ellipsischat

Vent Actuator Delivers Right Kind of Sticker Shock

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Your reaction on seeing the PRICE of Georgia Poultry’s Vent Actuator will probably be to dismiss it as a low quality item. Don’t let the price fool you.

 

ellipsischat

Waterfront Brunch for Ladies at Mississippi Poultry Convention

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

US - The ladies’ event sponsored by Cobb-Vantress, Inc. at the annual convention of the Mississippi Poultry Association was held at the Bud & Alley waterfront restaurant in Seaside, Florida

 

ellipsischat

Groupe Grimaud and Agocampus Ouest Signed a Partnership Chair

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

FRANCE - Driven by their commitment to regional development, their scientific proximity in the field of genomics and the poultry industry, and their respective ambitions in the area of research and education, GROUPE GRIMAUD and AGROCAMPUS OUEST are today formalising their desire to advance together by agreeing a partnership chair in “Genomics and Selection in the Poultry Sector”.

 

Argentina's Poultry Industry Expected to Benefit from Lower Feed Costs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

US - Argentina's broiler production is expected to rise in 2017 by 3 per cent from 2016 levels, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

 

ellipsischat

Cobb Hosts Canadian Hatchery Roundtable in Toronto

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

CANADA - Cobb-Vantress, Inc. welcomed hatchery managers and owner/operators from across Canada for the 2016 Hatchery Roundtable in Toronto, Ontario, where incubation companies Jamesway and Chickmaster also took part providing insights on their specific equipment and programs.

 

Poland Leads EU Poultry Meat Production

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

EU - The EU's broiler sector is expected to continue to grow in 2016 and 2017, benefiting from increased exports and slowly increasing domestic demand, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

 

ellipsischat

Avian Flu Kills 500 Birds on Backyard Holding in Taiwan

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

TAIWAN - Over 100 birds died due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a backyard poultry holding in Taiwan recently.

 

Turkey Giant Bernard Matthews Sold

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

UK - Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has been purchased by the Boparan Private Office, which is the investment company of 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh.

 

Further Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Cameroon

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

CAMEROON - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in the Ouest region of Cameroon.

 

Will South African Brining Regulations Hurt the Poultry Industry?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producers have recently lost an appeal against Government’s plan to cap the brining of chicken portions at 15 per cent starting from 22 October this year. Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), said the ruling will deal a devastating blow to the South African poultry industry, which is already struggling to make ends meet, writes Glenneis Kriel.

 

Egg Farmers of Canada Rewarded for Social Responsibility

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

CANADA - Egg Farmers of Canada has been awarded the Crystal Egg Award for outstanding commitment to corporate and social responsibility, an international award presented by the International Egg Commission (IEC), yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.

 

More Bird Flu Found in Ghana

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

GHANA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.

 

ellipsischat

Reducing your Poultry Farm’s Carbon Footprint: Good for the Environment and for the Birds

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - The increasing prevalence of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and their effects on climate change is a hot topic among environmentalists

 

African Poultry Wrap: Tanzania Opens Up for Russian Imports

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

AFRICA - More and more African countries are opening up their poultry markets to imports from Europe and the United States, growing evidence of constrained poultry production capacity on the continent.

 

ellipsischat

Cobb Appoints New General Manager for North America

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

US - Todd Wilson, who has more than 25 years of experience in the Unites States poultry industry, has been appointed general manager for Cobb-Vantress, Inc. for North America.

 

ellipsischat

Responsible Breeding = Sustainable Production

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Modern broiler breeding contributes in a number of ways to sustainable poultry production.

 

Case Against South Africa's Poultry Brining Restrictions Dismissed

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed the judgement in the case brought by the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) against poultry meat regulations.

 

Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.

 

South African Poultry Producers Allege US Meat Poses Health Risk

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association and Pork Producers Organisation are taking the South African Government to court due to concessions made for meat imported from the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Glenneis Kriel reports.

 

Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

 

Top Restaurant Chains Make Progress on Antibiotics Use in Chicken

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

US - Since last year, twice as many of the US’s top fast food chains are responding to the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance by adopting strong policies that prohibit the routine use of antibiotics, or medically-important antibiotics, in the meat and poultry they serve.

 

World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday.

 

ellipsischat

Poultry Industry Basics to Building The Family Business

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

US - Gene and Phyllis Williams have included poultry farming in building their family’s business for over 40 years.

 

ellipsischat

Ross 140 Club Welcomes Eight Entries from Finland

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

FINLAND - Aviagen® SweChick welcomed eight new entries from DanHatch Finland farmers at a seminar held in Kristalliranta on 2 Aug.

 

ellipsischat

BALTISA: 20 Wonderful Years of Partnership with Hubbard

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

RUSSIA - In July this year, BALTISA, the exclusive distributor of Hubbard products in the Baltic and CIS countries, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over 200 people from many different entities in the poultry, governmental and service sectors across the region had accepted the invitation from Gennady Petrovic Syedin, Director of BALTISA.

 

More Low Path Bird Flu Found in France

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

FRANCE - Another outbreak of low pathogenic bird flu has been discovered in France.

 

Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented.

 

Czech Poultry Production Growing as Consumers Favour Healthier Meat

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Broiler meat has been gaining greater popularity among Czech consumers due to its favourable prices compared to other meats and its healthier profile, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

 

Saudi Arabia's Poultry Imports to Decline Amid Increasing Local Production

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia's total domestic broiler meat production in 2017 is forecast to increase by 4.4 per cent compared to the estimated production in 2016, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

 

Brazilian Production Costs for Broilers Fell in August

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

BRAZIL - Production costs for pigs and broilers fell for the second month in a row in August, according to Brazil's agricultural research institute Embrapa.

 

Avian Influenza-Free India a Big Relief to its Poultry Producers

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

INDIA - India is free from avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu from September 5, 2016, the department of agriculture and animal husbandry has declared, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

ellipsischat

Foster Farms’ Vet Shares Tips for Managing a Food-Safety Crisis in the Poultry Industry

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - You’re a veterinarian at a major poultry company that’s just been slammed by a food-safety crisis. Can you imagine what that’s like? And more important, would you know what to do?

 

CME: US Holiday Turkey Consumption Forecast Lower Than Last Year

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

US - The turkey market is moving into the home stretch for getting product through the distribution system and in place for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report by Steiner Consulting Group.

 

France Lifts Bird Movement Restrictions as Flu Outbreaks End

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

FRANCE - The French agriculture department lifted restrictions on the movement of birds in 17 south-western departments last week, saying that the outbreaks of avian influenza that began in 2015 have ended, according to EFEAGRO.

 

UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances.

 

ellipsischat

Anticoccidial Rotation, Good Husbandry Can Improve Coccidiosis Control

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Poultry producers worldwide know the importance of cutting losses from coccidiosis – the parasitic disease that is still causing significant losses in growth rate and feed efficiency.

 

Lawsuit Alleges Big Poultry Companies Destroyed Stock to Fix Prices

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

US – A new class-action lawsuit has alleged big poultry companies, including Tyson and Perdue Farms among others, were engaged in a scheme to fix prices by killing flocks and destroying eggs to limit production.

 

Latvian Meat Processor Eyes Expanded Output, Higher Sales

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

LATVIA - Latvia’s meat processor Forevers is aiming to increase its revenues by up to 5 per cent in 2016, the company announced following the release of its improved sales results for last year. To enable this, Forevers is currently implementing a number of investments to raise its output capacity.

 

Little-Known Nutrient in Eggs Important for Nervous System

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has for the first time set values for a recommended daily intake of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that’s particularly important for pregnant women and babies, according to the British Egg Information Service.

 

Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance.

 

Food Service Giant Compass Group Joins Cage-Free Egg Trend

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - International contract caterer Compass Group PLC has announced a global commitment to go cage-free for all its shell and liquid egg supplies by 2025.

 

ellipsischat

Research Focuses on Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Woody Breast

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - The role of nutrition is now a focus in the search for tools and strategies to counter the impact of woody breast, a condition found primarily in fast growing, heavy broilers.

 

ellipsischat

Pas Reform Appoints New Area Service Manager for Western Europe

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - As part of its continuing programme of international expansion, Pas Reform has appointed Mohamed Ait Lachgar, 45, as international service manager for Western Europe.

 

Canada Invests to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Poultry

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

CANADA - Thousands of Canadian dollars have been pledged to help the Quebec poultry industry reduce the preventative use of antibiotics.

 

ellipsischat

Top-Level Cobb Visit to New Production Centre in China

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

CHINA - Cobb-Vantress, Inc. top executives Jerry Moye and Joel Sappenfield visited the new farm and hatchery complex in Suizhou City, Hubei province, which will soon begin supplying the Chinese market. Mr Sappenfield will assume the presidency of Cobb as Mr Moye will be retiring at the end of the year.

 

Debt Concerns Highlighted in Cage-Free Transition Meeting

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

UK - Debt was highlighted as a key concern for the transition of farms to cage-free egg production, at a recent open meeting from the Ulster Farmers’ Union for Northern Ireland-based producers and packers of eggs produced by hens in enriched colony cages.

 

Historic Chinese Poultry Supply Downturn to Strengthen World Markets

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - The global poultry industry is on the road to recovery following recent supply reductions in the US and Brazil, expected lower feed prices and, most importantly, because of the historic market downturn in the Chinese poultry industry, according to Rabobank’s Global Poultry Quarterly for Q3 2016.

 

American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low prices and too high production costs.

 

Further Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Ghana

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

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

 

ellipsischat

Chilean Broiler Producer Saves Energy with Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

CHILE - One of the leading broiler producers in Chile, Don Pollo, has commissioned a Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System in their hatchery.

 

Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the World Wildlife Fund.

 

ellipsischat

Aviagen Hosted Prominent Latin American Poultry Companies at Business Conference in Las Vegas

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

US - Global poultry breeder Aviagen® welcomed 130 attendees from 13 countries throughout Latin America to Las Vegas, United States, for the third Aviagen Business Conference-Latin America (ABC-LA), 23-27 August.

 

Export Market Improvements to Boost Turkey's Poultry Industry Next Year

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

TURKEY - Turkish poultry production is expected to stagnate in 2016 because of export difficulties within the region and is expected to slightly increase in 2017, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

 

ellipsischat

IBV Variants in Poultry: Aiming for Cross-Protection

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Avian infectious bronchitis is an upper-respiratory disease in chickens. Highly contagious and thus worldwide in distribution, it is characterized by sneezing, gasping, coughing, watery eyes, tracheal rales and, sometimes, swollen sinuses.

 

IPPE Launches Fifth Annual Young Leaders “30 Under 30” Programme

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

US – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the fifth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” programme targeting young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE.

 

ellipsischat

UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, ‘Safeguarding Animal Welfare – the role of the OV’ on 29-30 September.

 

McDonald’s UK Poultry Welfare Research Sheds Light on Smothering

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

UK - McDonald’s UK has unveiled the results of the second phase of a project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying hens.

 

ellipsischat

Tiba Poultry Grandparents Introduces Indian River to Egyptian Market

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

EGYPT - Tiba Poultry Grandparents (TPG), the newly appointed distributor of Indian River® in Egypt, officially introduced the brand to the market by holding a seminar in Cairo on 20 July.

 

ellipsischat

BIOMIN Sponsors Nutrition and Gut Health Summer Academy at Vetmeduni Vienna

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

AUSTRIA - Gut health is becoming increasingly important in farm animals, and throughout the first week of August, 19 young researchers and professionals working in the area of animal nutrition and animal gut health took part in the ‘Summer School in Nutrition and Animal Gut Health’ program.