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Pas Reform Appoints New Service and Sales Manager

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Pas Reform has appointed Sander Jansen to the position of service and sales manager, a key new role with responsibility for further expanding Pas Reform’s international customer service capabilities.

 

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Coccidiosis, Intestinal Health and Their Link to Pathogen Loads of Harvested Broilers

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian with Zoetis.

 

CME: How Dollar Movements After Brexit Vote Affect US Meat Trade

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

US - Currency markets reacted violently to the surprising British vote to leave the European Union, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

NIGERIA - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in the Lagos area of Nigeria.

 

How Will UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris.

 

How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?

Thu, 30 Jun 2016

US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said.

 

Poultry Disease Specialists to Gather in San Antonio this August

Thu, 30 Jun 2016

US - Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather in San Antonio, Texas, on 5-9 August for the 59th annual conference of the American Association of Avian Pathologists.

 

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IPPE Selected for 2017 Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme

Thu, 30 Jun 2016

US – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been selected to participate in the 2017 Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme.

 

New Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Ghana

Thu, 30 Jun 2016

GHANA - Two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Ghana's Ashanti and Greater Accra regions.

 

Sterling Fall May Aid UK Egg, Poultry Meat Prices

Thu, 30 Jun 2016

UK - The fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote may improve prices for UK egg farmers, according to the latest Poultry & Egg Business Bulletin from the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

 

UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until 2020.

 

Animal Welfare Progress in Poultry Recognised at Awards

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - Compassion in World Farming recognised food businesses from all corners of the globe at an annual welfare awards ceremony in Berlin on 28 June.

 

USDA Urged to Revise Salmonella Testing Protocols for Poultry

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

US - A number of politicians have written to the US Department of Agriculture urging them to revise current pathogen testing protocols to improve test accuracy and protect public health.

 

CME: Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage 'Burdensome'

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

US - Much of our discussion in yesterday’s report focused on the feedlot inventory numbers and hog supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Bruno Briand Appointed as Sales Director EMEA

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

FRANCE - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that Bruno Briand has been promoted to the newly created position of Sales Director for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region. He will continue to report to Olivier Rochard, CEO of Hubbard.

 

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Antibiotic-Free Production: Tips for Making it Work

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating.

 

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Agreements Reached to Swap Sanofi’s Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Consumer Healthcare Businesses

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”) and Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare (CHC) business.

 

Improved Natural Light for Perdue Chickens in Major Push for Better Welfare

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

US - One of the US' biggest poultry producers, Perdue, has unveiled a new strategy for improved animal welfare, aiming to build 'trusted brands that meet evolving consumer expectations'.

 

EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 per cent more than in 2014, according to data provided by members of feed producers' organisation FEFAC.

 

Tesco Aims for Less Waste with New Chicken Breast Packaging

Tue, 28 Jun 2016

UK - Supermarket chain Tesco is introducing new packaging for its two portion chicken fillets this week, aiming to allow consumers to eat one and save one for later in a bid to reduce food waste.

 

Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll.

 

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For Agribusiness, Social Media Has Changed Everything Forever, Says Adrian Moss

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - The feed and livestock industry is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities and threats posed by social media.

 

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Aviagen Internal School Focuses on Delivering Effective Solutions for Customers

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

UK - Aviagen® welcomed a group of its service representatives from across the globe to Edinburgh for its fourth annual Internal School this month.

 

H5N2 Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Taiwan

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

TAIWAN - Three outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were found in Taichung City and Yunlin County.

 

Brazil's Limited Corn Supply Challenges Poultry, Pork Sectors

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

BRAZIL - A significantly lower than anticipated supply of corn (maize) continues to drive an increase in Brazil's domestic corn prices in 2016, according to a recent report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

 

Brexit 'Not too Negative' for Spanish Poultry Sector

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

SPAIN - The secretary general of the Interprofessional Association for Poultry and Chicken Meat in Spain (Propollo), Ángel Martín, believes that Brexit is not as negative for the Spanish sector as it is for the rest of the EU.

 

Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond.

 

Chilean University Starts New Project on Poultry Waste Recovery

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

CHILE - New research at the University of Concepción will look into the production of biochar and thermal energy as a mechanism for the use of solid waste from poultry and pig production in the region of Bío Bío.

 

Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in China's Hunan Province

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

CHINA - An outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found on a farm in Sangzhi, Hunan.

 

New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

US - An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research at the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

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Hy-Line International Adds to Technical Service Team

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

TUNISIA - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces the addition of Mr. Hassen Masmoudi, Technical Services Specialist for HyLine International for North Africa, West Africa and the Middle East. He will be based out of Tunisia.

 

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Cobb Asia Presents Breeder Performance Award to Tyson Nantong

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - Tyson Foods, Inc.’s Nantong Complex has won the Cobb Asia Breeder Performance Award which was presented by Pelayo Casanovas, Cobb general manager of the Asia Pacific Region.

 

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Nicolas Lecuit joins Hubbard as Sales Manager for France and Switzerland

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

FRANCE - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Lecuit as Sales Manager for France and Switzerland. He will report to Bruno Briand, Hubbard EMEA Sales Director, and will be based in Angers.

 

Five New Newcastle Disease Outbreaks Found in Israel

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

ISRAEL - The five outbreaks of Newcastle disease were found in three different provinces of Israel - Hazafon, Haifa and Yerushalayim.

 

Environmental Impact of Canada's Egg Farmers in Decline

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

CANADA - The environmental footprint of Canada’s egg production supply chain declined by almost 50 per cent during the period from 1962 to 2012, according to a new independent study released by Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC).

 

African Poultry Wrap: Poultry Producer Problems in West Africa Trump Growth in East Africa

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

AFRICA - Power supply constraints in Africa have spread to the western region of the continent and are impacting on poultry producers, in a region that is also suffering new outbreaks of avian influenza, writes Tawanda Karombo.

 

Avian Flu Cases Reported in Russian Wild Birds

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

RUSSIA - A number of wild birds have been destroyed in Russia after they were found to be carrying an H5 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

 

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Zvezdan Kiceek Joins Hubbard as Senior Technical Consultant for Middle East

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

CROATIA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Zvezdan Kiceek (DVM) to the role of Senior Technical Consultant. He reports to Claude Toudic, Technical Manager EMEA & Brazil, and will assist Hubbard’s existing technical team in the Middle East.

 

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First-Ever Ross Parent Stock Flock Placed in Sicily

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

ITALY - The reach of the Ross® broiler breeder expanded to further corners of Europe recently with Aviagen® Italia customer AVISP placing the first-ever Ross Parent Stock (PS) flock in Sicily.

 

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Spices for Hot Chicks: Phytogenics for Heat-Stressed Birds

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - High ambient temperatures mean detrimental performance and reduced profits for producers. Extreme cases cause suffering and death in all poultry breeds. Phytogenic feed additives in poultry diets help alleviate the negative impacts of heat stress by exerting an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect in birds.

 

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Novus International Reinforces Global Enzyme Presence with CIBENZA® EP150 Registration

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

EU - Novus International, a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, has obtained approval for CIBENZA® EP150 enzyme feed additive in the European Union as of June 8, 2016.

 

Mexico Highlights Importance of Avian Flu Eradication Strategy

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

MEXICO - The Mexican government is working with producers, veterinarians and other countries in the region to eradicate avian influenza from the country.

 

EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country should stay in or leave. Here is an overview of what the experts have been saying about the possible impact of a British exit over the past few months.

 

New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine.

 

Canada's New Poultry Welfare Code Not Enough for Humane Society

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

CANADA - Animal welfare group Humane Society International in Canada has said the new poultry welfare codes do not go far enough.

 

Another Plant Funded to Solve Northern Ireland's Poultry Waste Problem

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A new £23 million anaerobic digestion plant is to be built at Tully Quarry near Ballymena, Northern Ireland's economy and agriculture ministers have announced.

 

What is Welfare for Laying Hens?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

ANALYSIS - The recent trend of retailers and foodservice providers moving to ‘cage-free’ eggs has left many egg producers wondering how these demands will be met within the stated timelines, writes ThePoultrySite's editor Alice Mitchell.

 

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Madi's New Breeder Farm 'on Show' in Bosnia Herzegovina

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - More than 70 broiler growers and other prominent industry figures attended an open day at the newly built breeder farm of Madi, one of Bosnia’s fastest growing poultry companies.

 

Bolivia Offended After Bill Gates' Hen Offer

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

BOLIVIA - Bolivia's Minister of Rural Development and Land, César Cocarico has suggested it was rude of businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates to offer the country chickens as part of his project to help the poor, according to international media reports.

 

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Over 140 Attend ChickMaster Seminar in Argentina

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

ARGENTINA - ChickMaster hosted another seminar in a series of “Hatchery in Harmony” technical incubation seminars on May 5th and 6th in Lujan, Argentina.

 

CME: US Chicken Prices Trend Lower

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

US - Inflationary pressures in the US economy remain muted and lower food prices have played a role in keeping prices in check, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Windrowing Litter Can Reduce Pressure from Poultry Viruses, Insects and Bacteria

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

GLOBAL - Poultry producers looking to improve litter quality and flock health should consider windrowing — a practice that not only works to control ammonia in the reconditioned litter but also reduces pathogen and insect pressure.

 

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2017 IPPE Exceeds 490,000 Net Square Feet and 1,010 Exhibitors

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

US – The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has already surpassed 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,010 exhibitors.

 

Researchers Question Links Between Eggs and Diabetes

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

UK - A new review and a meta-analysis have highlighted changing perceptions about the health benefits of eggs, and provided possible explanations for the link between egg consumption and diabetes, according to reports from British Lion's Egg Info site.

 

Retailers Accused of Selling Old Imported Meat in Trinidad & Tobago

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - The Poultry Association of Trinidad and Tobago has accused supermarkets of selling frozen imported chicken leg quarters from the US that may be over 180 days old and unfit for human consumption.

 

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NUTRIAD present at World Mycotoxin Forum

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

CANADA - International feed additives producer Nutriad was present in Winnipeg (Canada) where the 9th World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) combined with the 14th IUPAC, to create the world's largest mycotoxin event with the purpose of increasing awareness of human and animal health risks due to mycotoxin contamination.

 

Bird Flu Outbreak Discovered in Lebanon

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

LEBANON - An outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Al Biqa province.

 

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Aviagen Russian School Focuses on Breeder Management

Fri, 17 Jun 2016

RUSSIA - Aviagen® LLC recently held its fifth Russian Production Management School near St Petersburg. This school focused on Ross® 308 parent stock (PS) management and is just one of Aviagen’s international Production Management Schools.

 

Increased Free Range Demand Means Egg Shortage 'To Be Expected'

Fri, 17 Jun 2016

AUSTRALIA - An egg shortage being felt across Victoria is to be expected now that the state is gripped by winter weather, says the Victorian Farmers Federation.

 

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House of Raeford Farms Celebrates New State-of-The-Art Hatchery

Fri, 17 Jun 2016

US - House of Raeford Farms celebrated the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art chicken hatchery with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.