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Thursday 3rd August 2017.
This Week's Articles and Analysis

The Global View on Bird Flu
Enforcing biosecurity has become the chief weapon in the worldwide fight against bird flu, writes Chris McCullough.

How to Make Backyard Farming Bullet-proof
More than 90 per cent of the chicks produced in backyard farming systems are lost. How can farmers reduce the MIA count? By Glenneis Kriel.

Experience with Gallimune 208 in Middle East
The influenza virus type A H9N2 is a low pathogenic strain of avian influenza which has been isolated in different Middle East countries since 1995.

Company News

European seminar focuses on breed progress
The role of the Cobb European research centre in the growing success of the breed across the region was highlighted when more than 40 participants from across Europe met for a three-day Cobb Germany technical seminar in Budapest, Hungary.
Hubbard to become a subsidiary of Aviagen Group
Aviagen®, today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Hubbard Breeders, the broiler genetics division of Groupe Grimaud.
Modern aviary system for free range and barn egg production: Natura Step

Organic broiler production: more space, more light, more welfare

Elanco opens dedicated manufacturing facility for autogenous poultry vaccines in Winslow, Maine
Elanco officially opened its new autogenous poultry vaccine manufacturing facility in Winslow, Maine, on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Special Invite to all Poultry Vets who are Attending the WVPAC Congress to Join Vetspanel
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Hipra will be present at the XX WVPA Congress - Edinburgh September 2017.
Hipra is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event, which brings together a large group of specialists in poultry health including researchers, field veterinarians and opinion leaders from around the world. 1200 delegates from 70 different countries are expected.
US broiler industry steadily reducing incidence of foodborne pathogens
The US broiler industry has been steadily reducing the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter on chicken parts since the USDA’s new performance standards took effect last year.
Cobb Champion award goes to Russia
The latest Cobb Champion award for broiler performance has gone to Chicken Kingdom company, located in Lipetsk, Russia, and part of Cherkizovo Group. The awards were introduced last year to recognise annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
‘Raised without antibiotics’ marketing has nothing to do with science
“It has nothing to do with science.” That’s the message I’ve received from two different restaurant chains in the past month. To meet market demand, they’re leaning toward selling poultry meat from broilers raised without antibiotics or, at the very most, birds raised with no medically important antibiotics or some other marketing-driven restriction.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

USPOULTRY Emergency Funding Supports Research on Humane Depopulation Method
Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
CME: Increased Chicken Inventories Biggest in Ten Years


Germany Vigilant After Massive Recall of Tainted Eggs


Israel Authorities Destroy 6,000 Eggs


Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
Gove: UK-US Trade Deal Would Mot Allow Chlorinated Chicken Imports


Dutch Poultry Farms Closed Down; Eggs Recalled Following Toxic Contamination

   United Arab Emirates

Authority Discusses Challenges Facing Local Poultry Industry

   Czech Republic

Q2/2017: Czech Poultry Production Up; Beef, Pork Production Down


Low Quality Feed Slows Chicken Growth, Laying of Eggs


Suspected Fake Eggs Sent for Examination; Govt Says Eggs Not Fake

   United Kingdom

Chicken Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies


'Tighter Rules Needed on Labelling Chickens,' Warns Producer


Namibia Eases Restrictions on Poultry Imports


Hy-Line to Tap Indian Poultry Market

   European Union

EU Report Shows More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance


Lidl Portugal Ceases Egg Sales from Caged Hens


Iran’s Per Capita Egg Consumption at 198

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