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Thursday 15th June 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Interaction of Avian Influenza Virus with other Pathogens
Avian influenza viruses are classified as highly pathogenic (HP) or low pathogenic (LP). Haemagglutinin (HA) plays a key role in the pathogenicity of avian influenza virus.

Is it All Over for Quail Farming in Zimbabwe?
Until recently, quail farming in Zimbabwe was booming as lucrative alternative for small-scale producers – and then it all suddenly went wrong. Ian Nkala reports on how a single ministerial misstep has toppled an entire poultry sector, just as it was beginning to find its feet.
Company News

Chris Dyer to lead Cobb sales in the United States
With more than 30 years’ experience in the poultry industry, Chris Dyer has joined the Cobb-Vantress, Inc. North American Sales team as Director of US Sales.
Sanderson Farms vet drawing new battle lines against ILT
Sanderson Farms growers have been asked to stop driving their farm trucks off the farm to help prevent outbreaks of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to Phil Stayer, DVM, head veterinarian for the company.
Rasun connects with Iraqi poultry community at breeder and broiler Seminar
Aviagen® shared its extensive flock nutrition and management knowledge at Rasun’s seventh annual Ross® Parent Stock and Broiler Seminar, from May 3-6, in Antalya, Turkey.
South Africa hosts Cobb Middle East broiler seminar.
Almost 50 delegates from 24 customers in 10 countries took part in the Cobb Middle East Broiler Seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Infectious bronchitis: Understanding the varying clinical picture
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious coronavirus found in chickens worldwide that costs the US poultry industry millions of dollars annually. Although it’s largely a respiratory disease, some strains of the virus can also cause kidney lesions resulting in nephritis, and in hens, the virus can replicate in the reproductive tract causing egg quality and production losses.
Nutriad applying weather forecasts to predict mycotoxin challenge
Using a compilation of data from past weather patterns, combined with regional mycotoxin levels of past six years, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has created a model to generating predictive information on future mycotoxin challenges, that could help the industry to act rather than react.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Chicken Council Asks for Suspension of USDA Organic Rule
NAFTA a Boon for US Poultry Exports, Say Top Poultry Groups
Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
Ag Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements
CME: April a Big Export Month for US Livestock, Poultry Producers

   United Kingdom

GE2017: What Next for British Poultry Meat?
NFU Commends New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter


Poultry Producers Cash in on Beef Slaughter Ban; Chicken Demand Rises
Shortage in Chicken Supply After Beef Ban


China Reports More High-path H7N9 Outbreaks; H5N8 in Other Countries
Global Food Import Bill on the Rise Despite Stable Markets
Where Climate Change is Most Likely to Induce Food Violence


'Pandemic' Possible with H7N9 Virus, Study Finds
Increase Reported in H7N9 Avian Flu Cases in China
China’s WH Group Targets Beef, Poultry Assets in US, Europe
May Inflation Expected to Rise in China as Food Price Decline Narrows

   South Africa

TAU SA Commends Agri Sector for 22% Growth
SA Poultry Industry Showing Signs of Improvement
SA Bans Poultry, Egg Imports from Zimbabwe


Queensland's Third Largest Egg Producer Gone Into Administration


Qatar Seeks to Import Eggs from Iran

   Korea, South

Chicken Farms to Boycott Fried Chicken Chains


Canadian Chicken Farmers Protest Against Video

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam to Export Poultry Products to Japan Soon
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