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Thursday 26th January 2017.
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Free Range Labelling Under Threat Due to Bird Flu - What Will Europe Do?

Many countries in Europe have forced poultry indoors to protect them from a dangerous type of avian influenza, but EU rules mean that if the birds are ordered indoors for more than twelve weeks their products can no longer be listed as free range.

In Great Britain, the housing order lasts until 28 February, which is also when this 'derogation period' ends, meaning free range status will be lost if the government decides to extend the housing order beyond this point.

In Northern Ireland, the housing order has recently been extended to 16 March - one day before their derogation period ends. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs there cited the continued risk posed by the disease as the reason for the extension.

In a blog post about the potential loss of free range status, the National Farmers Union's Chief Poultry advisor Gary Ford wrote: "The impact that this will have on the British free range poultry industry has huge long term implications – a situation that weighs heavily on mind."

In a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU on Monday, the Dutch delegation called on the EU's Commission to consider a one-time derogation to allow extension of the 12-week confinement period without producers having to change labelling from free range to barn eggs. Several different countries, including the UK, supported the Dutch request.

The Commission has committed to reflecting on the issue and working with affected member states to discuss further - Click here to read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

How Will Climate Change Affect Poultry Disease Problems?
Relatively little science has so far been done on how climate change would affect poultry diseases. Prof Celia Abolnik imagines it would result in increased disease pressure, especially in cooler areas, writes Glenneis Kriel.

Coccidial Vaccination and Feed Strategy
GLOBAL - Feeding strategy should be considered when vaccinating with a live coccidial vaccine, especially under antibiotic free conditions. The immune response to live coccidial vaccine requires exposure to multiple life cycles of each of the Eimeria species in the vaccine.

Comparison of L-Methionine, DL-Methionine and Methionine Hydroxy Analogue in a High Ambient Temperature Environment
GLOBAL - The industrial application of synthetic sources of amino acids for animal feed has been occurring for over 50 years. Chemically synthesized DL-methionine, 50 percent L-methionine and 50 percent D-methionine, was one of those amino acids added to poultry feed, writes Mercedes Vazquez-Añon, Senior Director, Animal Nutrition, Research and Facilities – Novus International, Inc. .

Company News

Matt Kocher Joins Ceva as Poultry, Swine Marketing Director
US - Matt Kocher, an innovative leader in the animal health industry, has joined Ceva Animal Health as director, marketing, for poultry and swine.
New Appointments in Cobb Europe
EU - Two new appointments are announced by Cobb Europe — Russell Jones as commercial manager and Nigel Strain as broiler specialist for the region.
Nutriad Solutions for Antibiotic Free Production
GLOBAL - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been in business for more than 50 years and services customers in more than 80 countries around the world. Nutriad's expertise and focus for many years has been providing natural and antibiotic free solutions to the poultry and livestock industry.
Aviagen Features Broad Portfolio of Premium Poultry Breeding Stock at IPPE 2017
US - “Global reach, local touch” theme at heart of Aviagen’s success.
More Diagnostics Advised for Better IB Management in Broilers
GLOBAL - Over the past 5 years or so, infectious bronchitis (IB) has been the leading cause of the respiratory disease I see in broilers. My experience has led me to conclude that more diagnostics could go a long way toward helping the industry do a better job managing IB
Missouri Cage-Free Egg Production
A group of Missouri farmers is developing production systems needed to meet the growing demand for cage-free eggs.
Solving the Antibiotic-Free Production Puzzle
GLOBAL - Implementing antibiotic-free programs in modern broiler production brings legitimate concerns for producers regarding performance, flock uniformity, and disease incidence. Experts will gather in February 2017 at BIOMIN world headquarters to explore the keys to ABF broiler production and guidelines for the responsible use of antibiotics.
Aviagen Asia Names Dr. Esmi San Pedro Commercial Vice President for Indian River
GLOBAL - Aviagen® Asia announced today that, effective immediately, Esmi San Pedro has been appointed Commercial Vice President for its Indian River® brand of broiler breeders.
AB Vista to Share Economic Benefits of Latest Feed Analysis Advancements at IPPE
US - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista will demonstrate how the latest developments in feed analysis can reduce costs at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, taking place from 31st January to 2nd February.
New Research and a New Look for Novus at IPPE 2017
US - Novus International, Inc. heads to the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE – January 31-February 2) in Atlanta, Georgia, with new research to support protein producers’ quest of feeding the world. The Company will also unveil a new tradeshow booth design.
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions.
Big Dutchman Expands in the Asia-Pacific
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman recently expanded in three countries at the same time in the Asia-Pacific region:
Ceva Completes Acquisition of Merial Swine Vaccines and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatories from Boehringer Ingelheim
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has now completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products, including swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories from Boehringer Ingelheim following its acquisition of Merial Animal Health.

Global Poultry Industry News

   European Union

EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Soloution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
Free Range Labelling Under Threat Due to Bird Flu - What Will Europe Do?
EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
Europe Reports More Birds Killed in Flu Outbreaks
Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture

   United Kingdom

Bird Flu Housing Order Extended to March for Poultry in Northern Ireland
Avian Flu Confirmed on Lancashire Farm
Poultry Club Meets Defra to Discuss Rare Breed Survival in Bird Flu Outbreaks
Brexit Presents Opportunities for British Agri-Science, Says MP
New Inquiry Launched into Implications of Brexit on UK Agriculture

   United States

Mixed Response from Agriculture as President Trump Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sonny Perdue Chosen as New US Agriculture Secretary


Food Companies Step Up Farm Animal Welfare Measures
World Poultry Foundation to Aid Rural Poultry Production in Tanzania and Nigeria


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