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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial - Progress on an EU Welfare Labelling System
We have 7 new features this week:
Brown Eggs Out-Number White by Three to Two
Brown egg layers accounted for around 60 per cent of all the laying hens in 33 countries reporting laying flock statistics to the International Egg Commission (IEC) in 2008, writes Terry Evans for ThePoultrySite.
Laying Patterns Studied in Alternative Management Systems
The laying pattern of individual hens can now be recorded in alternative management systems, according to Dr Wiebke Icken, a geneticist with Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH. He explains how and why in the latest issue of the Company's Poultry News.
Important Nutritional Diseases that Affect Laying Hens
Claudia Dunkley, extension poultry scientist with the University of Georgia advises on the causes and prevention of rickets, cage layer fatigue and fatty liver syndrome in the latest issue of the University's Commercial Poultry Tips.
Attempts to Develop a Cell Line for ILT Vaccine Production
A scientist from Arkansas explains attempts to develop a cell line for the production of a vaccine against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) virus as an alternative to producing the vaccine strain in eggs.
Investigating Hatchery Practice - Assessing Fertility
In the second article of this series, Dr Steve Tullett, consultant for Aviagen specialising in incubation and fertility, explains how to assess egg fertility. The article forms part of a recently published Ross Tech publication.
US Poultry Outlook Report - December 2009
Output of chicken meat has been revised downwards, and turkey production is significantly down from last year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service December 2009 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
Canada - Poultry and Products Annual 2009
Canada's output of meat production from both broilers and turkeys is expected to increase in 2010, according to M.J. Thoren in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Hubbard Appoints New Manager in Latin America
GLOBAL - Hubbard LLC has appointed Dr Arnoldo Ruiz as Latin American Sales and Technical Manager.
Aviagen Announces Retirement of Ian Panton
US – After 40 years of service in the Primary Breeding industry, Ian S. Panton has announced his retirement from Aviagen, effective 31 December 2009.
Serbian Symposium Overcame the Odds
SERBIA - More than 300 participants took part in the annual Serbian poultry congress, where Cobb Germany and its distributor Iradia, overcame the impact of harsh weather and a power cut at a venue in the Tara mountain region during a symposium about the latest developments from Cobb.
First Digital Open Door Day
NETHERLANDS - Vencomatic has organised the first digital 'open door' day for a newly equipped poultry farm.
AHFA Asia 2010
THAILAND - NEO is introducing an exhibition dedicated to animal health and the feed additive business in Asia. AHFA Asia 2010 will take place on 1 to 3 March 2010 in Bangkok.
How DON Affects the Gastrointestinal Tract
FRANCE - A scientist from INRA shares how the mycotoxin DON cripples the immune system by targeting the animal's first line of defence – the intestine.
» BIRD FLU: New Medicine Fights Bird Flu Better
» World's Poultry Veterinarians Celebrate 50 Years
» International Egg and Poultry Review - North America
» Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
» Poultry Processor Fined over Safety Violation
» Poultry Industry Hit by Economic Crisis
» Processor, Farmer to be Sued over Water Pollution
» Egg Processing Plant Carts Can Harbour Bacteria
» Guidelines for Feeding Mouldy Corn
» USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - November 2009
» Vaccine Supply Problems in Netherlands
» Animal Influenza Diagnosis and Surveillance Improved
» Report Highlights Complexity of Food Safety Rules
» Eating More Eggs, Poultry Meat Would Boost Health
» Plentiful Supplies of Local Eggs in Bhutan
» OIE Reports Two More HPAI Outbreaks in Viet Nam
» Submissions Called for on Broiler Health, Welfare
» Council Discusses Animal Welfare Labelling Scheme
» Acquisition of Seara by Marfrig Approved in EU
» Future Foodborne Disease Control by Breeding?
» €1.185M Funding For Animal Welfare Organisations
» NFU Lobbies Against Environment Agency Price Hikes
» HSA Opens Welfare Award Nominations
» Scotland Plans to Devolve Health, Welfare Budget
» Organic Component of Poultry Diets to Increase
» Web Site Launched to Meet Food Security Challenge
» New Learning Centre Opens for 2 Sisters
» Breakthrough: FCR under 1.59
» Poultry Prices Stabilise
» Watching TV Boosts Egg Output
» Cassava Replaces Costly Maize in Zambian Feeds
» Training Programme Offered to Nepal's Producers
» European Poultry Conference 2010
» Positive Development Trends in Russian Production
» Russia Cuts Poultry, Pork Import Quotas
» High-Capacity Breaking Machine Introduced
» New President for Kemin Agrifoods
» New ND Outbreak in Belgian Pigeons
» Revised Manure Initiative More Able to Fulfill Mandate
» Drug-Resistant E. Coli Found in Poultry Litter
» CP Foods to Focus on Overseas Operations, Exports
» Agriculture Department Optimistic for 2010
» Maize Procurement Scam Uncovered
That's all for this week!