US Poultry Industry Weighs in on NAFTA Renegotiation

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

US - In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a "bonanza for American Agriculture."

 

Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture.

 

OIE Reports H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar Poultry Farm

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Myanmar has reported an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza at a poultry farm in the Tanintharyi region.

 

Partnership on Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and United Egg Producers (UEP) have announced a new collaboration in hosting the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar. The Seminar will be held 19-20 September, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Pig Breeding, Chicken Egg Production in EEU States Named as Growth Points

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

KAZAKHSTAN - The Eurasian Economic Commission declares that pig breeding and production of chicken eggs is the growth points in the agriculture of 2017-2018, reads the draft prognosis of the development of agricultural complex EEU.

 

Dairy, Meat Exports Surge in Ethiopia

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian Meat & Dairy Industry Development Institute reported that the country generated 104 million dollars from meat, honey, wax, fodder products, and milk and dairy exports during the recently ended fiscal year.

 

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Prevention is better than cure: Vencomatic Group launches its revolutionary Q-Perch

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

Vencomatic Group proudly launches their solution to control red mite.

 

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AAAP premieres video at 60th annual conference

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

A video saluting accomplishments of the American Association of Avian Pathologists made its debut on the closing night of the group’s 60th annual conference.

 

New Vaccine Production Could Improve Flu Shot Accuracy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

US - A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.

 

Nangarhar Poultry Farm Industry Growing Despite Problems

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

AFGHANISTAN - Poultry Farms Union (PFU) in Afghanistan's eastern region said more than 3,000 poultry farms existed in the east, including 2,500 in Nangarhar alone.

 

Mercosur Should Seek More Food Exports to China, Says Diplomat

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

ARGENTINA - The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ambassador to China, on Friday.

 

USPOULTRY Financial Management Seminar Looks Beyond Spreadsheets

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

US - USPOULTRY’s 2017 Financial Management Seminar brought together more than 160 accounting professionals for three days of professional development, education, brainstorming and networking. Attendees learned about a variety of topics including hedging strategies, tax updates, the avian influenza effect on poultry exports and much more.

 

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Poultry Veterinarians Need to be the 'Voice of the Birds'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

US - Veterinarians need to be more proactive and be the “voice of the birds” on issues related to health and well-being, according to Nancy Reimers, DVM, a poultry veterinarian in California and chair of the Animal Welfare Committee, American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP).

 

Iran Poultry Industry to Receive Finance Through IME

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

IRAN - Last week (19 July), the first standard parallel SALAM contract for frozen chicken was issued by IME to provide financing for the poultry industry.

 

Oyo Govt Shuts Down Poultry Farm Due to Environmental Hazards

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

NIGERIA - Oyo State government has sealed a poultry farm located at 15, Aroromakinde, Zone A, Arulogun Ojoo area, Ibadan, for causing what it called "obnoxious odour" within the community.

 

MPI Going Rate Makes Mockery of Govt Order Regulating Chicken Prices

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

INDIA - The Kerala The state government order on chicken prices appears to be a case of a 'holier than thou' attitude in the light of the exorbitant price at which the government-run Meat Products of India(MPI) sells chicken.

 

IFA Urges Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the 2018 Budget.

 

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Towards optimal use of feed additives: evaluating separate and combined applications of a butyrate and a botanical product

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Trials like these demonstrate that apart from providing feed additives with excellent quality/functionality, feed additive producers and farmers can learn from investigating the optimal use of different feed additives, either applied separately or in combination.

 

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Merck Animal Health hosts High Quality Poultry Congress with a focus on the consumer

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Recently, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) hosted its High Quality Poultry Congress (HQPC) for Europe and the Middle East in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

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Poultry veterinarian named to AVMA Future Leaders program

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Tak Niino, VMD, a senior poultry technical services representative for Zoetis, was one of 10 veterinarians in different fields selected to the Future Leaders program of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

 

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Cobb Germany acquires substantial stake in Russian hatchery business

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Cobb Germany, a distributor for Cobb-Vantress, has acquired a substantial stake in a fellow Cobb grandparent distributor Broiler Budeshego, one of the largest suppliers to the Russian poultry meat industry.

 

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TIBA - building business and relationships in Egypt

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Earlier this year TIBA Poultry Grandparent Company embarked on an enhanced customer training program that is building knowledge and understanding with customers and growing the Indian River Egypt family.

 

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Ceva continues to deliver double-digit growth, sales up 20% versus S1 2016 driven by organic growth and acquisitions

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €546m at the end of June 2017, representing growth of 20% versus last year and +6.6% at constant perimeter and exchange rates.

 

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'Old Bug' with New Name Easily Mistaken for E. coli Peritonitis

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

US - Commercial chicken flocks that appear to have Escherichia coli peritonitis might actually be infected with a re-emerging old pathogen with a new name.

 

High Levels of Antibiotic-resistance in Indian Poultry Farming Raises Concerns

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

INDIA - A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics - including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide.

 

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Agro Supply expands range of heat exchangers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Agro Supply – market leader and trendsetter when it comes to heat exchangers (Clima+ units) for poultry farming – expands the range of Clima+ units with high capacity units of 27,000 and 31,000m³/h.

 

Food Production in North Korea Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO update prepared in collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

 

GPA Introduces Private Label Eggs from Non-Caged Chickens

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

BRAZIL - Brazilian retailer GPA has introduced a new range of eggs produced by non-caged chickens at a more affordable price than free-range and organic eggs. Earlier this year, GPA committed to sell only private label eggs from hens reared outside of cages by 2025.

 

Iowa's Gov Reynolds Kicks Off China Farm Mission

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers.

 

Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials of human importance.

 

Chicken Consumption Remains at All-Time High; Growth Tempers Somewhat

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

US - US consumers report their chicken consumption remains high although 2017 levels have moderated and returned to those seen a couple of years ago, according to new research presented this week at the 2017 Chicken Marketing Summit.

 

Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag, Says AFBF

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York, Nebraska, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade.

 

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Shortage of Medications Remains Top Issue for US Turkey Industry

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

US - Same story, different year: A shortage of effective, FDA-approved medications is still the top health issue for the US turkey industry, according to a survey conducted by a turkey veterinarian.

 

No Specific Case of Plastic Rice, Sugar, Eggs Detected, Says Govt

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

INDIA - Allaying consumer fears and belying media reports, the government on Tuesday informed Parliament that no specific case of presence of plastic rice, sugar and eggs had been detected in the country.

 

Scientists Hone in on Genetics Behind Chicken Weight Adaptation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

GLOBAL - Prized for their plumpness, poultry farmers have made incredible gains through agricultural breeding programmes to maximise chicken size and weight to benefit worldwide consumption, where demand continues to grow the most for any meat.

 

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threat to Farm Viability

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise.

 

China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus.

 

British Chicken Franchise Roosts in South Africa

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Fried Chicken, a UK brand with some American heritage at the roots of its recipes, recently expanded into the South African market with its first store opening at 9 Long Street, Cape Town.

 

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Infectious Bronchitis: The ‘Eye of the Storm’ for Chicken Health

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

GLOBAL - Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers.

 

Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Syria Veterinary Medical Association.

 

Making Chicken Feathers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

US - The rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the development of regularly spaced hairs and sweat glands during development, according to new research at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

CME: Pork, Poultry, Egg Forecasts for 2017 and 2018 Unchanged

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

US Prioritises Trade Deficits Key in Renegotiation of NAFTA

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico.

 

Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

 

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New HIPRA UNIVERSITY courses. Theoretical and practical courses on necropsy and sampling in aMPV and IBD.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

On 19th, 20th and 21st June, a new session of theoretical and practical courses on necropsy and sampling in avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and Gumboro disease (IBD), known as HIPRA UNIVERSITY, was held at HIPRA headquarters in Amer (Girona). This was the third in the series in the case of diagnosis and control of aMPV and the fourth in the case of IBD.

 

China's Agricultural Imports Rise Rapidly in 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

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Hy-Line International announces new Commercial Distributor in India

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces a new partnership with Srinivasa Hatcheries Group (SH Group) to distribute

 

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Leading AH Companies' CEOs Discuss Market Access in China

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Today Kisaco Research announced the dates for the next event in their Animal Health Innovation series: Animal Health Innovation Asia. Leaders from the Chinese and Global animal health industry will gather in Beijing this October to discuss innovation, business partnerships and opportunities to work together in the region.

 

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Ceva Phylaxia inaugurates state of the art vaccine plant to support “Innovation with Impact” growth plan

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

7,8 billion forint (€ 25m) investment will significantly increase production at its Budapest Campus.

 

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Veteran poultry scientist optimistic about managing necrotic enteritis in NAE flocks

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

The trend toward “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production has no doubt spawned problems with necrotic enteritis (NE), but the industry is making progress in its search for alternative methods of managing the disease, Charles Hofacre, DVM, PhD, MAM, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group, said in a keynote address at the 2017 International Poultry Scientific Forum.1

 

Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.

 

Nigerian Experts Develop High Egg Output, Disease-resistant Chickens

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

NIGERIA - A team of experts under the auspices of African Chicken Genetic Gains in Nigeria has announced a breakthrough in poultry production in Nigeria following the development of disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output.

 

Meat Factory Closed for Repackaging Out-of-Date Chicken

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

UAE - A meat factory that processed frozen chicken into mortadella and sausages was shut down in Ras Al Khaimah after it was found to be repackaging huge amounts of spoiled and expired chicken for sale.

 

Kerala Traders Not to Sell Chicken at Rs 87/Kilo

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

INDIA - The merchants have refused to sell chicken at the government-fixed price of Rs 87per kg and have decided to sell meat at Rs 157 per kg.

 

Namib Poultry Chicken 100% Safe, Says Company

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

NAMIBIA - Namib Poultry Industries this week said the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa is not known to have had any negative effect on people.

 

Poultry Prices to Soften by 20% in Six Weeks

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

INDIA - Poultry prices are likely to decline by 20 per cent over the next six weeks due to expectations of weak consumer demand during the ongoing festival season.