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Thursday 23rd June 2016.
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Environmental Impact of Canada's Egg Farmers in Decline

The environmental footprint of Canada’s egg production supply chain declined by almost 50 per cent during the period from 1962 to 2012, according to a new independent study released by Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC).

The study was conducted by Global Ecologic Environmental Consulting and Management Services.

It found that the cradle-to-farm gate impacts for eggs produced in conventional housing systems were, on average, one-third of the estimated impacts of the industry in 1962.

“Canadian egg farmers are constantly looking for new ways of making egg production more efficient and environmentally sound,” said Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Egg Farmers of Canada.

“While egg production increased by more than 50 per cent between 1962 and 2012, the egg sector’s overall environmental impact actually decreased in all emissions and resource use domains.” – Click here to read more about the study.

In another news item from Canada this week, animal welfare group Humane Society International in Canada has said the new poultry welfare codes do not go far enough.

The revised Code of Practice covers care and handling of hatching eggs, breeders, chickens, and turkeys, and was released last week.

HSI/Canada campaign manager Sayara Thurston said: “Humane Society International/Canada is disappointed by the new Code of Practice released by poultry industries and the National Farm Animal Care Council.

“The new standards fail to institute meaningful changes to improve the welfare of animals.

"Until welfare problems caused by the devastatingly rapid growth of broiler birds are addressed in a significant way, countless birds will continue to suffer lameness, respiratory difficulties, heart failure and death before the age of six weeks old. These injuries and illnesses are both alarmingly predictable and, with strong industry commitments, feasibly preventable.” – Read more.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Prospects for Poultry in the Global Animal Protein Market
Speaking at Merial’s Global Avian Forum in Spain earlier this year, Nan-Dirk Mulder from Rabobank International described the next 20 years as the decades of Asia and Africa for poultry industry development, offering many opportunities.

Company News

Nicolas Lecuit joins Hubbard as Sales Manager for France and Switzerland
FRANCE - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Lecuit as Sales Manager for France and Switzerland. He will report to Bruno Briand, Hubbard EMEA Sales Director, and will be based in Angers.
First-Ever Ross Parent Stock Flock Placed in Sicily
ITALY - The reach of the Ross® broiler breeder expanded to further corners of Europe recently with Aviagen® Italia customer AVISP placing the first-ever Ross Parent Stock (PS) flock in Sicily.
Zvezdan Kiceek Joins Hubbard as Senior Technical Consultant for Middle East
CROATIA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Zvezdan Kiceek (DVM) to the role of Senior Technical Consultant. He reports to Claude Toudic, Technical Manager EMEA & Brazil, and will assist Hubbard’s existing technical team in the Middle East.
New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine.
Spices for Hot Chicks: Phytogenics for Heat-Stressed Birds
GLOBAL - High ambient temperatures mean detrimental performance and reduced profits for producers. Extreme cases cause suffering and death in all poultry breeds. Phytogenic feed additives in poultry diets help alleviate the negative impacts of heat stress by exerting an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect in birds.
Novus International Reinforces Global Enzyme Presence with CIBENZA® EP150 Registration
EU - Novus International, a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, has obtained approval for CIBENZA® EP150 enzyme feed additive in the European Union as of June 8, 2016.
Madi's New Breeder Farm 'on Show' in Bosnia Herzegovina
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - More than 70 broiler growers and other prominent industry figures attended an open day at the newly built breeder farm of Madi, one of Bosnia’s fastest growing poultry companies.
Over 140 Attend ChickMaster Seminar in Argentina
ARGENTINA - ChickMaster hosted another seminar in a series of “Hatchery in Harmony” technical incubation seminars on May 5th and 6th in Lujan, Argentina.
Windrowing Litter Can Reduce Pressure from Poultry Viruses, Insects and Bacteria
GLOBAL - Poultry producers looking to improve litter quality and flock health should consider windrowing — a practice that not only works to control ammonia in the reconditioned litter but also reduces pathogen and insect pressure.
2017 IPPE Exceeds 490,000 Net Square Feet and 1,010 Exhibitors
US – The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has already surpassed 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,010 exhibitors.
NUTRIAD present at World Mycotoxin Forum
CANADA - International feed additives producer Nutriad was present in Winnipeg (Canada) where the 9th World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) combined with the 14th IUPAC, to create the world's largest mycotoxin event with the purpose of increasing awareness of human and animal health risks due to mycotoxin contamination.
Condemnations, Mortality Shift Focus to E. coli Vaccination in Some Broiler Flocks
GLOBAL - While infectious bronchitis remains a serious threat to broiler health, it often opens the door to the more costly secondary infection, Escherichia coli, explained Kalen Cookson, DVM, director of clinical research at Zoetis.
Utilising Advancements in NIR Technology to Optimise the Feed Production Process
GLOBAL - Understanding the variability in feedstuffs could be the key to unlocking greater returns from feed formulation, according to Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista.
Aviagen Russian School Focuses on Breeder Management
RUSSIA - Aviagen® LLC recently held its fifth Russian Production Management School near St Petersburg. This school focused on Ross® 308 parent stock (PS) management and is just one of Aviagen’s international Production Management Schools.
House of Raeford Farms Celebrates New State-of-The-Art Hatchery
US - House of Raeford Farms celebrated the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art chicken hatchery with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
CME: US Chicken Prices Trend Lower
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms


Environmental Impact of Canada's Egg Farmers in Decline
Canada's New Poultry Welfare Code Not Enough for Humane Society


African Poultry Wrap: Poultry Producer Problems in West Africa Trump Growth in East Africa
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
What is Welfare for Laying Hens?


Five New Newcastle Disease Outbreaks Found in Israel

   Russian Federation

Avian Flu Cases Reported in Russian Wild Birds


Mexico Highlights Importance of Avian Flu Eradication Strategy


Bolivia Offended After Bill Gates' Hen Offer

   United Kingdom

Another Plant Funded to Solve Northern Ireland's Poultry Waste Problem
Researchers Question Links Between Eggs and Diabetes
Using Water Wisely in the Poultry Sector

   Trinidad and Tobago

Retailers Accused of Selling Old Imported Meat in Trinidad & Tobago


Bird Flu Outbreak Discovered in Lebanon


Growket Launched as a New Livestock Equipment Company within Symaga Group


Increased Free Range Demand Means Egg Shortage 'To Be Expected'


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