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Thursday 27th April 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Interview: Matthew Macdonald, Founder, New Macdonalds Farm
Matthew Macdonald and his wife, Lou – along with their three young sons – set up New Macdonalds Farm on 15 acres in Box, Wiltshire in 2009. Having built up a healthy customer base of farm shops and restaurants, they decided to start their journey to organic certification in 2017. Ellen Hardy finds out about their journey to organic certification.

Zimbabwean Solutions to Drought and Economic Crisis
Not everywhere in Africa is prosperous for poultry farming. Zimbabwean producer Patrick Saruchera is hoping to overcome challenging market conditions by mobilising his fellow farmers to share resources and focus on indigenous chickens – known locally as ‘roadrunners’ (no relation to the nimble desert bird from Central America). Tawanda Korombo investigates.

Company News

Go-ahead for Cobb grandparent project in New Zealand
SILOAM SRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA: Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office to proceed with the purchase of land in New Zealand to develop a facility to produce grandparent broiler breeding stock primarily for the Asia-Pacific region.
Nutriad appoints new technical manager in China
Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Dr Wei Wang as Technical Manager for China. As part of an ongoing strategy to increase its presence in this dynamic market, Nutriad continues to invest in building technical and commercial support teams in China, allowing them to further improve their constant engagement and support to customers.
AB Vista appoints new business manager

Aviagen EPI Appoints Kris Van Daele as Regional Technical Manager
Kris Van Daele will be responsible for coordinating Aviagen EPI’s customer support team, communicating best practices through the company’s “global reach, local touch” ethos. After a three-year career in a broiler integration, he joined Aviagen EPI in 2007 as commercial technical manager for Belgium and has contributed to a variety of Aviagen working groups and the Global Technical Transfer team.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
National Turkey Federation Applauds Senate Confirmation of Ag Secretary
CME: End of March Frozen Chicken Inventory Down 3%
APHIS Posts New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7k Grant to University of North Georgia
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
Salmonella, Campylobacter Top Food-borne Culprits in 2016


Iran, Viet Nam Report More H5N1 Outbreaks


Over 42,000 Egg-laying Chickens to be Culled Over Dioxin Scare
FDA Hunts Eggs Over Dioxin Fears
Dioxins Found in Egg from Changhua

   New Zealand

Navis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Mainland Poultry

   South Africa

Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility


IEC Young Egg Leaders Meet with OIE

   Trinidad and Tobago

T&T Lifts Ban on Imports of Corned Beef, Chicken Products


Expert Calls for Greater Efforts to Fight H7N9 Flu
Food Prices Continue to Dip in China
Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security
China's H7N9 Cases Spike, Led by Infections in Beijing
Jilin Reports First H7N9 Infection in 2017


IFA Welcomes Lifting of Poultry Restrictions
Brexit Event: Start of Important Week for IFA Campaign in Goffs
Threats Posed by Brexit on Irish Ag Discussed at IFA Meeting

   United Kingdom

Speedy Egg Breakfasts That Pack Protein Punch


Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops Urged
Canada's Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive


Odisha Govt Orders Probe Into Sale of Plastic Eggs

   Hong Kong

HK's Fresh Retail Chicken Shops May Make Comeback


Meethaq Extends Over OMR30M Finance for Poultry Project


Livestock, Poultry Exports Earn $1.2 Billion


Ovostar Pleased with Overall Performance During Q1 of 2017

   European Union

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