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Friday 19th January 2018.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Inside IPPE 2018
Navigate the poultry industry's biggest annual event with Poultry Digital's pick of the best events and opportunities at the famous Atlanta fair

Infographic: How ESM™ delivers real energy savings

On-farm traying: a smart idea?
On breeder farms eggs are traditionally collected in paper or plastic trays that each hold 30 eggs. Typically, these are stacked six-high and transported to the hatchery in boxes, crates, trolleys or on pallets.

Is your biosecurity as good as you think it is?
Chances are that the biosecurity compliance level on your farm, or the farms in your area, is not up to scratch, no matter where you are located on the planet.

Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy will allow farmers to achieve this.

Company News

Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval for expanded use of Safe-Guard® AquaSol in poultry
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced that Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension), the company’s highly effective dewormer, is now approved for use in laying hens and replacement chickens intended to become laying hens.
Hy-Line International meets with US Ambassador to China
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently met with U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, during his visit to Des Moines, continuing a series of discussions urging the Ambassador to provide all possible assistance in opening the China market to imports of US poultry breeding stock.
Biosecurity: ‘It doesn’t have to be boring’
What comes to mind when you hear the word “biosecurity”?
Nutriad appoint Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, announced the appointment of Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico. The local Nutriad team is based out of Irapuato (Guanajuato) and covers Mexico and Central America.
Cargill Honduras expands with SmartPro™ from Pas Reform
Cargill Honduras, part of family-owned US multi-national Cargill, has announced major plans to expand its broiler production facilities, to grow its single stage hatchery to a capacity of 1,2 million day old broilers per week.
Smart and integrated: Quebec’s Couvoir Réal Côté looks to the future
Family-owned Couvoir Réal Côté, a well-known and long-standing business in the Canadian hatchery industry, is to expand operations to 400,000 broilers per week for the Quebec market, with a fully integrated new facility that will be built around a brand new SmartPro™ single-stage hatchery at its Ange-Gardien site.
360° SmartCare™ in the USA: innovation in service and support
There are, says Pas Reform’s CEO Harm Langen, many ways to innovate. And as the world’s only single-source supplier of fully integrated hatchery solutions, Pas Reform and its US partner NatureForm have taken a wide view, to deliver innovation across the full range of products and services.
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health looks to the future with appointment of David Strachan as head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health.
Petersime announces new distributor for Austria and Switzerland
Petersime, the world leading supplier of incubators, hatchery equipment, project services and turnkey hatcheries has appointed M. E. International Installation GmbH as its official distributor for Austria and Switzerland effective from January 1, 2018.
Nutriad publishes maze mycotoxin survey Poland
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of moulds that have adverse effects on humans, animals, and crops that result in illnesses and economic losses. The worldwide contamination of foods and feeds with mycotoxins is a significant problem.
Miller Poultry contracts NatureForm for new SmartPro™ NF hatchery renovation in Indiana
Miller Poultry, a producer of Amish-grown, antibiotic free poultry, has commissioned a complete renovation of its broiler hatchery in Goshen, Indiana with SmartPro™ NF single stage incubation.
When lysine is too much of a good thing
Lysine hydrochloride is an essential amino acid used in poultry diets to help ensure balanced nutrition and flock performance. But as with anything else, it’s possible for birds to get too much of a good thing, said Jenny Fricke, DVM, a University of Saskatchewan poultry veterinarian.
Cobb planning project safeguards global poultry supply
Integration of the Cobb-Vantress subsidiary in Brazil into the company’s Global Planning Project will help to provide supplies of breeding stock at times when disease restrictions affect supplies in the northern hemisphere.
The Minister for Agriculture and Food visits the Ceva Santé Animale plant in China
On the occasion of Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to China, Marc Prikazsky, Chairman of Ceva Santé Animale, yesterday received Stéphane Travert, French Minister for Agriculture and Food, and his delegation to present the Beijing factory of France’s N°1 veterinary pharmaceutical company.
Job opportunity, Aviagen: Head of Technical Operations (Turkey, Middle East & Africa - TMEA)
Aviagen are now seeking a Head of Technical Operations to join the management team. Full role requirements and job description is available below.
Influence Feed: New Year, New Perspectives
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.
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   United Kingdom

LAMMA 2018 closed today
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
New and improved Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) develops new online guide for humane killing during disease control
British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
RCVS receives petition from homeopathy delegation
Why did the chicken cross the road?
BVA and BVP respond to confirmation of Avian Influenza in wild birds in Dorset
RSPCA ask supermarkets to join M&S in commitment to improve chicken welfare
APHA: Bird Flu detected in wild birds in Dorset

   United States

Farmers Union urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
CME: Red meat, poultry export and import forecasts for 2018 unchanged
Lawsuit filed against Walmart for claiming "cage-free" eggs
New colorful reference book from AAAP helps pinpoint avian diseases


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