, Mother Nature has supplied chicks with a two- to three-day yolk sac supply of hydration and nutrition while chicks learn what to eat and drink.

 

NI Chicken Processor Sold to US Food Giant for Over $1b

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

US & UK - Northern Ireland-based chicken processing company Moy Park has been sold to United States food giant Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in a deal worth $1.3billion (£1billion). Chris McCullough reports.

 

Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb.

 

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Bright future forecast for Ukraine broiler industry

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

Broiler production costs in Ukraine are among the lowest in the world, James Truscott, director of Cobb Germany, told a two-day seminar organized by the company in Cherkasy.

 

Oman Govt Bans Poultry Imports from Five Countries

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

OMAN - Importing poultry from five countries has been banned in Oman, according to a ministerial decision.

 

Viet Nam Sends First Poultry Batch to Japan

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

VIET NAM - The first batch of Vietnamese chicken was exported to Japan on Saturday, marking a milestone in the country’s efforts to open the discerning Japanese market.

 

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Prof Dr Klaus Österrieder Wins WVPA - Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation in Vaccination Award

Tue, 12 Sep 2017

Awarded at the XXth World Vetrinary Poultry Association Congress in Edinburgh, vet and microbiologist Prof. Dr. Klaus Österrieder won the Innovation in Vaccination Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim for his work in the development of the first genetic systems for Marek's disease virus.