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Aviagen Furthers Commitment to educate the future at EMEA Production Management School broiler module

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

The course underscored how to optimise broiler performance and economic returns in hands-on format.

 

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Plan B: Using sentinel birds to track poultry viruses when you can’t obtain SPF birds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Sometimes the best way to identify disease problems is to use sentinel birds along with other diagnostic tools, but the specific-pathogen-free (SPF) birds used for this purpose aren’t always readily available.

 

Dutch Food Safety Board Being Sued for Egg Scandal Negligence

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

NETHERLANDS - Dutch farming organisation LTO is taking the food safety board NVWA to court, claiming it was negligent in the way it handled the contaminated egg scandal earlier this year.

 

Michigan Egg Producers Try to Back Out of Cage-free Chicken Deadline

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

US - Eight years after agreeing to it, Michigan's egg producers are seeking to push back a deadline by which they must provide cage-free housing for egg-laying hens.

 

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RMEAA meeting in Brazil promoted mutual progress and success of the Ross Brand and its distributors

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

Developments in the global poultry industry, new business opportunities and security of supply were among the major themes

 

Armenian Agency Bans Sale of Chicken Meat with Salmonella

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

ARMENIA - Armenia’s State Food Safety Service has banned today the sale of several brands of chicken meat, which were found out to be infected with salmonella.

 

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Donato Moro, Director of Petersime do Brasil, retires after 25 years in incubation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

At the age of 66, Donato Moro has retired from Petersime do Brasil Ltda after 25 years of service to the company.

 

Salmonella Cases no Longer Falling in EU

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

EU - The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the European Union (EU) has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published yesterday.

 

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Natural pigment technology may be vital alternative due to tight synthetic supply

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Novus International’s COLORTEK® Yellow delivers quality pigmentation through natural ingredients.

 

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Deadly duo: Study confirms link between E. maxima, Clostridium

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

New research by Callie McQuain, DVM, veterinarian and grad student at the University of Georgia, substantiates anecdotal field experience indicating that Eimeria maxima is the type of coccidia that most interacts with Clostridium perfringens and leads to necrotic enteritis (NE).

 

China's Inflation Eases in November as Economy Holds Steady

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

CHINA - China's consumer inflation slowed more than expected in November, and producer inflation at the factory gate fell sharply, leaving room for prudent monetary policy to be maintained.

 

EU Farm Ministers Urged to Support CAP with Strong Budget

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

EU - During a high-level meeting with the Estonian Presidency yesterday, Copa and Cogeca told EU Farm Ministers that the new EU Commission Communication on the future of food and farming is a good starting point. It is ambitious and as such requires the appropriate levels of funding.

 

All Pork, Poultry Samples Test Positive for E.coli

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

VIET NAM - Samples of poultry and pork collected from local markets in five southern provinces and cities were reported to be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria due to unhygienic conditions at marketplaces, said Dr Nguyễn Vũ Thượng, deputy director of HCM City’s Pasteur Institute.

 

FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index.

 

Al Rawdah Becomes First Solar Powered Poultry Farm in UAE

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

UAE - Emirates Modern Poultry Company (Al Rawdah), the largest poultry farm in the UAE, has announced the conversion of its food processing unit at their Dubai facility into a solar powered plant, making it the first solar powered food processing unit in the UAE.

 

Singapore Egg Farm Hatches New Ideas, Using Tech, to Transform Business

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

SINGAPORE - N&N Agriculture has been introducing products such as pasteurised soft yolk eggs, which are sold to commercial customers like ramen restaurants, as well as ready-to-eat poached eggs, to stay relevant in the market.

 

OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Netherlands

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

NETHERLANDS - Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a farm in Flevoland.

 

Foreign Currency Shortage Hits Day Old Chicken Imports

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed company, Innscor Africa Limited operations, says the volumes of processed chicken has normalised, but constant supply might be hampered by the acute foreign currency shortages in the country.

 

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Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand).

 

Poultry Farmers to Generate Over N1.2trn Yearly

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

NIGERIA - Though smuggling and high feed costs are part of several challenges facing Nigeria’s poultry industry, there are still opportunities for growth, with abundant social and economic potential, which can contribute one of the highest percentages to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

 

Iran to Soon Export First Part of Poultry Vaccine to Afghanistan

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

IRAN - Commercial Director of Razi Serum and Vaccine Research Institute Alireza Taheri said on Sunday that the first part of poultry vaccine will be exported to Afghanistan in the near future.

 

CME: US Poultry Exports Continue to Struggle in 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

US - USDA’s Economic Research Service posted their monthly international trade data (they calculate carcass weight equivalents for meats and ready to cook weights for poultry from data compiled by the Foreign Agriculture Service), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Cargill Opens Animal Nutrition Premix Plant in Philippines

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

PHILIPPINES - To meet increasing demand from medium and large livestock farms and feed millers in the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries, Cargill yesterday opened its first animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines.

 

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Poultry veteran joins Cobb North America tech service

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

With more than 25 years of poultry experience, Jim Jones now provides technical support for Cobb-Vantress customers in the mid-south region of the United States. Jones’ territory includes southern Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri & Kentucky.

 

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Cargill hatchery worker wins 2017 Zoetis / BPC Trainee Award

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Polish hatchery worker Klaudia Roszkowska, who came to the UK to seek a new life, is the 2017 winner of the Zoetis / British Poultry Council Trainee Award.

 

IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products.

 

JBG to Launch Public Education Campaign on Benefits to Economy

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

JAMAICA - The Jamaica Broilers Group will be launching a national public education campaign to focus on the significant contribution being made by the local poultry industry to the economy.

 

Studies: Eating Eggs When Breastfeeding May Help Protect Babies

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

UK - Two recent studies suggest that mothers who eat eggs when breastfeeding may help protect their babies against future egg allergy.

 

SA Bird Flu Affects Mozambique's Egg Supply

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

MOZAMBIQUE - The southern parts of Mozambique will experience a shortage of eggs during the festive season as a result of the bird flu epidemic in South Africa, the government said earlier this week.

 

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Well attended Ross Asia Association in Hong Kong

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

The forward-looking Ross® Asia Association meeting attracted over 75 customer attendees from the region, as it continues to introduce innovation and technology to the breeding program and offer customers the support and information they require to succeed in the current market.

 

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Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut Academy.

 

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Ruling the roost: Alternative or conventional chicken?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

This study includes four parts. It evaluates food safety by checking for microbial loads, and determines nutritional components. It also evaluates taste with a focus on characteristics rather than preferences, and, finally, explores the thinking of consumers behind their decision to purchase a particular poultry product.

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed - December 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.

 

CME: Corn, Soybean Acreage Planted Estimated to Increase Y/Y in 2018

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

US - Last week (28 November 2017), the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) provided early release tables that will be included in their long-term annual projections to 2027, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Copa and Cogeca: EU Farmers, Cooperatives Making Huge Efforts to Tackle AMR

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production.

 

Poultry Growers Receive Special Discount at 2018 IPPE

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

US - Poultry growers are invited to attend the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) with a special registration fee of only $5 (on-site only), a terrific savings of $95! IPPE will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from 30 January – 1 February 2018.

 

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Zoetis offering research funds for parasitic disease in poultry, other species

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Zoetis is offering grants of up to $150,000 to find new approaches for controlling parasites in poultry and other species.

 

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David Fyfe appointed as Hubbard's Global Business Director

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Hubbard is very pleased to announce that David Fyfe has accepted the position of Global Business Director.

 

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Avoid the summertime drop in production with practical tips from Hypor

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

A breadth of poultry management topics ranging from good breeder performance to cost-effective broiler nutrition were on the agenda at the joint Aviagen® and KegoAgri customer seminar, which took place on Nov. 7 in Athens, Greece.

 

MoU Unites African Countries Against Chicken Dumping, Fights for Level Playing Field

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

AFRICA - African countries need to unite against the dumping of chicken imports which are destroying local industries and putting thousands out of work - this is something South Africa and Ghana's chicken industries have agreed on.

 

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Spain's Ramil Incubation Avicola S.A visits and tours Jamesway's Canadian headquarters

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

One of Jamesway’s oldest Spanish customers was in Canada in November to tour our factory and headquarters.

 

Campylobacter in poultry: An elusive pathogen

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Campylobacter — primarily Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli — frequently colonize the intestinal tract of domestic poultry at high levels. The bacterium is well adapted to the avian host and, despite extensive colonization, it produces little or no overt disease in poultry. That makes it difficult to detect and control in live birds.

 

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Zoetis accepting proposals for research grants on innovative approaches to controlling parasitic disease

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations.

 

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Nutriad acquires partners' interest in China

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

A global leader in flavor and sweetener solutions for animal feed, Nutriad announced it acquired the 45% share stake of its’ local partner into FFI.

 

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Al Watania & Cobb partner to support Egyptian market needs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

The close association between Cobb distributor Al Watania Poultry and Cobb Europe was marked by the keen support for the sixth jointly-organized breeder technical forum held at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt last month.

 

JV Gives Chicken Farmers New Income Opportunity

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

PHILIPPINES - Cargill Joy Poultry Meat Production Inc. opened on Tuesday, giving chicken farmers in Batangas and nearby provinces new income opportunities, Jollibee Foods Corp. said Wednesday.

 

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Finalists announced for Zoetis – BPC 2017 Poultry Trainee Award

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

The three finalists for the Zoetis-British Poultry Council Trainee Award for 2017 come from very different sectors of the industry – free range egg production in Shropshire, a hatchery in Herefordshire and a broiler farm in Norfolk.

 

Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security, Report Reveals

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health.

 

H7N9 Case Reported in Southwest China

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

CHINA - Southwest China's Yunnan province reported a human infection of the H7N9 bird flu virus, local health authorities said Monday.

 

Poultry Farmers in Kogi to Get Loan for Egg Production

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Kogi are to get N4.2 million loan each for egg production under the Federal Government’s National Egg Production (NEGPRO) Scheme.

 

Texas Chicken Targets Supersize Expansion in Malaysia

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

MALAYSIA - Atlanta-based company Texas Chicken - known as Church's Chicken in the US - has just opened its 42nd outlet in the Southeast Asian country, having expanded at a rate of nearly 10 a year since entering the market in 2013.

 

'Unclear-origin' Poultry Seized in Nghệ An

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

VIET NAM - Traffic police in the central province of Nghệ An seized a coach transporting nearly 1,300 baby poultry without clear origin on Monday in Diễn Châu District’s Diên Hồng Commune.

 

Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 2: Onset of immunity – attenuated vaccines

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Recently, 2 new products have been introduced to the market; here is a study of the efficacy of each of the 3 vaccines.

 

Jollibee Opens Largest Poultry Plant in Philippines

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

PHILIPPINES - Jollibee Foods Corp said Tuesday it opened a poultry processing plant in Batangas province, the largest in the country, to meet increased demand for its top-selling fried chicken.

 

Research Shows Limited Effectiveness for Two Darkling Beetle Control Products

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers show limited effectiveness for two darkling beetle control products.

 

Latin American Poultry Summit to Debut at 2019 IPPE

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

US - The International Poultry Expo (IPE) and WATT Global Media are pleased to announce the debut of the first Latin American Poultry Summit during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

 

EPA Releases '18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday (Thursday, 30 November) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated the maximum amount of ethanol allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

 

ACMF Welcomes Poultry Welfare Standards, Guidelines

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) yesterday welcomed the release for public consultation of new draft poultry welfare standards and guidelines.

 

NECC: Egg Price Now Stable in West Bengal, but Consumption Low

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

INDIA - Worried over the demand-supply mismatch for eggs, which had jacked up prices even a week back, the state of West Bengal has set an ambitious target of mid-2019 to be self-sufficient in egg production.

 

British Lion Recommends Eggs as Excellent Hangover this Holiday Season

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

UK - With the party season upon us, eggs are a go-to with a secret ingredient to help get over the morning after a big night out.