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Aviagen Celebrates Ongoing Success at British Pig & Poultry Fair

Tue, 24 May 2016

UK - Aviagen® celebrated past and present successes and looked to the future as it welcomed UK customers and industry colleagues to its stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair held earlier this month in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

 

EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March

Mon, 23 May 2016

EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade.

 

African Poultry Wrap: Profits Take a Knock for African Poultry Companies

Mon, 23 May 2016

AFRICA - Despite government protectionism and stiffer import duties on poultry imports, chicken producers in Zimbabwe are still constrained and failing to meet demand, while other producers in South Africa and across Africa have also seen profits decline.

 

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Annual Ross UK Flock Awards Recognise Customer Performance

Mon, 23 May 2016

UK - Aviagen® paid tribute to the achievements of Ross® UK customers at the annual Flock Awards event, held in Daventry at the end of April.

 

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Water Pressure: How Does it Affect Broilers’ Consumption, Performance?

Mon, 23 May 2016

GLOBAL - Low-pressure water systems designed to reduce water usage have some poultry growers turning up the pressure to hydrate flocks and improve bird performance, but is this a sound practice economically?

 

CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise

Mon, 23 May 2016

US - The USDA-NASS released data earlier last week showing turkey hatchery output is on the upswing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers

Mon, 23 May 2016

CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer at ERBER Group, speaking about the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from 12 to 15 October 2016.

 

Rapid Bird Flu Response Teams in Place in India's Karnataka Region

Mon, 23 May 2016

INDIA - Fifty rapid response teams have been formed in the Indian region where highly pathogenic avian influenza was found recently.

 

Poultry Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy

Fri, 20 May 2016

UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions will be needed in the feed supply chain.

 

Bird Flu Reported in Cambodia

Fri, 20 May 2016

CAMBODIA - There has been an outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in backyard chickens and ducks in Cambodia.

 

Bioethanol Rules to 'Raise Prices on the Plate'

Fri, 20 May 2016

US - New requirements for the amount of bioethanol to be included in transport fuels have been criticised by the National Chicken Council, which says it will raise food prices.

 

New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council

Thu, 19 May 2016

EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU.

 

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BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer

Thu, 19 May 2016

US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position.

 

Feed Industry Lags in Africa

Thu, 19 May 2016

AFRICA - For Africa to reach its full livestock production potential, farmers need access to a continuous supply of good quality and safe feed. Dr Hinner Köster, CEO and shareholder of Kaonne Investments, a private holding company operating through five subsidiary companies in the entire animal feed chain, talked to Glenneis Kriel about challenges preventing this from happening.

 

Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture

Thu, 19 May 2016

UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue.

 

More Bird Flu Reported in Italy

Thu, 19 May 2016

ITALY - Another outbreak of H7N7 highly pathogenic avian flu has been found in Italy.

 

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World-Class Initiative Launched to Train Saudi Nationals in Poultry

Thu, 19 May 2016

SAUDI ARABIA - More than 50 million Saudi Arabian riyal (US $13 million) is being invested in the Al Watania Institute of Technology (WIT), set up as a charity to train the country’s nationals to world-class standards in poultry production with a plan to extend this opportunity to students across the GCC’s member states.

 

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Chet Hobart: Built Cobb Partnerships Worldwide

Thu, 19 May 2016

US - Chet Hobart, who played a significant role in developing the global market for Cobb broiler breeding stock in a 42-year career with Cobb-Vantress, Inc has died in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. He was 81.

 

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Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values

Thu, 19 May 2016

US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome.

 

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Infographic Shows the Real Value of Point Down Setting

Thu, 19 May 2016

GLOBAL - Infographic designed by Gerd de Lange. Click on the image to see a larger picture.

 

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Nutriad Global Conference

Thu, 19 May 2016

ITALY - From May 9th – 13th multinational feed additives producer Nutriad hosted its Global Sales Conference in Rome (Italy). Commercial and technical staff from all over the world joined an interesting line up of speakers and trainers to exchange experiences and learn new insights on providing solutions for animal health and nutrition.

 

Venezuelan Poultry Farming in Critical Situation

Wed, 18 May 2016

ANALYSIS - Reports on the dire situation for food and farming in Venezuela just keep on coming, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePoultrySite's Spanish sister site, ElSitioAvícola.

 

Hundreds of Jobs Created in South Australian Poultry Expansion

Wed, 18 May 2016

AUSTRALIA - Over 800 new jobs will be created in regional South Australia and northern Adelaide as a result of a $275 million investment by leading chicken producer, Ingham's.

 

'Free Range' Egg Producer Misled Australian Consumers

Wed, 18 May 2016

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Federal Court has found that egg company Snowdale Holdings gave a misleading impression that its eggs were 'free range' in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

 

Ghana Reports Four New Bird Flu Outbreaks

Wed, 18 May 2016

GHANA - Two outbreaks were reported in Greater Accra, and one each in Eastern and Central regions.

 

Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector

Tue, 17 May 2016

UK – Two speakers at the British Pig and Poultry Fair last week highlighted the importance of looking closely at every detail of a poultry business, using new technology and learning from other industries to improve profits.

 

Georgia Poultry Offers Trouble-Free Poultry Control Pan

Tue, 17 May 2016

GLOBAL - At one time or another, almost every poultry grower has walked into a house and found empty pans caused by a malfunctioning control pan. These unplanned feed outages cause broiler performance to suffer and potential lost revenue at close out, writes Georgia Poultry's Scott Bauck.

 

CME: US Meat Availability Continues to Expand

Tue, 17 May 2016

US - Production data for week ending May 14 shows that meat supply availability in the US continues to expand, with beef supply increases leading all other proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Hen Welfare Improves Under Farm Assurance Schemes, Study Shows

Tue, 17 May 2016

UK - Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University of Bristol, RSPCA and the Soil Association.

 

More Details Revealed of Indian Bird Flu Outbreak

Tue, 17 May 2016

INDIA - The latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in India resulted in the deaths of over 30,000 birds, the country's report to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) says.

 

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The Netherlands: Barn for Poultry Growing Attracts Many Visitors

Tue, 17 May 2016

NETHERLANDS - Douwe and Hinke Huisman recently presented their modern new poultry house, equipped with a feed pan innovation and a heat exchanger, to the public.

 

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Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence

Tue, 17 May 2016

Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential toxicity towards animals and humans.

 

French Ag Minister Meets Farmers Affected by Bird Flu

Mon, 16 May 2016

FRANCE - French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll was out on Friday visiting waterfowl farms affected by bird flu in the Gers and Landes departments.

 

Jet or Submersible Pump for Cool Cell Systems?

Mon, 16 May 2016

GLOBAL - Georgia Poultry engineers, Tyler Marion and Tim King share the differences between using a jet pump or submersible pump to fill evaporative cooling systems.

 

Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times

Mon, 16 May 2016

UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship of the land.

 

Egg Consumption Upturn Due to Health Benefits, Convenience

Mon, 16 May 2016

UK - A new consumer research analysis has revealed that the key driver for the recent growth in egg consumption is that they are meeting the consumer requirements for health and convenience.

 

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Students Making the Most of Aviagen Hatchery School

Mon, 16 May 2016

HUNGARY - Aviagen® recently welcomed 38 students from 20 countries to its fourth annual Hatchery & Incubation Management module – “Making the most of your hatchery.” The module was part of the Aviagen Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) School and took place in Budapest, Hungary.

 

Poultry Farm Profitability Fell 20 Per Cent in 2014-15, Survey Shows

Mon, 16 May 2016

ENGLAND, UK - Average poultry farm income fell 20 per cent in 2014/15, but this masks a more complicated picture within the sector, according to a report from the Farm Business Survey by Rural Business Research (RBR).

 

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Five Opportunities to Optimise Gut Health, Minimise Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers

Mon, 16 May 2016

GLOBAL - Intestinal health has become more of a challenge during broiler growout than ever before. One of the most common intestinal diseases in both conventional flocks and flocks raised without antibiotics is necrotic enteritis (NE), caused by an overgrowth of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens.

 

Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply

Fri, 13 May 2016

UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply.

 

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Recognising a Decade of Contributions to Disease Prevention and Poultry Production by VAXXITEK®HVT+IBD

Fri, 13 May 2016

GLOBAL - Merial, a global leader in avian vaccines, is recognising an important 10-year milestone of protecting flocks against Marek's disease and Gumboro disease (also known as Infectious Bursal Disease).

 

Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed

Fri, 13 May 2016

EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed.

 

Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV

Fri, 13 May 2016

UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage.

 

Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports

Fri, 13 May 2016

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday.

 

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Cage-Free Hen Housing: How Far Will the Pendulum Swing?

Fri, 13 May 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.

 

EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy

Fri, 13 May 2016

EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday.

 

Poultry Industry 'Troubled' by Allegations of Worker Toilet Break Denial

Thu, 12 May 2016

US - Following on from last year's report from Oxfam America, which alleged mistreatment of workers in poultry processing plants, a new report from the charity has further suggested workers are being denied breaks to use the bathroom.

 

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Aiming High with Two Remodeled Rearing Houses

Thu, 12 May 2016

GLOBAL - Extending farms is nothing out of the common. In the case of egg production this is usually achieved by adding new houses. Yona Glicksman and his sons Benny and Moshe, however, decided to go a different way.

 

Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers

Thu, 12 May 2016

UK - At a debate on Brexit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Wednesday, farmers got fired up over what an exit from the EU would mean for pig and poultry farmers in the UK.

 

Poultry Litter Not to Blame for Weed Incursion, NZ Farm Group Says

Thu, 12 May 2016

NEW ZEALAND - After an incursion of the invasive velvetleaf crop weed in New Zealand, the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) has said the source is not chicken litter.

 

CME: Large US Meat Supplies Bolster Consumption

Thu, 12 May 2016

US - Following the release of the USDA supply/demand estimates, we thought it would be appropriate to take a few minutes to review the outlook and implications for prices in 2017, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Poultry Grower Competitive with GrowerSELECT Feeder

Wed, 11 May 2016

US - When Billy Dossett, a poultry producer in Collins Mississippi, USA, decided to replace the 14-year-old feeding system in his broiler houses, he turned to Georgia Poultry to supply the equipment.

 

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IBD Vaccination: HVT Vector Vaccine or Live?

Wed, 11 May 2016

GLOBAL - Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) vector vaccines have made a valuable contribution to the poultry industry by providing another option for disease prevention, but they have also created a dilemma because only one HVT vaccine can be used at a time.

 

CME: US Broiler Export Data Surprises Analysts

Wed, 11 May 2016

US - USDA-ERS released March monthly live animal and meat (on a carcass weight basis) trade numbers last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

US Challenging China Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat

Wed, 11 May 2016

US - US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said that the US is mounting a challenge to China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because of the Chinese Government’s failure to bring its duties on imports of US chicken broiler products into compliance with WTO rules.

 

Opportunities for Poultry Meat Consumption Growth Highlighted at Pig & Poultry Fair

Wed, 11 May 2016

UK – A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday emphasised that poultry meat can help meet consumers’ desires for a healthy, convenient diet, offering optimistic long-term prospects for an industry seeing retail price deflation.

 

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MSD Animal Health Hosts High Quality Poultry Congress in Bucharest, Romania

Wed, 11 May 2016

ROMANIA - MSD Animal Health hosted a European High Quality Poultry Congress in Bucharest, Romania April 21-22, 2016.

 

Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting

Wed, 11 May 2016

US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals.

 

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Celebration of Cobb Centenary at British Pig & Poultry Fair

Tue, 10 May 2016

UK - The centenary of Cobb, the world’s oldest poultry breeding company, is being celebrated at the British Pig & Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on May 10 and 11.