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The Value and Risks of Online Communities in the Social Media Era: Minimizing Brand and Financial Damage During a Crisis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016

CANADA - Remarks by Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Halamid® Approved for Veterinary/Food/Feed Applications in Greece

Thu, 08 Dec 2016

GREECE - The Greek Authority for Medicinal products and Disinfectants (EOF) has recently approved Halamid® for Veterinary applications and Food and Feed areas in their country.

 

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Employment Law Regulatory Update Offered at 2017 IPPE

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

US - With increasing employment regulations coming from government agencies such as OSHA, NLRB, ICE, EEOC and OFCCP, it is important to be up to date on the latest laws and regulations.

 

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Cobb Sweden Visits US Industry

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

US - In the 30th anniversary of Cobb Sweden as a distributor of the breed, senior executives of the company were given a tour of Cobb-Vantress and parent company Tyson Foods in Arkansas, USA.

 

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Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on Achieving Economic Returns

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

UK - The fifth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School Broiler Module welcomed 34 students from 19 different countries to Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov. 27-Dec. 3.

 

British Egg Farmers Can Still Use Free Range Label Despite Bird Flu Housing Rules

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

UK - Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones.

 

Avian Flu Found in Serbian Wild Birds

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

SERBIA - Six mute swans have been found dead in northern Serbia.

 

British Poultry Must Move Indoors as Bird Flu Precaution

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

UK - Poultry disease prevention zones have been put in place across England, Scotland and Wales, requiring birds to be kept indoors from today for 30 days.

 

Hungary, Israel Report More Bird Flu Outbreaks

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

GLOBAL - Israel and Hungary are the latest countries to report outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza on farms, with Hungary reporting over 20 farms affected.

 

Avian Flu Outbreaks Hit More Farms in South Korea

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

SOUTH KOREA - Six more farms have been affected by outbreaks of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Korea.

 

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Hubbard Asian Regional Meeting in Bangkok

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

THAILAND - Hubbard's Asian team gathered for its Autumn Review Meeting in Bangkok. During 3 days, the team reviewed broiler and breeder field results from customers based in different countries of the Region.

 

Thousands of Birds Culled in France as Bird Flu Virus Spreads to More Countries

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

GLOBAL - Birds on six more farms have been destroyed in France after the birds were identified as being connected with the initial outbreak farm.

 

Positive Year for Brazil's Chicken Exports

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

BRAZIL - Even after the drop registered in November, Brazilian chicken exports have still increased this year.

 

New Resources Aim to Clear Up Consumer Chicken Confusion

Mon, 05 Dec 2016

US – In an effort to recognise and continue to respond to questions about chicken production, the National Chicken Council today through its Chicken Check In initiative announced several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products.

 

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Good Communication Key to Protecting Poultry Parts During FSIS Inspection

Mon, 05 Dec 2016

US - One key to food safety is designing and implementing poultry-inspection protocols that reflect consumer behavior. For example, federal inspectors are refocusing their strategy to address consumer demand for thighs, breasts and other parts instead of only whole birds.

 

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Ross Celebrates 60 Years of Success in Singapore

Mon, 05 Dec 2016

SINGAPORE - A major meeting in Singapore welcomed Ross® customers from Asia Pacific, Turkey, Middle East and Africa to celebrate the milestones and achievements of the Ross brand over the last 60 years as a leading breed in the global poultry market.

 

Bird Flu Hits French Farm, Disrupting Planned Move to Disease-Free Status

Mon, 05 Dec 2016

FRANCE - A duck farm in France is the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks.

 

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Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey

Mon, 05 Dec 2016

UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last two years.

 

Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris.

 

UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming to flourish post-Brexit.

 

Bird Flu Concerns Challenge Positive Outlook for Global Poultry, Rabobank Says

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

GLOBAL - The outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, which is generally positive, is now being challenged by a new wave of avian influenza outbreaks, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly report for quarter four of 2016.

 

EU Takes Action Against Spread of Avian Flu

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

EU - On Wednesday 30 November the Member States supported a Commission proposal that consolidates the protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5N8 in several Member States.

 

Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system.

 

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2017 IPPE Offering Free Bus Service from Field Operations

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

US - Free bus service will again be available for the upcoming 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

 

Wild Birds Found Dead from Bird Flu in More Countries

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

GLOBAL - The number of countries with confirmed outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza has expanding further, with Ukraine, Romania and Egypt all reporting outbreaks.

 

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Chick Master Hosts Avida Academy in Medina Factory

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

US - As part of Chick Master’s commitment to training, we extend an invitation to recent customers that have invested in Avida single stage incubation systems to attend the Avida Single Stage Academy held in Medina, Ohio USA.

 

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Carrying Cases for EggAnalyzer and Egg Force Reader Introduced

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

GLOBAL - EggTester.Com (officially known as "ORKA Food Technology") introduced Carrying Cases for the EggAnalyzer and Egg Force Reader, due to customers' strong demands, so that they can carry devices to the field or their clients' sites easily.

 

Avian Flu Still Causing Problems in West Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

WEST AFRICA - Whilst outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been spreading through Europe, India and the Middle East in the past few weeks, West Africa has been struggling with the disease for a long time.

 

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Europe Joins in Celebrating the 100 Years of Cobb

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

GERMANY - The Eurotier Show at Hannover in Germany provided an ideal opportunity for Cobb Europe distributors, customers and friends to share in celebrating the 100 years of Cobb-Vantress, Inc. as the anniversary year comes to a close.

 

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Pancosma and Keybio: a Durable Partnership Serving a Shared Objective for Growth

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

CHINA - With the goal of accelerating its development in China, Pancosma has become the majority shareholder of Jangsu Keybio Biology Technology Co. Ltd, a Chinese company producing additives.

 

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Aviagen Stand Was a Hub of Activity at EuroTier 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

GERMANY - EuroTier 2016 proved to be the perfect platform for Aviagen®’s global and regional teams to connect with customers, distributors and key industry contacts from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

 

Hundreds of Geese Stolen in Night Raid in Norfolk

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

UK - Police are appealing for information following the theft of 1,500 geese in Norfolk on Sunday 27 November.

 

Two Japanese Poultry Farms Find Bird Flu Outbreaks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

JAPAN - One layer farm and one duck farm have been affected by outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Japan.

 

New Chicken Breed Changes Egg Industry Dynamics in India

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

INDIA - Seven years of research have paid rich dividends in the form of a unique breed of broiler chicken that can multiply three times as fast as ordinary hens, lay more eggs, and can survive in the open without any extra care, writes A Nair.

 

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The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity on Performance of Livestock Animals

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

CANADA - Remarks by Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN, Austria at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Hubbard Develops in Iran

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

IRAN - As a result of a successful introduction of the Hubbard F15 on the Iranian market, the first Hubbard GP flock was placed in March 2016 to fulfil the fast growing demand for Hubbard F15 breeding stock in Iran.

 

More Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Farms as France Finds First Case

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been escalating around Europe and beyond in the last few days.

 

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Cage-Free Layers: How Far Will the Pendulum Swing?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

GLOBAL - Consumer demand is pushing the pendulum toward cage-free egg production, but just how far that pendulum will swing remains to be seen.

 

Another Restaurant Chain Switches to Cage-Free Eggs in Mexico

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

MEXICO - The restaurant chain 100% Natural has announced that it will transition to a 100 per cent cage-free egg supply chain in Mexico.

 

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NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2017 IPPE

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

 

US Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

US - The US Food and Drug Administration recently released its 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, showing 'measurable improvements' in antimicrobial resistance.

 

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ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines.

 

US Chicken Farmers Raise Concerns Over Ethanol Volumes

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May.

 

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New Merial Avian Website Delivers Extensive Disease Management Resources to Help Producers Increase Poultry Health and Productivity

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

GLOBAL - Merial, a global leader in animal health, has introduced a comprehensive new online resource.

 

South Korea Culls Thousands of Ducks After Bird Flu Outbreaks

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

SOUTH KOREA - Fourteen outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have affected duck farms across South Korea.

 

UK October Egg Sales Shoot Upwards

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

UK - Egg sales are accelerating at a rapid rate, with the latest four week data showing a sharp rise, and the strongest period of growth recorded since the end of rationing in the 1950s.

 

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Yisheng and Hubbard Sign Historic Agreement for Supply of Breeding Stock into China

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

CHINA - During a special Press Conference, held on Friday November 25th, Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding Company Ltd. (“Yisheng”) announced that Yisheng and Hubbard have reached an historic agreement for the supply of Hubbard Great Grand Parent stock.

 

Awards Recognise Stars of Free Range Egg Industry

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

UK - Key contributors to the success of the free range egg sector have been recognised by their peers for making a real difference in 2016.

 

Poultry Keepers Urged to be Vigilant for Signs of Avian Influenza

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

WALES, UK - Poultry keepers are being urged to follow good biosecurity practices to minimise contact with wild birds and to be vigilant for signs of avian flu.

 

African Poultry Wrap: Output Takes Knock in Southern Africa

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

AFRICA - Zimbabwean and South African chicken producers have seen a decline in poultry production in the past month while in west Africa, Nigeria and Ghana have continued to be affected by illegal imports that are impacting on local producers, with Ghanaian producers pushing for a higher tax on chicken products shipments into the country. Tawanda Korombo reports for The Poultry Site.

 

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Ceva Acquires Hertape and Inova to Enter Brazil’s Top 5 Animal Health Companies

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

BRAZIL - Move will increase the group global vaccine footprint with significant entry into the ruminant, Foot and Mouth disease market and a first entry into companion animal vaccines

 

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Effective Growth Promoters are Anti-Inflammatory by Nature, as Is Evident from Omics and Simple Biomarkers

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

CANADA - Remarks by Theo A. Niewold, KU Leuven, Belgium at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Cobb-Vantress Celebrates Centennial at Central America Poultry Congress

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

GUATEMALA - The centennial year celebrations of Cobb continued during the 24th biennial Central America & Caribbean Poultry Congress in Antigua, Guatemala, where along with other poultry companies, Cobb welcomed almost 1200 participants from all over the region for the three-day congress. Cobb unveiled a one-of-a-kind booth and was a major sponsor for the event.

 

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A Tight House is a Good House

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

GLOBAL - To perform well and to stay healthy broiler and breeder flocks need to be in controlled-environment houses that are correctly ventilated.

 

Top Tips for Turkey Safety this Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

US - Today is Thanksgiving day in the US, and millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks.

 

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Americans Ready to Celebrate Thanksgiving with 46 Million ‘Respectable’ Birds

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

US - If one of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, had his way in the late 1700s, the turkey would have been the US national bird instead of the bald eagle — a majestic but imposing raptor that Franklin thought had a “bad moral character.”

 

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Food Safety and Antimicrobial Resistance at EuroTier

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

GERMANY - Pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli are among the major pathogens causing foodborne illness.

 

Bird Flu Continues to Spread through Europe

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

EUROPE - More outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found all over Europe in the past few days.

 

More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria

Wed, 23 Nov 2016

NIGERIA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria's Rivers area in the south of the country.

 

Canada's Chicken Farmers Welcome Government Work on Illegal Imports

Wed, 23 Nov 2016

CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada has welcomed news that the Canadian Government is conducting a consultation process to ensure that regulations are not undermining the Canadian chicken sector.