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Thursday 25th August 2016.
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Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free

Australian fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s has announced that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products.

The move follows a trend of cage-free announcements from retailers and food service providers in the US and the UK. Aldi Australia already announced a move to phase out eggs from caged hens in its supply chain, along with Coles and Woolworths.

Industry levy board the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) said it is disappointed with the announcement.

“Today’s decision by Hungry Jack’s is driven by emotion and perception, not science or reality,” AECL Managing Director James Kellaway said - click here to read more.

In the 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.

International food service firm, Sodexo, announced in recent months they would source only cage-free eggs (both shell and liquid) globally by 2025, but CiWF said the majority of non-consumer facing food service companies have yet to make the shift. The charity is calling on the food service sector to make clear policy commitments across their entire egg supply.

Dr Tracey Jones, Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming said: “As more and more companies banish caged eggs from their shelves or from their kitchens, and consumer pressure grows, those yet to make a pledge should ask themselves the question – can they really afford not to adopt a cage-free future?” - Read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 2: Analysis of Navels
Analysing chick quality is a key factor for the fine tuning of incubation conditions in order to maximise the genetic potential of the hatching eggs. This article focuses on the typical defects observed on the navels of day-old-chicks and how to investigate the cause of the problem in order to optimise chick quality, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV.

Company News

Nutriad Sponsoring Broiler Feed Conference APAC
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.
Ross Poultry Breeders Celebrates 45 Years as Ross Distributor in South Africa
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.
What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness
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.
What’s the Most Humane Way to Raise a Chicken? Watch and Listen
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.”
Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
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.
Mike Pruitt Becomes Senior Vice President at Cobb
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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EU Agri-Food Exports Rise


India Promotes Backyard Poultry Farming to Boost Production

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Study to Investigate Egg Recipe Benefits for Older People
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
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