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Nutriad Sponsoring Broiler Feed Conference APAC

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

THAILAND - Nutriad was a proud gold sponsor of the 2016 Broiler Feed Quality Conference held in Bangkok (Thailand) on August 18th and 19 th and subsequently participated in the Broiler Feed Quality Highlights event held in Jakarta (Indonesia) on August 22nd.

 

African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages of layer pullets in an industry hard hit by outbreaks of bird flu this year. Tawanda Korombo reports.

 

Thai Poultry Industry, Government Join to Promote Good Labour Practices

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

THAILAND - Thailand is a top poultry producer but has been criticised for the presence of slave labour in the supply chain.

 

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Launch of Cobb Campion Award

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Exceptional performance at all stages in broiler production is recognised by Cobb Europe in a new Cobb Champion award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

 

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Ross Poultry Breeders Celebrates 45 Years as Ross Distributor in South Africa

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA - Ross Poultry Breeders, part of the Astral Group, is celebrating a landmark anniversary of 45 years as a Ross® distributor in South Africa.

 

EU Agri-Food Exports Rise

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade.

 

Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately.

 

Management Rather Than Disease Caused Guyana Poultry Deaths

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

GUYANA - Guyana authorities say samples taken from a poultry farm and sent for testing at the University of Georgia in the United States have proven to be negative for poultry diseases.

 

India Promotes Backyard Poultry Farming to Boost Production

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

INDIA - In an initiative to popularise poultry farming and boost production of poultry meat, India has asked the state governments, especially Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, to come up with proposals to upscale the Rural Backyard Poultry Development programme under the National Livelihood Mission (NLM), writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

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What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California.

 

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What’s the Most Humane Way to Raise a Chicken? Watch and Listen

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - The very foundation of any animal agricultural endeavour is proper care of the animals that provide products for human use. Various terms have been used throughout the years such as “animal husbandry,” “caretaking” and, more recently, “animal welfare” and “animal well-being.”

 

Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank.

 

Study to Investigate Egg Recipe Benefits for Older People

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

UK - The next stage of a new UK study looking into the potential for improving health in later life by increasing egg intake is set to start this month. The findings will be announced next year.

 

Over 100 Poultry Facilities Recognised in Safety Awards

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

US - At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Florida, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

 

Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free.

 

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Mike Pruitt Becomes Senior Vice President at Cobb

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

US - Mike Pruitt, who joined Cobb-Vantress, Inc. three years ago as General Manager for North America, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Support Services and Pedigree Production.

 

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Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium in Saskatoon, Canada, on September 20th.

 

CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000 and £370,000 a year.

 

CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Tyson Foods Fined Over Processing Plant Conditions after Amputation

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

US – An employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers.

 

SPAR Switching to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

UK - Convenience store chain SPAR UK has announced it will move to sourcing eggs produced from hens outside of cages by 2025.

 

CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production in 2017

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Addressing Consumers’ Misconceptions about Antibiotic Use in Poultry

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Consumers’ limited exposure to poultry production fuels their misconceptions and concerns about the poultry industry, said Gary Thornton, editor of Poultry USA.

 

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Moy Park Farmers Recognised as ‘Cream of the Crop’ by Aviagen

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

UK - A group of Northern Ireland Moy Park farmers have been recognised for world class poultry production standards at a special awards ceremony held by global broiler breeder firm, Aviagen®.

 

Animal Welfare Activists Fight Fois Gras Production in US Courts

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

US - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has begun a District Court lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing fois gras into the nation's food supply.

 

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Celebrating 100 Years of Cobb in Characteristic Family Atmosphere

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

POLAND - How Cobb is meeting the needs of a more and more sophisticated European market was the focus of a two-day seminar in the Polish spa and ski resort of Bialka Tatrzanska, which also celebrated the 100 years of the company.

 

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BIOMIN India Wins Best Poultry Healthcare Company Award

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

INDIA - BIOMIN India named ‘Best Poultry Healthcare Company’ at the IPJA Awards hosted by the Indian Poultry Journalist Association (IPJA) in Pune, India on 5 August 2016.

 

Scientists Use Nanotechnology for Egg Quality Improvements

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

BRAZIL - Brazilian researchers are looking at developing a new coating for eggs using nanotechnology, aiming to improve egg quality by preventing the need for cooling.

 

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AB Vista Welcomes New Technical Sales Manager for Australasia

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - AB Vista has expanded its global team with the appointment of nutrition expert Dr Ken Greaney, who joins the company as technical sales manager for Australasia.

 

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Researchers Evaluate Significance of Infectious Bronchitis Virus Shedding

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

US - Shedding of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) into the environment by infected birds isn’t a significant problem if birds are well vaccinated, but it can be a problem for naïve birds, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.*

 

Canada's Broiler Production to Expand as Demand Strengthens

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

CANADA - Broiler meat production is forecast to expand 2.5 per cent in 2017, as chicken continues to be competitive and an attractive substitute to red meat.

 

Colombia's Largest Egg Producer Builds Manure Biogas Plant

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

COLOMBIA - Colombia‘s largest egg producer, Incubadora Santander, has announced investment in an 800-kW biogas plant, to start producing green energy in early 2017.

 

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New Office Opens at Cobb Chinese Production Complex

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

CHINA - Cobb China held an official opening at the office on the site where the newly constructed hatchery and grandparent farm are located in Suzhou province.

 

Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

US - The US Department of Agriculture's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients.

 

Consultation Opened on British Farming Post-Brexit

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit.

 

Lithuania Considers Tax Cut on Meat to Boost Demand

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

LITHUANIA - In a bid to lower the prices of meat and stimulate domestic demand, the Lithuanian government is considering reducing the value-added tax (VAT) on fresh and chilled meat.

 

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Aviagen Kft Extends Ross Eastern European Reach

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

ALBANIA - Driza Limited confirmed as new Aviagen Kft customer

 

CME: High Demand for Chicken Leg Parts

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - Domestic broiler consumption during the April-June quarter increased slightly from the prior quarter, totalling 26.4 pounds per person, up from 26.2 pounds the prior quarter and up from 25.7 pounds a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Merial Holds Third Avian Forum Asia in Japan

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

JAPAN - The 3rd Avian Forum Asia was held on 12 to 13 July at Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay, in Tokyo, Japan.

 

McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its supply chain.

 

Tyson Foods Sacks Workers Over Chicken Abuse

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - One of the US's largest chicken processors, Tyson Foods, has responded to the latest undercover video targeting its facilities by firing some of its workers.

 

Researchers Investigate Antimicrobial Substances to Improve Food Safety

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

US - Researchers funded by the USPOULTRY organisation recently evaluated methods to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter levels of poultry parts and ground poultry parts.

 

Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains.

 

Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain.

 

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Arbor Acres South Africa Celebrates 10 years as Arbor Acres Distributor

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Arbor Acres® South Africa (AASA) celebrated 10 years as an Arbor Acres distributor by hosting key customers at a dinner in Boksburg on June 2.

 

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Corn Quality Variation Demonstrates Benefits of NIR Analysis

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - International data shows that variation in corn quality could be adding significant costs to the feed industry, particularly for poultry and swine producers.

 

Peru Extends Bird Flu Ban on French Poultry Products After Further Outbreaks

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

PERU - Peru's National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA) has extended its suspension of imports of live poultry, hatching eggs and poultry products from certain areas of France, following the outbreaks of avian influenza there.

 

CME: US June Broiler Export Figures Disappointing

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service published June trade numbers this week, on a carcass weight basis, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January.

 

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Early Feeding, Housing May Affect Broiler Response to Immune Challenges

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Early feeding after hatch and housing type can affect the response of broilers to immune challenges later in life, indicates a study from the Netherlands.*

 

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Hubbard Appoints Thanatporn Yaemkong as Technical Service Manager ASEAN

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

THAILAND - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Thanatporn Yaemkong as Technical Service Manager for ASEAN Region.

 

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Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe, new findings suggest that mycotoxins have a significant impact on livestock production in less headline-grabbing ways, such as impairing gut health.

 

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Nutriad Appoints Sales Manager South America

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Angela Maria Mejia Vargas as Area Manager for all South American countries outside Brazil.

 

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Hubbard Appoints Subrata Kumar Das as Technical Service Manager India and Sri Lanka

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

SRI LANKA - India - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Subrata Kumar Das as Technical Service Manager India and Sri Lanka. He will report to Dr Gajanan Padmawar, Country Head India and Sri Lanka.

 

Bird Flu H5N1 Strain Continues to Spread in Ghana

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

GHANA - Three new outbreaks of H5N1 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Ghana.

 

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Novogen Awarded for the 6th Consecutive Year at the Famous Bastos Egg Contest in Brazil

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

BRAZIL - Brazil - Since its launch in the Brazil market in 2010, NOVOGEN has been distinguished every year without exception with a title at the traditional Bastos egg competition in the white and/or brown egg categories. Once again over fifty farms, participated to this contest.

 

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Novus Initiates International Commercial Activities for SPORULIN®

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

BRAZIL - After focusing commercial efforts with SPORULIN® in the United States since 2012, Novus is launching SPORULIN® in Brazil, which will be followed by a number of launches in major poultry producing countries around the world.

 

China Struggles with Lower Broiler Breeding Stock after Flu Restrictions

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

CHINA - China is the second largest broiler meat consumer in the world, but production is forecast to drop by 5 per cent in calendar year 2016 due to China’s continued import restrictions on grandparent stock from major trading partners.

 

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Aviagen S.A.U. Celebrates 60 Years of Ross with Seminar in Barcelona

Tue, 09 Aug 2016

SPAIN - Aviagen experts address customers from Portugal, Spain and Morocco on broiler breeder production, poultry economics.